CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Geospatial Industry Representative for the Governor’s NG911 Subcommittee

The Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) is seeking a land information professional interested in serving on the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Subcommittee. The NG911 Subcommittee was created through Wisconsin Act 59 (2017 Budget Bill) as part of the Interoperability Council. The main responsibility is advising the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) on the modernization of the state’s 911 system by creating a statewide digital system. The 911 subcommittee consists of 19 members appointed by the Governor. One of these members is required to be a land information professional recommended by the WLIA. Andy Faust of the North Central Regional Planning Commission currently fills this seat. As of this date, May 14, we have not yet received any applications.

NG911 Subcommittee commitment on behalf of WLIA:

  • Serve a 4 year term.
  • Participate in subcommittee duties on behalf of land information professionals in Wisconsin.
  • Attend subcommittee meetings and conference calls.
  • Be a member of the WLIA NG911 Task Force and provide regular updates on subcommittee activities.
  • Take on subcommittee duties as listed below, with emphasis on promotion, facilitation, and coordination of interoperability of GIS and geospatial data required by the digital system.
  • Undertake all duties in a manner that is competitively and technologically neutral.

NG911 Subcommittee duties:

  • Conduct a statewide 911 telecommunications system assessment.
  • Advise DMA on the statewide efforts, leveraging of existing infrastructure, and industry standards that are necessary to transition to Next Generation 911.
  • Promote, facilitate, and coordinate interoperability across all Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) with respect to telecommunications services and data systems, including GIS.
  • Develop recommendations for PSAP service standards, including consolidation of PSAP functions to provide improved service, increased efficiency, and cost savings.
  • Advise DMA on the contracts required for the statewide digital system.
  • Conduct a statewide 911 telecommunications system assessment.
  • Advise DMA on the statewide efforts, leveraging of existing infrastructure, and industry standards that are necessary to transition to Next Generation 911.
  • Make recommendations to DMA on initial and sustainable funding sources, in the amounts required, to enable PSAP to purchase necessary equipment for NG911.
  • Advise DMA (or other state agency) on making grants to PSAP for training, upgrading facilities and services, or for implementing NG911…
    • This includes advising on eligibility criteria for the grants. The criteria shall include basic training and service standards that grant applicants must satisfy.
    • Grants are dependent on available funding.

If you are interested in serving on the NG911 Subcommittee, please send an email to Ryan Squires with the following two attachments:

  1. Document expressing your qualifications, why you are interested, and what makes you the best candidate to serve on the NG911 Subcommittee. (Maximum 1 page)
  2. Professional Résumé.

All applications MUST be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The WLIA NG911 Task Force will promptly review and rank all applications before voting on the endorsement. Applicants will be notified of WLIA’s decision by Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Thank you for your consideration in serving on the NG911 Subcommittee.

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