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Minimum USD Salary: 52,436
Maximum USD Salary: 63,736

Industry: Police

Company: Baldwin Park

Salary : $52,436.41 – $63,736.78 Annually

Location : Baldwin Park, CA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2024-0417-007

Department: Police

Opening Date: 04/17/2024

Closing Date: Continuous



Civilian Dispatchers are required to work holidays and weekends, as well as evenings, night, and early morning shifts. Dispatchers will work 12.5-hour shifts plus one 10-hour payback schedule once a month. Shift rotation occurs every three (3) months (day shift to night shift or vice versa), based on seniority.

THE POSITIONUnder general supervision from the Civilian Dispatch Supervisor, the Civilian Dispatcher will have the ability to receive and transmit routine and emergency telephone and voice radio messages and to dispatch required law enforcement personnel and equipment.


The incumbent will be responsible for various tasks including but not limited to:

  • Receive incoming emergency and police business telephone and voice radio calls;
  • Compile data and maintain records of emergency recorded, equipment and personnel dispatched;
  • Send and receive information using a computer data terminal; Keep radio contact with units on assignments;
  • May type a variety of information relating to law enforcement activities as permitted;
  • May perform clerical tasks such as filing, record-keeping, typing, computer entry and compilation of data.


  • Employee may be requested to attend training course during course of employment.
  • Working knowledge of modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations and report writing.
  • Knowledge of Vehicle and Penal Codes, laws of arrest, rules of evidence, and court procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to think clearly and act quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to make accurate and factual observations, draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations.
  • Deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions.



  • One year of experience involving public contact, preferably requiring the use of radio communications equipment.
  • Education equivalent to graduation of high school.
  • Typing proficiency at 35 net wpm.
  • Possession of a POST Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate is highly desirable.

TYPING CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS (Must be submitted with application):

Typing Certificates must be a 5-minute timed typing certificate noting a net typing speed (after errors) of 35 wpm or more. This certificate must be dated within one (1) year of the application date and issued by an accredited school, agency, facility, or institution. ONLINE TYPING TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Emailed test results from typing test websites will not be accepted. Certificates must contain the following:

  • Name of official emblem of the entity that administered the exam.
  • Name of applicant.
  • Number of corrected (net) words per minute typed during a 5-minute timed test.
  • Date of certificate – cannot be more than one (1) year as of the date of application submission.
  • Signature and title of person verifying the typing test.
  • Address and telephone number of the entity administering the exam.

Adult schools, community colleges, and temporary employment service agencies provide typing certificates for a fee. The City does not reimburse for costs associated with obtaining a typing certificate. It is the applicant’s responsibility to find a location that offers acceptable typing tests/certificates.


The City of Baldwin Park administers the California POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery. An examinee guide can be found using the following link:

The City of Baldwin Park will accept scores from other agencies dated within one year (365 days) from the date the application is submitted. The passing T-Score for the City of Baldwin Park is set at 45. Candidates who have taken the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery examination at another agency and have received a T-Score of 45 or higher within one year (365 days) from the date application is submitted, may attach a copy of their test score results on agency letterhead, for consideration. Applicants who possess a POST Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate may be waived from the examination. All scores and certificates are subject to verification.

POST regulations prohibit examinees from taking this exam more than one time in any 30-day calendar period from any exam site in the State of California. Be advised that if you make multiple attempts to take this exam within a 30-day calendar period, POST will invalidate your exam.

Candidates who successfully pass the written test will be invited to a panel interview. Dates will be determined in the future for the panel interview. Applicants who successfully pass the interview will be placed on the employment eligibility list.

Candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical and will be required to pass a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation, as part of the recruitment and selection process. Candidates who do not pass any portion of the above processes, will be disqualified and removed from the eligibility list.

Applications must be submitted online. Employment application and supplemental questions must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City application. Applicants must be specific in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating “See Resume” is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. If you submit multiple applications, only the most recent application will be considered. Application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants whose qualifications best meet or exceed the requirements and needs of the City, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Copies of the required certifications must be submitted with the application. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuing in the recruitment process. The selection process may include a written examination, a panel interview and other testing processes designated to predict successful job performance. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Human Resources of any changes to their contact information.

The City of Baldwin Park is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Individuals with qualified disabilities who need reasonable accommodation during the selection process must specify the accommodations needed, in writing, at the time when the employment application is submitted.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new hire employees to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States within three (3) business days beginning with the first day of work. The City is legally prohibited from employing anyone who cannot provide such verification or documentation.

