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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 12/13/2016
This requisition will remain open until filled.
Consider a public safety career at the foremost public institution of higher learning in the nation. The University of California Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services in support of the academic and public service missions of the University of California, serving a diverse community of more than 35,000 students and 14,000 faculty & staff in the vibrant City of Berkeley, at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the traditional role of a police department we also carry out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We pride ourselves in a professional and high-quality delivery of service, which we provide with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.
At the Berkeley campus, we employ approximately 70 sworn peace officers, 45 full time civilian employees and 50 part-time students. We are interested in ethical, intelligent, creative and motivated candidates who possess the desire and talent required to address the unique challenges of our urban campus environment. We offer a wide variety of assignments and a public service experience unlike any other agency.
A Public Safety Dispatcher (PSD) is responsible for maintaining communications between the Police Department and the public, as well as between officers in the field and other public safety employees and agencies. Public Safety Dispatchers wear a police-style uniform and work under the general direction of, and report directly to, a PSD Supervisor. PSDs operate the University of California Police Department (UCPD) communications center, which is a fully computerized environment and a 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). PSDs are required to multi-task and prioritize according to department need in a manner consistent with law, regulations, department policies and standard procedures.
Public Safety Dispatchers assign and coordinate personnel and resources in response to emergency situations, in-progress crimes and other calls for service. PSDs operate a police radio, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, telephones and other various law enforcement telecommunications and computer systems. They monitor campus alarm systems, security cameras and provide customer service via telephone and at the department's main public counter after business hours. Public Safety Dispatchers work evening, night and weekend shifts, with some mandatory and volunteer overtime assignments available. Occasional duties include general administrative functions such as data entry, filing and record-keeping, assistance with booking prisoners, processing warrants, and other assigned duties based on the needs of the department.
Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;
Possess a valid California Driver License;
Have earned a valid high school diploma or the equivalent;
Have the legal right to work in the United States on a permanent basis;
Have no felony convictions;
Meet all other requirements for public safety dispatcher as established by law and the California
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
The department will consider candidates with any of the following:
For candidates with prior experience:
Proof of possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate
Proof of successful completion of the POST-certified Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course (80 hours minimum) and completion of probation as a public safety dispatcher during previous employment.
For candidates without prior PSD experience
Completed the California POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery selection test and/or Criticall test; your scores will be considered on either test if completed within one year.
Preferred candidates for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher should have:
Prior experience as a Public Safety Dispatcher;
An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
Excellent verbal and written skills and the demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse community;
Ability to use vehicles, computer systems and other technologies and tools utilized by police agencies;
Understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment
Knowledgeable of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) accreditation process and requirements is highly desirable
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range for Public Safety Dispatcher is $54,267.12 81,244.08. Prior public safety dispatcher work experience will be considered when assigning an annual salary.
The department also provides an annual $500 uniform allowance after a full year of employment.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
To verify eligibility, applicants may be required to complete any or all of the following: a written and skills exam, a panel interview, a background investigation, medical and psychological exams, a pre-employment drug test, and other requirements as necessary.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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