Public Safety Dispatcher - Talent Pool | University of California San Diego - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

San Diego, California

This posting will remain open throughout the year. The above deadline indicates dates that applications will be reviewed. This date will be extended on a regular basis. Qualified candidates will be placed into a talent pool for current and future consideration. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis. UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 11/28/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants : Apply by 12/7/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION The Public Safety Dispatcher will operate police radio, dispatch safety units, answer telephones, route calls and answer 911 calls. Monitor video/alarm systems for fire and security, and determine appropriate action. Operate SUN/CLETS/ARJIS computer with various software. Process lost and found items. Sort, perform data entry, distribute, and file reports. Answer and monitor emergency call boxes. Take crime reports. Maintain and update confidential information for alarms, keys, housing, and emergency notifications. Assist in the development and maintenance of police communications procedure manuals. Utilize video monitoring systems. Update electronic admin and criminal files. All applicants will be required to pass a skills and abilities test for public safety dispatchers as specified by the California Commission on POST. The department will contact applicants via email to provide information on the required testing. Must be able to obtain POST Dispatcher Certificate within 12 months of hire. Must be available for on-call assignments, to work overtime, to work all shifts, and to work weekends and holidays. QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated skill in processing multiple telephone calls quickly and politely. Skill in determining pertinent information and the ability to transmit that information to appropriate personnel. Exceptional organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures, constant interruptions, and changing priorities. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks and functions. Effective interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a diverse population including faculty, staff, and students. Ability to serve and work well with citizens, peers, and management. Demonstrates a sincere interest in public service. Proficient knowledge of computers, including those in a networked environment, with various software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Must be able to learn to use computer aided dispatch. Demonstrated ability to write, applying the knowledge of basic grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Skill in completion and proper handling of forms, reports, and logs. Proven ability to demonstrate sound judgment and exercise discretion in all circumstances. Ability to maintain complete confidentiality. Ability to comply respectfully with instruction and counsel from supervisors. Ability to be loyal to supervision and management and ability to demonstrate that loyalty to subordinates and peers. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Background investigation required, including fingerprints, medical, drug and psychological examinations. Must have a valid California Driver License. Must be able to obtain POST Dispatcher Certificate within 12 months of hire. Must have a workable telephone. Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per

San Diego, California

Southern California HERC, established in 2003, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, and research, medical, and cultural institutions. Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance. We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career resources and solutions. SoCal HERC includes members from the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. HERC provides job seekers with comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities, daily job alerts, career advice news and webinars, dual career support, and regional multicultural resources to help with relocating to a new community.

SoCal HERC Member Institutions:

Antioch University, Azusa Pacific, University Cal Tech

CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge,  CSU San Bernardino 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chapman University, Citrus College

Concordia University Irvine, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 

Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University

North Orange County CCD, Occidental College,  Pacific Oaks College & Childrens School 

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Soka University of America

The Claremont Colleges, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, UC Path Center

UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside

UCSD, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

University of Southern California, Vanguard University, Whittier College

While there are certainly wonderful opportunities to teach and conduct research at HERC campuses, of the 42,000 jobs on, over 24,000 (or 57%) are non-teaching positions. You will find jobs in healthcare, administration, software, information technology, finance, technical and trades, social work, student affairs, and much, much more.

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