Beginning at midnight Thursday, March 2nd, the El Paso Fire Department will be accepting applications for Public Safety Communicator Trainees.
Public Safety Communicators process emergency and non-emergency telephone calls and dispatch, monitor and coordinate activities of emergency personnel (police, fire and medical) using a multi-channel radio system and a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system.
“We are looking for people who value public service,” said Fire Human Resource Director Monica Puga. “Public Safety Communicators are a vital link between the citizens of El Paso and first responders. This position is more than a job; it’s about serving the community.”
Interested individuals should apply immediately as the position will close once a pre-set amount of applications are received. Selected candidates will go through a paid, six-month training period earning $14.65 an hour.
Upon completion of the training period, trainees will be promoted to Public Safety Communicator, starting at $34,537 annually.
The ideal candidates will have a high school diploma or GED and two years of general work experience, with at least one year with public contact. Spanish is not required for hiring, but could be a requirement depending on which function is assigned. Non-Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
Visit www.epfire.org, under Employment Opportunities for a detailed list of all the minimum requirements and a comprehensive overview of the recruitment process.