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Director of 911/Joint Communications

Boone County, Missouri, is celebrated for its expansive landscapes, tight-knit communities, and exemplary quality of life. Positioned at the heart of the continental U.S. along Interstate 70, Boone County’s central location offers easy access to 11 major cities within a 500-mile radius. The City of Columbia serves as the county seat, boasting a population approaching 125,200 residents and covering an area of 64 square miles. Columbia’s thriving economy is anchored in education, research, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, and high-tech industries.

Boone County Joint Communications is the 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and dispatch center for police/sheriff, fire, and emergency medical services for the citizens of Boone County, Missouri. Under the direction of the elected Boone County Commission, the Director of 911/Joint Communications provides leadership, strategic planning, and support of procedures and programs to operate all Boone County 911 operations effectively.

The incoming Director of 911/Joint Communications will join an incredible team of public servants focused on the safety of Boone County’s nearly 188,000 residents. Boone County is searching for a forward-thinking, positive, and passionate manager ready to lead the Boone County Joint Communications into the future. The right fit for this position is people-oriented, demonstrating patience, flexibility, self-motivation, and effective listening skills. The successful candidate will also be a servant leader who works well with internal personnel and focuses on process improvement, mentoring leadership, and continuous learning.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, electrical engineering, criminal justice, two-way radio systems, or a related field; five years of experience in public safety communications management or a government agency; five years of personnel management experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Emergency Number Professional certification by NENA is a plus.

Applicants must also maintain a valid driver’s license and meet minimum qualifications set forth by the FBI and MSHP CJIS Security policy. Please note that a background check, including a national fingerprint check through law enforcement agencies, will be conducted on the successful applicant.

Boone County is offering a salary range of $98,321 to $147,492 for this position, along with a comprehensive benefits package.

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For more information on this position, contact:

Larry Bell, Senior Vice President