Belmont County 9-1-1 is always looking for dedicated, hard working, detail oriented individuals for employment as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher.

Work as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher requires an individual who is able to multitask, to deal with the general public in a kind and courteous manner, to keep the safety of others as a top priority, to accurately obtain detailed information and relay it to first responders, to remain calm in a high stress environment and work well as a team within the 9-1-1 Center.

The following requirements are necessary to obtain employment as a 9-1-1 dispatcher:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Must be a resident of Belmont County (or an adjacent county in Ohio)
  • Must have general computer knowledge with emphasis on the use of Windows and MS Office software
  • Must have general office equipment knowledge (fax, copier, telephone, etc.)
  • May be subjected to preemployment physical and drug test
  • Must submit to fingerprinting and a criminal history check

Belmont County 9-1-1 initially hires for part time employment.  Once trained, and full time positions open, those part time employees have the chance to petition for the full time positions.  All new employees are required to complete an initial training program consisting of a minimum of 120 hours (15 shifts).  Candidates must also successfully pass an Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) class prior to exiting training.  Upon completion, they will be evaluated on their progress and a decision is made as to their future at 9-1-1.

Resumes are encouraged and may be included with the application. Applications must be dropped off to the 9-1-1 Center or mailed to:

Belmont County 9-1-1
Attn: Director Bryan Minder
68331 Bannock Rd.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950


St. Clairsville, Ohio