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Police Communication Dispatcher (Temporary)
Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California
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Date Posted January 12, 2018
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information


Job Posting Title Police Communication Dispatcher (Temporary)
Location Los Rios Community College District (District Office)
Department Location Police Department
Posting Number C00060P
The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. Our district includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and special services for business and industry.

Our colleges offer transfer education – students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university – and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 career fields. The District’s 2400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. Approximately 75,000 plus students are enrolled in our four colleges and outreach centers.

The District office houses a number of district-wide services. These include the Chancellor’s office, Board Room, Legal Services, Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, District Police Department, Resource Development and Information Technology. Other district-wide services which can be found at various locations around the community are the, Facilities Management Department and the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Each department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities for our communities and staff.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, operates computer, telephone and radio communications equipment to receive emergency calls and routine calls for service; provides information, dispatches police and emergency personnel; types, files and performs a wide variety of clerical support duties in the police department and/or other departments.

For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employee’s Association (White Collar) position Job Descriptions click here

Assignment Responsibilities

• Operates a variety of communications equipment, including telephone, two-way radio and Computer Aided Dispatch system. 
• Handles complaints and answers inquiries requiring knowledge of the campus and surrounding areas, services available, and appropriate procedures to use for any given situation such as parking permits, disabled person parking, 24 hour calls, restraining orders, sex offenders, college facility use lists, etc; and gives CPR and First Aid instructions to callers as needed.
• Receives emergency calls for service; and dispatches police, emergency personnel, and/or maintenance personnel; alerts/requests assistance as needed from local public safety agencies; and contacts agencies involved with major emergency operations such as the fire department, neighboring police agencies, and various state agencies that deal with emergency and disaster operations. 
• Maintains blotter and documents all incoming calls, and unusual incidents; maintains contact with all field units; prepares reports; and issues parking permits. 
• Checks for outstanding warrants or prior offenses on suspects.
• Reviews files, records, and other documents to respond to requests and conducts Internet searches upon request; maintains and updates files for the department; types police reports, dispatch incident logs, and other materials, and assigns report numbers; maintains crime statistics for Cleary Act and monthly campus crime statistics report; and enters, updates and retrieves information on stolen property, vehicle registration, and other information from statewide computer networks. 
• Types, files, and performs a wide variety of clerical support duties in the police department and/or other departments; operates standard office machines; answers telephone, responds to requests, delivers messages, and runs errands; creates and maintains field forms for officers; and carries out broadcasts; opens and routes incoming mail; prepares and processes time reports of temporary officers and student help; prepares and submits purchase orders and requisitions; and maintains lost and found. 
• Performs related duties as required.

Work Year N/A
Work Schedule

To be determined.

NOTE: Temporary classified positions are limited to 110 work days per fiscal year, per board regulation.

Total Hrs per Week/Day To be determined.
Special Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical evaluation and a complete background investigation.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Two years of general clerical experience including one year equivalent to a Clerk II with the District.EDUCATION: Possession of currently valid P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatch certificate or successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher’s course within one year of the date of hire. NOTE: One year of college level business and clerical course work may be substituted for one year of required experience. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles. (Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)

Application Instructions

1. A completed LRCCD Classified Application (required).

2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).

3. Resume (recommended).

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

NOTE: Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.

Also, Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

- Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
- Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position. 
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts. 
- It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position.
Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Physical Demands  
Salary $19.03 per hour LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information No additional salary information to note

Posting Detail Information


Posting Date 12/08/2016
Closing Date  
Open Continuously Yes
Beginning and/or Ending Dates


How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.


All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

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