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Public Safety Dispatcher

City Of Cathedral City

Public Safety Dispatcher

Cathedral City, CA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER - PART-TIME Salary $25.00 Hourly Location Cathedral City, CA Job Type PART-TIME EMPLOYEE Department Police Department Job Number 18-01 Closing Continuous Description Apply Immediately. The City screens on an ongoing basis. The Police Dispatcher is an at-will, hourly part-time position. The position works less than 960 hours in a twelve-month period. Under general supervision receives 911 system emergency and non-emergency calls, dispatches assignments according to established police procedures, operates various telecommunications center equipment and performs related work as assigned. Examples of Duties Receives and evaluates 911, police and fire emergency and business calls; transfers calls to appropriate parties; dispatches police units to emergency or non-emergency locations; handles inquiries and complaints regarding services from the public. Operates computer consoles for call input, dispatching and continuous update of suspect information and officer locations; enters call information in written or computer-based format; logs and fills out call forms. Maintains records of radio calls; operates multi-channel radio systems; monitors other channels while maintaining radio traffic on main channels; maintains radio contact with mobile and portable units; recognized units from other agencies and assists them with City units or supplies requested information. Responds to officer-initiated radio traffic and requests and disseminates suspect information from roll call boards, prior calls and bulletins; monitors closed-circuit security cameras. Maintains and accesses business and premise history and index files for emergency and other necessary contacts; handles in-house and radio paging, crime-stopper, animal control and other after-hours phone lines. Acts as receptionist on off hour/weekend shifts; provides court testimony related to calls as required. Interfaces with police command staff as required; performs related clerical duties such as typing, filing and indexing; assists in the orientation and training of new employees. Qualifications Training and Experience Any combination of training and experience that provides the above listed knowledge, skills and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way of qualifying would be: Equivalent to graduation from high school; Must be able to operate a computer keyboard, two-way radio, and type 35 wpm; One year of experience in public safety and/or fire dispatching in a 911 system; POST Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate and/or Basic Course. Please note: Applicants must provide certification of 35 wpm or pass a typing exam proctored by the City of Cathedral City. Please contact HR at (760) 770-0352 to schedule. Supplemental Information APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit an application on-line. Based upon the information presented in on the applications, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify Human Resources at least 72 hours in advance of the test date regarding a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The resulting eligibility list will be in effect for six (6) months. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list. All notifications will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address listed on your on-line application. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidates legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen). PT/RESERVE/VOLUNTEER EMPLOYEES NOT QUALIFIED FOR BENEFITS 01 Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process, Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and that your responses can be verified from information included within the application? YES NO 02 Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent? Yes No 03 Do you posses a POST Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate? Please attach. Yes No 04 Do you have a POST Basic Course? Please attach course certificate. Yes No 05 Do you have a minimum of one year experience in public safety and/or fire dispatching in a 911 systems? Yes No 06 Please describe your professional experience working with a computer keyboard and two way radio. 07 Are you willing and able to work emergency call-ins, nights, holidays and weekends? Yes No Required Question Agency City of Cathedral City Address 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero Cathedral City, California, 92234 Phone 760-770-0352 Website

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