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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Public Safety Dispatcher (Entry/Lateral)

Police Force:City of San Bruno
Location:San Francisco/Peninsula
Salary:$58,728.00 - $72,072.00 Annually
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $58,728.00 - $72,072.00 Annually



PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER


(Entry Level and Lateral Recruitment)


Annual Salary: $58,728 — $72,072



Application Deadline: Continuous until filled

First Review of Applications: 5pm on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oral Interviews (Tentative): Thursday, December 19, 2013





THE POSITION


The San Bruno Police Department has a longstanding tradition of small-town service with big-city dedication to public safety. The department employs a community-oriented policing and problem solving philosophy where members of the organization are encouraged to develop innovative strategies to improve police operations and service to the community.


Public Safety Dispatchers are responsible for public safety dispatch and related records management activities. This position operates on a 24-hour, 365 days per year basis, and may be assigned to either a day, swing, or graveyard shift on a regular, rotational basis that includes nights, weekends, and holidays.



Public Safety Dispatchers perform a wide range of duties involving radio, telephone, and computers, applying various procedures and codes. Dispatchers receive and transmit emergency and non-emergency telephone and radio traffic as well as processes communication reports, records and radio logs, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality. Dispatchers may also support the Police Department by performing clerical tasks, training, assisting with fingerprinting, and being accountable for financial transactions. This position is integral in supporting the goals and objectives of the City and Police Department.






MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Entry Level Candidates:



  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Additional related college course work or degree preferred.

  • At least one (1) year of related work experience requiring alertness and independent judgment, but no previous public safety dispatch experience is required.

  • Typing certificate issued within the last year verifying minimum typing speed of thirty-five (35) net words per minute with a maximum of nine (9) errors. Typing certificate must be submitted with application to be considered.

  • Completion within the last year of the POST Entry Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery with a score of 58 or above. Certificate must be submitted with application to be considered.


Lateral Candidates:



  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Additional related college course work or degree preferred.

  • Employment as a Public Safety Dispatcher at a public safety agency for a minimum of two (2) year. Completion of a probationary period in a public safety agency is required.

  • Typing certificate issued within the last year verifying minimum typing speed of thirty-five (35) net words per minute with a maximum of nine (9) errors. Typing certificate must be submitted with application to be considered.

  • POST Dispatch Academy Certificate or proof of eligibility based on length of service in current position




SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS



  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License

  • Ability to pass an extensive background investigation

  • Possess excellent vision and hearing skills, with ability to sit, talk, type, hear, and walk for extended periods of time as well as lift or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds




KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES



The ideal candidate will possess the ability to record and transmit information with speed and accuracy, "multi-task," quickly learn new material, make quick and sensible decisions, learn from constructive criticism, possess a high commitment to quality service, and participate in a team approach to law enforcement. The candidate will be able to successfully complete the department training program, operate a computer and complex software programs, type at a net speed of 35 words per minute, follow and give instructions, and gather information via telephone and in person. The ideal candidate will be respectful and sensitive towards the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community, and will work well with the general public under stressful or emergency conditions, and be able to speak, write, and read clearly and fluently.





EXCELLENT BENEFITS



  • CalPERS retirement formula of 2.7% @ 55 for classic members or 2%@ 62 for new members

  • Educational incentive pay up to 6% of base pay

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance provided with employee contribution

  • Life insurance equal to one year’s annual salary provided at no cost

  • Long term disability insurance provided at no cost

  • 10-23 vacation days per year depending on length of service

  • Employee Home Loan Assistance Program

  • Annual Uniform Allowance

  • Opportunity for 2.5% bilingual pay

  • Physical fitness incentive program

  • Deferred compensation programs

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Section 125 flexible benefit plan




HOW TO APPLY



Interested candidates may apply on-line at www.calopps.org. Please upload a copy of your 1) POST Entry Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery (with a score of 58 or above) and 2) Typing certificate issued within the last year verifying minimum typing speed of thirty-five (35) net words per minute with a maximum of nine (9) errors. This will be a continuous recruitment, and will be open until the position is filled. The first review of applications will take place after 5pm on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Candidates that best meet the Department’s needs will be invited to oral interviews, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 19, 2013.





This will be a continuous recruitment, and will be open until the position is filled.


First review of applications: 5pm on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oral interviews (tentative): Thursday, December 19, 2013




The City of San Bruno is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and as such does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies and practices.

If you require special accommodations, please contact us to discuss your needs.







ClosingDate:Continuous
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34052

 

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