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Police Communications Supervisor
Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California
Date Posted 11/23/2020
Admin-Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Salary $6,065.77 per month (Exempt) <a href="http://www.losrios.edu/hr/sal_schd.htm">LRCCD Salary Schedules</a> -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Posting Title

Police Communications Supervisor


Los Rios Community College District (District Office)

Department Location

Police Services

Posting Number


The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District is the second-largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The district’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the district offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas, and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work!

The district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our four colleges and district office complex. The District office is centrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees, and our community partners. Our departments strive for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and are focused on advancing the learning of our diverse student population through improved academic and social outcomes.

Our Vision
Our Colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associates degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the assigned administrator, supervise, coordinate, and perform the Los Rios Police Department (LRPD) communications and dispatching functions. [For a detailed job description for this LRSA Los Rios Supervisors Association posting Job Descriptions click here].

This position is assigned to the Police Services department.


Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional insurance and financial investments.

Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 17 days of annual paid holidays, 21 days’ vacation yearly and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers extensive professional development opportunities with the district and financial support and/or paid time off to complete external academic studies. (See full LRSA contract agreement details.)

Assignment Responsibilities

● Supervises, coordinates, and performs the LRPD communications and dispatching functions.
● Trains, supervises, and evaluates assigned employees.
● Participates in interviewing and selecting new employees.
● Ensures accountability and adherence to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
● Stays current with trends and innovations in the field of police communications dispatch.
● Participates in the development of effective training programs.
● Works proactively with employees to resolve performance or personnel issues and implement disciplinary procedures.
● Plans work assignments and evaluates shift operations to ensure that the district services and expectations are achieved.
● Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives.
● Takes command responsibility over critical incidents affecting the facility and on-duty staff.
● Operates the computer aided dispatch RIMS system.
● Coordinates system maintenance issues and repairs.
● Monitors computer software and updates computer aided dispatch (CAD) files as necessary.
● Supervises maintenance of records and files necessary to the dispatch function.
● Monitors and controls expenditures.
● Prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations.
● Submits justifications for dispatch/communication services.
● Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
● Reviews, investigates, and documents internal and external complaints.
● Attends and participates in professional group meetings.
● Performs related duties as assigned.

Work Year

12 month

Work Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Total Hrs per Week/Day

40 hours per week

Special Requirements

Successfully complete the POST certified Public Safety Dispatchers Basic course as set forth in POST Administration Manual (PAM) section D-1-5 before or within 12 months after the date of hire or possess the Public Safety Dispatcher certificate. Successfully complete the continuing Professional Training requirements set forth in POST regulations 1005(d).

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical and complete background investigation.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: One year of experience in a lead or supervisory position in any field. Three years of experience working as a dispatcher, lead dispatcher or dispatch supervisor in a POST certified agency.

EDUCATION: The equivalent of an Associates degree (60 semester units) from an accredited institution. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirement.

Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)

Education must be from an accredited institution.

Application Instructions

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).

2. Resume (recommended).

3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.

● Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.

● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.

● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position).

● Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.

● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.


$6,065.77 per month (Exempt) LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information

Plus shift differential.

Posting Date


Closing Date


Open Continuously


Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Beginning date February 1, 2021.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during our business hours.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.


Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.


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