DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Monterey County encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery and offers an ideal year round Mediterranean climate. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 400,000 residents and the numerous tourists who visit the area year-round. The mission of Monterey County is to excel at providing quality services for the benefit of all Monterey County residents, while developing, maintaining, and enhancing the resources of the area.
The Director of Emergency Communications is the administrator of the County’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of functions related to E-911 telephone and radio dispatching for police and fire. The Director will report to an Assistant County Administrative Officer, but will also consult regularly with the Executive Board representing the contracting agencies. This highly visible role requires a “bridge builder” with exceptional communication and relationship skills. Key priorities include continued expansion of regional dispatch services and in doing, implementing systems to provide greater sharing of information and a higher level of interoperability between responding public safety agencies.
The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of E-911 call delivery systems, trending technology changes, and police, fire, and EMS dispatching. Education and experience requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Public/Business Administration or a related field and three years of administrative and/or managerial experience in a medium to large-sized emergency communications organization, or a satisfactory equivalent combination of training and experience. The salary range is $130,344 – $178,032 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by October 30, 2018.
Paul Kimura and/or Bill Lopez
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030