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Deputy Director at 911

Harris County

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Harris County, Georgia, with a population of 36,000 and located in west central Georgia on the I-185 and I-85 commercial corridors and along the Alabama border 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, is accepting applications for a E911 Deputy Director. This full-time position reports to the E911 & EMA Director, under the direction of the County Manager.

The 911 Department receives and processes emergency and non-emergency telephone calls on a county-wide basis and dispatches for the Sheriff's Office, four city police departments, county-wide EMS, and ten volunteer fire stations. This position is responsible for administering the 911 center as it relates to personnel, policy, dispatch, and procedure as well as preparing plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies. Duties include:

  • Assists the 911 Director with overall management of the department consisting of 16 full-time communication officers.
  • Acts as 911 Director in the Director's absence.
  • Supervises and schedules staff.
  • Maintains the CAD, radio, telephone, and mapping systems, and MSAG.
  • Covers shifts when needed.
  • Prepares and updates departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Plans responses to emergencies and disasters and conducts emergency exercises.
  • Conducts emergency response training programs.

Minimum qualifications include related associates degree, at least three years of related 911 experience as a Georgia POST certified communication officer in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work, GCIC/NCIC certification or the ability to acquire this certification within one year of appointment, NIMS training, excellent customer service/public relations skills, and possession of a valid Georgia driver's license.

Starting salary is $60,444.80 plus generous benefits including a defined benefit retirement plan with only a five-year vesting schedule.

To apply and learn more about the county and its benefits, visit the Harris County website at

Position opened until filled. Hiring is dependent upon successfully passing drug screening, background check, social media check, employment check, and driving history check. Harris County, Georgia is an EOE.

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