The El Paso Fire Department is accepting applications for Public Safety Communicator Trainees.

The position of a Public Safety Communicator involves processing 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.

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. Visit epfire.org, under Employment Opportunities for a detailed list of all the other items needed and a comprehensive overview of the recruitment process.

Interested individuals should apply immediately a governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso 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.