City of Arcata Offers Entry-Level Dispatcher Testing on Saturday, September 10, 2016
The City of Arcata is offering a free of charge testing session for people looking to move into a career in police dispatching. The 3 ½ hour test will assess the verbal, reasoning, memory, and perceptual abilities needed to perform the job of a dispatcher. The test is mandatory for dispatch applicants prior to hire and passing T-Score results are valid for 12 months and are accepted statewide at any P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) hiring agency. This is a free, local, entry- level opportunity. To secure a test space, submit an employment application to the City of Arcata Personnel Division prior to September 10, 2016.
The City also offers financial hiring incentives to successful candidates. There is a $3,000 hiring bonus for entry level dispatchers and a $7,500 hiring bonus for qualified experienced dispatchers. Interested applicants should contact the City’s Personnel Division 825-2135 or download an application form here.