Communications Dispatcher - Per Diem Job at Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California

Communications Dispatcher - Per Diem

City of Menlo Park , California

Job Information 



Mid Level


$53.42 - $53.42 Hourly

Application Deadline 

Open Until Filled

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Menlo Park currently has an excellent opportunity for experienced Communications Dispatchers. Shift work including weekends and holidays is required.

Communications Dispatchers are responsible for receiving and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls for the Police Department and City.  Responsibilities are centered on extensive contact with the public over the telephone, in both emergency and non-emergency situations to receive, transmit, and provide factual information and assistance.  All activities are performed within specified legal guidelines.  Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.
  • One (1) year of general clerical involving frequent public contact, preferably in a law enforcement setting.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Possession of a valid Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).


701 Laurel St

Menlo Park, CA 94025