911 Communications Director – Durango, CO

Client: City of Durango, Colorado
Position: 911 Communications Director
Closing Date: Apply Immediately

Additional Information: 


The City of Durango is looking for a progressive and experienced 911 Communications Director to oversee The Durango – La Plata Emergency Communications Center. Durango is a vibrant community in the Mountain West and offers an amazing quality of life in addition to the professional challenge. Reporting to the Assistant City Manager, the 911 Communications Director provides for the overall direction and performance of the Communications Center and Emergency Operations Center. Responsibilities include the overall long-term vision of the department, as well as fiscal and personnel management. In addition to the Director, the Center is staffed with an Operations Supervisor, a 911 Systems Analyst, 4 Lead Dispatchers, 12 Dispatchers, and an Administrative Specialist. The annual operating budget for the center is $1.7 million and the 2021 capital budget is $520,000. Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration or a related field. Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate Colorado driver’s license. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public safety dispatching, including two years of supervisory responsibility. An Emergency Number Professional certification through the National Emergency Number Association is desired, but not required. The salary range is up to $125,000, depending upon qualifications, including an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900.