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You just earned your high school diploma or general educational development (GED) certificate. Maybe you took a first job right out of high school, but it is not truly the type of profession that excites you. Consider working in public safety and help keep our first responders and the residents of Bexar County stay safe. Being a dispatcher for the Fire Marshal’s Office can be a rewarding career path and showcases your best skill sets. 

Who We're Looking For

  • You have graduated from High School or earned a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • You are able to type 40 words per minute with no more than 7 errors. (Passing a test is required)
  • Ability to:
    • pay attention to detail, 
    • cooperate with others, 
    • maintain composure, 
    • control anger, 
    • and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations; 
    • take on responsibilities and challenges; 
    • lead, 
    • accept criticism, 
    • and deal calmly and effectively under high stress situations; 
    • maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, Department/Division Heads, County employees, government agencies and the general public
  • Must pass a psychological exam 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office or Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test
  • Must be available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, unless on approved leave or by authorization
  • Must work weekends, holidays and perform shift work
  • May work more than 40 hours during the workweek

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