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Communications Manager

Glendale Heights, Illinois




DuPage Public Safety Communications

600 Wall Street

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Phone: 630-260-7500

Fax: 630-924-9280




Starting Salary:












Application Deadline: 8/5/13







DU-COMM (DuPage Public Safety Communications) located in DuPage County Illinois, seeks a highly qualified and motivated individual to fill the open position of Communications Manager – Midnight Shift.


DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) is seeking a Communications Manager on the midnight shift (2300-0700).  DU-COMM provides dispatch and radio services for seventeen (17) police departments and twenty-two (22) fire departments primarily in DuPage County in the western suburbs of Chicago. These districts have a population in excess of 800,000.  DU-COMM has a staff of 99 and employs 68 full time 9-1-1 Telecommunicators. The FYE 2014 budget is $13.7 million.


The Communications Manager is one (1) of four (4) management positions that work under the direction of the Deputy Director Operations.  The Communications Manager – Midnight Shift is responsible for the overall management of the Midnight Shift personnel and communications center functions.


Candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in a supervisory position within a multi-agency public safety communications center.  Schedule flexibility to attend occasional meetings or cover supervisory needs on other shifts is a must.  Must be willing to be “on call” and have the responsibility of the shift at all times, including carrying a DU-COMM issued smart phone.


Candidates must have excellent leadership, management, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to interact positively with a wide variety of staff in emergency service agencies. Knowledge of police and fire operations and experience with quality management techniques is desirable.


Candidates should also possess knowledge of radio systems and related public safety technology. BA in public safety, management, or related field preferred. A Master's degree along with certification as a public safety communications professional is highly desirable.


Residency within a reasonable distance of the facility is desirable.




  • Starting Salary: $85,862          

  • Paid time off (PTO) of 208 hours each year

  • Group health insurance: HMO 14% employee contribution with PPO options available

  • $40,000 group life insurance

  • IMRF pension


How to Apply:


Submit resume, cover letter with salary history, and three (3) references along with a DU-COMM application. 



Applications are available at:




At our facility located at:


600 Wall Street

Glendale Heights, IL 60139


Applications will be accepted until August 5, 2013 at 10 am.


Resumes alone will not be accepted.











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