Public Safety Dispatcher Recruitment

The City of Gridley has an immediate opening for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher, part-time. 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

Part-Time: $21.44/hr. (July 1, 2024)

The full job description is available through Human Resources.

City of Gridley Employment Application