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Deputy Director Operations

Glendale Heights, Illinois




DuPage Public Safety Communications

c/o Voorhees Associates LLC




Starting Salary:












Application Deadline: 4/26/13







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


DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) is seeking a Deputy Director Operations.  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 Deputy Director Operations is appointed by and works under the direction of the Executive Director and is responsible for the overall management of the Operations department including oversight of all communications center functions.


Candidates must have excellent leadership, management, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to interact positively with a wide variety of officials and 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 required. A  Master's degree along with certification as a public safety communications professional is highly desirable. Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience, at least three (3) of which are in a management capacity in public safety communications or a related field.



Starting Salary:





Residency within a reasonable distance of the facility is desirable.



Submit resume, cover letter with salary history

and five references to our online application system

by April 26, 2013 to:


Mike Hosking or Lee McCann

Voorhees Associates LLC


Telephone: 847-580-4246



Visit the DU-COMM website at:




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