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Sheriff's Office Communications Dispatch Manager Sonoma County CA

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$84,006.58 - $102,101.91 Annually

THE SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AN EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE POSITION OF SHERIFF'S COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCH MANAGER.



The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office seeks a highly skilled and experienced professional to fill one full-time Communications Dispatch Manager vacancy. The Communications Dispatch Manager is a position of trust and confidence, which has been given the responsibility and authority to manage, organize, and coordinate all aspects of the Sheriff's Office Communications Dispatch Bureau. The Dispatch Bureau serves the unincorporated area of Sonoma County, three contract agencies; Town of Windsor and City of Sonoma, and Sonoma County Probation.

Reporting to the Field Services Captain, the Communications Dispatch Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Dispatch Bureau through shift supervisors, including responsibility for operation and effective functioning of the dispatch center; participating in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; making recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards; participating in the preparation and administration of the Dispatch Bureau budget including monitoring expenditures; and preparing a variety of analytical and statistical reports and correspondence.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The Sheriff's Office desires the following competencies in the Communications Dispatch Manager:

  • Exceptional leadership and management skills, including experience supervising emergency law enforcement dispatch staff.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with law enforcement staff and outside agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare complex analytical reports and correspondence.

THE SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Serving the community since 1850, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office employs over 650 employees to protect and secure the half-million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County. With more than 30 different highly-trained and specialized units, you can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office will be anything but monotonous.

The Sheriff's Office policy is that all employees, civilian and law enforcement, are required to successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to employment. This policy is imperative in order to keep the Sheriff's Office employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement and detention community. This will include a thorough assessment of personal, employment, education, criminal and credit history. Candidates will also be required to take two polygraph examinations and drug tests. For more details, see the background investigation section of this job announcement.

THE COUNTY OF SONOMA

Located an hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic options -- including inspiring coastline and beaches, the Russian River, over 200 award-winning wineries, and majestic redwoods. The County encompasses over one million acres of land and water, rich with parks, campsites, lakes and open space.

Sonoma County is home to almost 500,000 residents and offers a wide variety of restaurants, art and music festivals, farmer's markets, and concert venues. Local schools continually rank high on California's Academic Performance Index and the county boasts higher education opportunities with Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. Business is quite diverse, with agriculture (including wine grapes and livestock/poultry) and tourism anchoring the local economy. The tourism industry generates over $1 billion annually, and the County hosts over 7 million visitors every year.

For more information on the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, please visit their website at: www.sonomasheriff.org.

Minimum Qualifications:

Normally, five years of emergency dispatch experience in a public agency dispatching the full range of public safety personnel would provide this opportunity. Two years of this experience should be in a position comparable to Supervising Communications Dispatcher.

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted on-line at : www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by 3/10/15. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. EOE

 

Bart Tramer

Human Resources Technician

County of Sonoma

(707) 565-2596

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