Deadline: November 13, 2015
Salary: $32,000.00 Annually
An Emergency Medical Technician provides emergency medical treatment at the scene of an accident or illness by analyzing and taking command of patient care with full responsibility for the patient until patient is transported to a medical facility and is relieved into the care of proper medical staff.Â Work of this class involves leading other fire and Emergency Medical Services employees, but does not involve full supervisory duties or responsibilities.Â Incumbents receive supervision from an Advanced Life Support Provider or an Emergency Medical Services Officer and medical direction from an online physician.Â Employees in this class may work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.Â Work is performed at the scene of medical emergencies, major traffic and other accidents, natural and man-made disasters where there is exposure to hazardous situations and emotionally traumatic events.Â Work requires strenuous physical activity such as lifting, climbing and bending.
All candidates indicating the minimum qualifications on their applications will be placed on the eligible list without further examination.Â The training and experience of each candidate will be evaluated for appropriateness and quantity.Â It is essential, therefore, that you give complete and accurate information on your application. Vagueness or omission may prevent you from being considered for this position.Â Qualified candidates will not be listed in rank order.
On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate must:
Have graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED certificate on or before the date of the structured interview.Â Candidates for positions in this class must be 18 years of age and a United States Citizen or a Resident Alien at the time of application.
1.Â A valid Maryland Class C Non-Commercial driver’s license or an equivalent license, and eligible to obtain a Baltimore Cityâ€™s driverâ€™s permit.
2. Current Basic Life Support Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians;
Current Certification as a Maryland Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or equivalent, from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).
NOTE:Â Candidates for positions in this class hired after January 1, 2010 must meet National Fire Protection Associate (NFPA) Standard 1582, including being tobacco free on duty, upon appointment and throughout their length of service in the Baltimore City Fire Department or be subject to termination.
NOTE:Â Candidates for positions in this class hired after January 1, 2016, are required to meet Baltimore City Fire Department physical performance standards as measured by periodic physical performance tests upon appointment and throughout their length of service in the Baltimore City Fire Department or be subject to termination.
â€¨NOTE:Â Â Â During the initial training period at the Fire Academy EMTâ€™s must obtain and maintain the following:
a.Â Maryland Fire Service Professional Qualification Board Firefighter I certification.
b.Â Maryland Fire Service Professional Qualification Board Responders toÂ Hazardous Material Operations certification.
Candidates who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information and to submit and pass drug and alcohol tests.
Candidates who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to
obtain Maryland licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician from the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) on or before the completion of the Fire Academy.Â Employeeâ€™s employment may be subject to termination if they are unable to obtain this license from the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).
EMTâ€™s must complete an American Heart Associationâ€™s (AHA) CPR for the Healthcare Provider course.
EMTâ€™s must successfully complete a Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) Emergency Vehicle Operator Course, (EVOC) and Defensive Driving Course or an equivalent course acceptable to the Office of Risk Management and the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles.
Employees of the Baltimore City Fire Department must hold and maintain licenses and certifications in all of the above as a condition of employment.Â Employees must successfully complete any additional educational courses and skills competency evaluations required by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) and/or Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD).Â In the event of changes in the standards, certifications or licensure requirements in any of the above, the employee is required to maintain the equivalent certification or licensure to continue employment with the Baltimore City Fire Department.
Failure to pass any of the Baltimore City Training Academyâ€™s Training Modules, or failure to obtain any required license or certification, by the end of the initial training period will result in termination of employment with the Baltimore City Fire Department.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.