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Police Dispatcher (Police Dispatcher I) - Part-time, Public Safety

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Job Summary:

The Police Dispatcher will perform a full range of dispatch duties on rotating shifts. The incumbent will receive information, complaints, requests, and signals from a variety of communication equipment. The incumbent will evaluate information received, determine a proper course of action, and disseminate information. The incumbent will handle police, parking and other types of radio traffic, and maintain all information in a computer aided dispatch system.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Incumbent will operate and monitor radio and communication equipment in accordance with FCC regulations, to dispatch units to emergency and non-emergency calls. Prioritizes calls for service.  Identifies locations where assistance is needed, makes rapid determinations as to availability and proximity of the nearest emergency personnel and equipment and monitors the location and status of units in the field.  The incumbent assigns field personnel using the CAD system.  Receives and transmits information to units in the field. Elicits and records pertinent and accurate information and uses judgement and discretion to rapidly assess the nature and priority of the information and the necessary response.  Keeps the Watch Commander informed of situations involving officer safety and dispatches personnel according to operational needs.  Notifies other jurisdictions or public safety agencies upon officer, supervisor, or Watch Commander request. Disseminates notifications to University administration and community.
  • Incumbent monitors radio transmissions from other law enforcement agencies and responds to requests for emergency assistance. Maintains knowledge of City and University geography and streets. Interpret various laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to successfully apply and adhere to that understanding.  Makes inquiries into county, state, and federal national computer data banks to obtain information requested by officers or other law enforcement personnel. Enters, updates, and retrieves information on wanted persons, stolen property vehicle registration, stolen property/vehicle and other information from computer and teletype networks. Sends, receives, and decodes teletype information.
  • Incumbent may perform matron duties on occasion; performs clerical duties as they relate to the service of the public and to the maintenance of police records. Operates digital surveillance video data when requested. Tests and inspects equipment as required. Reports faulty equipment to Supervision. Maintains and updates after hours call outs for the campus. Operate other telecommunication equipment such as Live Safe, Rave, Gems, Blackboard connect, Informacast, satellite phone and alarm monitoring system.  Provide administrative support to the department.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants must possess one year of verifiable experience using a switchboard and two-way radio communication system in a law enforcement or comparable agency.
  • Incumbents must have completed or be able to attend and successfully complete the Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Dispatcher Course. Incumbents who, upon hire, do not possess a P.O.S.T. Dispatcher Certificate also will be required to pass a written test related to essential dispatching skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to quickly and calmly, while exercising good judgment in emergency situations, follow oral and written procedures, rules of the FCC and 10-Code.
  • Applicants must have the ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Working knowledge of legal codes, requirements, procedures, and techniques for receiving complaints and calls for service and for dispatching and communicating with campus officers in the field.
  • Ability to effectively converse using police radio systems.
  • Working knowledge of public safety-related agencies and the respective communication protocols.
  • Achievement of the P.O.S.T. Dispatcher certificate.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use applicable computerized and automated dispatch and law enforcement systems and databases to enter, research and retrieve data as necessary.
  • Ability to independently respond and act quickly, accurately evaluate information and situations, and make appropriate decisions in routine, non-routine, and emergency situations.
  • Working knowledge of geographical layout and ability to read maps and floor plans to provide directions to officers in the field.
  • Ability to accurately interpret written policies, follow oral and written instructions, and transfer information.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise verbal directions quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to present and summarize information in a variety of written formats, using clear and concise language.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, interact with all members of the campus community and public and maintain composure in highly stressful situations or when dealing with difficult individuals.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • P.O.S.T. approved and certified candidates are desired.


Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $23 - $33 per hour (salary is commensurate upon years of experience)

Classification Salary Range: $19.26 - $34.58 per hour

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Position Information:

Work status: Part-time/Hourly/Temporary/On-call/Non-Exempt position

Schedule: On-call at any time of the day; including weekends & holidays.

The application deadline is October 13, 2023. 

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California. 

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas). 

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Selected candidates must successfully pass a pre­employment background and fingerprinting check as well as a general medical examination, drug test, and hearing test. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Driver’s License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon a candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs.

Mandated Reporter

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit


Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at   


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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