My understanding is they only hire internally for those positions.
Hi everyone, would anyone that works at Hall be able to give me information on the Dispatcher position they have open? Just wanted to know about pay scale, advancement, schedule, overtime opportunities. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Well, were not hiring dispatchers currently, but I'm late in replying... But we do hire externally for Dispatcher, although we always try to hire internally first.
Schedule is, 12 hours, 2 on 2 off, alternating weekends off. Pay is somewhere between EMT and paramedic pay. $11-12/hr? Same benefits as EMTs and medics (free health care, 401k, etc). Don't believe there's much overtime because there are RARELY openings for Dispatcher, we have a VERY low Dispatcher turnover rate. Less than 1 per year. Before last year, we didn't lose any dispatchers for several years. We have 4-5 dispatchers on at at time, one being a lead. We dispatch all ambulances in Kern County, which is more than 100,000 calls per year. We're an accredited dispatch center of excellence, or something like that.
Clearly I don't work in dispatch lol