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Police Communication Dispatcher

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required). 2. Resume (recommended). 3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position). 4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended). 5. Letter of Interest (recommended). 6. P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatch certificate (if applicable). Do not submit additional materials that are not requested. * TRANSCRIPTS: - Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States. - Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here - Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualifications for the position. - Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts. - It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualifications for the position.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Posting Title Police Communication Dispatcher
Location Los Rios Community College District (District Office)
Department Location Police
Posting Number C00223P
The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. Our district includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and special services for business and industry.

Our colleges offer transfer education – students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university – and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 career fields. The District’s 2400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. Approximately 75,000 plus students are enrolled in our four colleges and outreach centers.

The District office houses a number of district-wide services. These include the Chancellor’s office, Board Room, Legal Services, Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, District Police Department, Resource Development and Information Technology. Other district-wide services which can be found at various locations around the community are the, Facilities Management Department and the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Each department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities for our communities and staff.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, operates computer, telephone and radio communications equipment to receive emergency calls and routine calls for service; provides information, dispatches police and emergency personnel; types, files and performs a wide variety of clerical support duties in the police department and/or other departments. [For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here.]

This position is assigned to the Los Rios Community College District Police Department.

This position is open continuously and screening of applications will be begin April 17, 2017.

Assignment Responsibilities

● Operates a variety of communications equipment, including telephone, two-way radio, and Computer Aided Dispatch system.
● Handles, complaints, and answers inquiries requiring knowledge of the campus and surrounding areas, services available, and appropriate procedures to use for any given situation such as parking permits, disabled person parking, 24 hour calls, restraining orders, sex offenders, college facility use lists, etc; and gives CPR and First Aid instructions to callers as needed.
● Receives emergency calls for service; and dispatches police, emergency personnel, and/or maintenance personnel.
● Alerts/requests assistance as needed from local public safety agencies.
● Contacts agencies involved with major emergency operations such as the fire department, neighboring police agencies, and various state agencies that deal with emergency and disaster operations.
● Maintains blotter and documents all incoming calls, and unusual incidents.
● Maintains contact with all field units; prepares reports; and issues parking permits.
● Checks for outstanding warrants or prior offenses on suspects.
● Reviews files, records, and other documents to respond to requests and conducts Internet searches upon request.
● Maintains and updates files for the department; types police reports, dispatch incident logs, and other materials, and assigns report numbers; maintains crime statistics for Cleary ACT and monthly campus crime statistics report; and enters, updates and retrieves information on stolen property, vehicle registration, and other information from statewide computer networks.
● Types, files, and performs a wide variety of clerical support duties in the police department and/or other department.
● Operates standard office machines; answers telephone, responds to requests, delivers messages, and runs errands.
● Creates and maintains field forms for officers; and carries out broadcasts.
● Opens and routes incoming mail.
● Prepares and processes time reports of temporary officers and student help.
● Prepares and submits purchase orders and requisitions.
● Maintains lost and found.
● Performs related duties as required.

Work Year 12 month
Work Schedule

6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Hours and days subject to change.

Total Hrs per Week/Day 40 hrs/wk
Special Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical evaluation and a complete background investigation.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Two years of general clerical experience including one year equivalent to a Clerk II with the District.

EDUCATION: Possession of currently valid P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatch certificate; OR successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher’s course within one year of the date of hire. NOTE: One year of college level business and clerical course work may be substituted for one year of required experience.

Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)

Application Instructions

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).

2. Resume (recommended).

3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

6. P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatch certificate (if applicable).

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

  • TRANSCRIPTS:
    - Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
    - Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
    - Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualifications for the position.
    - Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
    - It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualifications for the position.
Physical Demands
Salary $3,298.09 per month
Additional Salary Information No additional salary information to note

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 03/31/2017
Closing Date
Open Continuously Yes
Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Screening of applications will begin on April 17, 2017.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.

Conditions

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form "Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime", P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form <a href="http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf" target="_blank">http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf</a> and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: San Francisco
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Craigslist
    • EdJoin
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • HigheredJobs
    • HispanicsinHigherEd
    • Indeed
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento African American Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • ScholarlyHires

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. P.O.S.T. Certificate
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Transcript 1
  7. Transcript 2
  8. Transcript 3
  9. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document