EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic

Posted: 08/13/2019

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Department: McDowell County EMS
Compensation: DOE and Certifications
Hours: Full Time
Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2019
Position Objectives

Serves as a member of a two-member ambulance crew that responds to various emergency and non-emergency calls.  Considerable independent judgment is employed in assessing the nature and extent of illness or injury, choosing course of action, administering medical treatment and transporting the patient to a medical facility.  The employee is exposed to the hazards associated with response, patient care and the dangers of accident sites.  Must be in good physical condition as job requires strenuous activity, which includes lifting 200 lbs. and greater, operating in confined areas and physical agility to respond to wilderness accidents.  Successful passage of MCDEMS MEDPAT exam is required during pre-employment process. Tact, courtesy and firmness must be exercised in dealing with patients, patient family members and the public.  Work is performed in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques.  Direct supervision is received from the truck Lieutenant and Shift Supervisor.  Evaluation is based on employee’s ability to respond effectively to emergency situations.  Employee may supervise lower certifications on an emergency incident.

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications:     

  • NC EMT, AEMT or Paramedic*
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • BLS
  • NIMS 100-200-700-800

*Must take and successfully pass or have taken and passed MEDPAT within 90 days of posting.
*EMT and AEMT candidates must be enrolled in an approved NCOEMS Paramedic program within 90 days of hire date.  This position is contingent upon successful completion of Paramedic exam within an allotted time frame to be determined by EMS Administrators based upon class schedule.   


Preferred Education / Certifications: (Not Required)                        

  • Associates Degree (Related Field)                   
  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • National Registry Paramedic             
  • ICS 300 & 400
  • Haz-Mat Awareness
Desirable Training and Experience
  • Must successfully pass MCDEMS MEDPAT (Physical Agility) Exam during pre-employment process
  • Must successfully pass competency exam during pre-employment process
  • Geographic knowledge of McDowell County
  • Exceptional driving record
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screening / Background check
  • Valid NC Driver’s License



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.



McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 



McDowell County participates in E-Verify.



Applications are available:


· on our website:

  www.mcdowellgov.com- under “Employment Opportunities

· McDowell County Administration Building:

   60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752

· McDowell County Administration Annex:

  100 Spaulding Rd, Suite #1 Marion, NC 28752

· Employment Security Commission:

   316 Baldwin Ave Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

· in the locked box at the County Administration building:

60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

· in person at the Administration Annex:

100 Spaulding Rd, Suite #1

Marion, NC 28752

· By mail to:

McDowell County Human Resources

60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

· By email to:


· By fax to:


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