DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Dispatcher Clerk Supervisor, the Dispatcher Clerk operates telephones, radios, paging, fax, TTD, and other equipment to provide communication services within Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC), between outside agencies and the general public. The Dispatcher Clerk monitors alarms for fire, intrusion, and personal safety. Provides command center services for police, fire, medical, search/rescue, and other situations with SDC. Shift assignments are made to cover a 24/7 work week. Typical duties may consist of routinely operating a PBX console, radio, paging and other equipment to provide services to clients, staff, and the general public; monitoring alarms for fire, providing directions to the facility, intrusion, and personal safety, and dispatching appropriate staff or contacts outside agencies for assistance; responding immediately to the Emergency 3 line (similar to 911) and dispatches fire, police or medical staff. The Dispatcher Clerk may contact and request assistance from other agencies and coordinate their response. During a declared disaster, the incumbent becomes the command center and dispatches emergency teams coordinating communications; issuing pagers, cell phones, radios, and telephones to staff; maintains and issues records; performs typing and filing as needed; maintains keys and provides after hours authorized access to secured areas such as the Pharmacy and other offices; issues permits and keys to recreation areas to staff and public; performs other duties as required.
WHO MAY APPLY
Only those with lateral transfer or reinstatement eligibility are encouraged to apply. Appointments are subject to Departmental Restriction of Appoint (DROA), State Restriction of Appointment, SROA, Surplus re-employment list procedures, fingerprint process and pre-employment physical.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.