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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A lot of people are job hunting.   There has been overwhelming interest in job openings at Albany's 911 Center. 

130 people applied for seven dispatch positions.     Background checks were performed on all of them, and many were invited back for testing on different emergency scenarios.  Now, those tests are being graded.      

Applicants who do well will be asked to take a polygraph and go through an individual interview. "These individuals deal with information that is close-hold, personal information," said Deputy EMA Director Jim Vaught.  "They assist police officers during the commission of their duties, stopping a vehicle, background checks on individuals, run license plates, wants and warrants on individuals. They have to be able to be somebody who can work well under pressure, be very responsible in how they handle the information.  It's very close-hold and they have to be very dependable."

The positions pay a little more than 12-dollars an hour.

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