Public Safety Dispatcher In Training (20029108)

Law Enforcement
South Bay
$38.95-$42.95 Hourly


505 W. Olive Ave. Sunnyvale, 94086


The City of Sunnyvale invites applications for Public Safety Dispatcher in Training.  Under supervision and in a trainee capacity, processes emergency and non-emergency calls for service; dispatches police, fire-fighting, medical, rescue, animal control or other emergency equipment, by telephone or radio, utilizing complex technical aids, such as computer aided dispatch systems (CAD); and, performs other related duties as assigned.


Public Safety Dispatcher-In-Training is the entry and trainee level in the public safety dispatcher series. Under close supervision, incumbents are trained in dispatching techniques, equipment and protocols. Work assignments change frequently in order to facilitate training. Employees are subject to daily and weekly observation reports until they demonstrate the ability to perform independently. This classification is distinguished from the higher level Public Safety Dispatcher in that the latter is the fully trained, journey level classification in the series.

This is an alternately staffed classification. Public Safety Dispatcher-In-Training incumbents are required to achieve the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to advance to the Public Safety Dispatcher level within the twelve-month probationary period.


The City of Sunnyvale provides an excellent benefit package. A complete application packet will consist of a City of Sunnyvale employment application, responses to the required supplemental questions, a current (dated within one year of application) T-Score of 55 or higher on the POST Entry-level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery, and a typing certificate verifying 35 or more net words per minute (online and in-person typing certificates will be accepted for this specific recruitment).


The position opens July 29, 2020 and is open continuous with the first application review on August 18, 2020.For complete information regarding this opportunity, please visit:, Search: City Jobs.


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