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Dispatcher/Records - Full-time, Irvine Valley College (One or more positions)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Note for applicants:

We are recruiting for three (3) Dispatcher/Records positions:

1. Job # P0006921/5546: Full-time position at Irvine Valley College
2. Job # P0005078/5583: Part-time position at Irvine Valley College
3. Job # P0004748/5740: Full-time position at Saddleback College

If you are interested in more than one position, you must submit a complete application to each job posting separately.


METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at http://jobs.socccd.edu login page. All sections of the application must be completed (do not state “see resume” or leave any fields blank) and must list:

- relevant experience,
- three (3) professional references, preferably from current supervisors, previous supervisors, colleagues or coworkers who can address professional competency and appropriate practical skills, or other professional references. The Office of Human Resources may request additional references if individuals provided are unavailable.
- and details of each job assignment.

Please attach to your application:

- Resume (required)
- Cover Letter (optional)
- POST Certificates related to a Dispatcher position (optional)
- Transcript (optional)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District, and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application is complete when submitted. Any supporting application materials must reference the job opening ID number and may be attached online, faxed to (949) 340-8007, emailed to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu , mailed via U.S. Mail under separate cover, or hand delivered to the District offices.

Deadline for Application: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For guaranteed consideration your complete Application and Supplemental Documentation are required to be submitted electronically by the INITIAL SCREENING DATE. Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Posting Details

Position Information

Link to job brochure:
Classification Title Dispatcher/Records
Job Category: Classified Staff
Job Open Date: 03/07/2016
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 08/15/2016
Position ID: P0006921
Job Open ID: 5546
Position Title: Dispatcher/Records - Full-time, Irvine Valley College (One or more positions)
Location 10-Irvine Valley College
Department Parking Services (IVC-034-089)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 119 - Starting at $3,647 per month (plus shift differential, if applicable)
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Variable Shifts
Receives Benefits: Yes
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

Under general supervision from the Chief of Police or designee, performs radio dispatch for police, parking services, and other public safety personnel; dispatches police units and communicates with other emergency service agencies as appropriate in support of the police department at an assigned campus; performs a wide variety of specialized clerical duties involved in the preparation, retention, maintenance, distribution, and release of criminal records and materials related to public safety activities in accordance with the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication Systems (CLETS); manages and coordinates service, training, and maintenance of the Live Scan fingerprint system; and provides a variety of information and assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the general public relative to assigned area of responsibility in person and over the telephone.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Incumbent is expected to complete both Dispatch and Records training through POST and maintain current knowledge by attending regular POST continued training. Regular ongoing duties include performing the full range of Dispatcher duties and, in addition, specialized functions related to the computerized and non-computerized law enforcement records management systems including preparation, retention, maintenance, distribution, and release of criminal records and materials related to public safety activities in accordance with the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication Systems (CLETS).

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Principles and procedures of public safety dispatching including operation of computer aided dispatch software applications.
Emergency procedures and proper radio communication procedures and rules.
Operations, services, and activities of a law enforcement records management program.
CLETS/NCIC.
Principles and practices of police records retention and disposition.
Principles and practices of Uniform Crime Reporting.
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations including applicable laws governing the retention and dissemination of police reports and records.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Basic principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
Principles, practices, and procedures of basic fiscal, statistical, and administrative record keeping.
Basic principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Basic mathematical concepts.
Work organization principles and practices.
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Ability to:

Read passages and listen to orally-imparted information and retrieve facts, draw conclusions, and derive meaning.
Use language to convey information clearly in writing.
Apply general rules to specific problems to attain logical answers.
Correctly follow a given rule or set of rules to arrange things or actions in a certain order.
Mentally store and retrieve facts, details, and other information.
Quickly and accurately compare letters and numbers presented orally on a form; shift back and forth between two or more sources of information, both written and orally-imparted, in performing a set of tasks.
Learn and understand the organization and operation of the assigned program area as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Learn, understand, interpret, and apply policies and procedures according to the Rules and Regulations Manual.
Learn geographic features and streets of the campus.
Perform a variety of office support and clerical duties and activities of a general and specialized nature for assigned campus police office.
Interpret changes in Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.
Understand, interpret, and apply general radio dispatch, police records, administrative, and office policies and procedures.
Interpret and apply various state laws regulating the control and release of criminal records.
Interpret changes in policies, codes, regulations, and laws governing communications, use and confidentiality of police records, and property and evidence control.
Manage the retention and distribution of criminal reports.
Receive and appropriately respond to calls for emergency service.
Effectively communicate with and elicit information from, upset and irate callers. Operate radio communications equipment to dispatch, support, and maintain contact with campus police officers and other field personnel.
Respond appropriately to the needs, requests, and inquiries from students, staff, faculty, or the public; effectively present information in person, on the telephone, or via radio.
Remain calm and efficient in emergency situations.
Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitive information, records and reports.
Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Compile and organize data and information.
Maintain filing systems.
Exercise good judgment in maintaining information, records, and reports.
Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Perform customer and community service with a calm professional demeanor while under stress.
Accurately evaluate information and situations, and make appropriate decision in routine, non-routine, and emergency situations.
Read maps and floor plans to provide directions to officers in the field.
Accurately interpret written policies, follow oral and written instructions, and transfer information.
Provide clear and concise verbal directions quickly and accurately.
Present and summarize information in a variety of written formats, using clear and concise language.
Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to, and understanding of, the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized course work related to assignment. College level course work in criminal justice, records management, or other related program area is desirable.

Experience:

Two years of general clerical experience involving extensive public contact including some prior experience in a dispatch center, parking and traffic control, radio communications, or in public relations.

