EMT/Paramedic for FDNY New York |Deadline September 22, 2015

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EMT/Paramedic

Deadline: September 22, 2015

Salary: EMT: $31,931 Paramedic: $43,690

Job Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Have a motor vehicle driver’s license valid in New York State (a valid driver’s license from a state other than New York is acceptable as long as driving privileges in New York have not been lost due to outstanding fines, judgments, etc.).

Paramedic Requirements

  • Have a valid NYS DOH EMS-Paramedic Certificate and New York City REMAC certification.

EMT Requirements

  • Have a valid NYS DOH EMS- Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.

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

Full Application below:

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SPECIALIST- PARAMEDIC (FIRE) Exam No. 6004

WHEN TO APPLY: From: September 2, 2015 APPLICATION FEE: $61.00
To: September 22, 2015 If you choose to pay the application fee with a credit/debit/gift card, you will be charged a fee of 2.49% of the payment amount. This

fee is nonrefundable.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR READING THIS NOTICE IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.

WHAT THE JOB INVOLVES: Emergency Medical Specialists – Paramedic, under general supervision, perform tasks such as the following: provide timely, professional pre-hospital emergency medical care/Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) to anyone who requests/requires it; provide transportation to the appropriate medical facility; operate department vehicles; assist with on-line medical control; coordinate and direct pre-hospital care resources and operations in the event of a disaster; and provide patient care under the authorization of the Medical Director. All work is performed in accordance with FDNY policies and procedures and as legislatively prescribed in the requisite curriculum and allowed by Federal/New York State/ Regional Protocols and in accordance with the level of training, New York State designated scope of practice and New York State and Regional BLS and ALS Protocols. Emergency Medical Specialist – Paramedics also prepare and submit reports as required and may be assigned to work in any FDNY facility, as needed. All personnel perform related work.

Special Working Conditions: Emergency Medical Specialist- Paramedics may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Some of the physical activities performed by Emergency Medical Specialists- Paramedic and environmental conditions experienced are: working outdoors in all kinds of weather; climbing stairs; using such devices as stair chair or ambulance stretcher; carrying equipment and patients on ambulance stretchers; treating patients who may have infectious and communicable diseases; working for extended periods during the day or night in ambulances; driving an ambulance in all kinds of weather; working in confined spaces such as under vehicles, trains and buildings; working at hazardous material scenes such as a chemical spill or an industrial fire or accident; treating patients at heights such as rooftops, bridges or elevated highways; and reading a Mobile Data Terminal for call information and instructions in varying light conditions.

(This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position.)

THE SALARY: The current minimum salary is $43,690 per annum. This rate is subject to change.

HOW TO APPLY: If you believe you meet the requirements in the “How to Qualify” section, submit an application on the Online Application System (OASys) at www.nyc.gov/examsforjobs. Follow the onscreen application instructions for electronically submitting your application and payment, and completing any required information. A unique and valid email address is required to file online. Several internet service providers, including but not limited to Google, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, and Mail.com offer free email addresses. All new OASys accounts require verification before a candidate can submit an application to ensure the accuracy of candidate information. Verification is instantaneous for most accounts, but some accounts may require up to 24 hours to be reviewed by a staff member and resolved. Email notification will be sent to those creating accounts that require additional documentation before they can be resolved. Please keep this information and the application period deadline in mind when creating your account. The following methods of payment are acceptable: major credit card, bank card associated with a bank account, or a prepaid debit card with a credit card logo which you may purchase online or at various retail outlets.

If you are receiving or participating in certain forms of public assistance/benefits/programs, or are a veteran, you may qualify to have the application fee waived. For more information on eligibility for a fee waiver and documentation requirements, visit the Fee Waiver FAQ on the Online Application System at https://a856- eeexams.nyc.gov/OLEE/oasys/FAQFeeWaiver.aspx.

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Exam No. 6004 – Page 2

You may come to the DCAS Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers to file for this examination online and submit a money order payable to DCAS (Exams) or to submit documentation for a fee waiver.

The centers will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM:

Manhattan

2 Lafayette Street
17th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Brooklyn

210 Joralemon Street 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The DCAS Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers will be closed on Saturday, September 5, 2015 and Monday, September 7, 2015.

Special Circumstances Guide: This guide is located on the DCAS website at www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/misc/exam_special_circumstances.pdf and available at the DCAS Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers. This guide gives important information about requesting an alternate test date because of religious observance or a special test accommodation for disability, claiming Veterans’ or Legacy credit, and notifying DCAS of a change in your mailing address. Follow all instructions on the Special Circumstances Guide that pertain to you when you complete your “Application for Examination.”

