Interview process debated for 911 director

By AUTUMN HUGHES

Posted 2/15/18

The interview process is being finalized for candidates seeking the post of Bradley County’s new 911 director. The deadline for applications for the position is Friday, Feb. 23. 

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Interview process debated for 911 director

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The interview process is being finalized for candidates seeking the post of Bradley County’s new 911 director. The deadline for applications for the position is Friday, Feb. 23. 

Ron Harrison, chairman of the Bradley County/Cleveland 911 Director Search Committee, led discussion during a meeting this week to review the interview questions.

Committee members agreed last month to include both a facilitator and a moderator in the interview process, with the facilitator to ask the candidates questions during the interviews, and the moderator to make sure all interviews are conducted in the same manner.

“The purpose of that is to treat everybody consistently,” Harrison said.

The interview questions will be based on the advertised qualifications for the job, with candidates expected to share their knowledge and experience in several areas. Nearly two dozen questions will be posed to each candidate.

Harrison said the committee members’ scale for judging the candidates currently consists of “unacceptable,” “acceptable” and “outstanding.”
Among the topics interviewees will be questioned on are their education, management styles, financial experience, technical questions related to 911 systems, and how the 911 center should work with other agencies.

At the next meeting, the committee will review changes made Tuesday to some items on the interview question list. Harrison asked committee members to work on questions related to candidates’ knowledge on technical systems, including the Next Generation 911 system and technical skills.


The search committee’s next meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cleveland Fire Station 1, to again review the interview questions. The meeting is open to the public.

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