Job Description

Payroll Title:
Full Salary Range
$66,231.36 - $84,522.24/Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 4/10 hr or 3/13.20 hour days - Variable

#112723 Public Safety Dispatcher - Talent Pool

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/1/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This posting will remain open throughout the year. The above monthly deadline indicates dates that applications will be reviewed. This date will be extended as the end of the month approaches.

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 11/3/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/15/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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.


  • 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 knowledge and skill in utilizing various office machines including fax, copier, scanner, and shredder.

  • 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.


  • 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 "California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4)".

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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