A Career as a Communications Operator

Communications Operators - DSH’s police force relies on Communications Operators to help them quickly and effectively respond to service calls and emergencies. Our Communications Operators provide information to officers using a variety of computerized and manual information systems. They also provide a connection to other local, regional, and national law enforcement agencies.

Application Process

A standard State Application (Std. 678) must be submitted along with the Training and Experience Examination. Please see the Communications Operator bulletin for details.

Background Investigation
The Department of State Hospitals, Office of Protective Services (OPS) has the responsibility to hire only qualified individuals for positions within the OPS. In order to accomplish this, a thorough investigation into the background of all applicants is necessary. The main objective is to conduct a thorough, comprehensive, and legal applicant investigation, conducted with due consideration for the rights of the candidate and in compliance with the governing law and rules. The investigative dimensions and OPS Standard set forth in the OPS Background Investigation Manual ensure that only qualified individuals will be considered for a position of public trust.

*After passing the complete background investigation, a medical screening is required*

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Human Resources Branch
1600 Ninth Street, Rm. 440
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2351