Employment Opportunities

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35 West Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815



Columbia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Basic hours of operations are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm

The successfully chosen candidate's employment will be approved contingent on providing a satisfactory PA State Police Criminal Background Check.

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Director of East Central Emergency Network

The successful candidate will monitor, plan, develop strategy, coordinate and implement strategy, policy, and resources to provide 911 services through the ECEN Region.

This person will also, but not limited to, be responsible for:

  • Direct the operation of the Regional 9-1-1 Center.
  • Analyze and identify trends, regulations, legislation, or conditions that could influence and dictate operations of the regional 9-1-1 Center.
  • Identify and pursue possible partnerships that could offer new existing cost-saving initiatives and continue existing ones for the counties.
  • Implement and enforce the Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act (12).
  • Interview, hire and evaluate, counsel, mentor, or discipline personnel in compliance with policy set forth by the counties and appropriate legislation.
  • Prepare a budget that will support current operations as a regional 9-1-1 Center in compliance with ACT 12 funding.
  • Assist the finance departments of both counties with annual audits.
  • Conduct investigations, analyze investigative reports regarding incidents and issues with the regional center and its personnel, recommend disciplinary or corrective actions.
  • Develop, review and analyze policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws and standard operational procedures.
  • Represent the Regional Center at state, regional and county-level meetings as needed.
  • Actively participate in the strategic planning process for the counties.
  • Identify, manage and apply for grants to support the Regional 9-1-1 Center through PEMA 911 and other appropriate sources.
  • Maintain 24 hour on-call status shared with the Communications Coordinator and supervisor of the center, as well as being available for 12-hour shifts during significant emergencies and disasters.
  • De-escalate angry, frightened and stressed individuals.
  • Occasionally involves working continuously during emergencies or drills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration along with five years of field experience including some supervisory experience is preferred; or, any equivalent education and/or field experience will be considered.
  • Must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; effectively present information and respond to questions from the public; and, respond to common inquiries or complaints from regulatory agencies or members of the community.
  • Must possess an understanding of digital equipment and how it interfaces with communication systems in an emergency/public safety environment and have the ability to implement and manage digital systems with minimal assistance.
  • Must be efficient in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must possess a certification as a 9-1-1 Coordinator or be able to attain this designation within a reasonable length of employment.

Forward a resume to mstrachko@columbiapa.org by May 25, 2018.   

Applications are also available at:

Columbia County Courthouse
Main Street County Annex
11 West Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Applications and resumes should be mailed to
Human Resources at the address above.


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