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Emergency Services Dispatcher, Supervisor


Under direct supervision of the Police Communications and Dispatch Supervisor, to act as a lead worker by training and mentoring incumbents of the following classifications: Emergency Services Dispatcher Trainee, Emergency Services Dispatcher I & II and Senior Emergency Services Dispatcher.

The Supervising Emergency Services Dispatcher will work primarily on day shift. The incumbent is expected to fill in on swing, cover and night shifts when training and/or staffing levels warrant additional coverage. This position is assigned to the T.A.P.O. bargaining unit for labor relation purposes and is subject to callback and overtime assignments.


This is a supervisory level position. The incumbent is the supervisor for the dispatch unit, and provides first line supervision in the day to day operation of the unit. This individual will be required to use considerable independent judgment and initiative, as well as assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate personnel.


Direct supervision is provided by the Police Communications and Dispatch Supervisor. The incumbent provides direct supervision to subordinate level staff in the Police dispatch service area.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervises, oversees, staffs, trains and schedules 911 Emergency Dispatch Service staff.
  • Complete performance evaluations as required on subordinate personnel assigned in Communications.
  • Audit and maintain criminal warrant files.
  • Audit and train on all entries made into the Department of Justice CLETS system.
  • Oversee training of new personnel assigned to senior staff to train.
  • Compile reports of events handled and personnel involved.
  • Compile DVD reports for court on calls for service when subpoenaed.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all data from internal and external customers.
  • Answer inquires and public complaints, dispatching appropriate units or equivalent to deal with reported emergencies.
  • Maintains the GEO file for the Computer Aided Dispatch System and related files.
  • May perform a variety of related clerical work.


Knowledge of:

  • Modern public safety related communications and emergency dispatch supervision processes, requirements, techniques, practices and equipment.
  • Public safety related computer systems and software applications including troubleshooting, maintenance and usage.

Ability to:

  • Train new employees and articulate procedures covered.
  • Compile daily documentation on trainees through written documentation.
  • Compile information and maintain reports in CAD.
  • Operate and train staff on the Department of Justice CLETS system.
  • Lead, train, analyze and implement a variety of programs.
  • Communicate effectively, orally, electronically and in writing.
  • Work with and control sensitive and confidential information.



Two years of experience as a Senior Emergency Services Dispatcher with the City of Turlock.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and a minimum of thirty (30) units of college course work from an accredited college or university.

Successfully complete a manual internal test on procedures and equipment operation.


Maintain the following physical abilities: See well enough to view computer screen and look up codes in required manuals; read maps and fine print; hear well enough on the telephone with a headset to assist the public with emergency and non-emergency situations; use hands and fingers for touch screens, answering phones, computer keyboard, and writing; and ability to use a foot transmitter for verbal communication to field units when hands are busy typing.

Reviewed and Approved:

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Personnel Officer Date

April 2004

          For questions about City employment, please contact:

          Human Relations
          156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
          Turlock, CA 95380-5454
          (209) 668-5150

          Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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