By AUTUMN HUGHES
On Friday, the Bradley County 911 Director Search Committee got its first look at the seven applications and resume packets submitted for the job. Each committee member received a packet with each …
On Friday, the Bradley County 911 Director Search Committee got its first look at the seven applications and resume packets submitted for the job. Each committee member received a packet with each applicant's information for review.
Committee Chairman Ron Harrison said the committee had set aside nine days to review applications, but probably wouldn't need that much time with only seven candidates to consider.
"Our task is much more abbreviated that we anticipated," Harrison said.
Harrison also reviewed the directions the search committee received from the board of directors of the Bradley County 911 Emergency Communications District, which met Wednesday. The 911 Board:
• Approved the responsibilities of the 911-director position as presented by the search committee.
• Approved interviewing the top tier of qualified 911 director candidates as presented by the search committee.
"I see some highly qualified people here," Harrison said after reviewing the applications. "We will be able to take (the 911 Board) qualified candidates."
• Approved a salary range of $60,000-$80,000 for the new 911 director.
• Approved a $350 per month vehicle allowance for the 911 director.
• Required the new 911 director to become a resident of Bradley County within six months of being hired. More specifically, the 911 director's primary residence, or domicile, must be within the Bradley County limits.
Search committee members will begin discussion of the seven 911 director applicants next week and set interviews for each of them. After those interviews, the search committee will winnow the list to the top tier of candidates to present to the 911 Board for further interviews.
Also, committee members will review the final version of the candidate interview questions at their next meeting, set for 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Cleveland Fire Department Station 1.
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