911 Dispatcher

  1. General Information
  2. Getting Started
  3. Training


Be the vital link. As a 911 dispatcher you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. This career requires a desire to serve the public, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

Example of duties:

  1. Follow oral and written directions quickly and accurately
  2. Maintain a controlled and competent manner while working in a stressful environment
  3. Operate radio, telephone, automated call distributor, and telecommunications device for the deaf equipment
  4. Read and interpret maps
  5. Receive emergency calls, transmit information, and coordinate agencies
  6. Use the proper codes, techniques, and procedures in dispatching emergency units
  7. Work professionally with other agencies and the public
  8. For more information visit the job description and benefits page.

Salary & Benefits

$25.03 Salary during your first year of training as a Sheriff’s Communications Officer I

$28.66 Salary after you complete training and become a Sheriff’s Communications Officer II

In addition to the exciting and challenging career opportunity as a Sheriff’s Communications Officer (Dispatcher) , the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program.

Minimum Requirements for a Dispatcher

  1. 18 years of age at the time of application
  2. Eligible to work in the U.S.
  3. Oral and written communications skills
  4. U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D.


  1. Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  2. Currently on probation
  3. DUI violations within the last 3 years
  4. Felony convictions
  5. Lying or withholding any information