DeKalb hopes to hire six entry-level 911 operators

DeKalb County is looking to hire entry-level 911 operators to fill six vacancies at its communications center. 

When fully staffed, the county typically has 126 operators, county spokesman Andrew Cauthen said in an email. There are currently 120 operators on staff. 

The additional operators will likely aid with ambulance response time in the northern part of the county, namely in Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody where wait times exceeded the nine-minute goal in the past 12 months.

DeKalb provides ambulance services to its 13 cities, including a portion of Atlanta that sits in the county. 

The hiring announcement also comes a month after DeKalb’s commissioners voted to increase public safety officials’ pay by 4 percent. Withthe pay increase, 911 operators make $35,739 up from $34,364. 

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Potential candidates have until Nov. 30 to apply and can apply here

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