Step 1: Apply
There are three levels of application to join Long Beach 9-1-1:
This applies to most people.
|Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Dispatcher certificate
- OR -
Possession of a recognized Emergency Medical Dispatcher certificate
|The National Testing Network (NTN) performance examination will be waived for candidates who have taken the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery examination with an approved agency|
Public Safety Dispatcher Applicant Requirements
MUST BE WILLING TO WORK: Any shift assignment in the Police or Fire Communications Center and work holidays, weekends and overtime.
MUST BE ABLE TO: Handle a high volume of emergency calls with tact, good judgment, initiative and speed; question callers while simultaneously typing information into a computer terminal (multi-tasking); speak English clearly and understandably; comprehend, interpret and retain written and orally presented information effectively i.e., read, memorize, interpret and apply policies and procedures, State Penal Code, FCC regulations, charts and maps.
MUST BE ABLE TO: Demonstrate keyboarding skills at 35 wpm. Keyboarding Certificate Information: Applicants must have a Keyboarding Skill Certificate from an approved government, employment or training agency recognized by the Civil Service department and obtained within the last 12 months (proof required)*.
MUST BE ABLE TO: Pass a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination conducted by the Long Beach Police Department. The investigation will cover information regarding relatives, references, acquaintances, educational background, residential history, employment history, criminal history, military service records, financial status, legal history, drug use and related areas. Please click HERE for more information.
MUST NOT: Have any felony convictions (you must not have been convicted of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary).
Step 2: Oral Interviews »