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Professional Development Coordinator (Promotional)

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


Admission to this departmental promotion examination will be limited to current employees of the Tompkins County Emergency Response Department.   Applicants must currently hold, and have continuously held 60 months (5 years) of full-time permanent and/or contingent permanent competitive class status in the title of Dispatch Supervisor.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.


  1. Must successfully pass a post offer of employment (in accordance with the ADA) psychological evaluation, as well as a medical evaluation that will cover, but not be limited to, such areas as: vision, hearing, speech, and physical ability to sit for long periods of time. The employee is required to maintain the physical and mental ability to perform the essential functions of the job (either with or without reasonable accommodations) for the duration of employment.
  2. The candidate must be able to work a flexible work schedule (including days, nights, and weekends) in order to accommodate meetings and conduct training on all shifts.
  3. Applicants must be eligible for all NYSPIN certifications (pass a criminal background check) at the time of application and, if hired, must maintain such eligibility for the duration of employment.
  4. The candidate must possess IAED Emergency Medical Dispatch Quality Assurance (EMD-Q) certification within one year of appointment, as provided by the DOER and maintain such certification for the duration of employment. The candidate must also possess APCO Instructor Level Certifications within 9 months of the date appointed to the position in the following areas: PST-1 (Public Safety Telecommunicator), CCS (Communications Center Supervisor, and CTO (Communications Training Officer).
  5. The candidate must acquire and maintain knowledge and understanding of current industry practices and emerging trends.
  6. The candidate must successfully complete mandatory training as required and provided by DOER.
  7. The candidate must possess a valid New York State driver’s license at the time of appointment and maintain such license for the duration of employment.
  8. New hires and re-hires must pass a drug test.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.