Atherton, CA, USA


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This can be a stressful and demanding job located within the Police Department requiring shift work, weekend and holiday duty. Although hours vary, this is an on-call, as-needed position that is paid hourly. Using RIMS (Records Information Management System), per diem dispatchers dispatch police and transfer calls to Fire & EMS under emergency conditions; receive residential alarm calls and take calls of an emergency and non-emergency nature from citizens; greets public and assists at the front counter. Dispatchers must remain calm and tactful under trying conditions, remembering detailed information, and thinking clearly while performing several tasks at once.

To maintain familiarity with the Atherton Police Dispatch Center, we can offer guaranteed 16 hours of shifts spread over a few days per month. You'll provide break relief while also getting a chance to work with another dispatcher. Since we may not always have many shifts available, expectations would be that you would also assist with open shifts/sick calls as needed and not just rely on the 16 hours.


Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a valid California Driver’s license; a current P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate; Two (2) years of experience as a Public Safety Dispatcher; Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade (12); complete a comprehensive background investigation including a psychological, polygraph and medical examination. An Associate or Bachelor’s degree is desirable.