Emergency Services Administrator
Emergency Services Administrator
La Crosse County has an opportunity for an Emergency Services Administrator to lead the County-wide public safety communications team, to include planning, organizing, developing and directing the over-all operation of the department. The ideal candidate for this position will have direct experience supervising a 24/7 emergency dispatch operation in multi-jurisdictional public safety, including broad-spectrum emergency communications across all areas of public safety such as law enforcement, firefighting and emergency medical response. See flyer for more information.
Starting salary depends on qualifications: $76,669 - $89,690
Why work for La Crosse County?
•Do meaningful work that serves your community
•Stable employment - 40% of our employees have been with us for 9 yrs or more
•Employee wellness programming
••Wisconsin Retirement System - Very stable and strong
••Health Insurance with options for free care
••Dental Insurance with many services covered at 100%
••Life Insurance with short and long-term disability
••Generous paid time off benefits
La Crosse County Respects Diversity
- Essential Job Functions
For a full list of duties, qualifications and requirements, including physical demands, please see the complete job description from the "Menu" on the Employment page of the County website.
Plans, directs and administers the overall operation of the Public Safety Communications Center. Manages department personnel and functions including hiring, promotion, and disciplinary process. Analyzes work loads and makes recommendations for appropriate staffing. Directs the supervision, training and personnel administration for the Emergency Services Department staff. Establishes cooperative working arrangements with participating law enforcement, fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. Defines, develops and implements changes as appropriate to improve the efficiency of the department operations and delivery of services Develops statistical and planning reports. Prepares and administers the annual Public Safety Communications budget. Recommends purchases and manages the installation, operation and maintenance of the public safety radio system including towers, dispatch consoles, computers, and E9-1-1 telephone system. Ensures that all complaints from the public or other agencies are investigated and addressed. Manages various contracts, such as equipment installation and maintenance contracts.
- Training, Experience and Other Requirements
•Five years experience in public safety communications management and planning; and leadership experience with law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services and emergency management operations.
•Experience working in multi-jurisdictional and consolidated dispatching operations.
•Knowledge of computer-aided dispatching systems; radio communication systems, including infrastructure; E9-1-1 systems; and emergency medical dispatching.
•Preference for Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.
•May consider other relevant combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
•Must successfully complete a law enforcement background check suitable for working with public safety responders.
Employees in this class are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:
~Wisconsin Retirement System
~Section 125 - Flexible Spending Account
For a more detailed overview of each of these benefits, please click here.
01Describe your experience in multi-jurisdictional public safety communications, to include your direct experience in supervising a 24/7 9-1-1 dispatch operation. In your description, include the jurisdictional structure, and identify the areas of public safety that were included in the communications (ie: law enforcement, fire, emergency medical). If you have no experience, please type "none".02Describe your experience in the supervision of staff, including hiring, evaluating, motivating, training and disciplining. In your description include the number of staff which you supervised, and a brief description of the type of work that was performed by the people you supervised. If you have no supervisory experience, type "none".03Describe your experience in budget preparation and monitoring. In your description, include the size of the budget. If you have no budget experience, type "none".04Describe your leadership experience and successes in working relationships with other agencies, governments, etc. If you have no experience, please type "none".
- La Crosse County, Wisconsin
- 212 6th St N
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601