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Director - Consolidated Dispatch Intergovernmental Agency

Tallahassee, FL


The Consolidated Dispatch Intergovernmental Agency (CDA) was recently formed to combine the communication functions of Fire, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services for the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.  The CDA Director is appointed by the County Administrator, City Manager, and County Sheriff and reports to a six-member Public Safety Communications Board (PSCB) composed of the County Administrator, City Manager, County Sheriff, Fire Chief, Police Chief and EMS Chief. 

The Board is seeking highly qualified candidates to direct the operations and resources of the agency including developing and implementing work and operational policies, managing the dedicated budget, and serving as liaison between the Board and member agencies.  The CDA has 106 personnel and provides services for 16 Fire/EMS stations and two law enforcement agencies. 


The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with exceptional administrative, communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.  The selected candidate will be skilled in budget management, be politically astute, have exceptional people management skills, and must be able to transition existing agencies into a unified environment.  Experience in consolidated dispatch centers of similar size and complexity is a plus.  A Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, Business Administration, Communications, or related area is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.  At least five (5) years of relevant experience in emergency or public safety communications for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services agencies; emergency management; emergency response management; or a closely related field; an equivalent combination of training and experience is acceptable.  Three (3) years of experience must be in a managerial capacity. 


Selected candidate must have a valid Class E State driver’s license at the time of the appointment. 


The salary range is $53,206-$122,304 annually, dependent on qualifications.  To apply, visit our website at and follow the prompt to apply online by creating an applicant profile. 


Position is open until filled; first review of resumes will occur August 19, 2013.  A detailed brochure is available.  Questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to Renee Narloch, Vice President, at or call 850-391-0000. 


According to Florida Public Records law, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.  The CDA, Leon County, and the City of Tallahassee are committed to providing equal opportunity employment and services to all individuals.



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