The El Segundo Police Department has an innovative benefit package for Lateral Entry Dispatchers. Our Lateral Bonus Program includes a $3,000.00 transfer bonus, allows, with verification, carry over of up to 504 hours of previously earned sick leave, and provides for a higher vacation leave accrual rate based upon total years of public safety dispatching experience.
Applications accepted on a continual basis. City application and a copy of California P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatching Certification is required at time of filing of application. Submission of a detailed resume along with any supplemental material is strongly encouraged. Facsimiles of required application are not accepted. Only applicants meeting the city's minimum qualifications, appear most qualified, and meeting the El Segundo Police Department's particular needs will be invited to the examination process. The "fast-track" process will consist of a written exercise (Pass/Fail) and interview (weighed 100%). Testing is designed to evaluate reading comprehension and report writing skills, candidate's background, training, experience and motivation for the position. A minimum passing score of 70% required for placement on an eligibility list for hiring consideration. Names will be placed on the eligibility list in rank score order and may be merged with those of all other valid Lateral Entry Dispatcher II eligibility lists.
Candidates names will be retained on the lateral entry eligibility list for a period of one (1) year. All offers of employment are conditional pending results of a City-paid medical examination (which includes a drug screen), fingerprinting, background and reference check and may include psychological and polygraph examinations and occupational assessments. A loyalty oath is also required.
Successful completion of a one (1) year probationary period will be required to attain permanent status as a Dispatcher II with the City of El Segundo.