Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher I

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 04, 2022
Full Time Dispatch and Telecommunications Information Technology and Communication Services Public Safety
  • Salary: $41,100.80 - $56,388.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

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The Sheriff's Department is recruiting for Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher I who receive and evaluate incoming emergency (9-1-1) calls, routine calls for service, and enters calls into a Computer Aided Dispatch system. Positions are primarily located at the Valley Control Center in Rialto and the Desert Control Center in Hesperia. Each center serves as the primary 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for its respective geographic location. Multiple vacancies exist at both locations.

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 for all shifts; incumbents will be required to work rotating shifts, 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


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE - Must meet one (1) of the following options:
Option 1 Six (6) months of emergency call intake or dispatching with a law enforcement or fire agency during the past 5 years.
Option 2 One (1) year within the past five (5) years as a regular law enforcement officer using a computer-aided dispatching system.

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 and possesses a 120-hour P.O.S.T. Basic Complaint/Dispatcher Certificate.

Selection Process

Examination : There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed weekly or 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 and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted 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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All communications regarding the selection process will be via email . Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mails frequently to obtain any correspondence associated with this recruitment. Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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