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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 4016503
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

524375 - Police Dispatcher I

Classificaiton: Police Dispatcher I
Department: University Police
Sub-Division: Vice President, Administration and Finance
Salary Range: Classification Range $3,338 - $5,994 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $3,338 - $5,994 per month)
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

The University Police department is dedicated to ensuring the University Community's right to a crime free environment through exemplary and professional service. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Police Dispatcher I. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under the administration of the Chief of Police, the University Police Department is responsible for the safety, health and well-being of the University community. The Communications Unit is a primary Public Safety answering point. Provides essential communications between campus law enforcement headquarters, campus police, community service officers and parking officers in the field, outside emergency and law enforcement agencies and the public. Screens all 9-1-1, blue emergency phones and business lines to determine the appropriate level of service needed in emergency and non-emergency situations and allocates appropriate personnel and resources to incidents. Enters calls for service into a Computer Aided Dispatch computer system, accesses campus information, and queries local, state and national law enforcement databases. Monitors the campus alarm systems, contacts appropriate parties, initiates police and/or fire response and set off the evacuation of a building or the entire campus if necessary. Required to multi-task and must do several things at one time, quickly and efficiently. Communicates via radio to units in the field while also answering the phone. Also ensures the interview room is successfully recorded and activity logged when a subject is being held inside. Works independently, reacts quickly, and demonstrates good judgment and discretion in stressful situations. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
High school diploma or the equivalent. One year of verifiable experience using a switchboard and two-way radio communication system in a law enforcement or comparable agency setting within the last ten years. Completion of, or the ability to attend and successfully complete, the Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) dispatcher course. Ability to pass supplemental POST requirements for dispatchers such as a background check, physical requirements, and other related requirements. Ability to effectively use the phonetic alphabet, speak clearly and concisely, follow oral and written instructions, transfer information accurately, and handle a wide range of interpersonal interactions effectively. Ability to learn to use applicable automated dispatch and law enforcement systems and databases.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2023 (9:00 PM)

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