MontCo Looks to Hire More 9-1-1 Emergency Operators

EAGLEVILLE PA – Montgomery County’s group of emergency telephone operators reportedly handle an average of 2,300 calls per day, and there’s a regular need for people to do the job. The county Department of Public Safety is looking for more of them now, and on Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) said it would accept applications for its “next class of 9-1-1 telecommunicator trainees.”

Depending on applicants’ relevant experience, the positions pay an average starting salary of between $36,000 and $47,000 annually. All training costs are paid, as are uniforms. Eligible county employees qualify for up to 80 hours of vacation, 40 hours of personal time, 96 hours of sick leave, and 11 paid county holidays. It also “offers a comprehensive package of benefits,” the department said.

Applicants must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, and have no record of criminal convictions. The best candidates have “excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with the ability to complete those skills successfully in high stress situations; adequate computer and typing knowledge; and a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license,” it added.

Successful applicants must also be available to work various shifts that includes rotating schedules, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Those interested must apply online, here, by Feb. 3 (2022; Thursday) at 5 p.m. A full description of the job also is available at that webpage. Questions or requests for more information should be e-mailed to publicsafety@montcopa.org, and also can be answered during regular business hours only at 610-631-6500.

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