Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Job Search - Opening for a full-time Deputy Communications Director

Knox County is opening a search for a full-time Deputy Communications Director at the Knox Regional Communications Center (KRCC). The position would start July 2, 2017. The Deputy Communications Director will assist the Communications Director in planning, organizing and directing the day to day operation of the Agency and serves as a liaison with user agencies and other local, county, state, and federal agencies. This position will also be responsible for the overall administration of the Agency’s internal human resources services, including but not limited to recruitment, training and education, policy and procedure development, problem resolution, employee labor relations issues, and overall employee morale and retention. The proposed schedule for the position is 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, subject to changes as needed for training, meetings, etc. 

Applicants must have a high school education or the equivalent, plus technical or specialized training equivalent to that acquired in a 2-year college, technical or business school, and be a Certified Terminal Operator, Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Certified Fire Dispatcher, and Certified Emergency Telecommunicator. Applicants must also have at least 4 - 5 years of management experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience in progressive management, with at least 3 years supervisory experience, and practical knowledge in communications technologies, including the application of such to 9-1-1 systems. Applicants must have no criminal record and be willing to submit to both psychological and polygraph examinations. Please see the job description for the full list of requirements.

The County provides an excellent benefits package to full-time employees including health insurance (100% paid for the employee, and 75% for family coverage), paid vacation and sick leave, retirement plan, and other voluntary benefits. The pay range for this position is $24.06 - $27.63 depending on experience.

To apply, interested applicants must provide a completed Knox County job application, copies of all required certifications as spelled out in the job description, resume, and cover letter. Application packets may either be mailed to the Knox County Administrative Office at 62 Union Street in Rockland, ME 04841, emailed to, or can be dropped off in person at the same location. Application forms and job descriptions are available at the County Administrator’s office and on the County’s website: All application materials must be turned into the Knox County Administrative Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. The County reserves the right to reject any and all applications and to select the most qualified applicant(s).

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