>>Dauphin County Officials in Great Need of 911 Dispatchers
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Dauphin County emergency response officials are calling for residents to apply to be 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers - and as soon as possible. Some 13 positions are open out of 53 total telecommunicator roles. Officials say the deficit is causing working dispatchers to take on too many extra hours, which has been leading to excessive overtime. Hiring events will take place next week to bring in potential candidates. The starting pay for an emergency dispatcher is just under 17 dollars an hour. All applicants must have a valid driver's license and pass a criminal background check.