License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required for some positions to drive a District or personal vehicle to attend meetings or pick up/deliver documents or other materials.
Completion of a POST Dispatcher course within one year of employment.
Completion of POST Records course within one year of employment.
Must satisfactorily complete on-going Continuing Professional Training requirements set by POST.
Ability to obtain current First Aid and CPR certification.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a campus police office setting. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal, subject to noise from office equipment operation, frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with students, staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and may occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

Note for applicants:

We are recruiting for three (3) Dispatcher/Records positions:


1. Job # P0006921/5546: Full-time position at Irvine Valley College

2. Job # P0005078/5583: Part-time position at Irvine Valley College

3. Job # P0004748/5740: Full-time position at Saddleback College


If you are interested in more than one position, you must submit a complete application to each job posting separately.


METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at http://jobs.socccd.edu login page. All sections of the application must be completed (do not state “see resume” or leave any fields blank) and must list:

- relevant experience,

- three (3) professional references, preferably from current supervisors, previous supervisors, colleagues or coworkers who can address professional competency and appropriate practical skills, or other professional references. The Office of Human Resources may request additional references if individuals provided are unavailable.

- and details of each job assignment.

Please attach to your application:

- Resume (required)

- Cover Letter (optional)

- POST Certificates related to a Dispatcher position (optional)
- Transcript (optional)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District, and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application is complete when submitted. Any supporting application materials must reference the job opening ID number and may be attached online, faxed to (949) 340-8007, emailed to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu , mailed via U.S. Mail under separate cover, or hand delivered to the District offices.

Deadline for Application: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For guaranteed consideration your complete Application and Supplemental Documentation are required to be submitted electronically by the INITIAL SCREENING DATE. Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Additional Classification Information:

TESTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK
Must pass the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery (written exam) or alternative job-related tests of these abilities.
Must submit to a thorough background investigation pursuant to standards established by the Commission for POST.
Must undergo a medical examination as required by the Commission for POST.

Position Specific Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Receive emergency and non-emergency telephone calls for service from the campus community, general public, law enforcement, and field personnel; determine nature, priority, and location of emergencies; dispatch campus police and other emergency responders as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operate police radio communications systems to transmit and receive a variety of messages and calls for service while dispatching personnel and equipment according to standard operating procedures or personnel requests.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operate a variety of computer based software systems including CAD, records management system, and California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS); operate CLETS to enter, modify, and retrieve data associated and connected with law enforcement records and criminal history databases; serve as primary or alternate Agency CLETS Coordinator (ACC) on matters pertaining to the use of CLETS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Correspond in person, in writing, or by phone when a request for records is received; respond to subpoena duces tecums for department records; consult with the City Attorney, District Attorney’s Office, and Department of Justice as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research Public Records Act laws relating to criminal records and case law to determine authority to release or deny request for records; appear in court on behalf of the department as required; interpret and apply various state laws regulating the control and release of criminal records.

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitor campus fire alarms, intrusion alarms, and panic alarms and dispatch appropriate personnel as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operate network systems related to the college access control and CCTV systems and security objects; perform backup procedures; import/export cardholder records; generate reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

Answer maintenance service emergencies during evenings, weekends, and holidays; contact appropriate maintenance staff after hours as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform general clerical duties; type, word process, and proofread a variety of documents and forms including general correspondence, reports, and memoranda from rough draft, recordings, or verbal instruction; compile information and data for statistical reports; enter information into computer system; access student information as requested/necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain accurate and up-to-date public safety files, records, and logs; develop and monitor various logs, accounts, and files for current and accurate information to establish and maintain daily log of all calls and field units dispatched; verify accuracy of information, researching discrepancies and recording information; file police reports and other documents; organize and maintain filing systems to maintain records and reports in a safe/secure filing system for permanent record keeping; process requests for records and subpoenas; perform annual Clery Act reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Process criminal identification and evidence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as receptionist for assigned area; receive office visitors and telephone calls; provide material and information in response to requests for information related to assigned area of responsibility; route calls to appropriate personnel and convey telephone messages; refer callers to appropriate staff for further assistance as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide information and reports to Police Officers including daily and weekend reports with information regarding weekend classes and events on campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operate office equipment including computer, typewriter, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine; utilize various computer applications and software packages; maintain and generate reports from a database or network system.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide support for front counter and other general office operations; maintain office supplies and inventories; order, receive, and maintain office supplies and equipment; prepare and deliver requisitions, purchase orders, and work order forms.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Chief of Police with the development, evaluation, and testing of emergency and disaster operating procedures in conjunction with other departments of the District and other agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Live Scan fingerprinting service.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript 1
  3. License or Certificate

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you obtained education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Have you completed college level course work in criminal justice, records management, or a related program area?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Does your experience include working with telephone or dispatch programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Does your experience include at least two years of general clerical work?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Does your experience include some prior service in a dispatch center, parking and traffic control, radio communications, or in public relations?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Does your experience involve extensive public contact?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you possess a POST Basic Dispatcher Certificate or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have clerical and/or dispatcher experience with direct public contact or interaction? If so, please provide employer name(s) and dates of employment. (DO NOT Enter "See Resume").

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Describe your experience handling emergency and non-emergency telephone calls and dispatching police or other emergency responders. If you don’t have this experience, please enter “None”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Describe your experience researching, interpreting and applying various state laws regulating the control and release of criminal records. If you don’t have this experience, please enter “None”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your training in emergency and disaster operations. If you don’t have this experience, please enter “None”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * List the type(s) of computer aided dispatch (CAD) and/or records management systems (RMS) you have worked on. Include name of system, dates and level of user for each system (dispatcher, records clerk, system administrator, trainer, etc.). If you don’t have this experience, please enter “None”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Have you passed the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery? If so, provide us with the date of the test, or enter “No”.

    (Open Ended Question)