Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher I - Recurrent

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Temporary Dispatch and Telecommunications Public Safety
  • Salary: $38,147.20 - $52,353.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

TheSheriff's Departmentis recruiting forRecurrent Experienced Communications Dispatchersfor shift coverage on an ongoing basis. Sheriff's Communications Dispatchers I dispatch emergency vehicles to incidents involving public safety. Positions are primarily located in Rialto and Hesperia.

Note: All recurrent positions are in the Unclassified Service and employees do not gain regular status.

For more detailed information, review the Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher I job description.


1) Background: Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony and must successfully pass an extensive background investigation which includes a fingerprint check, polygraph, and psychological evaluation.
2)Shifts:Applicants must be available forallshifts; incumbents will be required to workrotatingshifts,weekends,holidays, and evenings, including mandatory overtime; refusal of assigned shift may result in removal from the list or termination. Shift differential is available.
3) Availability:This department is a "24/7" operation, and the incumbent can expect to work rotating, night, weekend, day, and graveyard shifts, as well as holidays and weekends.

Minimum Requirements

Experience: One of the following:

Option A: Six (6) months of call intake (911) experience with a law enforcement agency during the past five (5) years.

Option B:Six (6) months of emergency dispatching experience with a fire department or law enforcement agency during the past five (5) years.

Option C:The equivalent of twelve (12) months of full-time experience acquired during the past five (5) years as a regular law enforcement officer (as defined in Section 830.1 and 830.2 of the California Penal Code) assigned to Patrol or a similar function performing duties that included data entry or inquiry via computer using a computer-aided dispatching system.


Certificate:Possession ofa 120-hourCalifornia P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatch Certificate.

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Keyboarding: These positions require typing skills of 35 wpm. Indicate typing speed on the application. A recent certificate of typing speed may be required at the interview.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an experienced dispatcher who possesses current or recent dispatch experience with a California P.O.S.T. agency.

Selection Process

Examination :Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the Criti-CallOnline Performance exam. This examination requires access to a Windows based computer or laptop (no cell phones or tablets), and uninterrupted internet access for at least 2 hours. The Criti-Call Online Performance exam will assess applicants in the following areas:
  • Decision Making
  • Keyboarding
  • Data Entry
  • Call Summarization
  • Cross Referencing
  • Memory Recall
  • Prioritization
  • Sentence Clarity
  • Reading Comprehension

Application Procedure :Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.( Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.)

To ensure timely andsuccessfulsubmission of your onlineapplication, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automaticallylogged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfullysubmitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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