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The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) provides all emergency communications services for Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The ECC is seeking driven, knowledgeable candidates to serve as the agency’s next Executive Director. The Executive Director will be a vital player in leading the organization through exciting new developments such as launching Text to 911 service, moving the Center to a new location and upgrading the ECC radio system.


Albemarle County is settled in central Virginia and is one of the most desirable locations in Virginia and in the nation. Home to over 105,000 people, the County surrounds the City of Charlottesville and offers a high quality of life with a vibrant community. Charlottesville serves as the economic, cultural and educational center of a multi-county region in central Virginia and is home to over 46,000. The University of Virginia is recognized as one of the original eight “public Ivies,” considered to be among the finest in the country.


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 and a Virginia Accredited Emergency Medical Dispatch Communications Center. The ECC is overseen by the Management Board who is tasked with establishing the bylaws, the operating procedures and policies and hiring the ECC’s Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing daily operations as well as establishing and communicating the ECC’s vision and providing administration and management of both the ECC and the Office of Emergency Management.


Successful candidates will have at least five years of managerial experience in a public safety or emergency communications setting. Strong candidates will have experience with a public safety communications center that serves police, fire and EMS functions as well as a working knowledge of County, City and University geography. It is desired that candidates hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or any combination of education and experience equivalent. A working knowledge of local emergency operations plans and procedures as well as the ability to remain calm and work well in tense or emergency situations is also essential.


Salary for the position is negotiable dependent upon candidate education and experience. Benefits include, but are not limited to, participation in Virginia Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, medical and dental insurance, professional dues and conference expenses. Relocation expenses may be negotiated with the County and the successful candidate may need to live within a reasonable distance to respond.  


Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at . The application deadline for the position is November 28, 2017. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. The County will then review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or 804-726-9748.

          Albemarle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority          

Communications Officer

Applications are being accepted for the position of Communications Officer with New River Valley 911 Authority.  Performs responsible technical work ensuring the prompt answer of incoming emergency and non-emergency requests for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services and for the timely and efficient dispatch of the appropriate responders.  Monitors a variety of frequencies and serves as a vital communication link to the units deployed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Candidate should have a combination of education and experience that includes graduation from high school or possession of a GED and work experience involving public contact, preferably with an emergency response agency. Special Requirements: Completion of appropriate training and certifications prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this level of position.  Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia or ability to possess within 30 days.

Qualified applicants will be contacted to participate in a skills assessment test; only applicants who are tested and meet the minimum score requirements will be contacted and interviewed.

Starting salary range is $28,560 - $31,416 with excellent benefits.  Open Until Filled.

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Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center

Probationary Communications Officer


Closing Date:   Open Until Filled

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Public Safety Communications Specialist- City of Lynchburg
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E-911 Telecommunicator Trainee-City of Roanoke
Position: E-911 Telecommunicator Trainee
Organization: City of Roanoke
Job Description: Dispatches police, fire, and rescue and public works equipment and personnel usually in response to emergency situations and disseminates information to the general public and emergency services. Receives and disseminates information thru the use of computers linked to the Virginia Criminal Information Network. Employees are hired in a "trainee" capacity with promotion after one year. Fast paced environment where attention to detail and the ability to multitask are a must. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferably supplemented with some work experience with Police and/or Fire and Rescue; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must become certified to operate the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Must pass police security clearance. Must undergo psychological screening and health screening. Must pass criminal history screening. Bilingual, Spanish/English speakers encouraged to apply. THIS POSITION REQUIRES 12 HOUR ROTATING SHIFTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. Salary for position starts at ~$29,264 and increases to ~$32,339 after successful completion of the 1 year training/probationary period.

Application Instructions:
Apply online. The position will be listed under the E-911 Department as Telecommunicator Trainee. In the job description, please be sure to click the application attachments link for more information on the hiring process for the position.

Contact Information: 215 Church Ave SW, Rm 2007
Roanoke, VA 24011
Ph: (540) 853-2231
Fax: (540) 853-1218
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