Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $37.10 (Step 1.0) up to $31.20 (Step 8.0); salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
This position is located in the Police Department. The Police Department is responsible for maintaining a public safety environment which supports the University's mission of education, research and public service, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Under the general supervision of the Records & Communications Manager, the incumbent staffs the Public Safety Dispatch Center, operating as a primary point of contact for life or property emergencies and general police, fire and Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) transit services.
One (1) to three (3) 100% career positions available.
SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER APPLICANTS:
Step 1- Minimum Required Qualifications: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be selected to continue in the process outlined below.
Step 2- POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery: Non-exempt applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be scheduled for this exam administered by the University Police Department. The exam assesses the following requirements: verbal, reasoning, memory and perceptual abilities shall be evaluated before hire to assure the presence of ability levels commensurate with the performance of dispatcher duties, as measured by the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery or alternative job-related tests of these abilities.
NOTE: Exemption to Step 2: Applicants who can show evidence of successful completion of probation during previous employment as a dispatcher AND can show evidence of successful completion of either the Public Safety Dispatcher's Basic Course OR the POST Basic Dispatcher Training Equivalency Examination within the last 3 years are exempt from the Step 2 requirement.
Step 3- Interview: Applicants, who successfully pass Step 2 above, the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery or meet exemption for step 2, will be considered for search committee interview. The top candidates will be interviewed by the Chief of Police. Step 4- UCSC Police Department Background Investigation: Authorized personnel at the UCSC Police Department, certified via POST as background investigators, will conduct the background investigation on applicants who successfully complete steps 1 through 3 above. Applicant information collected thus far in the selection process will be verified during this investigation.
Step 5- Medical and psychological exam.
Applicants who successfully complete all five steps of the selection process may be selected for hire.
Employees serve a 12-month probation period; training period will depend on experience at time of hire.
Knowledge of two-way radio operations.
Experience with transit and/or para-transit dispatch.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a number of capacities with professionalism and sensitivity, and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with diverse populations.
Ability to coordinate vehicles to ensure service/responsiveness.
Speed and accuracy in word processing.
Experience using office computing systems including word processing, spreadsheets, database programs, and video display terminals.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 02-10-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.