Sheriff's Dispatcher I

locationMartinez - California (CA),

atCounty of Contra Costa, California

Estimated salary $68,620 - $75,653 a year

Job Description:

  • Receives telephone and radio messages
  • Uses computer-aided keyboard and data entry equipment or manually records and relays information (often of an emergency nature) to appropriate unit; such as, patrol cars, other police agencies, ambulances, the County Public Works Department and the Office of Emergency Services
  • Receives, transmits and records teletype and data systems messages
  • Answer questions from the public
  • May be asked to dispatch from a mobile command center


License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate.

Typing Proficiency: Ability to accurately type at a speed not less than 40 words per minute.

Other Requirements: Must pass a thorough background investigation, medical screening, and psychological evaluation prior to employment.

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