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On Friday, officials with the El Paso Fire Department announced that they are now accepting applications for Public Safety Communicator Trainees through August 15, 2019.
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.
Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, and two years of general work experience with at least one year involving public contact. Spanish is not required for hiring but may be a requirement depending on which function is assigned. Non-Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
To learn more and apply, interested individuals should visit this website. Selected candidates will go through a paid six-month training period earning $14.65 an hour.
EPFD officials say that upon completion of the training period, trainees will be promoted to Public Safety Communicator starting at $34,537 annually.