Communications Dispatcher Trainee

City of Eureka

Posted: Aug. 4, 2022

$2,679- $3,256 Monthly

*Base salary will increase by 2% in 2023 with another increase of 5% in 2024

After successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Dispatcher Exam (score of 48 or higher), salary goes up to the following:

$3,779 - $4,870 Monthly (DOQ) without certifications

Are you motivated to make a positive impact in your community? Do you have a passion for public service and for helping those in need? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and exciting work environment where your skills in communication, compassion and leadership are put to the test? Have you considered a career in law enforcement? If your answer is “YES” to any of these questions, the Eureka Police Department would like to have a word with you…

The City of Eureka is proud to offer a unique, paid training opportunity for individuals who have an interest in exploring the demanding and rewarding career field of Emergency Telecommunications. Come learn what it takes to be a 911 Communications Dispatcher in the County’s most advanced Emergency Dispatch Center that handles calls for Police, Medical and Fire emergencies. Dispatcher Trainees will receive on-the-job training while preparing to take the required Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entry Level Dispatcher Examination. Upon receiving a passing score on the POST Exam, Trainees will automatically promote to an entry-level Communications Dispatcher and will begin formal training on the full scope of emergency dispatch duties. Come be a part of the Eureka PD family and make a difference!

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit our website at: Open until 5pm on Thursday, August 18th. EOE.

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