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Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, WA - Executive Director

Snohomish County, WA (pop. 787,620) Located in northwest Washington, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains, Snohomish County is surrounded by spectacular natural wonders and scenery. Serving as the backcountry to Seattle, it is located just 12 miles north of Seattle and just under 100 miles from Vancouver, Canada, and a short ferry ride from the San Juan Islands or the Olympic Mountains.  This location enables visitors and residents to easily explore the entire Pacific Northwest. Snohomish County offers a quality of life influenced by spectacular scenery, a wide variety of recreational opportunities in its forest and mountain wildlife sanctuaries and a strong commitment to cultural diversity.  It offers major urban centers, historic villages, rural retreats and seaside ports.  The Executive Director will be instrumental in the implementation, transition to and the operation of the new P25 digital radio system.  The Executive Director will be the lead contact for the Request for Proposals (RFP) review as well as the lead contact for the implementation, transition and operation of the system.  Additionally, the Director will serve as the communicator for the organization when presentations are made to elected officials as well as citizen groups for funding requests.  Upon successful implementation of the new P25 system, the Director will oversee the day-to-day operation of the system, ensuring the overall reliability and operational effectiveness of the system.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • A demonstrated record of project management or lead contact for a Wide-area Trunked, Mobile Radio System with the ability to facilitate the development of a strong solutions based, customer service focused organization.  P 25 Trunked Radio System experience is preferred.
  • A commitment to creative, problem-solving through teamwork and professionalism, outstanding supervisory and administrative skills and highly developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • A participatory leadership style and ability to initiate and provide strong visioning in assisting a Board and its member agencies to identify, analyze and thoroughly deliberate and address policy questions which are critical to meeting the purpose and objectives of the organization.
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred; a master’s degree is desirable.  Demonstrated project management experience or certification as a Professional Project Manager is preferred.  Equivalent education, experience and/or other certifications will be considered. Residency within Snohomish County is preferred.

The starting salary range is $150,000 - $180,000 DOQ with an excellent benefits package.  Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by December 22, 2017 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3240.       

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