July 9, 2014
New Position Opening For
Emergency Communications Director
Lyon County is establishing an Emergency Communications Center which will answer all 911 calls and non-emergency public safety calls for Lyon County. The Center will handle calls for Emporia Fire, Police, Emporia / Lyon County EMS, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Emergency Management, and all seven Lyon County Volunteer Fire Departments. The director will have a staff of twenty personnel and be intricately involved in development of policy and procedure with the 911 Governing Board.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the 911 Governing Board, this is an exempt position that performs administrative and supervisory work directing the staff within the Lyon County Communications Center. The Director is responsible for knowing and observing all laws, state and federal as well as understanding the county manual and resolutions which are directed toward fulfilling the responsibilities and duties of this position. This employee supervises personnel assigned to the Communications Center, prepares and presents budgets for approval by the 911 Board and the County Commission. Maintains open communication with the staff in the Communications Center, with the Commission and affiliated departments and agencies, but most importantly with the public. Knowledge of the functions of the Communications Center, strong skills in supervision, communication and organization are required for this position.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. Five years of emergency dispatching experience is required. At least two years of Supervisory and or Management experience is preferred. Education: High school diploma or GED. Associate degree in business management, governmental administration and/or personnel management preferred. Continuing education required. Equivalent experience and training may be substituted. Must be certified on NCIC/Open Fox within six months of employment and recertified every two years. Have knowledge of Enhanced 911 software with continual training as updates are provided. Be trained in TDD/TTY within 2 weeks of employment (American’s with disabilities requirement) and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) within six months of employment. Become certified in K.C.J.I.S within six months of employment; and CPR certified within one year.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIORNMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
A. Working Conditions: The majority of work is performed in an office environment. The position requires the ability to think clearly and react quickly, logically, and with confidence in emergency situations. High tension, fast-paced work is a factor. May be subjected to less than desirable environments and be required to travel in adverse weather conditions. Is subject to emergency call-in.
B. Physical Requirements: Requires sufficient visual acuity to be able to read, write and operate equipment common to this position. Requires sufficient hearing level to be able to effectively communicate with people directly or by telephone. Occasionally required to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds to a height of 60 inches.
The Directors Position is a salaried position with a salary range of 43,160 to 63,377. Lyon County Employees have BlueCross Blue Shield Medical insurance, paid holidays, 10 hours vacation per month and 8 hours sick leave per month.
The Application process includes accurately completing an application, interviews, polygraph, extensive background, conditional offer of employment, drug and physical screening. Applications are available at the Lyon County Human Resource Department and are on line at www.lyoncounty.org Applications must be returned to the Human Resource Department at the Lyon County Courthouse 430 Commercial Street Emporia, Kansas 66801. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Lyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Lyon County Communications Operator
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a full-time Communications Operator. This is a non-exempt position with full benefits. Starting pay is $13.20 per hour.
The shift assignment for this opening is subject to departmental needs and requires working some weekends and holidays.
We are looking for a person able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, who can deal successfully in a high-stress environment of the communication center.
Appointment to this position requires a completed application, successful completion of pre-employment background, physical, and polygraph examinations, and participation in the department’s random drug and alcohol screening program.
Applications may be obtained at the Human Resource Department at the Lyon County Courthouse, Emporia, Kansas, or on line at www.lyoncounty,org . E.O.E.
Applications for this position will be taken until position is filled.
LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT is looking for a full time Detention Officers. $13.20/hour with full benefits. Shift will be assigned upon hire. Position requires passing these examinations: Drug/physical, polygraph, extensive background and must possess a valid driver’s license. Applications are available at the Human Resource Department and are on line at www.lyoncounty.org Applications must be returned to the Human Resource Department at the Courthouse. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. E.O.E.
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