FILING DEADLINE: Continuous/Open until Filled (City of Fresno will accept applications until a sufficient amount of applications have been received, or selection has been made; therefore the recruitment may close at anytime.)
The Fresno Police Department strives at providing the citizens of Fresno a safe and protected community. Fresno PD is currently seeking experienced dispatchers to provide excellent and prompt customer service. Journey level dispatchers shall answer and evaluate emergency police and emergency medical service calls; operate a multi-channel Computer-Assisted Dispatch (CAD) system console and related equipment to dispatch appropriate public safety units; and prepare police and fire reports and records. Incumbents are expected to perform emergency dispatch duties using a considerable amount of independent judgment. Must receive certification by the Police Department verifying that the incumbent is capable of performing solo radio duty within 12 months of appointment.
Employees may be assigned to work any eight- or ten-hour shift and may be required to work weekends and holidays.
Shift pay is $1.00 to $1.50 per hour depending upon assigned shift.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)
3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.
*Benefits are based upon MOU and these sections might show Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and SDI info instead.
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination.
Possession of a HS Diploma or equivalent GED completion
Two-years of experience equivalent to that gained as an Emergency Services Dispatcher II with the City of Fresno, which included operation of a multi-channel Computer-Assisted Dispatch (CAD) system console and related equipment to dispatch public safety units; must type a net rate of 40 words per minute on a computer keyboard.
Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications must read and sign an Applicant Statement. This statement indicates your understanding that as part of the qualifying process for Emergency Services Dispatcher with the City of Fresno, you will be required to complete a detailed pre-employment personal history form, followed by a thorough background investigation which will include a polygraph examination. If your application is deemed qualifying, the Personnel Services Department will send via electronic mail.
Applicants will not be invited/admitted to the examination without the above documentation.
How To Apply
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT www.fresno.gov/jobs. TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.
It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.
Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.
The examination process may consist of the following:
ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts may conduct a job-related oral exam to evaluate a candidate's abilities to speak clearly and concisely, deal tactfully with citizens, maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees, handle emergency calls while maintaining composure and perform efficiently and calmly in a demanding work environment or other topics related to a candidate's training, experience, and personal traits for the position of Emergency Services Dispatcher II. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.
Since this recruitment is open on a continuous basis, the examination process may be repeated periodically, depending on the number of applicants. As these processes are completed, new candidates will be merged with the current eligible list. Although your score will remain the same through this process, your placement on the eligible list may change.
Eligibles certified to the Police Department for consideration must successfully complete a polygraph test, an extensive background investigation, and a department interview before receiving conditional offers of employment. Individuals receiving a conditional offer of employment must successfully complete a medical examination before receiving a final offer of employment.
Veteran Preference Regulations
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.
Lateral Emergency Services Dispatcher II Hire Incentives
To be eligible for the hiring incentives, you must meet the following criteria:
-To be eligible for the below hiring incentives, a qualified lateral Emergency Services Dispatcher (ESD) II/III candidate (Eligible Lateral Hire) must, at the time of filing the employment application, have been employed for at least two consecutive (2) years during the past three (3) years with a law enforcement agency in a classification equivalent to an Emergency Dispatcher II with the City of Fresno Police Department.
-Upon hire, an Eligible Lateral Hire will be provided with forty (40) hours of vacation time into their vacation leave bank and forty (40) hours of sick leave time into their sick leave bank, to be used as outlined in the FCEA MOU and City policy. The 40 hours of vacation and sick leave provided at the time of hire are immediately available for use.
-Upon hire and commencement of work as an ESD II with the Fresno Police Department, an Eligible Lateral Hire from another law enforcement agency will receive a $1,000 hiring incentive payment.
-Upon successful completion of the ESD training program, as determined by Police Administration, the Eligible Lateral Hire will receive a $1,000 hiring incentive payment.
-Upon successful completion of the probationary period as an ESD II, the Eligible Lateral Hire will receive a $1,000 hiring incentive payment.
-Upon successful completion of an additional twelve months of City service following the successful completion of the probation period, the Eligible Lateral Hire will receive a $1,000 hiring incentive payment.
-This incentive is not compensable for retirement purposes.
-Payments are subject to the terms outlined in FCEA's MOU.
This Agreement will be effective July 1, 2022 and will expire June 30, 2023, unless the City and FCEA mutually agree to extend this Agreement in writing and upon Council approval.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.
Closing Date/Time: 01/04/2024
2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California