Sheriff’s Communication Officer

Visalia, CA
Tulare County Sheriff

$43,974.00 – $53,592.00 Annually

Typical Duties
Receive telephone and 911 calls from citizens or other law enforcement agencies or fire departments requesting/reporting emergencies, information and assistance; receive calls simultaneously, prioritize them, and maintain status of each; contact appropriate agencies for information and assistance; read and review California Penal Code, Vehicle Code, Tulare County Ordinances, Federal Communications procedural manual to learn and identify types and numbers of a variety of violations, to understand types and levels of reported crimes and emergency situations; operate and retrieve information from CLETS; perform clerical functions including typing, filing, maintaining logs and tally sheets; prepare various computer forms; operate teletype terminal in order to send teletype communications; provide general information to the public maintain and update records and current procedures; attend meetings and training seminars; Essential job duties may be assigned that are not listed above but are relative to this job classification. (Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.)

Employment Standards

Education/Experience: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and six (6) months of general clerical work or a combination of academic work and work experience.

Skill/Ability to: Work and communicate effectively with people of various education and socioeconomic backgrounds by respecting beliefs, interpersonal styles and behaviors of both clients and co-workers; operate contemporary office equipment inclusive of computer, keyboard, and all applicable electronic equipment; handle multiple tasks, establish priorities for each, and maintain the status of each; remember past and present events and relate them accurately; speak clearly and concisely; follow oral and written instructions; remain composed under stress; remain seated for periods of time and operate dispatching equipment while handling multiple and/or lengthy emergency situations; write legibly; file accurately; establish effective working relationships; type accurately at a speed of 40 wpm net; read and comprehend legal terms and terminology; compile appropriate information pertaining to stolen articles, firearms, vehicles and wanted persons; quickly assess situations and remain composed under stress; enter data into a computer while taking telephone messages; interact tactfully with law enforcement agencies and the public.

License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.