QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Experience: 18 months current experience as a Police or Police/Fire Dispatcher in a POST certified agency that is at least comparable in calls for service to the City South San Francisco.
Training: High school graduate or equivalent. Additional education in law enforcement; or communications experience in the military or public safety is desirable.
Licenses or Certificates:
- Possession of a POST Dispatcher Certificate or the equivalent to out-of-state applicants.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate California Driver’s license, which must be maintained as a condition of employment.
ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR STATE OF CALIFORNIA POST SAFETY DISPATCHER CERTIFICATION TO YOUR APPLICATION.
The Examination Process will consist of the following independent parts:
1. Examination process will first consist of a review of application materials including a copy of the California Basic POST Dispatcher certificate from the academy.
2. The most suitable and qualified candidates will receive via e-mail a Personal History Statement (PHS) to complete and return.
3. Based on review of the PHS, candidate may be scheduled for an oral interview examination.
4. Upon successful completion of the oral interview examination, an eligible list will be established which will be used for the appointment to the position.
Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and placement on the eligible employment list.
Candidates requesting veteran’s preference must provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" as an attachment to their CalOpps application.
Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within 2-business days from the date the event occurred.
Before a conditional employment offer is made, a thorough background check will be conducted, including a polygraph and fingerprint check. If successful, candidates are then required to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen and an audiogram test, and must be able to furnish proof of legal right to work in the United States. Candidates may be disqualified at any point in this process. The process will end with the Chief of Police or his designee’s interview. The City’s standards must be met before the final appointment is made.