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Public Safety Dispatcher II - Laterals From Other Public Agencies

(PAEL Application Process Information)
Recruitment #PAEL-FRENM-02

Salary:$25.20 - $30.63/hour; $4,367.62 - $5,308.87/month
Department:Sheriff
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:1/1/2017 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline:Continuous
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
HR Analyst: Kathy Youngs

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INTRODUCTION

The Placer County Sheriff's Office dispatch center is located in beautiful Auburn, California, which is less than two hours away from Reno/Tahoe or San Francisco. The dispatch center features full sit-to-stand ergonomic work stations, a locker room, a full kitchen, a quiet room, a balcony with BBQ, skylights, and second-story views from wall-to-wall windows. Click here to view photos of the dispatch center.

Public Safety Dispatchers receive a competitive benefit package, including 13 paid holidays per year, 12 paid sick days per year, generous contributions to CalPERS, and access to an employee assistance program.  Dispatchers who work on holidays receive overtime compensation for the actual number of hours worked in addition to holiday pay. Shift differential pay of 7.5% is also paid to dispatchers who work swing and graveyard shifts. Full benefit details can be found below in the Benefits section of this posting.

POSITION INFORMATION

Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List - Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL)

Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency (other than Placer County) operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Placer County Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a substantially similar job classification without going through an examination process (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720). Those hired from this process will typically be considered new employees for purposes of determining seniority, benefits, and other leave accruals. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website here.

To determine whether or not your current or most recent job classification is substantially similar to Placer County's Public Safety Dispatcher II, click here.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must have worked for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system;

  2. The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency;

  3. If classified, the applicant must have held permanent status in the service of that agency;

  4. If unclassified the applicant must have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months;

  5. The applicant must have been employed by that public agency within one year prior to the date his/her completed application is accepted by the Placer County Human Resources department; and

  6. The applicant must submit a Placer County Public Agency Eligible Self Certification form, certifying:

    • His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory;
    • He/She has not been separated for cause;
    • He/She was appointed to the class from an eligible list as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam; and
    • If not currently employed by that public agency, the applicant is eligible for reinstatement to that agency.

To Apply

For more information or to submit a Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL) application, click here.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants for this classification must complete and pass a background check (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations, including a drug screening, prior to appointment. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S., and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age or be bonded.

MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP

All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and those in management and confidential groups, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (Over 40), or marital status. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

 

Click here to view benefits for the General Bargaining Unit