Employment Process

It is the intent of the Augusta-Richmond County 9-1-1 Center to attract qualified applicants and will adhere to all approved recruiting purposes to help achieve this goal.

Selection for Employment

New employees will be selected based on merit and fitness for the position and all applicants will receive a bona fide consideration provided they comply with applicable requirements. Any person considered for employment with the 9-1-1 Center must meet the following minimum requirements as established by the Georgia Peace Officer:
  • Standards and Training Council and by Georgia Law
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have a High School Diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Not have been convicted by any state or by the Federal Government or any crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment in a Federal or State prison or institution; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered
  • Be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record
  • Possess good moral character as determined by department investigation
  • Have an oral interview to determine the applicant’s appearance, background, and ability to communicate