Director, Division of Communications

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #101520-MUAH08-450100

Summary Statement

The incumbent directs and manages the activities of the Delaware Division of Communications.  The Division of Communications is responsible for managing statewide emergency communication systems for all Delaware First Responders. This position provides technical direction to the Office of the Secretary and public safety agencies on the use of radio and emergency communications.   The incumbent also serves as Delaware’s SWIC (Statewide Interoperability Coordinator) which works with the Federal Office of Emergency Communications to ensure communications interoperability within Delaware and the region.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Education or experience in information technology, computer science, radio communications, or telecommunications.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of every job duty for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Direct and manage all aspects of the Division of Communications, most importantly the (LMR) Land Mobile Radio Systems.
  • Direct and manage all aspects of the operations and capital budget for the division.
  • Supervise staff in performance of all duties.
  • Implement and manage all policies and procedures as they directly relate to the operations of the State's two Land Mobile Radio communication systems.
  • Manage the 800MHz Technology Refresh initiative to complete the current system upgrade on schedule and on budget.
  • Advise the State’s regions & localities on strategic communications issues.
  • Manage staffing, contracting and budgets for the Division of Communications.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Director, Division of Communications

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement and preferential requirements including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following:

  1. Three years experience working with state and local  government institutions.
  2. Three years experience working with wireless communications technology and interoperability operations.
  3. Three years experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others

Conditions of Hire

A satisfactory background check including a fingerprint-based background check administered by the Delaware State Police is required as a condition of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements. 

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.