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These positions are SEASONAL, limited to 1500 hours per fiscal year, but can be extended and qualify for benefits.


Under direction, to do dispatching by radiotelephone and telephone; to perform assigned clerical work; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

Employees in this class do the nontechnical radiotelephone work of dispatching. In this class no technical knowledge of radio theory is required. The work requires the use of a typewriter, in most instances a teletypewriter and may require the use of other office equipment.

Typical Tasks

Operates radiotelephone transmitting and receiving equipment

selects channels and adjusts receiver volume controls

dispatches mobile units such as maintenance equipment, State Park Ranger trucks and boats or other equipment to specified points as ordered

receives telephone calls requesting ranger or other assistance and equipment and dispatches appropriate mobile unit by radiotelephone

makes telephone requests for ambulance and tow car service

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Geography of California, including the location of main highways, counties, and principal cities; office methods and appliances; Federal Communications Commission regulations as applied to Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Permit.

Ability to: Type at a speed of 40 words per minute; read maps quickly and accurately; communicate effectively at the level required for successful job performance;

speak in a clear concise manner

learn to operate a teletypewriter

perform clerical work

think and act quickly in emergencies

analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to perform work requiring irregular hours including night shifts, weekends and holidays;

voice well modulated for radio transmission; clear enunciation; orderliness; and hear at a level required for successful job performance.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and clerical experience or related military experience.

Drug Testing Requirements

Applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug screening test. Testing of current employees who are applicants in an examination or who are transferring is permitted only if the person does not have a current appointment to a class for which drug testing is a requirement.



Salary range: $3,579.00 – $4,479.00 monthly

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 20.00
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 25.00
    Accessible by Public Transportation: No