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          2:05:01:01.  Minimum standards for employment. A person may be employed or certified only if the person meets the following requirements:


          (1)  Is a citizen of the United States;


          (2)  Is at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;


          (3)  Has fingerprints taken by a qualified law enforcement officer;


          (4)  Is of good moral character;


          (5)  Is a graduate of an accredited high school or has a high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the commission;


          (6)  Is examined by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who certifies, on forms prescribed by the commission, that the applicant is able to perform the duties of a 911 telecommunicator;


          (7)  Has been interviewed and hired by an agency that determines the applicant's general suitability for a 911 telecommunication service, based on personality, temperament, ability to communicate, and other characteristics reasonably necessary to the performance of the duties of a 911 telecommunicator;


          (8)  Has not unlawfully used any prescribed drug, controlled substance, or marijuana within one year before the time of application for certification;


          (9)  Is eligible to reapply for certification if the person has, for any reason, failed to successfully complete the basic telecommunication program;


          (10)  Has not had certification revoked, voluntarily surrendered certification, had an application for certification refused, or been dismissed from the basic training program, unless the commission upon application declares the person eligible for employment or certification; and


          (11)  Has not become ineligible for employment or certification as a 911 telecommunicator, as a result of any proceedings involving any revocation, suspension, surrender of, or resignation or dismissal from certification, employment, or training, unless the commission, upon application, declares the person eligible for employment or certification in South Dakota.


          Source: 25 SDR 124, effective April 8, 1999; 28 SDR 150, effective May 2, 2002; 32 SDR 225, effective June 26, 2006; 42 SDR 101, effective January 12, 2016.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-45-26, 34-45-29.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 34-45-24, 34-45-29.


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