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San Francisco State University
POLICE DISPATCHER I (Job ID: 2717)
Closing Date: Open until filled

The San Francisco State University Police Department is looking for energetic, dynamic individuals interested in working in a challenging atmosphere. DispatcherA career in a community-oriented law enforcement agency can be yours if you meet the challenge. Dispatchers at San Francisco State University function as the central emergency contact point for the campus, analyze emergency and safety situations and make rapid determinations as to the availability and proximity of the nearest emergency personnel and equipment. Our Dispatchers coordinate communications; maintain arrest, radio, and general activities logs; process citations and police reports and assist with the control and release of official copies of crime reports to outside agencies and the general public.


Salary: $3,055 - $4,584 per month. Salary is commensurate with experience.

DispatcherOther Benefits: 13 Paid Holidays Plus two weeks paid vacation per year to start; Comprehensive health plans with low or no premium costs for employee & family; SF State Tuition Fee waiver program for University employees and dependents.

Skills: Effective communication skills; knowledge/use of Apple and PC computers. Possess working knowledge of legal codes, requirements, procedures and techniques for receiving complaints and calls for service, and knowledge of geographical layout, or have the ability and aptitude to learn.

Ability to multi-task while engaged in one or more then one of the following activities: Converse using police radio systems; interpret written policies, follow oral/written instructions, and transfer information; read/write and spell at a level appropriate to perform the duties of the position; provide clear/concise verbal directions; present and summarize information in a variety of written formats, using clear and concise language; establish/maintain effective working relationships with members of the campus community and general public; maintain composure when dealing with difficult individuals; remain calm, act quickly and use good judgment in emergency (stressful) situations; maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; effectively converse using police radio systems; use computerized and automated dispatch and law enforcement systems and databases to enter, research and retrieve data; read maps and floor plans to provide directions to officers.

Specialized Abilities: operate a computer terminal, teletypewriter, radio-telephone and VHS/UHF radio; learn standard broadcasting procedures, FCC rules regarding law enforcement radio transmission and the 10 code system.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possess a P.O.S.T. Dispatcher certificate. At least one year of verifiable experience using a switchboard and two-way radio communication in a law enforcement or a comparable agency; or one year of vocational business school or college education which included business or police science subjects may be substituted for one year experience; including two years experience involving public contact.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
Submit an online application and/or resume and cover letter (optional), describing your specific qualifications for each position. (Locate job id 2717 on the Human Resources website)

The Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872 or (415) 338-1873.

San Francisco State University and the SFSU Police Department is an Equal Opportunity/American with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment towards the principles of diversity.

Application Deadline - Open Until Filled

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