Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:34

Staffing Shortages at Saratoga County Sheriff’s 911 Center; County Looking at New Branding Strategy

BALLSTON SPA — The county Sheriff’s 911 Center is experiencing a staffing shortage due to a lack of a current Civil Service list to fill recent retirements and resignations. 

The 911 Center is authorized 37 full-time positions, and currently has five vacancies. Those numbers are expected to drop further this summer. There are two pending retirements slated for late June and two to three additional shortages due to staff leaving for other employment in June and July. 

A new Civil Service list and training new potential employees is anticipated to take a total of five to seven months. The county is looking to fill the temporary vacancies with fully-trained recent retirees from the 911 Center. To fit that need, a resolution is on the table that seeks to authorize the creation of five temporary part-time Desk Officer positions at a rate of $22.93 per hour, through the end of fiscal year 2022.

County Branding Contract 

The county will vote on a proposed resolution to authorize an agreement at a cost of $31,500 for county branding services with the Glens Falls based Trampoline Advertising and Design Co. 

Those services are to include the development of a brand strategy, identity mark and standards guide as well as a design template to standardize the county’s visual identity across all its departments. 

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