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Executive Director

River Forest, Illinois



West Suburban Consolidated

Dispatch Center

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

Phone: 708-771-9110

Fax: 708-771-9119



Salary: $120,000+/- DOQ

Population: 128,000

Sworn Officers: 25

Application Deadline: 8/28/15




West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center (WSCDC), River Forest, Illinois, is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Executive Director.


The West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center (WSCSC) is the 9-1-1 center (primary PSAP – public safety answering point) responsible for dispatching police for the communities of Elmwood Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge, and River Forest. WSCDC also dispatches fire/EMS for the communities of Elmwood Park, Oak Park, and River Forest. WSCDC is the primary dispatch center for MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Division 11 and is a recognized Call Center Partner with the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children and the Missing Kids Readiness Project.


The Executive Director’s responsibilities include directing the staff of thirty one (31) and activities of the 9-1-1 center including: budget implementation and management, training, financial accounting, and long-range financial planning; 9-1-1 system design, maintenance and upgrade, including telecommunication equipment, the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software, hardware and the Master Street Address guide (MSAG) 9-1-1 emergency response database; and compliance with state and federal regulations regarding 9-1-1 system, PSAP and backup PSAP operations. Candidates should have comprehensive knowledge of the principals and practice of government management, state and federal regulations pertaining to 9-1-1 systems, and 9-1-1 system design and equipment. The Executive Director is an employee of WSCDC and reports to the WSCDC Board of Directors.



WSCDC offers an

extensive package of employee benefits including:

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation benefits

  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

  • Employee assistance program




$120,000+/- DOQ plus an automobile allowance




  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Administration or other Public Safety related field.

  • Candidates should also have seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in a manager or leadership position or an equivalent combination of experience and training.


Submit cover letter and resume with salary history

and five references by August 28, 2015, to:


WSCDC Executive Director Recruitment


400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305



Electronic submissions may be sent to:











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