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

The role of Public Safety Communicators 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.

Candidate requirements include a high school diploma or GED and two years of general work experience with a minimum of one year with public contact.

For a complete list of all job duties and complete requirements visit under Employment Opportunities.

Interested individuals should apply immediately at 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.