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: www.joinsdsheriff.net/dispatcher. 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 www.joinsdsheriff.net/dispatcher. 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!
Watch these videos to see what it takes to become a Sheriff's Dispatcher: https://goo.gl/46Psga and https://goo.gl/HA1jRA.
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.