HOW TO QUALIFY: You are responsible for determining whether or not you meet the qualification requirements for this examination prior to submitting your application. If you are marked “Not Qualified,” your application fee will not be refunded and you will not receive a score.

Education and Certificate Requirements: By the last day of the Application Period, you must have:
A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of

Education or a recognized accrediting organization; and

  1. (1)  A valid NYS Department of Health EMT-Paramedic certification; and
  2. (2)  A valid NYC REMAC (New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee) certificate.

The education and certificate requirements must be met by the last day of the Application Period (September 22, 2015).

The high school diploma or its educational equivalent must be approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization.

If you were educated outside the United States, you must have your foreign education evaluated to determine its equivalence to education obtained in the United States. This is required only if you need credit for your foreign education in this examination.

You must clearly specify in detail all of your relevant education and certificates on your Education and Experience Test and submit it by the end of the Application Period. You will not receive credit for education or certificates you obtain after the end of the Application Period.

REQUIREMENTS TO BE APPOINTED:

Certificate Requirements: As stated in the “HOW TO QUALIFY” section above, you must possess a valid NYS Department of Health EMT- Paramedic certification and a valid NYC REMAC certificate by the end of the Application Period. You must also possess a valid NYS Department of Health EMT- Paramedic certification and a valid NYC REMAC certificate at the time you are appointed to this position and must maintain them for the duration of your employment. You will be responsible for payment of any fees associated with the maintenance of certifications.

Driver License Requirement: You must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. If you have moving violations, license suspension(s) or an accident record, you may be disqualified. Also, you must successfully complete the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) prior to the completion of one year in title.

Respirator Equipment Requirement: Because you must be able to wear a NIOSH – certified respirator, you are not permitted to have facial hair that interferes with the sealing surface of the respirator and the face or interferes with the valve function of the respirator.

Medical and Psychological Assessment: Medical and psychological guidelines have been established for the position of Emergency Medical Specialist – Paramedic. Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position of Emergency Medical Specialist- Paramedic. Additionally, you will be expected to continue to perform the essential functions of the position of Emergency Medical Specialist- Paramedic throughout your career and may, therefore, be medically and psychologically tested periodically throughout your career. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable him or her to take these medical and psychological examinations, and/or to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Character and Background: In accordance with the provisions of the State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Code- Part 800, candidates for EMS certification or recertification must not have been convicted of certain misdemeanors or felonies. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will review all criminal convictions from any federal, military or state jurisdiction to determine if such convictions fall within the scope of those specified in Part 800, or represent a potential risk or danger to patients or the public at large. For more information, contact the DOH website at www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/ems/mail.htm or telephone (212) 417 – 4455. In addition to this provision of the State Emergency Medical Services Code, candidates for this position are advised that good character and satisfactory background are absolute prerequisites to appointment.

Residency: City residency is not required for this position.

English Requirement: You must be able to understand and be understood in English.

Proof of Identity: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with the City of New York.

Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed. Random drug screening will be conducted for the duration of your EMS-Paramedic career.

Qualifying Physical Test: Physical standards have been established for the position of Emergency Medical Specialist – Paramedic. You will be required to pass a qualifying physical test, and may be required to undergo periodic physical testing throughout your career.

Note: If you are presently serving as a provisionally appointed EMS- Paramedic with the FDNY and have previously taken and passed the qualifying physical test, you will not be required to take it again to qualify for appointment.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

  1. Application for Examination: Follow the online instructions, including those relating to the paymentof fee and, if applicable, those found in the Special Circumstances Guide.
  2. Education and Experience Test: Fill out Sections A.1 (if applicable), A.2, A.6 (if applicable), B and C. This test must be filled out completely and in detail for you to receive your proper rating. Follow the online instructions.

Note: You must list the title of license or certificate, issued by, date issued, license number and expiration date of your EMT- Paramedic and REMAC certificates in “Section C- Licenses and Certificates” on your Education and Experience Test.

3. Foreign Education Evaluation Guide (Required only if you need credit for your foreign education to meet the education and experience requirements): If you were educated outside the United States, you must have your foreign education evaluated to determine its equivalence to education obtained in the United States. The services that are approved to make this evaluation are listed on the Foreign Education Evaluation Guide located on the DCAS website at www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/misc/foreigneducation.pdf. When you contact the evaluation service, ask for a “document-by-document” (general) evaluation of your foreign education. You must have one of these services submit its evaluation of your foreign education directly to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services no later than eight weeks from the last date for applying for this examination.

