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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Field Coordinator

Health Operations Field Coordinator

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: October 20, 2017 - November 20, 2017
Announcement # 07907032707
Salary Range: $20.06 - $24.07 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Preparedness is currently accepting applications for an EMS Field Coordinator.

A successful EMS Field Coordinator has a passion for EMS and is focused on helping keep the EMS system in Idaho strong and resilient. EMS Field Coordinators work closely with licensed EMS personnel, agencies and educators providing technical assistance and helping navigate the EMS specific law and rule requirements.

This position involves considerable travel with overnight stays and some weekend and evening duties.

If you have previously applied for Health Operations Field Coordinator and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies.

NOTE: We also have a current opening in Boise for an EMS Regional Consultant (EMS Field Consultant). This position is the first of the EMS job series and requires good knowledge of EMS system components and operational design, good knowledge of EMS education programs, and experience providing patient care as a licensed EMS provider. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to also apply for that opening by 11-6-17.


Compliance assurance

  • Coordinates and performs inspections of licensed EMS agencies to evaluate compliance with policy, Administrative Rules and Idaho Code
  • Schedules, coordinates and proctors practical and computer-based written EMS certification exams
  • Performs inspections of EMS training educational facilities to assure compliance with policy, Administrative Rules and Idaho Code
  • Reviews applications for personnel and agency licensure for compliance with policy, Administrative Rules and Idaho Code
  • Conducts or supports complaint investigations

Policies and procedures

  • Analyzes current, proposed, amended, and new program laws and regulations to assess program impact
  • Develops and recommends administrative rule and statute changes including documentation and justifications and monitors promulgation process
  • Develops or reviews and updates program policy and procedure manuals

Policy interpretation and technical assistance

  • Researches policy, regulations, and other resources and assists in the development of interpretations
  • Identifies misunderstood and misapplied policies and assists in the development of clarifications
  • Provides training or presentations as needed or upon request
  • Assist EMS organizations in efforts to become compliant with policy, Administrative Rule and Idaho Code

Quality assurance

  • Analyzes error findings, identifies causes, and develops or reviews alternative solutions
  • Prepares review reports and recommendations
  • Develops implementation schedule and monitors implementation of corrective actions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certification or licensure as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic by any state within the past five years
  • Considerable knowledge of requirements, characteristics, and national standards for a public health discipline
  • Good knowledge of current laws and regulations governing law-programs; basic legal rights and procedures regarding laws
  • Experience researching and interpreting law-regulations
  • Some knowledge of training methods
  • Experience developing educational materials
  • Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience using computer applications software

Additional Qualifications: Are not required; however, having the education/experience and meeting the minimum qualifications will increase your score.

  1. Current status as a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians “ALS Representative”.
  2. Experience conducting inspections and validating compliance with established standards. Typically gained by at least one year of work experience where these duties were primary responsibilities for the position.
  3. Good knowledge of both urban and rural EMS systems. Typically gained by at least one year of work experience in an urban EMS system AND one year of work experience in a rural EMS system.
  4. Good knowledge of EMS certification and licensure examination procedures. Typically gained by one year experience where implementation of EMS certification and licensure examination processes was a responsibility.


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 67 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift" and Boise under "Cities."


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.