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Senior Public Safety Dispatcher, San Jose CA

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San Jose Fire Department is hiring for the position of:

Public Safety Radio Dispatcher - Trainee

This supervisory position is a vital component in providing outstanding fire and medical dispatching services to the City of San Jose.

Senior Public Safety Dispatchers (Senior PSDs) provide first-level shift supervision for the Fire Department’s Dispatch Control Room.  They provide ongoing feedback to the members of their team, and are responsible for monitoring and adjusting city-wide deployment of fire department resources. 

Senior PSDs work closely with chief officers and are relied on for their expertise on matters related to communications and incident response. Senior PSDs perform all of the duties of the Public Safety Radio Dispatcher position.

The Senior PSD classification salary range is $78,561 – $95,596 annually.

This position is open until filled. 

A minimum of three years experience as a Public Safety Radio Dispatcher (or equivalent) is required to apply for this position.

The selection process may include:  one or more panel interviews, one or more practical skills examination, a comprehensive background investigation, polygraph, psychological exam, medical exam, and an initial probationary period.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, follow the links on our website at

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