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Communications Dispatcher I

Recruitment #1123-RP0101-AC


This position is represented by the SEIU bargaining unit and will receive salary increases based on the following schedule:
Effective July 2024 - 4% Cost of Living Adjustment increase
Effective July 2025 - 3% Cost of Living Adjustment increase

The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in a career as a Communications Dispatcher. Communications Dispatchers are responsible for receiving emergency and service request telephone calls throughout San Joaquin County.  

Please click on the link below to view details about the position.  

              Communications Dispatcher I

Pre-Employment Physical, Drug Screen and Background: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination, a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible candidate has passed the drug screen, physical and successfully completed the background process. The County pays for the initial drug screen and physical.

UPCOMING WRITTEN EXAM SCHEDULE (future dates to be added)

Friday, January 19, 2024 (apply by January 4, 2024)

Friday, February 23, 2024 (apply by February 8, 2024)

Friday, March 29, 2024 (apply by March 14, 2024)

Friday, May 10, 2024 (apply by April 25, 2024) Cancelled

Friday, May 24, 2024 (apply by May 9, 2024)

Friday, June 21, 2024 (apply by June 6, 2024)

Friday, August 2, 2024 (apply by July 18, 2024)

Candidates may provide a POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test T-scores from other agencies in lieu of taking the written examination. T-Scores must be provided on agency letterhead for an exam administered within the last 12 months. A T-Score of 44 or higher is qualifying with San Joaquin County. E-mail T-score letters to

Study guide/material may be found at the CA POST website: Entry-level Dispatcher Examinee Guide

Hiring Incentive Program: 

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is offering a hiring incentive in the amount of $10,000. The department will award the cash incentive to any person who is hired for any of the following job classifications; within the timeframes this program is active and so approved by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors:

  • Deputy Sheriff Trainee/AC/I/II 
  • Correctional Officer Trainee/Correctional Officer 
  • Communications Dispatcher I/II/III

Additionally, a moving stipend reimbursement is available for those new hires within the qualified classifications. A qualified hire may receive up to $2,000 for any cost directly associated with relocating their primary residence as a result of gaining employment with this office.

The following incentives may also be available for eligible new hires, subject to approval by Human Resources: 

  • Vacation Accrual Rate: San Joaquin County vacation accrual rate consistent with the candidate's total years of public service. 
  • Sick Leave: Candidates leaving other employment may receive credit for actual non-reimbursable sick leave hours (up to 160 hours) from their last agency. Hours shall be subject to San Joaquin County's minimum sick leave cash out provisions.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

Announcement amended April 12, 2024
Supplemental Questionnaire amended March 20, 2024


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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