Public Safety Dispatcher I $4,345 - $5,563 /Month Full-Time During Training Period (Plus an exceptional benefits package)
Upon successful promotion to Public Safety Dispatcher II: $4,781 ? $6,120/Month Full-Time (Plus an exceptional benefits package)
Brea is a diverse residential, industrial, and commercial community located in north Orange County. Public Safety Dispatch personnel provide communications support for Police Services in the City of Brea and perform related duties as assigned. The City of Brea has two core values: Customer service and learning. The City of Brea is a dynamic, customer-service oriented organization that provides a challenging and personally rewarding environment in which to work. As a Public Safety Dispatcher, you will have the opportunity to use your skills to their fullest as an integral member of our team. The City of Brea has committed itself to providing quality training, education, and development opportunities for all employees. Continuous training educates, renews, and prepares employees to remain competitive in today?s job market. By committing ourselves to learning, and continually enhancing our knowledge and skills through training, we guarantee success not only for our organization, but also for ourselves.
The full-time Public Safety Dispatcher works 12-hour shifts, 3 days per week with one 8 hour ?payback shift? every other week. Shift assignments rotate every four months. Personnel must be available to work day, evening, and midnight shifts, as well as weekends and holidays.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Candidates should possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities and enable the individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. A typical combination is graduation from high school or the G.E.D. equivalent, and one year of recent heavy telephone, public contact, or dispatch experience. Previous dispatching experience and or the recent completion of 911 dispatching courses are preferred. Computer experience is highly desirable.
Bargaining Unit: Brea Police Association (BPA)
NONSWORN Retirement: CalPERS 2% at 55 benefit with a 7% employee contribution (classic members as defined by CalPERS); CalPERS2% at62 benefit with a 6.25% employee contribution (new members as defined by CalPERS). Final compensation based on three highest years, Fourth Level 1959 Survivor?s Benefit included, sick leaveand military creditoptions available.The City of Brea does not participate in Social Security.
Life Insurance:$50,000 term life insurance andAD&D. City paid premium.
Long-Term Disability:Self-insured; 60 day elimination period; 66-2/3% of first $12,500 salary for any non-work related illness or injury. City paid premium.
Bilingual Pay:$200 per month for first language and $25 per month for each additional language.
Health Insurance: The City provides a flexible benefit plan of up to $1,450 per month ($1,550 per month effecitve 1/1/2020) to purchase health insurance through the CalPERS Health Benefits program. Employees eligible to ?opt out? of the healthinsurance programwill receive $325 per month.
Dental Insurance:Delta PPO or HMO. Employee paid premium - flexible benefit plan eligible.
Vision Insurance:EyeMed. Employee paid premium - flexible benefit plan eligible.
Optional Life Insurance:Additionalterm life/AD&Dcoverage up to $750,000 but not to exceed 5 times annual salary. Employee paid premium - NOT flexible benefit plan eligible.
Education Reimbursement: Up to $12,000 for a bachelor?s degree and $12,000 for master?s degree (or a total of $24,000) obtainable on a reimbursable basis with proof of completion of the degree(s) and eligible expenses ? see MOU for full provisions.
Wellness Reimbursement: Up to $450 per fiscal year,for approvedwellness and fitness related expenses.
Vacation Leave: Initial accrual rateof 80 hours per year (approximately 3.08 hours/payroll period). Maximum accrual of 400 hours; buy back available after employee has used 40 consecutive hours of vacation leave, within one year prior to the buyback; must maintain 80 hours in vacation bank.
Holiday Leave: Shift employees do not have designated holidays. Shift employees shall accrue one hundred eight (108) holiday hours per fiscal year at the rate of approximately 4.15 hours per pay period. Accrued holiday hours shall be recorded on the employee's paycheck stub.
Sick Leave: Accrual rate of 96 hours per year (3.69 hours/payroll period); 80 hours per fiscal year available for medical/dental appointments and/or death/serious illness in immediate family.
Bereavement Leave: Up to three working days for each incident of a death of an immediate family member (non-cumulative).
Overtime: Non-Exempt Employees are paid at a rate of one-and-one-half times the employee?s hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of forty in the seven day work period. Exempt Employees are paid at the employee?s regular rate of pay (straight-time). Option to take compensatory time off in lieu of receiving overtime pay for hours worked is available, with maximum accrual of 120 hours.
Retiree Health Savings Plan:All unit employees contribute $25 per month. No city contribution.
Deferred Compensation: Optional 457 enrollment immediately upon hire. One-time optional 401a enrollment opportunity upon successful completion of probation.No City contribution.
Flexible Spending Account: Employees can allocate pre-tax wages for the reimbursement of medical care expenses (up to $2,600) or dependent care expenses (up to $5,000), or both. No City contribution.
Short Term Disability:7 day elimination period; 60% of salary for any non-work related illness or injury for up to 12 weeks. Employee paid premium.
For more detailed informationsee the BPA MOU here.