Utica, NY (WIBX) - Oneida County is accepting applications for Public Safety Telecommunicators.

There are a total of 11 openings for the civil service positions and a civil service exam is a must for the job.

Applications for the exam must be submitted by February 2. And the exam itself will be given March 19.

The salary for a Public Safety Telecommunicator is $27,042. Duties include receiving phone calls from people in emergency and non-emergency situations requiring police, fire and emergency medical service providers.

The openings are a result of the planned consolidation of the New Hartford and Utica 911 dispatch centers.

A full exam notice and exam application instructions can be found on the county's website, www.OCgov.net. Also, interested applicants can contact the Oneida County Department of Personnel at (315) 798-5726.