APPLY IMMEDIATELY. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER ARE RECEIVED FOR THE CURRENT ROUND OF TESTING.
IMPORTANT: APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A TYPING VERIFICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The City is seeking service-oriented individuals to work in the Communications Center of the San Leandro Police Department, which operates seven days per week, 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. The position reports to an Administrative Specialist-Police and performs specialized technical and clerical duties. This position requires the ability to wear a uniform, work a rotating shift schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime, and be on call as needed. Qualified persons with an interest in working for a progressive Police Department that values teamwork, integrity, professionalism, service and high-quality performance are encouraged to apply. There are currently full-time
- and part-time vacancies available.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include, and may not be limited to, the following:
Receiving 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatching Police Officers according to Departmental policy and procedures;
- Operating radio equipment and various criminal justice computer systems which require a high level of confidentiality;
- Receiving information from callers calmly and determining the nature of services requested; making sound decisions under stressful or emergency situations, and providing direction to callers in a clear and concise manner;
- Organizing and prioritizing work with minimal supervision;
- Quickly and accurately entering data into the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, which processes information and associated data on incidents; and
- Maintaining records and information as required.
To be considered for this position, an applicant must have the required experience, training, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as stated below:
- A high school diploma or equivalent; completed coursework in administration of justice or a closely related field is highly desired, AND
- Possession of a valid State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Dispatcher Basic Certificate; OR
- Currently working as a public safety dispatcher , and can show proof of successful completion of the agency-specific dispatcher training program; OR
- Have worked as a public safety dispatcher within one year of application, and can show proof of successful completion of the agency-specific dispatcher training program;
- Possess and maintain a valid California Class "C" driver’s license by date of application;
- Knowledge of techniques, policies, methods, and procedures used in the operation of a public safety communications center;
- Ability to keyboard at least 45 net words per minute (verified by a typing certificate valid within the last twelve months), and ability to use a personal computer while compiling information over the phone with a sophisticated law enforcement automated dispatching system;
- Ability to perform a number of cognitive processes, including and not limited to, thinking of a number of ideas or alternatives about a given incident, remembering information pertaining to details of recent incidents, comparing letters, numbers, objects, pictures or patterns quickly and accurately and choosing between two or more sources of information;
- Ability to multi-task in the performance of daily duties while maintaining confidentiality of private and sensitive information;
- Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures and possess outstanding verbal communication skills so that information transmitted is clear and concise;
- Excellent customer service skills, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with the Police Department staff and other public agencies involved in law enforcement or criminal investigations;
SALARY AND BENEFITS: The current monthly salary range for this position is $4,749 - $5,772. Appointment may be made at any step within the range dependent upon the selected candidate’s training, education and experience. Refer to the SLCEA-Local 21 IFPTE, AFL-CIO Memorandum of Understanding at www.sanleandro.org for benefits information or refer to the Benefits section tab located next to this job announcement.
APPLICATION AND APPOINTMENT PROCESS: Apply on-line by scrolling to the top of the job posting and clicking on the “Apply” link. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER ARE RECEIVED FOR THE CURRENT ROUND OF TESTNG. Resumes, faxed applications or late applications are not accepted.
IMPORTANT: APPLICATIONS WITH “SEE RESUME” AS A SUBSTITUTION FOR THE EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION AND/OR UNCLEAR PAST EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. incomplete applications will be disqualified.
Based on a review of the applications, a limited number of the best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which will include an oral board interview, or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate.
Please read the following information carefully:
Please attach a copy of qualifying certificate to the on-line application.
A typing certificate, valid within the last twelve months, confirming the ability to keyboard a minimum of 45 net words per minute.
TYPING CERTIFICATE: Typing certificates will be accepted from recognized businesses, adult schools or employment agencies. Internet typing certificates WILL NOT be accepted. Typing certificates MUST contain the following information:
Based on a review of the application materials, a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which will include a qualifying written examination, a structured oral board interview, written exercise, or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate.
- Name of agency
- Gross words per minute
- Length of test (must be at least 3 minutes in duration)
- Total number of errors
- Net speed/corrected rate (must be 45 wpm or greater)
- Date and signature of authorized agency personnel
The selected candidate will be subjected to a background investigation which will include, but not limited to, a personal history assessment, criminal history check, financial background check, polygraph and psychological testing (when assigned to the Police Department).
There is an eighteen-month probationary period which is an integral part of the selection process and is used to observe and evaluate the employee’s ability to effectively and responsibly perform the duties of the position.
The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise the Human Resources Department before the examination process of any special need.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: If applying for first-time employment with the City of San Leandro within five years of separation from full-time active service, veteran’s preference points will be given to honorably discharged veterans who served a minimum of three consecutive years of full-time active service in the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must receive an overall passing score in order to qualify for the application of veteran’s preference, which will result in a three percent increment to that passing score. Applicants wishing to qualify must, prior to the application deadline, attach or provide a DD Form 214 as proof of eligibility for the veterans’ preference.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER: All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100. In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.
Agency Shop Requirement: This position is represented by the San Leandro City Employees’Association, Local 21 IFPTE, AFL-CIO. Payment of union dues or an equivalent service fee is a condition of employment.
THE CITY OF SAN LEANDRO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
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