E9-1-1 Board seeking new executive director

By ELANE JONES, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/23/17

The Walker County E911 Board is currently accepting applications for the position of executive director. The person applying for this position will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of Walker County’s E911 Public Safety …

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E9-1-1 Board seeking new executive director

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The Walker County E911 Board is currently accepting applications for the position of executive director. The person applying for this position will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of Walker County’s E911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), as well as providing public safety communications and dispatch service to law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS agencies.

Former E911 director Roger Wilson passed away in August.

“We know we’re not going to be able to replace Roger, because he was the only person to serve as the executive director for Walker County E9-1-1 since it was established in 1990,” Walker County E-911 Board Chairman Tim Stockman. “But we have a position to fill, and we’re looking for someone who can not only perform all the duties required to the best of their ability, but to the highest level of legal, ethical and moral standards.”

The executive director of Walker County E911 directs and monitors all technical, personnel and fiscal management activities of the E911 PSAP, and is responsible for the administration of the programs and operations within this area. The position also requires a person to have the ability to perform in a supervisory capacity over subordinate personnel.

The nature of the work performed in this position also requires that the employee establish and maintain effective working relationships with all law enforcement and fire departments operating within our county, as well as other departments, outside emergency agencies, and the public.

The person chosen will also perform those duties under the direct supervision of the Walker County 911 Board of Directors and will be subject to a probationary period.

Anyone interested in appling for the position of Executive Director of Walker County E911 can submit a resume to: Walker County E9-1-1, c/o Rhonda Walden, 302 15th St. N.E., Jasper, AL 35504.

Resumes must be submitted by regular United States Postal Mail, and must be postmarked no later than October 9, 2017.

A full list of essential duties and qualifications are available on the Walker County E911 website at www.walker911.org.

Required Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED; supplemented by sufficient previous experience and/or training that includes public safety dispatching, emergency medical dispatching, radio communications, personal computer operations, and supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

• Three (3) years’ experience employed full time with a public safety agency (Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, EMA, or 9-1-1).

• Valid Alabama Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.

• Ability to work non-standard hours, be on call, coordinate and ensure services are operational on a continuous basis (24 x 7) and travel as necessary.

• A maximum response time not to exceed 30 minutes under normal conditions (from residence to the PSAP) within six (6) months of employment.

• No felony convictions, as well as successful completion of a background investigation, including but not limited to a criminal and driving history.

• Successful completion of a drug screening.

• Must be a legal citizen of the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

• Three (3) years supervisory or management experience.

BENEFITS:

Leave time earned after 30 days

State Retirement System

Medical and Dental Insurance

Salary $65,000 per year