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The Santa Clara Police Department is Currently Hiring! 

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Santa Clara. You are encouraged to review the current job opportunities at:

Open/Competitive and As-Needed Job Opportunities
Closed/Promotional Job Opportunities

If you are interested in working for the Santa Clara Police Department and would like to be contacted by our Recruiting Unit, please complete the interest form.


Communications Dispatcher II

The Communications Dispatcher II is the journey level classification in the non-sworn Communications Dispatcher series. This series is responsible for receiving incoming calls for police, fire, or medical assistance and dispatch necessary units. This classification is distinguished from the Communications Dispatcher I by a broader range of responsibility due to a higher level of experience and training.

A typing certificate, dated no earlier than 6 months prior to application filing, showing the required typing speed of 30 net words per minute is required at time of application. (Click here for Typing Certification Information Flyer). Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatch certificate and a Medical Priorities Dispatching System (MPDS) certificate is required prior to completion of the probationary period. 

Applicants with a California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate, proof of successful completion of the POST-certified Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course (80 hours minimum) and completion of probation as a public safety dispatcher during previous employment will not be required to take the qualifying performance exam. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

To be considered for this position, individuals must:

1.    Meet the job requirements as outlined in the job announcement for Communications Dispatcher II

2.    Obtain a typing certificate, within the previous six (6) months, showing the required typing speed of 30 net words per minute. Individuals are required to attach their examination results with their City employment application.

3.    Complete and submit a City of Santa Clara employment application, as outlined in the job announcement guidelines, prior to the application deadline. Your application and typing certificate must be sent to:

City of Santa Clara - Human Resources Department
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Via email at HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov

Or, via fax to 408-247-JOBS

Application Deadline:     Ongoing / Continuous 
  

As-Needed Job Opportunities

Per Diem Police Officer Special Events - As Needed

Crossing Guards
Numerous on-going and relief/substitute positions available. For more information, contact Community Service Officer Karen Ashley (408) 615-4875. 

Police Reserves

To apply for an as-needed job opportunity, complete and submit a City of Santa Clara employment application, as outlined in the job announcement guidelines. Your application should be sent to:

City of Santa Clara - Human Resources Department
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Via email at HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov

Or, via fax to 408-247-JOBS

Last updated: 12/17/2014 4:22:25 PM