Paramedic Position

An employee in this position performs paramedic level advanced life support work in the Emergency Medical Services Program. Work involves performing advanced emergency care including the administration of life-sustaining treatment to patients on-site and while en route to the appropriate medical facility in accordance with protocols and standards established by the EMS system and Medical Director. Work involves responding to the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, applying the necessary medical treatment of sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to a medical facility. 

Work also involves inspecting and testing EMS units and apparatus, maintaining proper inventory of equipment and supplies; cleans and sanitizes vehicles, units, apparatus and equipment daily; ensures that they are in proper and good working order; makes routine adjustments, but reports other than minor defects for specialized attention. Maintains cleanliness and performs minor maintenance of facilities, while reporting issues to a supervisor or officer. Assists with the direction and control during disaster situations. Participates in community outreach programs to promote safety and prevention awareness and to provide information on services.

Completes required paperwork and reports. Special working conditions: Employees are exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to human body fluids and infectious diseases, thus the work is subject to the OSHA requirements for blood borne pathogens. Exposed to weather rain, sleet, snow ice, temperature ranging from -20 degrees to 100+ degrees, and etc. Paramedic(s) will also be subject to mandatory call backs in the event of inclement weather, hurricanes or snow storms, etc.


Education or Experience Requirement:

Graduation from high school and moderate experience in advanced emergency medical service work as a Paramedic; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess NC Office of Emergency Medical Services certification as a Paramedic.


Special Requirements:




Must be boarded in Carteret County, or able to obtain within two weeks of hire.

NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

Must have the ability and willingness to work a 24-hour shift including day, night, weekend, holiday hours and inclement weather.


Pre-Employment Drug Screen, Driving Record, and Criminal Background Screening are required.


OFRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. OFRD prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, creed, national origin, age, or disability.


Resumes may be emailed to


Applications can be picked up in person or requested via email.


509 Hwy 70 Otway, Beaufort NC 28516


Closing- until filled



Closing Date (If Any): 
Monday, November 2, 2020
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: