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Recruitment incentives-between $1,000.00 and $5,000.00 paid over a 1-year period (either new or lateral hires). The recruitment incentive is paid in two parts, half upon hire and the remainder paid upon completion of a 12-month probation period.

Relocation Incentives, Referral Bonuses, Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayments are also available to qualified candidates!

This is a full-time position and the County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to, CalPERS retirement, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts (FSA). Nevada County is a qualifying employer for the  Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program through the Department of Education. 

Examples of Duties

  • Under general supervision, receives and assesses 911 system emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatches fire, medical and law enforcement personnel
  • Maintains radio and telephone communica­tion between the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency service personnel within the CountySheriff’s Dispatcher I:
    This is the entry-level classification in the series.
  • Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform duties of increasing complexity.
  • This class is flexibly staffed with Sheriff’s Dispatcher II and incumbents normally advance to the higher level after gaining sufficient experience and demonstrating proficiency to meet the requirements of the Sheriff’s Dispatcher II.

For full Job Description, hiring requirements, and how to apply:

Wage range: $27.77 to $33.90

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 27.77
Maximum Hourly Wage: 33.90


Nevada County Sheriff's Dispatcher 1

Accessible by Public Transportation: No