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Chatham County Communications - Emergency Communications Director

posted Feb 3, 2017, 5:05 AM by Grayson Gusa   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 5:06 AM ]
Chatham County, North Carolina (County Seat, Pittsboro, NC), is seeking a a tech savvy Emergency Communications expert to be their next Emergency Communications Director with the ability to lead well-trained staff and work effectively with the existing and evolving County Emergency system. This is an exciting opportunity to apply leadership to critical emergency communications challenges in a community with a small town feel that is rapidly growing. The successful Director has a track record of partnering and collaborating with multiple stakeholders such as the Sheriff’s Department, Animal Control, municipal and volunteer Fire Departments, and police departments.

Position responsibilities: The Emergency Communications Director oversees a $1.5M budget and supervises 21 employees including 4 shift supervisors, 16 telecommunicators and 1 quality assurant . A comprehensive training program yields competent staff who have the opportunities to gain expertise in EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement communications over time.  Emergency Medical Dispatch is accredited; Emergency Fire Dispatch accreditation is underway. The effective candidate will carry out several key priorities including replacing the Emergency Communications Radio System and Expansion of 911 Center facilities. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years increasingly responsible professional experience in an Emergency Communications Center at a manager level role or above.  A bachelor’s degree is highly preferred.  NC 911 Management Center Certification or ability to complete within a year is a requirement.  Must have proven track record in 911 Center management and be adept at understanding and applying technological solutions to problems.

Salary range and Application Process: Hiring range is $60,357-$76,955 with compensation within the range negotiable based on experience and qualifications. The full range is $ 60,357-93,553. The successful candidate will be expected to live within 30 minutes of Pittsboro.

To apply and view full ad,  please go to the Developmental Associates application portal and then follow the links to the Emergency Communications Director – Chatham, County, NC posting. All candidates must complete an online application and may upload additional materials if desired.    The application period will close February 27, 2017.  An assessment center to evaluate semi-finalists will be held March 27-28, 2017 in Chatham County.  All inquiries should be emailed to Chatham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.