911 Emergency Telecommunicator Full Time

Date Posted: 08/20/2021

Department: 911


Hours: Full-time

Deadline: Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities

Position will be required to receive; prioritize and dispatch emergency and non-emergency calls to appropriate agencies and to provide emergency dispatch care by telephone. Applicant must be able to obtain and disseminate accurate information in an efficient and professional manner to all agencies. Must provide assistance to the public by providing a variety of information and direction; perform a variety of Dispatch support duties and endorse a team environment. Applicant should be familiar with FCC rules and regulations; possess excellent geographic knowledge of McDowell County. Applicant should have experience and professional use of telephone and computerized two way radio equipment. Continuously analyze available information and monitor your channel along with assisting all other communicators in the center.

Minimum Requirements

Desirable Training and Experience


Benefited after 90 days
Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply

Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required. 


Applications will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. 


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or nationalorigin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify. 


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