Paramedic: Detroit Michigan No Deadline Given


Deadline: Not Given

Salary: $15.14 – $20.56 Hourly

Job Description:


Under general supervision and within the scope of practice of an Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), responds to 911 calls for service to include medical, trauma and other public emergency situations; administers pre-hospital emergency medical care in accordance with approved medical protocols and Department rules and regulations; operates Department issued emergency vehicles and provides transportation of the sick and injured to medical care facilities.

Examples of Duties


  1. Responds to, and provides assistance at, dispatched or observed medical emergencies or accidents, where there exists the possibility of further injury, loss of limb, death, or where such services are in the public interest.
  2. Determines the general nature of the emergency situation and communicates observations to additional responders, Command staff and medical control physicians.
  3. Provides appropriate emergency care to alleviate medical crisis, reduce injury or stabilize injured person’s condition until definitive medical treatment is available.
  4. Uses a variety of equipment and special materials to treat injured persons including airway management and ventilation support equipment, defibrillators, extrication equipment, various kinds of splints, special dressings and bandages.
  5. Informs persons involved of financial responsibility and alternatives available, where emergency conditions are determined not to exist.
  6. Transports injured persons to appropriate treatment facilities in special emergency medical unit or other assigned vehicle, and recognizes need for transporting unusual cases to particular hospitals where specialized treatment is available; continues patient care while in transit.
  7. Notifies hospital of incoming emergency cases and, as required, communicates with hospital personnel to advise of patient condition and to secure information or special instructions.
  8. Maintains a high level of sanitation in assigned vehicle in accordance with infection control standards.
  9. Inspects assigned vehicle and associated equipment for proper operation and appearance.
  10. Utilizes computer terminals for emergency and non-emergency communications.
  11. Operates multi-channel radio or other portable communication devices.
  12. Prepares required records and reports relating to locations, persons assisted, conditions found, measures taken and services provided, including information for billing purposes.
  13. Assists in the training of emergency medical service personnel and others.
  14. Provides testimony in court proceedings and/or assists with investigations.
  15. Provides appropriate assistance to hospital emergency room personnel within the guidelines of Department directives.
  16. Assists in keeping quarters clean and otherwise participates in company routine while on assignment at fire house or other site, during stand-by time.
  17. Attends in-service and other training classes to enhance technical skills.
  18. Performs duties in accordance with Departmental rules and regulations as well as protocols of the Detroit East Medical Control Authority.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma  or  GED.
  • Possession of a current unrestricted State of Michigan Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic) License and all associated required certifications to operate in the Detroit medical control zone. 


  • Must possess and maintain a valid license as a State of Michigan Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic).
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Michigan Chauffeur License.
  • Must possess and maintain valid certification as required by the local medical control authority.



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Supplemental Information


  • Physical Agility Test:   Pass / Fail
  • Oral Appraisals:          50%  Max
  • Evaluation of TEP:     50%  Max
  • Domicile Credit:          Points up to 15%      City of Detroit Residents that can verify residency for the 12 months prior to application
  • Veterans’ Preference Points up to 15%

Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background and Driving Record Investigation based on the requirements of the position.
Knowledge of:

  • Pre-hospital standard of care at the license level of Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic).
  • Pertinent laws and ordinances relative to the position.
  • Location of Detroit streets, hospitals and landmarks
  • Traffic rules and regulations applicable to emergency vehicle operation.

Skill in:

  • Determining the general nature of emergency situations.
  • Performing pre-hospital medical care at the license level of Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic).
  • Transmitting clear, concise and accurate verbal and written reports.
  • Determining the most direct route to and from calls for service and destination hospitals.

Ability to:

  • Function independently of direct supervision.
  • Maintain Department driving certification and operator status of assigned emergency vehicles
  • Learn city street patterns and determine the best routes of travel.
  • Prepare written and oral reports of a technical nature.
  • Maintain emotional stability and mental awareness under stressful conditions.
  • Effectively interact with injured persons, the public, physicians, and other medical and Public Safety personnel.
  • Use handheld, desktop and laptop computers.
  • Withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture.
  • Function within a para-military organization to include taking orders from a superior Officer and obeying all rules and regulations of the City of Detroit and the Detroit Fire Department.


  1. Must have and maintain excellent physical health and conditioning with no medical disabilities that would impair performance of Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic) duties.
  2.  Must be able to successfully complete a pre-employment physical fitness test and medical exam in this classification and maintain a level of fitness throughout the duration of employment in order to successfully pass any future physical fitness tests or medical exams as required by the City of Detroit and the Detroit Fire Department.
  3. Possess considerable strength, balance and agility in bending, stooping, crawling and walking on uneven terrain, and lifting and moving patients weighing 200+ pounds with a partner.
  4. Ability to treat and extricate patients in hazardous environments and to wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
  5. Ability to work with considerable hazards, i.e., explosions, anoxic environments, violent patients and potential fire risks.


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

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