Lake County 911 commission makes plans for hiring new director
By Carrie Napoleon Post-Tribune correspondent April 25, 2013 1:12PM
Updated: April 25, 2013 9:38PM
Deadline to apply to become Lake County’s new E-911 director is Friday and E-911 commission members plan to move forward quickly once the deadline passes to have the candidates of their choice ready for recommendation to the Lake County Commissioners.
Tom Dabertin, consultant to the Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission, the panel tasked with consolidating the county’s E-911 services by Dec. 31, 2014, Thursday told the panel 45 applications for the post had been received by Thursday morning and he still expects to receive a last minute influx of applications to beat the filing deadline.
“There’s been lots of interest,” Dabertin said.
The E-911 panel’s human resources committee will meet on or around May 1 to review the applications, weed out unqualified applicants and identify a field of candidates they would like to interview. Dabertin said between May 6 and 17 the human resources commission would interview those candidates, narrowing the field to five or six.
“We have some people who are very qualified and some people who just send off a resume because they see management,” Dabertin said.
Those five or six candidates will appear before the full E-911 commission in executive session immediately prior to the May 23 regular meeting to be interviewed by the full commission. The panel will further narrow the field to one to three recommendations that will be forwarded on to the Lake County Commissioners for final approval.
Dabertin said if all goes well Lake County Commissioners will be ready to make their decision June 5 and the new director can start July 1.