The position serves as the Project Manager for the development of an implementation plan for Regional 911 Consolidated Services for nearly 20 partner communities/agencies. The position may be extended to oversee the implementation of consolidated 911 dispatch for police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS) in Lake County.
The Project Manager will work with the Regional 911 Consolidation Policy and Operations Committees as well as sub-committees to develop the implementation and migration plans for consolidating 911 communication services. The Project Manager will develop and present detailed recommendations outlining the steps required to consolidate dispatch services including but not limited to costs, staffing, supervision, standard operating procedures, facility and technology needs.
The Project Manager will work together with all partner communities and public safety agencies in an inclusive manner and will be open, responsive and accountable to those stakeholders to develop strategies and solutions that meet the needs of the partner agencies while serving the public with integrity
The Project Manager will work with the Policy and Operations Committees and their associated sub-committees to develop recommendations and build consensus in the following areas: 1) Data collection and analysis, 2) Operational policies and procedures, 3) Personnel, Legal agreements and filings, 4) Technology requirements: Assess vendor alternatives and evaluate options, 5) Facility requirements and options, 6) Other topics necessary for the completion of the implementation and migration plans.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree with major course work in a related field and two years’ experience in an emergency communications environment (Police, Fire or EMS), - OR - four years’ experience in an emergency communications environment (Police, Fire or EMS). Two years supervisory or management experience required.
Master's degree in criminal justice, public administration, communications, or a closely related field; 5-7 years of progressively responsible management experience; some experience with consolidation, training, union negotiations and grievances.
Experience with PSAP, CAD, CTI systems; Experience with RMS integration;
Experience in a CALEA accredited police agency.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to use a wide range of radio and telecommunications equipment, including experience with conventional and trunked two-way radio systems, understanding of analog and digital modes, and awareness of a variety of different user interface devices.
Professional accreditation such as those offered by: APCO, NENA, IAED, or PMI.
Must meet (or be able to meet) training requirements of the Department of Homeland Security NIMS, including IS-700, IS-800, IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, and ICS-400.
A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the County's discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.
Additional Salary Information: This is a temporary position for the implementation and migration plan development (approx. 14 - 18 months). This position will be evaluated upon completion of the project to determine if there is a need for continued employment (for implementation) on a temporary or full-time basis.
Internal Number: 216892-924
About Lake County Government
Lake County is located in the northeastern corner of Illinois. Based on the 2010 census, Lake County is the third largest county in Illinois with a population of 703,462.
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