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IPD Police Dispatcher II

at City of Indio

Pay: $52895.23 to $70884.74/year
Salary : $25.43 - $34.08 Hourly $4,407.94 - $5,907.06 Monthly $52,895.23 - $70,884.74 Annually
Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2519878
Keywords: office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:IPD Police Dispatcher II
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$25.43 - $34.08 Hourly
$4,407.94 - $5,907.06 Monthly
$52,895.23 - $70,884.74 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Location: 46800 Jackson Street, Indio, California
 
***The employee must be willing to work a flexible schedule: must work days, nights, weekends, holidays, and employee may need to work a flex shift or a cover shift***

***DISCLAIMER: The City reserves the right to accelerate or extend the "Closing Date" of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received. The City is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make all reasonable accommodations for the disabled to participate in employment programs and facilities. Women, minorities, and disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. The finalist candidate must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.***

Please review the following common disqualifiers. If any items listed pertain to you, you will be automatically disqualified in the background investigation. You may, at this time, want to screen yourself and withdraw prior to starting the recruitment process.

•Any illegal use, sales, or possession of a drug classified as an opiate (heroin, opium, etc.) or PCP.
•Any use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB, MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) within five years of date of application.
•Any illegal use of anabolic steroids within three years of date of application.
•A pattern or history of irresponsibility as evidenced by debt collections, civil judgments, failure to pay, late payments, etc.
•Two or more at-fault traffic collisions within three years of the date of application.
•Conviction of a hit-and run offense.
•Any driver's license suspension within five years of date of application.
•Conviction of a felony crime.
•Conviction of any misdemeanor crime within five years of application.
•Any conviction as an adult, of any misdemeanor crime involving domestic violence, sexual-related offenses or crimes against children.
•Any conviction as an adult, of a theft or larceny crime.

The following may result in disqualification:

•Use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB, MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) previous to five years of application.
•Recent marijuana use.
•Prior nitrous oxide use.
•Illegal use of anabolic steroids previous to three years of application.
•Illegal use of a hypodermic needle/ syringe.
•A bankruptcy within the past three years of date of application.
•More than one moving violation in the past 12 months, and/or three or more moving citations within the past three years, and/or five or more moving citations within the past five years of date of application.


DEFINITION:
Under general supervision, learns to receive and process and receives and processes routine and emergency calls and alarms; dispatches Police and other public service entities as required; enters, retrieves, and uses data from various automated law enforcement information systems; coordinates with other emergency service providers as appropriate; may assist in the training of less experienced personnel; learns applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
The IPD Police Dispatcher II is the journey level class in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned police dispatching duties. Incumbents are responsible for performing the full range of duties with minimum supervision and applying sound judgment regarding their scope of authority in dispatching personnel. This class is distinguished from the next higher classification of Police Dispatch Supervisor in that the latter has the responsibility for performing the more complex and sensitive duties and for providing supervision.
 Duties:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Receives and processes routine and emergency calls for service; dispatches police and other public service entities as required; accurately enters, retrieves, analyzes and uses data from various automated law enforcement information systems; coordinates with other emergency service providers as appropriate; assists in the training of less experienced personnel.

•Learns and develops an understanding of applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; uses law enforcement terminology and cites code sections by number.

•Screens incoming calls to determine necessity, priority and type of response required; interprets level of service needed through information obtained from field officers or citizens; works effectively with the public, and maintains a professional, customer service oriented demeanor; responds to questions and concerns from the general public, department staff, and other agencies; takes and records telephone and counter reports; provides information as appropriate and resolves service issues and complaints.

•Monitors radio frequencies specific to the operation of the Indio Police Department and the City of Indio; monitors other radio frequencies to be aware of incidents elsewhere that may affect City of Indio police operations; informs the Watch Commander of calls in progress; dispatches and monitors the status and location of field units; maintains calmness in radio transmissions during hectic, tense and dangerous situations; responds immediately to emergencies regarding the safety of field units.

•Maintains accurate computer log of incoming service requests, information received and actions taken; maintains records of all pending and dispatched calls for service; prepares other reports and records as directed; maintains files necessary for dispatch as assigned; accurately enters, updates, and retrieves information from various computer networks; coordinates multi-agency responses when necessary; transfers calls to appropriate agencies if warranted; receives information and calls for service from other law enforcement agencies; researches county, state and federal national computer data banks to obtain information requested by officers or other law enforcement personnel as required; provides information to other agencies by telephone and teletype.

•Monitors station security and radio system security cameras for unusual or criminal activity.

•Establishes positive working relationships with co-workers, employees within the department, outside agencies, representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management, and the public; works as part of a team, yet may work independently; may represent the Police Department and the City's dispatching services on various work groups, interview panels and committees.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
Receives general supervision from the Police Dispatch Supervisor. Incumbents of this class do not routinely exercise supervision, but may provide technical and functional training as needed.

OTHER DUTIES:
•May work in the Emergency Operations Center and Mobile Command Center.

•May assist in the release of towed vehicles on weekends.

•May be called to testify in court when subpoenaed by a judge or member of the court..

•Performs other related duties as assigned.
 Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Education:
The required qualification is to possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience:
The required qualification is to possess the equivalent of two (2) years of previous police dispatcher experience with at least 18 months with one agency

LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATE(S):
Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license. Possession a Dispatch Certificate from P.O.S.T.
 Additional Information:
KNOWLEDGE:
Civil, criminal, and municipal provisions relating to the various activities of the City of Indio's Police Department; law enforcement, fire, and other operating procedures and functions as they relate to the dispatch function; geography of the City of Indio and the surrounding environment; legal and procedural techniques and regulations regarding transmission and reception of police radio traffic; basic radio and related equipment maintenance; modern office administrative practices and procedures; methods of providing services and information; ability to learn alphanumeric and other coding protocol; basic principles of mathematics; applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; standard office procedures, practices, and equipment; modern office practices, methods and equipment, including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling, and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

SKILLS:
Effectively operate specialized law enforcement automated information, communication, and dispatch systems.

ABILITIES:
Perform a variety of complex work with speed and accuracy; remain calm under emergency situations; learn to operate specialized law enforcement automated information, communication and dispatch systems; work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, overtime, and rotating shifts; wear a department uniform; perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations; read, interpret, and record data accurately; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.