Police Dispatcher I
Classification: Police Dispatcher -12 Month-Dispatcher I
Department: University Police
Sub-Division: Assistant Vice President Administration & Finance
Salary Range: $3,096- $5,026 per month
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full-Time
Varies; occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours
California State University, Fullerton is searching for a Police Dispatcher I. We are seeking individuals who are calm, rational, and willing to work an alternate schedule. The Police Dispatcher should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Under the administration of the Chief of Police, the University Police Department is responsible for the safety, health and well-being of the University community. The Communications Unit is a primary Public Safety answering point. Provides essential communications between campus law enforcement headquarters, campus police, community service officers and parking officers in the field, outside emergency and law enforcement agencies and the public. Screens all 9-1-1, blue emergency phones and business lines to determine the appropriate level of service needed in emergency and non-emergency situations and allocates appropriate personnel and resources to incidents. Enters calls for service into a Computer Aided Dispatch computer system, accesses campus information, and queries local, state and national law enforcement databases. Monitors the campus alarm systems, contacts appropriate parties, initiates police and/or fire response and set off the evacuation of a building or the entire campus if necessary. Required to multi-task and must do several things at one time, quickly and efficiently. Communicates via radio to units in the field while also answering the phone. Also ensures the interview room is successfully recorded and activity logged when a subject is being held inside. Works independently, reacts quickly, and demonstrates good judgment and discretion in stressful situations. Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or the equivalent. One year of verifiable experience using a switchboard and two-way radio communication system in a law enforcement or comparable agency setting within the last ten years. Completion of, or the ability to attend and successfully complete, the Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) dispatcher course. Ability to pass supplemental POST requirements for dispatchers such as a background check, physical requirements, and other related requirements. Ability to effectively use the phonetic alphabet, speak clearly and concisely, follow oral and written instructions, transfer information accurately, and handle a wide range of interpersonal interactions effectively. Ability to learn to use applicable automated dispatch and law enforcement systems and databases.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Special Working Conditions:
Must report for work when called in on mandatory overtime. Employment is contingent upon completion of an audiogram and a fingerprint background check. This position is funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
Hiring Preference: On-Campus CSUEU Employees
Application Deadline: 23-Mar-2017
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