Communications Supervisor
McHenry County Government Center - Woodstock, IL

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The McHenry County Sheriff's Department has a full time Communications Supervisor position open. This position performs a variety of specialized technical duties associated with the Telecommunication functions of the Communication Division.

The Communications Supervisor is the first line supervisory level of the Communications Division which oversees the Telecommunicators.

Salary: $63,949.60 Hours: First Shift

Job Functions :
Coordinates the work scheduling and payroll for Telecommunicators

Is responsible for the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) IN THE Department.

Assist in coordinating the maintenance of telecommunication equipment.

Coordinates and evaluates the on-going colleciton of pertinent data.

Handles FOIA and subpoena requests for phone and radio traffic.

Oversees training for new telecommunicators.

Makes recommendations for change or improvement in procedures, methods and processes.

Meets and corresponds with other divisions and agencies.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Technical knowledge of the functions and operations of the telecommunications equipment, radio base stations and consoles used by the department.

Knowledge of street and road systems, geographical patterns and numerical system of McHenry County.

Ability to work under pressure and remain calm under emergency circumstances, act with tact and impartiality.

Ability to communicate effectively in English.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED

4 years dispatch experience in a public safety dispatch center or

4 years of supervisory experience

Able to type 50 WPM.

Must maintain certification for CPR/First Aid

Must have LEADS Full Access Certification and Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification

Must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License.

McHenry County offers an excellent benefit package which includes: Health/Dental Insurance, IMRF Pension, Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick, Holiday and Personal Days.

In addition to completing the online application, you will also need to complete the supplemental questionnaire

for this position.


The first part of the selection process for Communications Supervisor will be an evaluation of your training and experience. The information you provide on both your resume and in your response to the following questions will be used to evaluate your overall qualifications and to determine whether you will receive further consideration in the selection process.

This supplemental questionnaire requires you to describe your training and experience related to the position. Please provide explicit but concise statements in response to the questions. It is your responsibility to assure that information you deem important to your candidacy is included in your responses. Read the job announcement carefully to be sure that your responses demonstrate that you meet the job qualifications.

All application materials must be typed. Limit your answers to no more than two pages per question.

In your opinion, what are the essential components of leadership?

Please describe your experience in the management and supervision of personnel.

What is your vision for taking a state of the art Public Safety Answering Point into the future.

Please attach your responses to each of the questions above as part of your application.

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