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Tehama County Sheriff’s Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $1,724.80 – $2,100.00 Biweekly

This recruitment is open until filled


Under the direction of the Senior Communications Dispatcher, efficiently and promptly dispatches telecommunications messages and information to and from field personnel and law enforcement agencies.  Performs jail operations activities to help maintain order and security in County detention facility.  Prepares and maintains required records and reports.


Answers all emergency and conventional telephone lines; obtains vital information and dispatches instructions to appropriate law enforcement, fire, EMS, or emergency preparedness agency; tracks progress of officers to ensure officer safety.  Shows good judgment in assessing calls for emergency assistance. | Monitors and operates the telecommunication equipment for the receipt or relaying of various information. | Monitors various law enforcement and emergency response radio communications, alarm panels, radio stations, weather radio, etc. | Receives and responds to calls of a non-emergent nature from the public and various County department employees. | Maintains accurate records of all calls received; enters into the computer a variety of data concerning calls received, cases, etc. | Maintains accurate and updated records of warrants issued. | Performs jail duties as assigned, including processing new inmates, searching inmates and cells for contraband, issuing clothing, distributing meals and medications, monitoring prison activities, monitoring security cameras, operating security locks on doors and gates, summoning medical personnel as needed, etc. | Attends staff meetings and periodic training sessions/seminars as required. | Performs routine office work as needed, including typing, copying and filing reports; entering data into the computer, etc. | Changes dictaphone recorder tapes as needed. | Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade.
  • One (1) year of clerical experience is preferred.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

  Must successfully complete a POST Dispatch Code course within one (1) year of employment.
•  Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
•  Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation prior to employment.


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer and copier; strength stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work including transporting mail, supplies, filing, operating a motor vehicle and visiting various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data manually as well as using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator, to set up and file various data and records, and to operate standard office equipment.   Positions in this classification occasionally bend, carry, stoop, squat, twist, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to constantly move about on foot and to lift, carry, reach, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 30 pounds, as necessary to perform job functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS  Tasks may require occasional exposure to violent and stressful situations, adverse environmental conditions, extreme heat/cold, strong odors and/or smoke, strong and/or toxic chemicals, blood borne pathogens, dust and pollen.


The County offers a generous benefit package which includes:

  • Annual salary step increases based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E).
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. Current employee rates, as January 1, 2022, are $188.95/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for a $30,000 life insurance plan for the employee is paid for by the County.
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees with a contribution match from the County up to $60/mo.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.

Benefits include an annual leave plan:

  • 96 hours of vacation, increasing upon continuous years of service
  • 96 hours of sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays
  • All employees are eligible to participate in the sick leave incentive program.
Benefits above reflect what full time employees receive, benefits and salary for part time employees are based on the ratio of hours worked in the employee’s regular workweek compared to those paid in a full time position.

Recruitment Information

To Apply, visit and search for the job title. 

The Sheriff’s Department is recruiting to fill two (2 ) vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is also establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Communications Dispatcher, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list

Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The following MUST be submitted to be considered for this position:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Current (within one year) Typing Certificate (not required for current TCSO employees)
For questions about this recruitment contact: 
Karie Songer-Simons
530-529-7950 |
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None