If you’ve been considering a career that is not only recession-proof but also pays well and would allow you to serve your community, Broome County is hiring.

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Broome County is accepting applications for its Emergency Services Dispatcher I exam however, individuals only have until the end of the day today, December 30 to file an application for the exam.

Starting salary for an Emergency Services Dispatcher for Broome County is $42,532.26 a year.

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Anyone interested in the position must have graduated from high school or be able to show proof of an equivalency diploma. Candidates must also pass an open competitive examination and a background check. Other requirements apply and can be found here.

Emergency Services Dispatchers must be able to monitor, dispatch, and coordinate emergency services calls for Fire or Emergency Services and Law Enforcement. Dispatchers must also be able to maintain communication with police officers requesting backup assistance.

Dispatchers must also use sound judgment to prioritize calls and dispatch the appropriate emergency services as quickly as possible. This position requires individuals to stay calm in high-stress situations including in life and death and in emergency situations.  Dispatchers must also be available to work both day and night hours.

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A non-refundable processing fee of $20 is required for the civil service exam, which will take place on February 25, 2023. According to Broome County, “Only applications which are post-marked on or before the last date to file will be accepted. All inter-department mail must be received by the close of business on the last date to file, no exceptions.The last day to file for the examination is today, December 30, 2022.

A detailed job description and requirements for the Broome County dispatcher position can be found here and the application for the civil service examination application, due today, December 30, 2022, can be found here.

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