Public Safety Dispatcher & Public Safety Dispatcher Lateral
Lateral Hiring Incentives*
- Hiring Bonus $2,500 - $10,000 (DOE)
- 50 Hours Sick & 50 Hours Vacation (@ Hire)
- Relocation Assistance May Be Available
(*Lateral Hiring Incentives Eligibility: Must be currently employed with a another recognized law enforcement agency.)
The County of Yuba is actively recruiting to fill current vacancies and establish an employment list for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher within the Sheriff’s Department. The incumbent receives 9-1-1 system sheriff, fire, medical emergency and rescue calls; dispatches sheriff, fire and medical personnel following established procedures; maintains communication with officers in the field to ensure safety and provide back-up and information; provides relief coverage for the records unit; and performs related work as assigned. These classifications require shift work and the ability to make decisions and act appropriately in stressful situations. The work also involves interdepartmental cooperation with various public safety agencies located throughout the County to coordinate the most effective response to requests for assistance from the public.
The ideal candidate must maintain flexibility for shiftwork and mandated overtime as compulsory to the departments needs. The incumbent must be self motivated, accountable and possess the ability to learn and adapt in a fast pace, multi-tasking environment.
Minimum: Equivalent to graduation from high school, one (1) year of office support or customer contact experience. Valid typing certificate with a minimum of 35 net words per minute.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, 30 semester units from an accredited college or university with major course work in administrative justice, criminal justice, business administration or a field related to the work and experience working as a dispatcher for a law enforcement agency; type up to 50 nwpm; and/or possess a valid current P.O.S.T. certified 120-hour Basic Complaint/Dispatcher course certificate.
Lateral: In addition to the Public Safety Dispatcher minimum, possess a P.O.S.T. Certified 120-hour Basic Dispatcher Course and at least one year of current, full-time, paid public safety dispatcher experience with a recognized law enforcement agency, which included successful completion of a Dispatcher Training Program and a probationary period. *Lateral Hiring Incentives Eligibility: Must be currently employed with a another recognized law enforcement agency.
Working Conditions: Work evenings, nights, weekends, holiday extended hours, and rotating shifts. Work in situations which involve emergencies and may be a stressful; radio dispatch setting; fast paced and multi-tasking environment. During extreme emergency events or a shutdown of the Communications Center incumbents may be required to work from a Mobile Command Post Vehicle.
The County of Yuba is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and participates in the E-Verify program.