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Executive Director - Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1417. The application deadline for the position is November 28, 2017. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. The County will then review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at richmond@waters-company.com or 804-726-9748. Hiring for Albemarle County shall be accomplished without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status or disability unless otherwise permitted by County policy or applicable law. Applicants hired by the County must be citizens of the United States or legally authorized to work in the United States. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for per-sons with disabilities if requested.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Executive Director - Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center
Posting Number 201200304
Organization Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle ECC
Position Category Commissions

Position Summary Information

Brochure BROCHURE
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Management Board, the Executive Director is responsible for establishing and communicating the vision for the ECC and providing overall daily management and administration of both the Emergency Communications Center and the Office of Emergency Management. In addition to implementing work and operational policies, the Executive Director is in charge of hiring, training, supervising and motivating personnel; preparing and monitoring the budget, and ensuring efficiency of operations.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of managerial experience in a public safety or emergency communications setting. It is preferred that candidates hold any combination of education or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree as well. Strong candidates will have experience with a public safety communications center that serves police, fire and EMS functions. In addition, the Executive Director should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

-Extensive knowledge of Federal and State regulations governing the use of radio transmissions as well as a working knowledge of County, City and University geography and the highway/street system

-Strong understanding of the principles and procedures involved in operating an emergency dispatch center

-Ability to perform data analysis and draw sound conclusions

-Working knowledge of local emergency operations plans and procedures

-Ability to communicate with people of all educational and professional backgrounds as well as of varied views or beliefs

-Ability to remain calm and work well in tense or emergency situations

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/04/2017
Close Date 11/28/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1417.

The application deadline for the position is November 28, 2017. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. The County will then review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria.
For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at richmond@waters-company.com or 804-726-9748.

Hiring for Albemarle County shall be accomplished without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status or disability unless otherwise permitted by County policy or applicable law. Applicants hired by the County must be citizens of the United States or legally authorized to work in the United States. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for per-sons with disabilities if requested.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References