Dispatcher I/II applications are accepted on a continuous basis with the City of El Segundo Human Resources Department, 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California, 90245, (310) 524-2336, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For job brochure and application call the City 24 hour job hotline at (310) 524-2378, or click here. A photo I.D. is required at the time of testing. Facsimiles of required application are not accepted. Only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications, appear to be the most qualified and meet the department's particular needs will be invited into the examination process. Testing is conducted periodically when sufficient qualified applications are received and/or at the need of the department. Candidates are notified by mail as to exact test dates, times and locations. Any candidate accepted for testing and who fails to appear, or fails any part of the testing process, must wait 6 months to reapply. The examination process and/or procedures may be modified, altered or revoked without prior notification. Testing may consist of the following phases, but not necessarily in the order presented:
Written Test - Pass/Fail Designed to evaluate the candidates' listening and comprehension skills and analytical ability by P.O.S.T. guidelines.
Oral Interview - 100% Comprised of El Segundo Police Department sworn and civilian personnel, it is designed to evaluate candidates' background, training, experience and motivation.
Candidates must pass each test phase in order to continue in the testing process. Successful candidates names are placed on an eligibility list in rank score order. Candidates names will be retained on the eligibility list for a period of (1) year. Lists will be merged regardless of date when originally placed on hiring list. All employment offers are conditional and based on candidate's successful completion of a thorough background, reference, and police record investigation, polygraph, psychological evaluation and a medical examination (includes drug screen) which are paid by the city. A loyalty oath is also required.
All new hires must pass a 12-month probationary period to attain permanent status as a Dispatcher with the City of El Segundo.