THE TEST: Your score will be determined by an education and experience test. You will receive a score of 70 points for meeting the education and certificate requirements listed on page 2. After these requirements are met, you will receive additional credit up to a maximum of 100 points on the following basis:

For full- time satisfactory paid experience in the NYC 911 system performing emergency medical service duties after obtaining, and while holding, a valid NYS Department of Health EMT- Paramedic certification and valid NYC REMAC (New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee) certificate for:

At least 6 months, but less than 1 year of experience At least 1 year, but less than 2 years of experience At least 2 years, but less than 3 years of experience 3 or more years of experience

You will receive:

5 points 10 points 20 points 30 points

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For full- time satisfactory paid experience with a
government-run ambulance system or with a volunteer
or private ambulance company outside of the NYC 911 system performing emergency medical service duties after obtaining, and while holding, a valid NYS Department of Health EMT – Paramedic certification and valid NYC REMAC (New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee) certificate for:

At least 1 year of experience

For full-time satisfactory paid experience in the NYC 911 system performing emergency medical service duties after obtaining, and while holding, a valid NYS Department of Health EMT – Basic certification for:

At least 6 months, but less than 1 year of experience At least 1 year, but less than 2 years of experience At least 2 years, but less than 3 years of experience 3 or more years of experience

For successful completion, within the last 5 years, of a(n)

Emergency Vehicle Operators course (EVOC), consistent with the 1995 National Standard Curriculum

24 hours of HazMat Operations Level Training, as defined by Federal OSHA regulations at 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii).

You will receive:

5 points

You will receive:

2.5 points 5 points 10 points 15 points

You will receive:

5 points

5 points

EVOC and/or HazMat Training must be successfully completed by the last day of the Application Period. HazMat Training must be to the Operations level; you will not receive credit for entry level training.

You will receive a maximum of one year of experience credit for each year you worked. If you have any of the above experience on a part-time basis, it will be credited according to the equivalent percent of full-time experience. Each year of experience will be credited under only one category which will be the highest appropriate category.

You must clearly specify in detail all of your relevant training and experience on your Education and Experience Test and submit it by the end of the Application Period. You will not receive credit for training and experience which you obtain after the end of the Application Period.

Training and experience must be obtained by the last day of the application period.

THETESTRESULTS: Ifyoupasstheeducationandexperiencetest,yournamewillbeplacedinfinalscoreorder on an eligible list and you will be given a list number. You will be notified by mail of your test results. If you meet all requirements and conditions, you will be considered for appointment when your name is reached on the eligible list.

CHANGE OF MAILING AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS: It is critical that you promptly notify DCAS of any change to your mailing address and/or email address. You may miss important information about your exam(s) or consideration for appointment, including important information that may require a response by a specified deadline, if we do not have your correct mailing and/or email address. Change of mailing and/or email address requests submitted to any place other than DCAS, such as your Agency or to the United States Postal Service will NOT update your records with DCAS. To update your mailing and/or email address with DCAS, you must submit a change request by mail or in person. Your request must include your full name, social security number, exam title(s), exam number(s), old mailing and/or email address, and your new mailing and/or email address. Your request can be mailed to DCAS Records Room, 1 Centre Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007 or brought in person to the same address Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Application Receipt: You will be emailed a receipt immediately after you have applied for the examination. If you do not receive this receipt, contact this agency at OASys@dcas.nyc.gov. Include your social security number and the examination number and title in your email. You will also be mailed an acknowledgment letter within three months of the last date of the application period. If you do not receive an acknowledgment letter, write to this agency, Attention: Administration, Customer and Exam Support Group, 1 Centre Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007 to request verification that your application was received. Include your social security number and the examination number and title in your request.

Probationary Period: The probationary period is 12 months. As part of the probationary period, probationers will be required to successfully complete a prescribed training course. Probationers who fail to successfully complete the training course may be terminated by the agency head. Also, you must successfully complete the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) prior to the completion of one year in title.

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Promotion Test: Promotion examinations for this title are regularly held for eligible New York City Fire Department employees. The names appearing on any existing promotion list will be considered first in filling vacancies. However, it is expected that there will be sufficient positions available for use of the eligible list resulting from this examination.

EMS Academy Assessment: As a condition of completing EMS Academy training, you must pass multiple choice exams, quizzes, scenarios and New York State written and practical exams.

Note: If you are presently serving as a provisionally appointed Paramedic with the FDNY and have previously taken and passed the written and practical tests, you will not be required to complete the EMS Academy Assessment again.

PENALTY FOR MISREPRESENTATION: Any intentional misrepresentation on the application or examination may result in disqualification, even after appointment, and may result in criminal prosecution.

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