EAGLEVILLE, PA — Montgomery County’s Department of Public Safety is looking for qualified employees to answer the call, literally, thousands of times each day.
County commissioners have agreed to hire six additional telecommunicators to answer 9-1-1 calls, spokesman John Corcoran said Tuesday (Jan. 24, 2012). And with another six positions vacant, he said, the department plans to hire a total of 12 new workers.
The county Department of Public Safety provides 9-1-1 service and communications support to nearly 150 public safety agencies. Its telecommunicators were responsible last year for answering about 770,000 phone calls, and they dispatched police, fire, and emergency medical services nearly 670,000 times.
Corcoran described the job as a “challenging and rewarding career in a dynamic and exciting environment.”
Based in Eagleville PA, about 15 miles southeast of the Pottstown-Limerick area, telecommunicators have workstations with individual climate controls, fully paid training, and work on average just 173 days per year. The county also offers “a very generous medical, dental, and vision benefit package, as well as a very competitive salary,” Corcoran claimed.
Interested applicants are encouraged to go visit the agency’s recruitment website, here, or to call a recruiter at 610-631-3079.
The application deadline is March 1 (2012). Applicants must pass a test, which will be administered sometime between March 5 and March 16. Job interviews following the test will occur during April and May, with training set to begin June 25.