ELLSWORTH — A program to help former Hancock County Jail inmates with substance abuse issues find jobs got a boost Tuesday from the Hancock County Commissioners.

DIRECTOR / Hancock County Regional Communications Center 

Hancock County Regional Communication Center, serving a population of 54,659, is seeking a Regional Communications Director. The successful applicant must have strong communications skills, CAD (Spillman preferred) and enhanced 9-1-1 experience.  Preference will be given to an applicant who possesses or has the ability to obtain all certifications & licenses required of a 911 dispatcher.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred, but relevant experience will be considered.  Experience in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and other Microsoft Office programs is a must.  The Director works cooperatively with of an advisory board of directors and reports directly to the County Administrator / County Commissioners. This position requires interaction with all agency local police, fire and emergency chiefs.  Hancock County offers a competitive salary ($60 – 65,000) & benefit package including vacation / sick time and health insurance.  If you are interested in joining a great team, please submit resume & cover letter to:  Scott Adkins, County Administrator, RE:  RCC Director Search, 50 State Street; Suite # 7, Ellsworth, ME  04605.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.  A job description is available upon request by contacting Scott @ NO Phone calls please!!

At this year's Maine NENA Conference,  Erik Fitch was honored as a "Silent Hero" for his work at the Hancock County RCC. He was recognized for his role as a dispatcher.

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane presented awards for life-saving and valor to a deputy and two agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency during a Hancock County Commissioners meeting Oct. 4.

A Project which was begun under the direction of the Hancock County Commissioners and designed to bring Broadband access to Fletchers Landing Township was completed in the summer of 2016. After a lengthy review of providers that could provide the desired services at the most efficient cost, the County Commissioners negotiated and entered into an agreement with Fairpoint Communications to bring broadband service to Fletcher's Landing Township.

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