Catawba County Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunities

Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and bordered by the Catawba River, Catawba County offers the hospitality and connectivity of a mid-sized community with convenient access to area amenities and North Carolina’s scenic outdoors.  We are an ideal home for those with a sense of adventure and a heart for hard work. 


Our community’s work ethic is reflected throughout our organization: if it can be done, we’ll do it.  If we can improve it, it’ll get better.  And if we can do it together, it’ll be the best it can possibly be.  We invite you to join our team in Catawba County, where we are dedicated to Making. Living. Better. - for our employees, our community, and our future - every day. 








Position:                              Paramedics – Extended Posting

Department:                      Emergency Services

Salary:                                   $38,294.13*

Closing Date:                      12/14/2018


Come join us as we continue to serve the diverse citizens of Catawba County and surrounding counties with a tradition of pride, innovation, and excellence!  Catawba County EMS is recruiting for full-time Paramedics.  As a Paramedic, you will administer skilled ALS medical care to injured and sick citizens. 


Shifts to be determined.


*Salary:  Paramedics working 12 hour shifts can expect to earn approximately $41,948.93, which includes scheduled overtime. 



  • Administering ALS medical care to sick and injured citizens
  • Driving an ambulance
  • Rendering BLS care and physiological support to patients
  • Attending continuing education programs to maintain re-certification hours
  • Processing paperwork regarding patients
  • Cleaning and restocking ambulances and bases
  • Other assigned duties



  • Graduation from high school and completion of a paramedic degree or certification program 
  • Certification by the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic


Students currently enrolled in a two-year paramedic program may apply. (To be considered, applicants must indicate enrollment in Paramedic program on application.)  Position may be available at an intern (trainee) level with a flexible workweek of 32 hours for students. 



  • A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
  • Thorough knowledge of paramedic level emergency medical policies/procedures
  • Ability to properly use appropriate equipment and supplies
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong focus on customer service
  • Knowledge of the geographical layout of Catawba County
  • Working conditions are inside/outside and candidates must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull 200 pounds on a regular basis.  Some situations may require heavier weights. 



  • Prefer applicants with successful completion of ACLS, PALS, and BTLS courses.
  • Applicants with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.








Closing Date (If Any): 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: