Sheriff's Emergency Services Dispatcher Trainees are trained to respond to 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls and are responsible for dispatching deputies in the field. This requires a candidate who can assess accurately, make quick decisions and use good judgment to ensure safety of patrol deputies.
The primary work location is the Communications Center located within the County Operations Complex in Kearny Mesa. Dispatchers must be willing to travel to other facilities within San Diego County occasionally when needed.
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· Be at least 18 years of age.
the number, recency, and severity).
Applications are completed online. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be notified and given instructions on how to schedule themselves for the performance exam. In order to be considered, all candidates that are notified that they meet the minimum qualifications must take the performance exam.
The exam is a work-simulated computer-based performance test covering the following areas:
- Call summarization
- Character comparison
- Data entry
- Cross referencing
- Decision making
- Key boarding
- Map reading
- Reading comprehension
- Memory recall
- Sentence clarity and spelling
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Applicants who are successful in passing the performance examination (pass/fail) will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on a score received from their employment application and supplemental questionnaire (100%). Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.
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