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911 Emergency Telecommunicator

Date Posted: 6/20/2022
Department: 911 Call Center
Hours: Part-time
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives

Position will be required to receive and dispatch emergency and non-emergency calls to appropriate agencies and to provide emergency medical care by telephone. 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Familiarity with FCC rules and regulations

  • Geographic knowledge of McDowell County

  • Experienced in use of telephone in a professional manner

  • Experience in computerized two way radio equipment

  • Experience in a communication center

  • Pre-Employment Drug Screening

  • NC Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications and Certifications

  • Certification by Medical Priority’s

  • NCOEMS EMD Certification and/or National

  • NC Division of Criminal Information Certification

  • CPR Certification

  • EMT

  • Haz-Mat Awareness

  • ICS

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the 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 national origin. 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.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building:

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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