SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management is hiring emergency 911 dispatchers. There is a reported increase in the need for emergency help in San Francisco due to the recent population growth. The SFDEM is looking to cut the time lost between received emergency calls and dispatched help. A new job posting for 911 dispatchers was posted by SFDEM on it’s website on Monday, January 9.

SF Examiner reported that statistics indicate that San Francisco received 1.2 million emergency and non-emergency calls in 2016. Recent population influx in SF has doubled the number of help-calls received by the city per day. The  SFDEM is looking to hire individuals willing to work long hours.

The recruitment for 911 dispatchers can last up to 9 months. The job opening for the dispatchers on SFDEM’s website requires applicants are able to work 8-10 hour shifts. Shifts could be during the Day or Night including holidays, weekends and overtime.

Applicants should have previous experience in dispatching emergency help. They are also required to hold a Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate and be willing to work in “intensely stressful” environments. SFDEM is offering to match the services of it’s employees with a salary of $81,000.