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Good in a crisis? Here's a job for you!

Good in a crisis? Here’s a job for you!

 

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is looking for the best to answer the call, literally, thousands of times a  day.
The Montgomery County Commissioners approved in this year's budget the hiring of an additional six telecommunicators to answer 9-1-1 calls. There are also six unfilled posts for a total of 12 job openings.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2012.
Testing will occur between March 5 and 16.
The interview and selection process will occur in April and May with training set to begin on June 25.
Telecommunicators answered approximately 770,000 phone calls in 2011, and dispatched police, fire, and emergency medical services nearly 670,000 times.
Dispatchers have workstations in Eagleville with individual climate controls, fully paid training. They work on average just 173 days per year, and must be available for nights and weekends. In bad weather, dispatchers must report for work.
The Department of Public Safety provides 9-1-1 service and communications support to nearly 150 public safety agencies throughout the County.
The county offers a medical, dental, and vision benefit package as well competitive wages. Interested applicants may link to the agency's recruitment website,
http://www.mcdps.org or to call a recruiter at 610-631-3079.

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