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Police Dispatcher (Part-Time/Full Time) ...
The City of Azusa | Azusa, California
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Job Description

The above listed hourly rate is for part-time Police Dispatcher. The salary range for full time Police Dispatcher is $4,226.96 - $5,096.28 per month.

We currently have one (1) part-time and one (1) full time vacancy in our Police Department. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future part-time and full time vacancies as they occur.

Part-time employees typically work up to 19 hours a week, cannot work more than 28 hours a week, serve at will, and are exempt from the Civil Service System. Please note the benefits listed under the benefits tab do not apply to part-time employees. Only full time employees are eligible for benefits.

A VALID TYPING CERTIFICATE VERIFYING A TYPING SPEED OF 40 NET WORDS PER MINUTE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

The typing certificate must be dated no earlier than 12 months from the date you submit the application and must indicate the testing source and must indicate that the typing test was a five (5) minute timed test. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in disqualification for this position.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT ONLINE TYPING TESTS.

Certification may be in the form of a certificate, letter, or test results form and must clearly state the following:

* Your name
* Name of the issuing agency. Agencies acceptable are a government agency, a temporary employment agency, a business college, an adult school, or a public school system
* The date of your test. The test must be dated within 1 year of the final filing date of the recruitment
* Gross typing speed, errors and net typing speed of the test. The minimum net typing requirements for these positions are stated on the job announcement.

The following agencies are examples of acceptable issuing agencies and administer typing tests to the public (The City of Azusa is not responsible for the administration and/or accuracy of tests and certificates issued by these agencies)

Acceptable Issuing Agencies

Olympic Personnel Services

588 South Grand Avenue

Covina, CA 91722

Ph: (626) 967-5255

Walk in available

Call for fee inquiry

Glendora Employment Agency, Inc.

203 So. Glendora Ave., Suite C.

Glendora, CA 91741

Ph: (626) 335-4081

Call for an appointment and fee

Azusa Adult School

1134 S. Barranca Ave Rm 17B

Glendora CA 91740

(626) 852-8400

Time: Monday and Wednesday

9 AM to 12 Noon

6 PM to 9 PM

Call for fee inquiry

Under general supervision, receives requests for law enforcement services and dispatches units via radio; maintains contact with department personnel in the field; performs related duties as required.

This is a journey level class and incumbents are required to perform the full range of dispatching duties. In addition, Police Dispatchers may assist with the training of less experienced personnel.

Essential Functions:

Receives requests for police or other emergency services over the phone; answers 911 calls; screens incoming calls to determine necessity, priority, and type of response required; monitors other radio frequencies to be aware of incidents elsewhere that may affect City police operations; monitors cameras throughout the building.

Dispatches, as necessary, police units in response to calls for service or request from officers in the field; uses law enforcement terminology and cites Code sections by number; calls public and private agencies, such as allied law enforcement, hospitals, towing services, and utilities and requests mutual assistance when necessary.

Keeps track of police unit locations and status; maintains constant radio communication with personnel in the field; runs warrant checks on subjects, registration checks on vehicles, and property checks; relays information and instructions to personnel in the field.

Maintains accurate log of incoming service requests and actions taken; prepares other reports and records as directed; maintains files necessary for dispatch as assigned; enters, updates, and retrieves information from the computer and teletype networks.

Provides general information to the public; as necessary, refers callers to appropriate agencies; calms angered or distraught callers; maintains calm in radio transmissions during hectic, tense, and dangerous situations; may assist citizens and police officers with translation related needs.

Provides temporary and vacation relief for other staff as necessary; may search prisoners on an as needed basis and supervise and care for infants and children awaiting transportation.

Marginal Functions:

These are position functions which may be changed, deleted or reassigned to accommodate an individual with a disability.

Qualification Guidelines:

A VALID TYPING CERTIFICATE VERIFYING A TYPING SPEED OF 40 NET WORDS PER MINUTE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.Education and/or Experience:

Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include graduation from high school or equivalent AND two (2) years of experience in typing and general clerical work including one year of experience with required considerable public contact.

Preferred Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of office procedures, record keeping system, forms correspondence, reports and other materials common to operation of a police department; police dispatching procedures and the laws and regulations governing the use of dispatching equipment in a law enforcement agency; agencies involved with police activities; Penal Code, Vehicle Code, and local municipal code; 911 system and TDD Deaf Translation System; computerized systems used in municipal law enforcement agencies.

Ability of communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; type accurately at a speed of not less than 40 net words per minute; understand and follow oral and written instructions; learn and follow standard broadcasting procedures and rules; learn and utilize a wide variety of codes and computer commands; spell accurately; work various shifts; operate computer terminal and other office equipment quickly; accurately, and at times, concurrently; respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner; understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; dispatch police units quickly and effectively; speak clearly and precisely; work under pressure and exercise good judgment; effectively communicate and elicit information from upset and irate citizens; work with minimum supervision.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

THE COMPLETE EXAMINATION PROCESS INCLUDES A ONE-YEAR WORKING TEST PERIOD (PROBATIONARY PERIOD), DURING WHICH THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A P.O.S.T. PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER BASIC COURSE BEFORE A REGULAR APPOINTMENT CAN BE CONSIDERED.

A VALID TYPING CERTIFICATE VERIFYING A TYPING SPEED OF 40 NET WORDS PER MINUTE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

The typing certificate must be dated no earlier than 12 months from the date you submit the application and must indicate the testing source and must indicate that the typing test was a five (5) minute timed test. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in disqualification for this position.

NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES WORKING ROTATING SHIFTS WITH VARYING WORK HOURS, INCLUDING NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. CIVILIAN UNIFORMS WILL BE REQUIRED.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: At the conclusion of the testing process, the top scoring candidates will be placed on an eligibility list. Candidates may be invited to begin the background process after the list is approved. Candidates who are selected will undergo an extensive background process including polygraph, criminal history, credit history, driving record, military history, civil records check, past & current employers, drug & alcohol abuse, education, and reference contacts. Candidates who successfully pass the background investigation may be selected for a position and receive a conditional offer of employment contingent upon psychological and medical examinations by City selected medical professionals.

Physical, Mental, Environmental Conditions:This position also requires extensive and repetitive physical activity involving the arms, wrists, and hands, including writing and using a keyboard and mouse to operate a personal computer. Position requires sitting for long periods of time. It also requires physical abilities associated with the ability to read, write and communicate orally clearly and effectively. Work environment does not require any extraordinary physical strength, heavy lifting, or other special physical qualifications. These requirements may be accommodated for qualified individuals requiring and requesting an accommodation

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