Yuba County

Communications Manager

Public Safety Dispatch
Northern California Inland
2/25/2019 at 5pm
$6,460.00-$7,106.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


720 Yuba Street Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for a full-time Communications Manager within the Sheriff’s Department.  Under general direction, this classification manages, supervises, plans and organizes the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s 911 Communication Center and the Sheriff’s Records Unit.  The Communications Manager is a single-position, managerial level in the Sheriff's Communication and Records Unit which oversees technology upgrades and maintenance for communication systems, ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures, manages multiple databases, serves as liaison to other county departments, law enforcement agencies, state and federal agencies and perform related work as assigned.


Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will possess strong management skills with the ability to lead a department that is collaborative, responsive and innovative.  The incumbent must be self motivated, accountable and possess the ability to lead, teach and adapt in a fast-pace, multi-tasking environment, and effectively manage multiple communication projects simultaneously. The capability to stay calm and exercise good judgement while making sounds decisions in a variety of conditions, including emergency or potential crisis situations is vital for successful job performance.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum: Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice or a related field and five years of communications experience with a California law enforcement agency, with three years supervisory experience in a safety communications department or agency.  Candidates with strong experience who lack the degree are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: In addition to the above minimum requirements, completion of management or supervisory coursework, progressively responsible experience in law enforcement records management and additional years of supervisory or lead experience in a California safety communications agency.

Licenses & Certifications: The ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver's license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment. Ability to possess a valid P.O.S.T. 120 hour Basic Complaint/Dispatcher course certificate.

Work Environment & Special RequirementsWork is performed in a fast paced, high volume call center environment which involves emergencies and potential stressful situations. Respond to emergency situations or for training purposes during weekends, holidays and other off-hour shifts. Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which will include psychological evaluation and Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. DMV printout prior to hire. Must file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.



MERIT INCREASE:  Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years.

RETIREMENT:  For CalPERS pension reform details please visit http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/departments/personnel/Benefits.aspx.  Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program.

Miscellaneous Classic = 2% @ 55

Safety Classic = 2% @ 50

Miscellaneous New = 2% @ 62

Safety New = 2.7% @ 57

VACATION:  12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 years.

HOLIDAYS:  An average of 12 paid holidays per year.

FLOATING HOLIDAYS:  Employees receive up to 16 hours per year.

SICK LEAVE: Accrued each payroll period, up to 12 days per year.

MANAGEMENT LEAVE:  Employees receive 56 hours of management leave annually. This leave is pro-rated based on start date and must be utilized by the end of the fiscal year.

HEALTH INSURANCE:   The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only  or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s).  Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE:  The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Requires participation in Health Insurance benefits.

LIFE INSURANCE:  The County provides $50,000 in life insurance for employee only.  An additional $50,000 in coverage is funded by the employees contribution to the STD program.  Total coverage is $100,000. Employee may purchase supplemental coverage for themselves and/or eligible dependents.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE:  The County provides a self-funded plan in-lieu State Disability Insurance.  The employee withholding rate is 1% of taxable wages (maximum of $1,149.67/annually for 2018).  This benefit provides up to 75% of salary up to the current weekly maximum established by the SDI program for up to 90 days while on leave for a limited or total disability.

MANAGEMENT ANNUAL ALLOWANCE: Unrepresented Department Heads, Assistants and Deputy Department Heads will receive an annual allowance of $500 and Mid Managers will receive $400 annually.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:   Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PLAN:  County paid confidential family wellness plan for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.


Special Instructions




An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.  Any and all experience and/or training MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered in lieu of the application.



ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire (if applicable).


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org and clicking on the Job Opportunities page. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.

Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (On-line through CalOpps or Hard Copy)
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of Related Certifications



The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.



Qualified applicants may be required to complete a skills test. The skills test is utilized to evaluate the applicant’s ability to perform some of the essential job functions. This test may be weighted in establishing the employment list.



All applicants that successfully complete the examination process and are certified to the employment list, will be notified. Upon request all applicants certified to the employment list MUST submit a completed Personal History Statement (PHS) directly to the Sheriff Department.  A review of the PHS will be conducted for each candidate to determine which candidates best meet the professional standard criteria adopted by the Department.



If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.



When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.



An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.



The Sheriff's department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense. 



Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system.  This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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