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Answer the Call & Make a Difference: Join Buncombe's Public Safety Communications (911 Telecommunicators) Job Fair on Sept. 28

Are you ready to answer the call and make a difference with an award-winning organization? If so, consider working for Buncombe County’s Public Safety Communications (911). More than a career, it’s a job where you can make a difference while enjoying benefits that rank among the best in state and extremely competitive pay.

Working in the 911 Call Center is an exciting way to be in the action without being on the frontlines. “It is a career for people who want to be of assistance but don’t want to be in the foreground. It’s great for people who can multitask and are good in ever-changing, fast-paced environment,” says 911 Division Manager Brooke Hazlett.

If this sounds like a calling for you, join us at our job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from noon until 7 p.m. at the Buncombe County Administration building, 200 College St., first floor.

Buncombe County’s benefits and pay highlights

  • Starting pay is $18.90-$20.46 based on experience, and night shifts gets a $2 per hour differential on top of base pay.
  • 8% 401(k) contribution, regardless of employee contribution.
  • Low-cost health insurance.
  • Free unlimited physical therapy.
  • Access to walk-in employee health clinic with same-day appointments so you don't have to drive to your doctor.
  • 13 paid holidays, 10-plus days of vacation, and up to 5 additional PTO days per year. That’s more than five weeks of paid time off.
  • Membership in state pension retirement system in addition to the 401(k).

Here’s what our Public Safety Communications team says about their work

  • “Not once in my career have I woken up and not wanted to go to work. I truly enjoy it and have a passion for it. It’s never the same every day. Sometimes never same from hour to hour.” – Derrick R., Public Safety Communications Director
  • “We are a genuine family here. Do you want to truly save lives and make a difference? If so, apply to Public Safety Communications.” – Dan M., Telecommunicator
  • “I love helping the public. Knowing that you had a hand in helping a family in their emergency situation is fulfilling.” – Kenny D., Telecommunicator
  • “What I love about the job is being able to help people. I’m a caring person, and I want to help people and make a difference.” – Shaina H., Telecommunicator
  • “I like knowing I’m helping out the community – that we are the tie between them and first responders.” – Kristina R., Telecommunicator

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Updated Sep 23, 2022 12:35 PM
Published Sep 15, 2022 07:37 AM

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