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Public Safety Dispatcher - Lateral/Academy Graduate

Company: City of Vacaville
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:


The City of Vacaville - A beautiful place to live, a great place to work!

With more than 500 employees, the City of Vacaville values the work life balance and offers alternative work schedules, employee social and wellness activities, competitive pay and a generous benefits and retirement package.

Contribute to our vibrant community and join our team! Please see our Police Department recruitment website for more information!

The City of Vacaville is looking for highly motivated, dependable individuals who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment to join the City of Vacaville's Public Safety Communications Team as a Public Safety Dispatcher. This recruitment will create a list to be used to fill vacancies that may occur over the next 12-month period.

The Vacaville Police Department is dedicated to providing the best available law enforcement services to the community. The Communications Center is staffed by1 Communications Manager, 4 Communications Supervisors and 14 Public Safety Dispatchers. The Vacaville Police Department provides safety and service to the community and prides itself on integrity, ethics, and respect for individual human dignity.

Academy Grad Salary Range: $66,253.99 - 80,531.91/annually

Lateral Salary Range: $72,954.25 - 88,677.90/annually

Additional Scheduled Increases as follows:

11/1/22 - 3%

11/1/23 - 2%

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit our website ABOUT YOU

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills in order to work in an effective manner across all City departments, all levels of employees, and other law enforcement agencies, as well asstrong oral and written communication skills.Typical duties and responsibilities of a City of Vacaville Public Safety Dispatcher include:

* receiving and responding to routine and emergency calls
* referring callers to appropriate agencies
* providing general information to the public
* providing information
* assigning calls to Police and Fire units
* dispatching units expeditiously and as necessary

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE- Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Public Safety Dispatcher - Academy Graduate

Education: Successful completion of the California POST Dispatch Academy is required.

Experience:One year of clerical experience involving public contact. Experience working as a Public Safety Dispatcher is highly desirable.

License or Certificate:A POST Dispatcher Test T-Score of 50 or above is highly desirable. Eligibility for the POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate.

Public Safety Dispatcher - Lateral

Education: Successful completion of the California POST Dispatch Academy is required.

Experience:Two (2) years of work experience performing a variety of increasingly responsible duties equivalent to that of Public Safety Dispatcher Academy Graduate.

License or Certificate:Eligibility for the POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate and the Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Certificate.

All applications will be reviewed and screened, and only themost qualified candidates, who have submitted required documents,will be invited to continue in the examination process. ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE

This recruitment is currently open and continuous but mayclosewithout furthernoticeat any time. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply and submit necessary documents as soon as possible.

A completed City of Vacaville application, supplemental questionnaire, and other required documents must be received by Human Resources at 650 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA 95688 by the closing of this recruitment.

Applicantsare encouraged toapply on-line at Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.If unable to apply online, application packets can be obtained in person at the Human Resources Department or by calling (707) 449-5101.

IMPORTANT:Contact with candidates will primarily be via email. Make sure you list a current email that you check regularly with your application.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line Application packets may also be requested in person at the Human Resources Department or by calling (707) 449-5101.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.

For ADA information and other Frequently Asked Questions, please clickhere.

The City of Vacaville is a proud organization of sophisticated, compassionate and hard-working individuals, committed to honesty and integrity. Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo the following, including, but not limited to: a thorough background investigation includingCVSAexam, a complete medical exam, and a psychological exam.

Keywords: City of Vacaville, Vacaville , Public Safety Dispatcher - Lateral/Academy Graduate, Other , Vacaville, California

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