• City of Newport Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, California
  • Mar 19, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description


This recruitment may close at any time without advance notice. You are encouraged to apply immediately. You will not be able to submit an application for this position once the recruitment closes. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.

Definition: To receive and process emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatch police units using computer aided dispatch and a variety of communications equipment; performs related duties for animal control and parking control officers and related requests for service.

Full-time ($4,879 - $6,867 per month)
Part-time ($27.47 - $38.68 per hour)

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future part-time and full-time vacancies as they occur. Appointment to a part-time or full-time position will depend on the department's needs.

The candidate selected for the position will undergo a thorough background investigation including a polygraph examination. Once a conditional job offer has been made, the candidate will undergo comprehensive medical and psychological examinations, including a urine drug screen, by City Medical Examiners. The Chief of Police will make the final hiring decision.

The City offers an excellent benefit package and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement Systems (CalPERS). Retirement formula is based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS and the employee is required to contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs.

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Essential Duties
Please see online job specification for a more detailed description of specific job duties. Police Dispatcher
Please see online job specification for a more detailed description of specific qualifications. Police Dispatcher
Experience & Education and License/Certificate

A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Entry Level Appointments : Prior public contact or police agency experience is desirable. Prior California public safety dispatching experience is highly desirable.

Lateral Appointments : One year of experience with a California police agency as an emergency dispatcher.

Education: High school graduation or G.E.D.

Licenseor Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Possession of a POST Public Safety Dispatcher Academy Certificate is highly desirable.

Additional Requirement: Prior to employment, the prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by Newport Beach Police Department. Record must be free from conviction of any felony, or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, and from an excessive number of citations for traffic violations. Background history should indicate responsibility, dependability, honesty, integrity, acceptable communication skills, good judgment and the ability to relate well with others. The resulting report of your conviction history (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature, date, surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered. This position also requires that employees hired after January 1, 1999 shall not smoke or use any tobacco products at any time while on or off duty.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Newport Beach employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

Job Address

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