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Executive Director Position

Posted: 1/19/2024
Salary: $90,353 - $125,000
Location: Klamath Falls, OR


Application Deadline: February 16th, 2024


Benefits: Competitive benefit program that includes health, dental and vision insurance (currently 93% employer paid), employer paid Oregon PERS retirement, earned (vacation) leave, sick leave, and HRA VEBA contribution.


The Position

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the District. The Director reports directly to the elected Board of Directors and recommends policy to the Board and implements those policies for District operations. Through leadership and management skills, the Executive Director develops and administers the agency’s operational plans.

The Executive Director has overall management responsibility for the 911 center. This position requires a high degree of independent judgement and professional decision making.

The Executive Director is responsible for coordinating, overseeing, mentoring, coaching, and training the District’s 18 fulltime employees.

The Executive Director is the “face” of the District, regularly communicating with the District’s employees, the public, the media, and the District’s partner agencies.



The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • The ability to plan, coordinate, and direct county wide emergency communications systems.
  • Experience in preparing, recommending, and administering an annual agency budget.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining reports and statistical information for administrative and regulatory purposes.
  • The ability to recommend and clearly articulate policies to the Board of Directors.
  • The ability to report all significant District activities to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems and radio systems necessary for the operation of an Emergency Communications center.
  • Up-to-date and knowledgeable of changing technology related to Emergency Communications.
  • Experience in employee selection and retention.
  • Experience in communication with members of the media and citizens regarding items of interest to the public.
  • Skill in communicating with other governmental agencies with the purpose of maintaining strong inter-governmental relationships with all user groups.


Required Education and Experience

  • Education:  A Degree in Business Management, Public Administration or a related field is desired. A combination of education/experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s or associate degree.
  • Experience:  A minimum of six years multi-discipline (law enforcement, fire, and EMS with transport) dispatch experience, which shall include at least two (2) years as a supervisor, or a position of equal or greater responsibility.
  • Certifications:
    • Association of Public Communications Officials (APCO) - Registered Public Safety Leader or Certified Public Safety Executive
    • National Emergency Number Association (NENA) - Center Manager Certification Program or Emergency Number Professional Certification
    • State of Oregon, Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) - Supervisory, Management or Executive Certificate in Telecommunications and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)

·         Any combination of experience/training that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities, may be considered in lieu of education and experience requirements.


See job description for full position details and requirements.


Selection Process Timeline

(Dates subject to change)

Recruitment Period Opens: January 19, 2024

Recruitment Period Closes: February 16, 2024

Semi-Finalists Interviews (onsite): March 11, 2024

Tentative Start Date: May 15, 2024

*Candidates invited to the onsite interviews will be eligible for travel and lodging reimbursement to a maximum of $500.


To review the full job announcement and job description and to complete the application please see this link: be considered as a candidate, please submit a completed and signed application, resume, and cover letter to the address or email listed below. Electronic submission is preferred. 


Attn. Shanta Carter  

Klamath 911 Emergency Communications District – Executive Director

Special Districts Association of Oregon  

PO Box 23879  

Tigard, Oregon 97281  



Questions regarding the position or the selection process can be directed to Senior Consultant Gordon Sletmoe at



Klamath 911 Executive Director Position Announcement.pdfKlamath 911 Executive Director Position Description.pdfKlamath 911 Employment Application.pdf