Career Changer

You have on-the-job experience in a different or related career field. You paused your professional career and look to return and maybe change to a profession that is meaningful, offers some excitement, but also the safety and security of public service employment. Maybe you retired from a previous job, but now seek to “get back into the game.” Our work environment and the challenges of our daily assignments are a great place to make your experience shine. We ask you to 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 a High School Diploma or GED certificate.
  • You are looking to change careers, reenter the workforce, or have an interest in public service employment.
  • 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, and holidays and perform shift work
  • May work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Frequently Asked Questions