Police Dispatcher Trainee: $4,441.79 - $5,399.01 Monthly
Police Dispatcher: $4,885.96 - $5,386.79 Monthly
Police Dispatcher Trainee - To receive, evaluate, and transmit emergency and routine voice radio messages via, telephone, teletype and automatic alarm; to dispatch required equipment and personnel in accordance with standard policies and procedures; to maintain records; and to do related work as required. This is the entry-level class in the Police Dispatcher series. This class is distinguished from the journey by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.
Police Dispatcher - To receive, evaluate, and transmit emergency and routine voice radio messages via telephone, and teletype and automatic alarm; to dispatch required equipment and personnel in accordance with standard policies and procedures; to maintain records; and to do related work as required. This is a full journey level class within the Police Dispatcher series and has the ability to perform a full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unique situations arise. This class is distinguished from the Police Dispatcher Trainee in that the latter is an entry-level position that works under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.
Please Note: The City of Chula Vista has a vacancy to be filled at either the Police Dispatcher Trainee or Police Dispatcher level, based on the evaluation of the candidate's qualifications and other factors. If hired at the Police Dispatcher Trainee level, movement to the Police Dispatcher level is neither implied nor guaranteed.
This recruitment aims to establish eligibility lists for: (1) Police Dispatcher Trainee and (2) Police Dispatcher. The eligibility lists established as a result of this recruitment will be for a duration of six (6) months, unless otherwise extended.
Essential Functions: Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: receive service requests by telephone on 911 emergency and business lines; obtain information on the nature of the request/emergency, the location, and telephone number of caller, name of caller and other pertain information, remaining on the line with victim in emergency, as appropriate and create a record of the information; analyze requests for police service, determine priority ranking of each request and the kind and level of service to be dispatched in initial response; determine available units to dispatch; dispatch personnel and equipment according to standard operational procedures, instructions from a superior or by individual judgment as required; refers difficult or extremely serious calls to supervisor; listen to each radio transmission from police personnel in the field, acknowledges and complies with request for action or information; keep superiors informed as to emergency situations and general activities; place telephone calls to other police jurisdictions, City departments, City emergency crews, vehicle tow companies, ambulance services, coroner, relatives of victims, telephone and utility companies, alarm company, traffic signal maintenance and other services concerning an emergency; maintain detailed Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) records of the time and nature of each call; operate computer aided dispatch system equipment, TDD and other office equipment; operate teletype and computer terminal to check for registered owners of vehicles and other information; refer to maps and reference materials to secure information needed by personnel in the field and for the dispatch function; take reports and relays messages by radio or telephone or CAD messages; type, issue case numbers, log departmental activities and perform routine clerical work; assist in monitoring activity in jail cells via a closed circuit TV system; maintain law enforcement resource status and activity log in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) computer; may instruct other personnel in the techniques and use of communications equipment; may perform minor or routine upkeep and maintenance of equipment; and perform other duties related to this position.
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Chula Vista, California