Rarely will you ever get a chance to meet the hundreds of people who call for help, yet they'll depend on your voice, your directions, and your knowledge to get through an emergency. No day is ever routine - one call may be a minor traffic accident, while the next is a frantic voice screaming for help. Both will be depending on your calm, firm voice and direction until help can arrive. Using state-of-the-art equipment and training, you'll provide the excellent service and security people have come to expect from the California Highway Patrol
Monitoring and responding to radio and emergency systems
Keeping track of field units, complaints, and incidents
Dispatching field units
Querying data bases
Maintaining resource materials
Advising the public and other law enforcement agencies
Receiving requests for service
Receiving, evaluating, and summarizing complaints prior to dispatching the information
Communicating with difficult callers
State salaries are based on a monthly compensated pay scale. New employees are appointed at the minimum salary rate and progress through the salary range to maximum with satisfactory job performance. Specialty pays include overtime, shift differential, and bilingual pay as assigned. Designated communications centers also receive retention and recruitment differential pay.
$200 monthly Bilingual Pay for those who are certified.
Shift Differential for evenings / nights
Overtime with holiday pay
$300 Retention Pay (PSD) for Communication Centers in Border (San Diego), Capitol, Chico, Golden Gate (Vallejo), Humboldt, Indio, Los Angeles,
Monterey, Orange County, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Ukiah, and Ventura Communication Centers.
Medical, Dental and Vision package for employee and dependents.
A great state retirement system (CalPERS) with additional options of 401K / 457 thrift plans.
To speak with the CHP Recruitment Unit please call (916) 843-3275
You can also email us at CCSS-Recruiting@chp.ca.gov
Click here to see the current examination schedule for Public Safety Dispatcher/Operator openings and download the STD 678 Examination/ Employment Application Form (PDF).
Speak with a recruiter at 1-888-422-4756 or visit the State Personnel Board website here.