Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit
The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is recruiting men and women for a challenging career in the Sheriff's public safety communications center. No prior experience is required. Individuals hired will receive intensive training during the initial 12-month probationary period and are expected to qualify for advancement to the class of Sheriff's Dispatcher II ($5,153 - $6,114) within one year of employment. Sheriff- Dispatcher is a non-sworn, uniformed position. Dispatchers receive a yearly uniform allowance. Individuals assigned to designated positions requiring bilingual ability must pass language proficiency evaluation to qualify for a bilingual differential.
Sheriff's Dispatchers are assigned to the dispatch center located in Martinez, California. The facility operates on a 7-day, 24-hour schedule. Sheriff Dispatchers are responsible for receiving incoming emergency and non-emergency police, fire, emergency ambulance service calls; determining response, prioritizing and dispatching units in accordance to established Sheriff policies and procedures; entering and retrieving information from teletype networks and computerized data systems; for radio communication with 15-20 patrol units operating in the field and provide additional dispatch services to fire departments, ambulance units and the County Office of Emergency Services. Weekend, holiday and overtime work is required. All overtime is compensated at 1-1/2 times regular hourly rate
Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
Ability to act promptly, logically and decisively
Be able to communicate clearly
Ability to read, comprehend and retain information
Maintain a calm and professional demeanor even under stressful situations
Ability to adapt to changing situations
Ability to multi-task
Have a high level of integrity
Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us. The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.
TENTATIVE EXAM DATES
For applications received 2/29/2020 - 3/27/2020
\- Tentative Typing Assessment: 04/14 - 04/15/2020
\- Tentative Performance Exam: 05/02 - 05/04/2020
Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate.
Typing Proficiency: Ability to accurately type at a speed not less than 40 words per minute.
Other Requirements: Must pass a thorough background investigation, medical screening, and psychological evaluation prior to employment.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND
VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
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