Paramedic Supervisor



Work Type: FULL TIME

Work Schedule: VARIABLE


Position Summary:

This employee supervises a shift of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics assigned to the ambulance services section. Coordinates overall activities of the shift to ensure that the ambulances are fully staffed and equipped during the assigned shift. Uses good judgment and discretion to see that the service provides appropriate service level and that response times are maintained. Ensures that on-duty personnel and equipment are maintained in a state of readiness and that staff members consistently perform in compliance with their position descriptions and with the policies/procedures of the department. Performance is evaluated in conference, by observation and through review of records and reports.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Five (5) years EMS field experience. Driving record check with law enforcement agency. Completion of NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800. Maintains required certifications continuously while employed. Must possess and maintain a current North Carolina driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Thorough working knowledge of emergency medical procedures, rescue techniques, hazardous materials incidents, equipment and supplies employed in pre-hospital care, and of communications equipment used. Thorough knowledge of the state, federal and local rules/regulations pertaining to ambulance systems. Thorough knowledge of current emergency medical transportation service needs of the county; thorough knowledge of techniques and procedures involved in rendering professional medical care and transportation. Knowledge of, and the ability to apply correctly, the policies and procedures of the EMS Department. Ability to supervise departmental operations, subordinate staff, and communicate with all levels of employees in a composed and responsible manner; and the ability to act in the capacity of a paramedic while reviewing the performance of other advanced life support personnel. The ability to perform under stressful conditions and to maintain leadership of the department under these conditions. Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with the general public, other county, and/or city personnel. Ability to drive all types of ambulance vehicles and a thorough knowledge of safe driving procedures used in the response of emergency vehicles. Ability to lift and move a minimum of one hundred pounds (100 lbs) on a regular basis with the added strength to lift upwards of 150 lobs. When the situation requires, including moving a patient from a bed to the floor, chair to the floor, or from a stretcher to a bed. Ability to learn, understand, and apply additional training and education; determine need for and recommend in-service training/education; for the purpose of increased efficiency of the subordinate staff. Ability to use EMS type communications systems; communicating effectively and coherently within the confines of those systems. Is knowledgeable of the age specific physiological, psychosocial, developmental and spiritual needs of the patients typically served.


Required Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • Associate's Degree Paramedic

Preferred Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

Other Information:

Hearing, speaking and visual acuity are required. Must possess the ability to operate an emergency vehicle emergency and non-emergency traffic. Must possess the ability to move around numerous physical locations, some within confined areas. Must possess the ability to lift heavy objects, up to 150 pounds, with assistance and to assume awkward positions in emergency situations.


 Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Background Check, License and Employment reference verification.



Closing Date (If Any): 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: