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The Scotts Valley Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Per Diem Emergency Dispatcher. The process for applying for this position is outlined below:


Thoroughly read the Per Diem Emergency Dispatcher flyer packet. The flyer includes salary information, minimum qualifications, and pre-employment drug policy.


Fill out the City Employment Application Form.


Submit the completed City Application to the Police Department by mail at 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 or electronically via email to [email protected].


After the application is processed, a detective will contact you to arrange a Pre-Screen Interview. Applicants who pass the Pre-Screening Interview will be invited to a Selection Interview to assess an applicant's experience, education, judgment, oral communication skills and interpersonal skills. All candidates who receive a score of 80% or more on the Selection Interview will be placed on a hiring list for 1 year.


Top candidates will be selected for a background investigation in accordance with the POST Commission and Background Investigations Manual. Candidates will also be required to successfully complete, to the satisfaction of this department, a polygraph test administered by a licensed polygrapher, a psychological exam given by a City selected psychologist and a medical exam by a City selected physician. In addition to the qualifications noted above, suitability for employment will also be based on the following POST job dimensions: moral character, handling stress and adversity, work habits, interactions with others and intellectually based abilities.


The final step before hiring is a Chief’s Interview.


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