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Jason Nettles and his family relocated to Routt County from Florida, late in 2016. Jason graduated from Palatka High School in 1986. He received an A.A. degree, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Management, Public Service Administration, from St. Johns River State College. Jason also obtained a Master of Science degree in Critical Incident Management from St. Leo University. Jason holds numerous instructor certifications including APCO EMD and CTO Instructor as well as FEMA and Colorado DHSEM instructor certifications for NIMS/Incident Command courses including the ICS/EOC interface G-191, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 300, and ICS 400. Jason has also had training in both FEMA COML and COMT. In addition to numerous local and regional disasters, Jason has been on numerous Federal and State incident deployments and Presidential disaster declarations including Hurricane Ivan in Florida, and Katrina in Mississippi.
The Communications Manager is responsible for the operation of the Routt County Communications (RCC) Center, personnel, technical equipment and infrastructure. The Manager works closely with the Communications Advisory Board, and is responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with all user agencies. The Manager is also expected to: Administer and develop the agenda, attend meetings of the Communications Advisory Board; Attend meetings of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Participate in statewide professional organizations; and represent the Communications Center and Routt County at public functions.
The Communications Manager is also responsible for directing the hiring, training, work assignments and evaluation of the performance of staff. The Manager oversees and participates in continuing education and training for Department employees; keeping up to date on the professional and technical skills needed to provide quality enhanced 911 and public safety answering point services. The Manager is also responsible for having knowledge and understanding of emergency 911 telephone, recording, paging, dispatch systems and their applications; knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of microwave radio, digital trunk radio systems, infrastructure and operation in mountainous areas; and knowledge and understanding of FCC licensing regulations for radio frequencies. The Manager is also accountable and responsible for the Department’s annual operating budget, purchases, equipment installation and maintenance.