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Source: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

December 1, 2016 (San Diego) - 24 hours per day, seven days a week, Sheriff's Dispatchers answer emergency calls from all across San Diego County. They save lives by getting help out to those calling 9-1-1.

The Sheriff's Communications Center is hiring both entry level (no experience needed) and lateral dispatchers.

Starting pay for entry level dispatcher is $19.62/hour. Pay jumps to $23.65/hour after approximately one year on the job. A top step dispatcher currently makes $32.05/hour (after approximately 7 years on the job.

Here is more information about these positions:

EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCHER TRAINEE (Entry level position): Candidates must be 18 years of age and have effective oral and written communication skills in English. All candidates must pass the Criti-Call performance test as administered by the County of San Diego.

As an Emergency Services Dispatcher Trainee, you will respond to 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls and be responsible for dispatching deputies in the field.

For more information, visit: Applications for the Emergency Services Dispatcher Trainee position will be accepted until SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH.

EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCHER (Lateral position): Candidates must have one year of full-time experience as a Public Service Radio Dispatcher for a municipal law enforcement or fire agency within the last three years.

For more information visit Recruitment for the Emergency Services Dispatcher (Lateral) position will remain open until further notice.

Applicants will be required to undergo a comprehensive background check. Apply now!

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High Stress Job

I knew people who worked as a police dispatcher and moved to the water dept. earning similar pay and not dealing with life and death situations. When someone is in a shoot-out you are a part of it and likely know the cops and their families.