Hiring Process

All applicants interested in applying for a Telecommunicator position will follow the hiring process below:

Step 1: All applications are reviewed and initial background checks are conducted. Review our list of disqualifying offenses here.
Step 2: Selected applicants will be invited to take a dispatching aptitude test called Criticall. Scores will be available within 24-48 hours of completion.   Applicants will be advised by phone or email of their scores.  If passing, will move onto the interview process.
Step 3: After completion of an interview, Applicants will be advised by phone or email of their status within 3 to 5 business days of the interview.
Step 4: Successful applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will undergo a comprehensive background investigation, pre-employment health and hearing exams, and drug-testing.
Step 5: Following successful completion of all conditions, applicants are given an unconditional offer of employment at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.


If you would like more information about employment in our department, please email us at escc.general@pennco.org.