Sheriff's Dispatch Assistant

Kern County
Full Time $3,851 - $4,602 Per month CA 1350 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States


This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice.
Shift information: 5% additional pay for evening shift work; 7.5% additional pay for night shift work. Applicants must be able and willing to work any shift of a 24-hour period and any 5 of 7 days.
Written Exam (Weight 100%): Will be conducted for the purpose of assessing the applicant's knowledge of basic principles and techniques of communication equipment and operations; good public relations practices; proper telephone and radio technique and etiquette; basic geography of Kern County; microcomputer and associate software.

Minimum Qualifications / Employment Standards: 
High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent.
Ability to typewrite from a clear copy at a rate of not less than 35 net words per minute.
Appointees will be fingerprinted and will be required to pass an extensive background investigation.
Medical Examination: A medical examination shall be conducted to verify the absence of any medical condition which would preclude the safe and efficient performance of dispatcher duties.
           Applicants MUST submit a copy of their typing or keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of 35 net words per minute and attach it with their completed application. Certificates must conform to testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Typing certificates information may be found 

If you are unable to attach the certificate to your application, you may email your certificate to Nesrine Annan at

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