MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ~High School diploma ~Completion of a probationary period in a public safety agency ~Currently working or has been employed within two (2) years as a Public Safety Dispatcher at a public safety agency ~Possession of a California POST Basic Dispatch Academy Certificate
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS ~Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License ~Ability to pass an extensive background investigation
Public Safety Dispatchers are responsible for public safety dispatch and related records management activities. Per-Diem Dispatchers may be called to work either a day, swing, or graveyard shift on a per-diem basis that includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Public Safety Dispatchers perform a wide range of duties involving radio, telephone, and computers. Dispatchers receive and transmit emergency and non-emergency telephone and radio traffic as well as process communication reports, records and radio logs, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.