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The County of Tuolumne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.


Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Sheriff's Communications Supervisor

Closes On: February 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

Location: Sheriff - Coroner, Sonora, CA 95370
Department: Sheriff - Coroner
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: $58,858-$71,853 Annually
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The Position


Under general direction, performs the most complex and responsible supervision of the County’s
Emergency Communications Center; supervises, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work
of staff; participates in the development, planning, and budgetary matters; supervises the effective use of
resources to ensure organizational productivity and customer service; provides complex and responsible
support to management staff; and performs related duties as required.


Receives general direction from a lieutenant. Exercises direct and general supervision over staff assigned
to the Communication Center.


This is a supervisory classification that manages the programs, operations, and services of the Sheriff’s
Office Communications Center. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing,
and evaluating the work of dispatch staff who receive, evaluate, prioritize, and dispatch emergency and
non-emergency calls. Performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant
accountability and decision-making. The position requires an extensive professional background as well
as skill in coordinating work with that of other County divisions, departments, and public agencies. This
class is distinguished from other non-sworn public safety classifications by the overall supervision of the
Communications Center.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Equivalent to completion of an Associate’s degree and three (3) years of increasingly responsible public safety dispatching experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Additional qualifying full-time work experience (2,000 hours equals one year) as described, may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education. One year of work experience equals 30 semester units/45 quarter units.


Ability to obtain Communications Training Officer by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), within six (6) months of employment.

Budget experience in a municipal organization

Knowledge of current trends in PSAP technology, including, but not limited to, NGen 9-1-1, VoIP, and RoIP. INTRADO.

NENA Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification

Emergency Dispatcher certification

APCO member in good standing

CLEARS member in good standing

CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation

Completion of United States DHS, FEMA ICS Courses 100 through 800

Grant writing experience


Possession of a Supervisory Certificate, Advanced Dispatcher, Dispatcher Basic, issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T).

Possession of a California Driver License.

Additional Information

To view additional incentives for education, POST, longevity (eligible after 10 years of service), and other benefits, please click on the links below to view the appropriate Memorandum of Understanding.


Management Unit MOU

Amendment to the Management Unit - December 2018