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911 Call Taker & Dispatcher Lateral - City of Elk Grove, CA


Title 911 Call Taker & Dispatcher Lateral
Type Public Safety
Date Posted 2022-06-03
City / Organization City of Elk Grove, CA
Website Click here for more information or to apply
Email Contact mhussain@elkgrovecity.org
Description

 

911 Call Taker

Are you looking for a new and exciting career? The City of Elk Grove Police Department is seeking highly motivated individuals with the ability to multi-task for an opportunity to create a challenging and gratifying career as a 911 Call Taker. The ideal candidate is able to deal effectively with a diverse public in routine and emergency situations while demonstrating a high level of communication skills. 

Interested?  Here’s how to apply: 

Do you meet the minimum qualifications?  If so, submit your application, and you will be invited to participate in the Criticall test, which is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 13 , 2022. Further information and instructions about the Criticall test will be provided to the candidates meeting the minimum qualifications the week of June 13, 2022.

 

Oral Board Interview:


The top scoring candidates from the Criticall test will be invited to participate in oral board interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of July 4, 2022

Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in receiving, evaluating, prioritizing, and relaying 911, emergency, and non-emergency calls for service; inputs calls into computer system;; operates a variety of telecommunications equipment including radio, telephone, and computer aided dispatch systems; and performs a wide variety of specialized clerical duties involved in the preparation, maintenance, and release of materials related to law enforcement activities.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 10th, 2022 at 5:00 PM

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

911 Call Taker:  The 911 Call Taker is the entry level classification of the Dispatcher series, which consists of the 911 Call Taker and Dispatcher (Entry Level and Lateral).  The 911 Call Taker is distinguished from Dispatcher which is required to dispatch units and coordinate the responses of emergency personnel.  While a background in similar tasks/duties may be helpful to the incumbent, direct experience in a police dispatch related environment is not necessary.   Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and may be eligible for advancement (reclassification) to Dispatcher-Entry Level if the incumbent meets the qualification standards of the Dispatcher Entry level classification, demonstrates an ability to perform the full scope of the work, has passed the probationary period, and meets performance standards.  Incumbents are not automatically promoted to the higher level; available funding and the needs of the department determine the level of assignment.  In addition, all requests for advancement are subject to final approval by the Chief of Police, in consultation with the Human Resources Director.

Education and Experience Guidelines - The education and experience criteria below are required for this classification:

Education/Training:  Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience: One (1) year of work experience involving public contact.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
  • Incumbent will need to pass a background investigation which may include a polygraph, psychological and medical evaluation.

 

 

Dispatcher - Lateral

The City of Elk Grove Police Department strives at providing the citizens of Elk Grove a safe and protected community. The City of Elk Grove Police Department is currently seeking experienced dispatchers to provide excellent and prompt customer service. The ideal candidate should be able to deal effectively with a diverse public in routine and emergency situations and demonstrate a high level of communication skills.  

 

Please note: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible. Testing will take place on a rolling basis. Testing dates and all recruitment notifications will be provided via e-mail. 

 

To be considered a lateral applicant you must be currently working or employed within the last twelve months as a public safety dispatcher immediately preceding the date of application filed with the City of Elk Grove. For details please refer to the "Education and Experience Guidelines" section of this job announcement.
 
NOTE: Due to the nature of this position, job incumbents will need to work on-site and are not  eligible for remote work/telework. 
 
The City of Elk Grove is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and professionalism. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 478- 2230.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Incumbents in the lateral position are experienced law enforcement dispatchers having at least two (2) years of recent experience in a primary Public Safety Answering Point, (PSAP) answering 9-1-1 calls, having used Computer Aided Dispatch system(CAD), and having experience dispatching law enforcement personnel using a multi-channel radio system. The expectation is that the Lateral candidate will complete a training program teaching the use of agency specific computer systems, and policies & procedures in significantly less time than an entry level candidate. Lateral Dispatchers shall serve a 12-month probationary period.

 

Education and Experience Guidelines - The education and experience criteria below are required for this classification:

Education/Training:  Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:  Two (2) years of employment as a public safety dispatcher in a primary Public Safety Answering Point, (PSAP). Must be currently working as a dispatcher or have worked within 12 months immediately preceding the date of application filed with the City of Elk Grove.

License or Certificate:
Must obtain a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers’ Basic certificate within 12 months of hire.

Other Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
  • Incumbent will need to pass a background investigation which may include a polygraph, psychological and medical evaluation
  • Lateral Dispatchers must serve a 12-month probationary period.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in an emergency services dispatch center setting with extensive public contact; incumbents are required to work evening, night, weekend, and holiday shifts; incumbents may be called back or held over to maintain staffing levels.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an emergency dispatch center setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

 

Department of Human Resource

8401 Laguna Palms Way | Elk Grove, CA 95758 | 916-683-7111

elkgrovecity.org


Job Post Expiration Date   2022-08-02

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