Safety Dispatcher Recruitment



The City of Gridley has an immediate opening for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher. Applications can be found HERE or at City Hall, 685 Kentucky Street, Gridley. 

Job Location: Gridley Police Department, 685 Kentucky Street, Gridley, CA 95948

Duties: To receive and provide the appropriate response to emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, EMS/rescue, animal control and after-hours public works; to perform a variety of clerical functions in support of police and City operations; to act as a resource to visitors and the public regarding routine inquiries; and to function as a positive and cooperative team member.
Qualifications: Knowledge of: Standard and accepted office practices, procedures, and techniques; standard and accepted English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; standard and accepted receptionist techniques and telephone etiquette; designated computer software and its applications; standard and accepted radio and telephone communication equipment and radio codes; standard and accepted functions, procedures and practices of public safety operations including police, fire, rescue and paramedic activities; basic laws, regulations and guidelines related to confidentiality issues and the release of information from law enforcement records. Ability to: Learn the City and departmental organizational structure, ordinances, policies, and procedures; learn the location and configuration of the City’s streets, landmarks, public areas, community facilities and schools; read and write English at a sufficient level for successful job performance; understand and carry out a variety of both oral and written instructions in an independent manner; interview and communicate with a variety of diverse individuals in a positive, persuasive, and effective manner; type/word process accurately and at a speed sufficient for successful job performance; utilize designated work processing, spreadsheet, database and other specialized software programs accurately and effectively; organize and prioritize a variety of tasks in an effective and timely manner; think clearly in a variety of emergency situations and respond in a timely and calming manner; operate and utilize designated telephone communication and radio equipment and codes in an effective and timely manner; perform mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division accurately; operate a variety of office machines and equipment including computer terminal, peripheral equipment, fax machine, teletype machine, copier and calculator; meet the physical requirements necessary to perform required duties in a safe and effective manner for self and others; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Minimum Qualifications: At least one year of work experience performing clerical, receptionist, or public contact duties, preferably within a police or other public safety agency; the ability to successfully obtain a California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (C.L.E.T.S.) Certificate within one year of employment within this job class; the ability to successfully complete the P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher course within one year of employment within this job class.

Rate of pay: $3717 - $4864 / monthly

The full job description is available through Human Resources.

City of Gridley Employment Application