Salary: $95,000 - $105,000 (Depending on qualifications, salary may be negotiable.)
MACECOM is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Mason County, Washington, and dispatches for law enforcement, fire and medical for all of the county. Located between the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Mason County has approximately 67,000 residents. The City of Shelton is the only incorporated city within Mason County, with the surrounding communities of Allyn, Grapeview, Belfair, Hoodsport, Kamilche, Skokomish, and Union offering residents breathtaking views, world-class activities, including scuba and skydiving, a thriving culinary scene, and live music and multiple community events. Shelton is the county seat with over 11,000 residents and is the population center and service provider for the region. Shelton is in close proximity to Hood Canal, the only true saltwater fjord in the lower United States and immediately west of Shelton is Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.
MACECOM has two boards: the legislative board and the governing board, which consist of elected and appointed officials of each member agency or group of member agencies. User agencies include, but are not limited to, the Mason County Sheriff's Office, Shelton Police Department, Squaxin Island Tribal Police, Skokomish Tribal Police, and 10 fire departments. MACECOM’s 2023 budget was $2,871,607 and it operates with 17 full-time dispatchers and 3 part-time dispatchers when at full capacity. MACECOM also has five administrative positions, including the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Office Manager, Network - IT, and Public Safety Systems Manager, who oversees MACECOM’s radio infrastructure.
The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all operations for MACECOM, including various telephone, radio, teletype and other communications systems serving law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical response agencies in Mason County. The Executive Director is accountable to the Governance and Legislative Boards and works closely with each on administration and budget matters. The Executive Director works under broad directives with considerable latitude for independent judgement to effectively implement goals and decisions. This position provides ongoing status reports of significant activities and programs and/or actions to be taken which are consistent with federal, state and local statutory guidelines or regulations and decisions of the boards.
A bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, or a closely related field is preferred. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in public safety communications, including five (5) years of administrative and managerial responsibilities, or any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work is required. The selected candidate must have a valid Washington State driver’s license by time of hire and be able to obtain ACCESS Level 1 certification within 6 months of employment. Experience as a first responder is a plus.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/
and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. MACECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 11, 2024
(open until filled).