CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
invites applications for the position of:
Communications Technician (Dispatcher)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Hourly: $29.91 - $40.71
Biweekly: $2,393.00 - $3,257.00
Monthly: $5,184.83 - $7,056.83
Annually: $62,218.00 - $84,682.00
OPENING DATE: 09/30/20
CLOSING DATE: 10/21/20 05:00 PM
Please apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/slobispo
Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the virtual Written Exam (Critical) in early November. Those selected to move on to the next step after that will have Oral Interviews the week of November 16, 2020.
Under general supervision, operates radio systems to dispatch public safety emergency vehicles and personnel, answers emergency and non-emergency phone calls and provides pre-arrival medical emergency instructions. Performs a variety of clerical activities and related work as required.
Employees in this line-level classification perform the full range of assigned duties. They must be able to work in an independent manner, receiving only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. Communications Technicians are fully competent and knowledgeable of the operating procedures and policies within the City and the Police and Fire Departments. They are responsible for responding to a wide variety of calls and requests in an appropriate and timely manner. This requires a thorough knowledge of public safety dispatch procedures and standards as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This classification is distinguished from the Communications Supervisor in that the latter is responsible for the evaluation and supervision of the Communications Technicians.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Works under the general supervision of the Communications Supervisor and the Watch Commander.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.)
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma from a recognized American accreditor or G.E.D.;
Two years of typing, keyboard or clerical experience with word processing speed of at least 30 w.p.m. net.;
Successful completion of a POST Entry-level Dispatcher Selection exam before hire.
Experience operating radio and telephone equipment and data entry terminals is desirable.
In addition to the above:
A minimum of two years’ experience in dispatching for a Public Safety Agency.
Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) experience is preferred.
Successful completion of a POST-certified Public Safety Dispatcher’s Basic Course of no less than 80 hours.
POSSESSION AND MAINTENANCE OF:
THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE A FINAL OFFER IS MADE:
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN (DISPATCHER)
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