Communications Dispatcher - Lateral, Per Diem

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  • Job typePart-time
  • Salary range$53.42 per hour

The City of Menlo Park currently has an excellent opportunity for experienced communications dispatchers. Shift work including weekends and holidays is required.

Communications dispatchers are responsible for receiving and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls for the Police Department and City. Responsibilities are centered on extensive contact with the public over the telephone, in both emergency and non-emergency situations to receive, transmit and provide information and assistance. All activities are performed within specified legal guidelines. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative.

Minimum qualifications

Education and experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.
  • 1 year of general clerical work involving frequent public contact, preferably in a law enforcement setting.

Licenses and certifications

Possession of a valid Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).