The Metro Emergency Operations Center of Kanawha County is seeking applicants for eight dispatcher positions at Metro 911's call center.
Metro 911 Executive Director John Rutherford said he hopes to fill the positions by early September.
"We are looking to attract professionals that are able to multitask and dedicated to their jobs," Rutherford said. "Being a dispatcher at Metro 911 is a rewarding career."
Metro 911 is the central dispatch center for emergency service agencies in Kanawha County.
Dispatchers work 12-hour shifts that include two days on and two days off with every other weekend off duty. The annual base starting salary is $25,000 but built-in overtime increases that amount to about $28,950.
After six to 12 months of training are completed, the base salary goes up to $27,420, or $31,750 with built-in overtime. Additional overtime is also available.
Benefits at Metro 911 include health insurance with dental and vision, a $50,000 life insurance plan at no cost to employees and coverage under the state Public Employees Retirement System.
Applicants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent. To apply for the position, visit Metro 911's website at www.metro911.org or visit the 911 center at 200 Peyton Way in Charleston, near the Southridge shopping center. All completed applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to Metro 911.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 31, 2013.