Deadline to Sign Up for Public Safety Dispatcher I Trainee Exam is Monday, November 25

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Schenectady County is reminding potential job applicants that the last day to sign up for the Public Safety Dispatcher I Trainee Civil Service exam is Monday, November 25, 2019. Minimum qualifications for the position include either a high school diploma or possession of a high school equivalency.

While no experience is needed, applicants must sign up for the annual position-specific Civil Service exam to be eligible. The next exam is scheduled for January 11, 2020, but applicants must sign up for the exam by Monday.

“Public Safety Dispatchers are the foundation of our emergency response network,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “Anyone who has a passion to help others should sign up and take this exam.”

The salary for Public Safety Dispatcher I Trainee was recently increased to $38,022 (starting in 2020) and the residency requirement was waived in 2018, allowing anyone who meets the minimum qualifications, even those who live outside of Schenectady County, to be eligible for the position.

Interested applicants can get more information or sign up for the exam online at; call 518-388-4233 for more information; or apply in-person at the Schenectady County Civil Service Office at 620 State Street in Schenectady.

A review session will be held before January 11 to help applicants prepare for the exam. 



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