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ECC Executive Director
The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) provides all emergency communications services for Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The ECC receives all 9-1-1 calls in the area and serves as the central dispatch for the three local police departments, three rescue squads and fire calls. The ECC is a nationally recognized
center, having earned CALEA Accreditation as well as being designated as an APCO National Certified Training Program and Virginia Accredited Emergency Medical Dispatch Communications Center. 

Under the supervision of the Management Board, the Executive Director is responsible for establishing and communicating the vision for the ECC and providing overall daily management and administration of both the Emergency Communications Center and the Office of Emergency Management. In addition to implementing work and operational policies, the Executive Director is in charge of hiring, training, supervising and motivating personnel; preparing and monitoring the budget, and ensuring efficiency of operations.

The Executive Director is responsible or overseeing daily operations of the ECC and reports directly to, and serves at the pleasure of, the Management Board.
  • Planning, directing, managing and monitoring the acquisition, design, operation and enhancement of public safety technology systems supporting the emergency communications center
  • Analyzing operating procedures and user response issues to establish protocols in conjunction with providers
  • Representing the Center at appropriate meetings with boards, agencies and commissions and maintaining appropriate contacts with the public and the media on the use of the emergency communications system
  • Maintaining active and engaged relationships with all participants, emergency service providers and other State and local agencies and departments relative to the operation of the ECC
  • Establishing, growing and nurturing working relationships with the County, City and University departments receiving services from the ECC
  • Ensuring the operational readiness of the Center’s technology, telecommunications computer aided dispatch system and radio equipment and tower sites
  • Overseeing the Office of Emergency Management and serving as the Emergency Management Coordinator when necessary

Submittal of cover letter, résumé and County application is required. All applications will be processed through Albemarle County’s online application system at www.albemarle.org/jobs. Please be advised that faxed and mailed applications will not be considered.
Position: ECC Executive Director
Organization: Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center
Location: Charlottesville,  VA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 4/23/2019
Date Posted: 4/23/2019
Requirements Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in public safety communications and dispatch or
emergency communications, including but not limited to personnel management, budget preparation and management,
purchasing and contract management.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal and State regulations governing the use of radio transmissions as well as a working knowledge of County, City and University geography and the highway/street system
  • Strong understanding of the principles and procedures involved in operating an emergency dispatch center
  • Ability to perform data analysis and draw sound conclusions
  • Working knowledge of local emergency operations plans and procedures
  • Ability to communicate with people of all educational and professional backgrounds as well as of varied views or beliefs
  • Ability to remain calm and work well in tense or emergency situations
Status: This listing expires on: 8/21/2019
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Organization Information
Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center

Charlottesville,  VA 
United States
Chief Ron Lantz, Albemarle County Police