Assistant EMS Director/Training Officer: River Falls Wisconsin Deadline November 15, 2015

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Assistant EMS Director/Training Officer

Deadline: November 15, 2015

Salary: $49,192.00 – $67,454.40 Annually

Job Description:

The Assistant Director/Training Officer shall assist the Director with operations of the EMS division. The position is full time and performs a wide variety of EMS activities including acting as the department training officer, being an on-duty Critical Care Paramedic during personnel shortages and having leadership and oversight responsibility for field personnel.

The incumbent must have the ability to work a flexible schedule. The position is primarily day shift, with rotating days off during the seven day week depending on training schedule. This position will also serve as a back-up Paramedic so must have flexibility in schedule to fill in for 24 hour shift schedule on a periodic basis (45 minute call back is a requirement).

Essential Job Functions:

1.     Enforce department policies, procedures, protocols, and directives of the EMS Director. Respond to calls as needed.

2.     May work out of multiple EMS stations. Assist coordinating the Prescott station operations.

3.     Function as training officer for the department:

a.     Plan, develop, implement, and maintain an accurate and consistent training program that meets all current Wisconsin and National Registry continuing education requirements

per EMT level.

i.         Includes in house education and external  educational opportunities.

ii.        Includes establishing and following lesson plans for each training topic.

iii.        Includes recertifying department personnel in BLS CPR, ACLS and PALS

b.     Motivate and challenge department personnel to improve their EMS skills and knowledge.

c.      Maintain all personnel training records and skill competency records.

d.     Coordinate training goals and objectives with EMS Director and Medical Director.

e.     Ensures that all training sessions are accurate and within current medical control guidelines.

f.       Ensures that personnel are fully informed and perform in accordance with all department policies, procedures and protocols.

g.     Act as a liaison with River Falls area hospital for training or any other department related issue.

h.     Work with quality assurance personnel to gather information on quality issues. Coordinate or implement any necessary quality improvement training.

i.       Provide oral or written reports to the EMS Director on all matters concerning field personnel, including input, concerns, recommendations, etc.

j.       Conduct individual skill competencies on department personnel

k.     Remain familiar with current EMS operational equipment and technology

l.        Ability to adapt training/delivery techniques to a variety of learning styles

m.   Utilize a wide variety of training techniques or technology. (Sim man, etc)

4.   Function as a fill in or “float” position for other career personnel:

a.     Used to back fill for vacation time. (1 to 24 hr shifts)

b.     Used to back fill for sick time. (1 to 24 hr shifts)

c.      Used for back fill on call backs for multiple responses.

d.     Need to have flexibility to adjust work schedule accordingly.

5.     Oversee the new member orientation/academy:

a.     Ensure that all new department personnel and first responders complete required orientation checklists prior to responding to any ambulance calls.

b.     Set up and manage the River Falls EMS Field Training Officer Program by providing initial and continuing education to active members on orientation procedure and responsibilities of field training officers and preceptors.

c.      Assigns new employees to a preceptor based on actual and anticipated needs of the individual and the strengths of the preceptor.

d.     Direct and monitor the completion of the competency based orientation.

e.     Evaluate new employees by monitoring completion of required skills checklists and administering written quizzes.

6.     Assist Director in developing and monitoring EMS policies and


a.     Coordinate with Medical Director, EMS Director, and other department personnel to determine new policies and protocols needed as well as revisions to existing policies and


b.     Assume duties as chair of Protocol Committee.

c.      Monitor events in the field and takes corrective action, as necessary, concerning breaches of policies or protocols, resolving any issues which may interfere with the

services expected level of readiness and efficiency.

7.     Assist with performance reviews on all personnel and may initiate employee improvement as needed or directed.

8.     Maintain a high level of competency within the volunteer and career personnel.

9.     Actively pursue and participate in public relations events that relate to River Falls EMS and the community.

10. Monitor on call schedules to assure adequate coverage and make adjustments and modifications as necessary. Fills in on vacant ALS or BLS shifts as needed. May work from multiple stations.

11. Serve as a member of the hiring committee to assist in the interviewing process.

12. Assist in mediating disputes between crew members and other

agencies.  Includes reporting all disputes to the Director.

13. Attend department meetings, plus any additional community or governmental meetings as necessary.

14. Assist the Director with completing the annual budget.

15. Temporarily function in the place of the EMS Director in the event of  his/her absence in the time of need or as directed by the Director.

16. Actively recruit new paid volunteer members for the department.

17. Other duties may be assigned from time to time.



  • 2 year Associates degree in related field
  • WI Licensed Paramedic with Critical Care Endorsement.
  • Proof of completion of the WI Fire and Emergency Services instructor course,or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • Proof of completion of the NIMS ICS 700, 100, 200 level courses.
  • Background in EMS and experience in Business Administration.
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory or leadership experience as a field
  • Certified/Certifiable as an American Heart Association CPR, ACLS, and PALS instructor
  • Knowledge of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (1910).
  • Knowledge of WI Trans 309.
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin State Statutes 146.50 – 146.55
  • Must acquire and maintain accreditation by the River Falls EMS Medical
  • Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • ICS 300 and ICS 400 level courses

Demonstrated competence in leadership and supervisory skills. Demonstrated competence in BLS and ALS pre-hospital skills. Demonstrated skills in interpersonal communications. Demonstrated reliability and organization skills. Demonstrated motivational and effective teaching style. Responsible for maintenance of current certifications or refreshers required for licensure.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl along with performing lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 110 pounds or more.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work is performed primarily in an office, emergency medical vehicles, and outdoor settings in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. An individual is exposed to hearing alarms, and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance (e.g., smoke, solvents and oils, blood borne pathogens, and exposure to infectious substances).

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions. The noise level is usually moderate.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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