Full Time EMT, Harnett County


Harnett County's Emergency Medical Services Department is currently recruiting for an Emergency Medical Technician to perform basic level life support work when responding to the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick and injured persons, and transporting persons to medical appointments and medical facilities.

Work Schedule: A, B, or C 24 Hour Rotating Shift Schedule


  • Up to Two Years of Experience: $30,426 including scheduled overtime, plus benefits.
  • Two to Five Years of Experience: $33,164 including scheduled overtime, plus benefits.
  • Five or More Years of Experience: $34,990 including scheduled overtime, plus benefits.




  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance; administers Emergency Medical Technician level life support techniques and procedures based on patient assessment; monitor patient status; assists in setting up IV's and assists paramedic with other care.
  • Serves as driver/operator and single caregiver on wheelchair transport van; transports patients to medical facilities, nursing homes and medical appointments as necessary.
  • Gathers patient medical and insurance information from the patient, family members or by standers and inputs into the computer.
  • Completes necessary records and reports for emergency calls including information for billing documentation and legal accountability.
  • Signs for the chain of custody form for narcotics from off-going crew and maintains responsibility for them until the end of shift or transfer of custody.
  • Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work, ambulance service and operation.
  • Participates in cleaning of ambulance, equipment and EMS facilities.
  • Maintains proper inventory of emergency equipment and supplies.
  • Inspects and tests ambulances and their emergency equipment.



Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

High School or General Education Development Diploma (GED) and some experience as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Licensing and Certifications:
Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver's License. Certification by the State of North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as an Emergency Medical Technician.  

Preferred Certifications:
Basic Life Support certification (BLS); Emergency Vehicle Driver certification (EVD); National Incident Management System certification (NIMS) and HAZMAT certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in emergency care of patients and accident victims.
  • Skill in recognizing patient traumas, signs and symptoms of medical emergencies to determine appropriate treatment. 
  • Ability to perform duties in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques, medical protocols and standing orders.
  • Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergencies and stressful situations.
  • Considerable knowledge of County geography and locations of roads and streets.
  • Ability to safely operate an ambulance or transport vehicle in adverse conditions and according to motor vehicles laws.
  • Ability to work with a diverse socioeconomic population, based on the unique situations encountered.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and firm manner with the public.
  • Ability  to maintain confidentiality of patient contact.
  • Ability to accurately record services provided on required forms and/or computer programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-employees and those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to maintain vehicles, equipment, and facilities.



Successful completion of a drug screening and criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment. 


Harnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina with approximately 130,000 residents. Our "Strong Roots, New Growth," describes a county in transition, one that values its rural agricultural heritage while also embracing new growth and industry. Harnett County is optimally located between North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh and the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park to the north, and the nation's largest military installation in Fort Bragg to the south. The county is also centrally located in North Carolina and is within close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway, and to the numerous Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Outer Banks.

The county offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental coverage, as well as retirement and a free health clinic for employees and anyone in their household. We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with Harnett County.

Harnett County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Harnett County participates in E-Verify to determine employment eligibility to work in the United States.


Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harnett/jobs/3043682/emergency-medical-technician?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
to apply

Closing Date (If Any): 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Certification Level: