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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Field Consultant

EMS Regional Consultant

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: October 20, 2017 - November 20, 2017
Announcement # 07217003542
Salary Range: $17.78 - $21.34 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 recruiting for an EMS Field Consultant. 

EMS Field Consultants provide leadership, training, and technical assistance to local EMS agencies, hospitals, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, disaster agencies, and city and county officials. We are seeking candidates who have a good mix of interpersonal skills and understanding of EMS systems, and a strong desire to help shape the future of EMS in Idaho.

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

If you have previously applied for EMS Regional Consultant 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 a Health Operations Field Coordinator (EMS Field Coordinator). This position is the second of the EMS job series and requires certification or licensure as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic by any state within the past five years, AND at least one year of experience advising on basic legal rights and procedures, researching and interpreting laws and regulations, and drafting policies and procedures. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to also apply for that opening by 11-6-17.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical assistance to local government and emergency medical services (EMS) agencies regarding emergency services and pre-hospital patient care.
  • Responds to incident command posts or emergency operation centers during multi-casualty or hazardous materials incidents.
  • Coordinates the administration of EMS certification examinations.
  • Conducts regulatory services, such as ambulance inspections and review of certification applications.
  • Provides input for EMS code, rule and policy development.
  • Oversees distribution of state resources and training programs.
  • Provides technical assistance to EMS agencies and community/industrial groups seeking to establish or upgrade a local EMS agency.
  • Maintains liaison and coordinates activities with local EMS agencies, hospitals, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, disaster agencies, and city and county officials.
  • Promotes and helps implement public information programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of EMS system components and operational design.
  • Good knowledge of EMS education programs.
  • Some knowledge of the National EMS Education Standards.
  • Experience providing patient care as a licensed EMS provider.

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

  1. Experience working in a consultative capacity helping clients understand and maintain compliance with established standards. Typically gained by at least one year of work experience where these duties were primary responsibilities for the position.
  2. Current status as a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians “ALS Representative”.
  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 of experience where implementation of EMS certification and licensure examination processes was a responsibility.

Exam:

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 63 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.