Communications Specialist – Student

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The position performs 911 dispatching for eight partner fire and emergency medical agencies. The position is located in a state-of-the-art communications center with 24/7 operations, 365 days per year.

Minimum Qualifications:

–       High School Diploma or GED.

–       Typing speed of at least 35 words per minute.

–       Certification in CPR.

–       No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past ten (10) years.

–       Must be at least 21 years old.

Preferred Qualifications:

–                                                       Associates Degree in Business, Management, Fire Science or related field.

–       Ability to communicate both in English and Spanish.


Application Process

–       Complete and submit the District application along with the required information described in the application packet, including cover letter, resume, and copies of relevant degrees and certifications.

–       Application deadline: Open until filled with weekly screenings.


Selection Process

–       Formal application, review of education and experience, appropriate testing, oral interview, and final selection. The pre-employment process for candidates may include, but is not limited to, background check, drug screen and reference checks.

–       Applicants will be contacted by telephone or email regarding their status in the application and selection process at a time determined by the Fire District.


Benefits package includes:

Medical, vision, dental and life insurance, employee assistance program membership, paid time off, paid holidays, Arizona State Retirement System participation, and eligibility for deferred compensation plans and supplemental insurance programs.

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