Work at San Francisco 911

Apply today to start a rewarding career as a 911 dispatcher!

What to do

Possess a high school diploma OR equivalent, and Two (2) years of experience interacting with people,  OR Have previous experience as a dispatcher.  

Work hours

  • You will be required to work multiple shifts, including nights and weekends.
  • You will be required to work holidays after training is completed.
  • Work hours are determined by seniority.  
  • May be required to work voluntary and mandatory overtime.

What happens after I apply

  • You will receive a notification to take a computer exam.
  • If you pass, you will be scheduled for an interview.
  • If you pass the computer exam and the interview, you will be placed on a list for 12-months.
  • While on the list you will go through a background check.
  • You will be required to take a polygraph test.
  • You will take a psychological test.
  • You will need to pass a medical test.

Training to work at 911

  • In-person classroom training
  • On the job training with live calls 
  • On the job training listening and talking on a public safety radio

Condition of employment

  • You are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • You must present proof of full vaccination status to start.

Last updated January 30, 2024