911 director search committee upcoming meeting

By ALLEN MINCEY
Posted 1/2/18

The committee working to replace Joe Wilson, who retired as Emergency 911 director on Dec. 29, will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Cleveland Fire Department Station 1 on South Ocoee Street.

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911 director search committee upcoming meeting

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The committee working to replace Joe Wilson, who retired as Emergency 911 director on Dec. 29, will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Cleveland Fire Department Station 1 on South Ocoee Street.

The meeting for the committee searching for a new director is open to the public. It will begin at 1 p.m.

The search committee is chaired by Cleveland Fire Chief Ron Harrison, and includes local first response providers Mark Gibson, Johnny Stokes, Troy Maney and Shawn Fairbanks.

The committee is to decide how to find a replacement for Wilson, and members have agreed that their first task is coming up with a job description, then advertising the position opening. The committee would then take these recommendations to the full board, which meets on Feb. 28.

The search committee looked at job descriptions from other 911 centers across the state, and agreed that the potential director must pass an extensive criminal background check, as well as a psychological background analysis. A financial background check  of potential candidates will also be included, and they must pass a drug test. The new director will be required to live within 30 miles of the 911 Center, and will be given up to 90 days to make that move, if necessary.

All decisions by the search committee will be presented as recommendations to the board. It will be up to the board to make final approval of how to search for a new 911 director, and they could approve the recommendations of the search committee, alter the group’s suggestions or decide to request new recommendations.

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