Harnett County Emergency Services / EMS Division Job Opportunity EMS Division Chief (EMS 1230)

DEPARTMENT: Emergency Services         JOB TYPE: Full-Time Regular


An employee in this class, in conjunction with the Emergency Services Director, plans

organizes and coordinates the activities of the emergency medical services for department

as well as for all agencies providing emergency medical response in the county. Work

involves assisting with budget preparation and administration, grant-writing and

administration, training, and performing scheduled and unscheduled inspections of EMS

providers in the County, acting as liaison with the County for other non-governmental

medical service providers, and serves as the safety officer for the department. The

employee has extensive public contacts, and the work requires a variety of technical and

detailed knowledge, and considerable independent initiative and judgement. Work is subject

to both inside and outside environmental conditions, extremes in temperatures, noise,

vibrations, hazards associated with emergency medical work including exposures to

fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Because of the nature of the

work, the employee is exposed to human blood and is subject to the OSHA requirements on

blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under general supervision by the Emergency

Services Director and is evaluated through conferences, observations, and feedback from

citizens and staff.


Plans, organizes and directs the activities of emergency medical services department and staff;

researches and develops new policies and procedures implemented into the EMS system;

supervises call response and transport activities.

Researches, recommends and obtains needed capital equipment and other supplies for the

department; coordinates equipment being placed in service and ensures proper maintenance of


Assists in the preparation of the department’s annual operating budget to include funding for

agencies providing medical services in the County.

Participates in departmental personnel matters including interviewing, hiring, scheduling,

granting leave, disciplinary actions, etc.

Provides liaison services between the department, the hospital and other public safety agencies

both paid and volunteer.

Investigates complaints pertaining to conduct or quality issues for departmental and County

EMS personnel; responds to questions, and information about the services.

Coordinates daily, monthly and quarterly peer review quality assessment for county-wide


Performs scheduled and unscheduled site and equipment inspections for all County EMS


Assures the maintenance and completion of records, reports, and other information required in

this field.

Ensures the maintenance of equipment including purchases of ambulances and other

necessary equipment.

Makes oral presentations to civic, community, church or other groups regarding emergency

services and related safety topics.


Graduation from a four year college with a degree in emergency medical services or related

field, and emergency services experience including a minimum of five years supervisory

experience in an Emergency Medical Services organization; or an equivalent combination of

education and experience.


Certification by the State of North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.


Minimum Salary: $64,553.00

Job Rate: $77,464.00


CLOSING DATE:  02/26/19

Successful completion of a drug screening and criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment. Certain designated safety-sensitive positions also require completion of post-offer pre-employment physicals.

Applications may be submitted online at http://www.harnett.org

Harnett County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Closing Date (If Any): 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Statewide (No County)
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