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Kenosha Joint Services

Kenosha, WI

Reason for Announcement: Fill Vacancy and Establish Eligibility List
Responsibilities: Provides dispatch & communications operations for law enforcement & emergency services in Kenosha County. Responsible for answering emergency and non-emergency calls from the public; dispatching agencies in response to those calls.
Salary: $19.97 - $25.30 per hour
Benefits: Wisconsin retirement fund; Health insurance; Life insurance; Sick leave; Dental; Paid holidays - 10; Deferred compensation; Vacation; Voluntary vision insurance available. Voluntary AFLAC benefits available. Employee Assistance Program.
Qualifications: Minimum age - 18; High school diploma; No felony convictions; Good verbal and written communication skills; React quickly and effectively to stressful situations; Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; Ability to keyboard/type words per minute; Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems; Clear and concise speech; Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; Ability to perform essential functions of this position; Bilingual - Helpful, not required; G.E.D. also accepted. Ability to data entry at 6200 keystrokes per hour with an accuracy rate of 95%.
Apply By: Ongoing Recruitment
Submit: Agency Application -

To obtain: Please visit www.kenoshajs.org, Job Postings

Contact: HR Coordinator Bev Sebetic
Kenosha Joint Services
1000 55th Street
Room 1210
Kenosha, WI  53140
Phone:  (262) 605-5013
Email:  bsebetic@kenoshajs.org
Internet:  info@kenoshajs.org
Notes: Written exam; Oral interviews; Psychological profile; Medical examination; Vision examination; Drug screening; Background investigation
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Emergency Services Administrator

Emergency Services Administrator

Depends on Qualifications
La Crosse, WI
Job Type
Full Time
Emergency Services
Job Number
11/4/2019 4:30 PM Central

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
•Excellent Benefits!
     ••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:
~Health Insurance
~Dental Insurance
~Life Insurance
~Wisconsin Retirement System
~Sick Leave
~Deferred Compensation
~Section 125 - Flexible Spending Account
For a more detailed overview of each of these benefits, please click here.

Describe 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".
Describe 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".
Describe your experience in budget preparation and monitoring. In your description, include the size of the budget. If you have no budget experience, type "none".
Describe your leadership experience and successes in working relationships with other agencies, governments, etc. If you have no experience, please type "none".

Required Question

La Crosse County, Wisconsin
212 6th St N
Suite 2500
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601