The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

City of Baldwin Park

Karina Rueda, Human Resources/Risk Manager

(626) 960-4011, ext. 113

“The City of Baldwin Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer”

Please contact NEOGOV applicant support at (855) 524-5627 for any technical issues when creating an account or submitting an application. Applicant Support Hours: Monday through Friday, 6am – 5pm PST.

Please refer to the POA MOU located on the City of Baldwin Park website:


  • 2.7% @ 55 formula
  • Employee pays 8% of CalPERS employee contribution

2% @ 60 formula
Employee pays 5.5% of CalPERS employee contribution


  • City will contribute to $1,400/mo
  • Balance can be taken as additional compensation or deferred compensation

VISION INSURANCE (Vision Service Plan)

  • City will contribute up to a maximum premium cost of $32.12/ mo

LIFE INSURANCE (The Standard Insurance)

  • City shall provide a $50,000 term life and AD&D insurance.
  • Additional term life and AD&D insurance , paid by EE


  • City pays 100% of the employee premium
  • Max benefit of 66 2/3 of their current base salary up to $8,100/ mo max
  • 30 day waiting period


  • City contributes 2% of employee’s unadjusted biweekly base salary into a City sponsored deferred compensation plan.


  • 4/10 schedule will receive two (2) ten (10) hour days of floating leave, for a total of 110 hours
  • 3/12 schedule will receive one (1) twelve (12) hour day of floating leave, for a total of 120 hours
  • 5/40 schedule will receive three (3) eight (8) hour days of floating leave, for a total of 104 hours

*In lieu of MLK Day, each EE shall receive one (1) ten (10) hour day of floating leave, regardless of whether the EE is on the 4/10 schedule, the 3/12 schedule or the 5/40 schedule, each fiscal year


  • Employee may accumulate up to a max of one hundred (100) hours
  • Payout of unused hours in excess of 100 will be removed from the employee’s holiday bank hours accrual on January 1 and paid in their straight time hourly rate no later than June 30


  • Accrue 3.693 hours for each pay period
  • The maximum accrual 300 hours, 600 hours or 900 hours
  • Excess hours will be removed from the EE sick leave hours accrual, calculated at their straight time hourly rate, paid at no less or no more than 50% of the total value paid in December


  • 1-5 years, 3.6923 PP (accrual =96 hours, max 192)
  • 5-10 years, 4.6153 PP (accrual=120 hours, max 240)
  • 10-15 years, 5.5384 PP (accrual =144 hours, max 288)
  • 15-20 years, 6.4615 PP (accrual= 168 hours, max 336)
  • 20 years, 7.3846 PP (accrual =192 hours, max 384)


  • Cap of one hundred and fifty (150) hours placed on compensatory time off
  • EE bank shall be reduced to seventy five (75) hours or less on or before December 31st


  • $150.00 per month for Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Sign Language


  • EE to train other EE will receive training pay at $150/ mo not to exceed four (4) months
  • Compensating January 1, 2015, a trainer who has been employed ten (10) years or more, will receive $200/ mo not exceed four (4) months
  • The Chief may authorize an additional two (2) months of training
  • The following positions are eligible for pay; Dispatch Trainer, Records Trainer, Parking Enforcement Trainer
  • Jail Searches: $150/mo
  • Detective Bureau Secretary: $150/mo


  • AA/AS degree will receive $100 per month
  • BS/BA degree will receive $200 per month


  • P.O.S.T Supervisory Certificate will receive $310/ mo


  • The city will provide $500.00 per fiscal year


  • Amount not to exceed $1,500 per fiscal year


  • EE killed while in the course and scope of employment during scheduled hours of work the city will pay up to $10,000 in funeral expenses


  • Up to $1,500 interest free loan and payroll deduction


Candidates must submit a Typing Certificate noting a 5-minute timed typing test with net typing speed (after errors) of 40 wpm or more with their application. Certificates must be dated within one (1) year from the date of the application. Online typing certificates are NOT accepted. Failure to attach a qualifying typing certificate may result in disqualification from the recruitment. I have read and understand this requirement and have attached a copy of my typing certificate. Please enter your full name.


Have you completed the California POST Public Safety Dispatchers’ Basic Course? (If Yes, attach a copy of your certificate to your application.)

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a California POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery T-Score of 45 or higher dated within one (1) year from the date of your application? (If Yes, attach a copy of your T-Score document to your application.)

  • Yes
  • No


Do you possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent? (If yes, attach a copy to your application)

  • Yes
  • No


This position requires one (1) year of experience involving public contact.Briefly describe your work experience as it relates to public contact. Please include name of employer, dates of employment, hour worked per week.

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