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911 Communications Director
911 Communications Director
Lewis County, Washington
Salary: $99,000 - $133,129
Located in southwest Washington, halfway between Seattle and Portland, Oregon, along Interstate 5, Lewis County is 2,408 square miles in size and has an estimated population of 81,000. The county is made up of two larger “twin” cities, Centralia and Chehalis, and several smaller, friendly and safe communities. The county seat is located in historic Chehalis. Lewis County is approximately one-third national forest and includes portions of Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Gifford Pinchot national forests, and the Mt. Rainier National Park. Adventure seekers will find world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, cycling, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hang gliding, rock-climbing and skiing.
Lewis County 911 Communications provides three essential services for the county. As the Primary Service Answering Point (PSAP), the department receives and records all 911 emergency calls. The department is responsible for dispatching the appropriate response agencies to each emergency. Lewis County 911 Communications also operates and manages the vast majority of radio infrastructure within the county. Lewis County 911 Communications provides service to all fire districts and departments, law enforcement agencies, American Medical Response (AMR), Lewis County Medic One, and several other agencies. The Lewis County Dispatch Center currently operates as a county department but has interlocal agreements with all local police and fire agencies. The department also works with the Emergency Management and Public Works departments by dispatching for non-emergencies, such as down trees and power lines, and more. The department has approximately 24 employees, including supervisors and two part-time employees. There are 18 full-time 911 Dispatchers of which eight are in trainee status, two of which are supervisors, and two who are leads. The department’s current operating budget is $3.2 million, including capital projects.
Under the general direction of the County Manager, the 911 Communications Director plans, coordinates, and manages the operations and activities of the Lewis County 911 Communications Center, develops and directs 911/radio projects, supervises 911 telecommunications and radio operations, and supervises assigned personnel.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Lewis County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 8, 2022 (open until filled).
Position: 911 Communications Director
Organization: Lewis County, Washington
Location: Chehalis,  WA 
United States
Salary: $99,000 - $133,129
Posting Start Date: 4/13/2022
Date Posted: 4/13/2022
Requirements A bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field, plus a minimum of 3 years in Public Safety Dispatching or Emergency Services is required. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of experience managing a 911 operation. NENA Center Manager Certification Program, NENA ENP 911 Certification, APCO Certified Public Safety Executive Program, APCO Registered Public-Safety Leader, and/or other certifications may be required. The selected candidate must have a valid Washington State driver's license by the time of hire.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/12/2022
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Lewis County, Washington

Chehalis,  WA 98532
United States
(206) 368-0050

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