Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a career?  Lancaster County-Wide Communications, the 9-1-1 center for Lancaster County (PA), is accepting applications from those who desire a rewarding and exciting career in public safety dispatching at the 9-1-1 Center. Candidates must be customer-focused, be able to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment, be able to handle stressful situations calmly, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.  Candidates must be minimum 18 years of age with a High School diploma, or equivalent. Additionally, candidates must be able to operate a computer keyboard and mouse, and be able to sit and wear a headset for long periods of time. 

Applicants must pass a 25-wpm typing test and a skill-based test; consent to an extensive criminal background check, credit check, and drug screening.  Newly hired employees for these positions shall be required to successfully complete a paid eight-week training course.  Positions start as part-time and become full-time (working 12-hour shifts), as positions become available.  When the applicant becomes full-time they must be available to work any shift.  Employees must be able to work weekends and holidays, as we are a 24-hour facility.  A full benefits package is offered with full-time employment.  The positions have a starting salary of $12.42 per hour with promotional and merit raises to follow.  Additional pay for holidays, weekends, evening, and overnight work hours. 

Applications may be obtained from the Lancaster County Human Resource Office, at 150 N. Queen Street, Suite 312, Lancaster PA, 17603. Interested candidates may visit the county website at www.co.lancaster.pa.us or you can download the application here.  Finally, you may call 717-664-1100 for more information.

Applications must be submitted to the Lancaster County Human Resource Office.  We accept applications at all times, however if we are not currently hiring, your application will be held and considered for future openings.

The County of Lancaster is an EEO Employer.