Emergency Medical Services Specialist

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 09, 2022
Full Time Emergency Management Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $28.80 - $38.79 Hourly USD

Job Description


Salary Information
Emergency Medical Services Specialist $28.80 - $38.79 Hourly

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This position is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply right away.

This recruitment will establish an Open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current and future Emergency Medical Services Specialist positions within the Health Care Agency. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.

The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven service areas - Administrative and Financial, Strategy and Special Projects, Mental Health and Recovery Services, Correctional Health, Office of Care Coordination, Medical Health and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) mission is to plan, coordinate and oversee the highest quality prehospital and emergency medical care in response to individual needs and community crisis. Mutual cooperation, patient advocacy, advanced medical technology, electronic documentation and evidence-based data are the EMS program's major strengths.


The EMS Specialist position will perform the following:
  • Applying State Emergency Medical Services Agency (State EMSA) and Orange County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) laws, regulations, and policies as they pertain to ambulance licensing, EMT licensing, and ambulance attendant licensing and to the "Agreement for 9-1-1 Basic Life Support Emergency Ambulance Response, Transportation and Related Services" (EATS) contract
  • Assisting with the administering and oversight of EATS contracted ambulance provider field and site audits
  • Assisting with EMT and ambulance provider licensing investigations as they pertain to healthcare and collaborate closely with divisional personnel
  • Conducting periodic inspections of records, facilities, medical equipment and supplies and operational procedures of ambulance service license holders to ensure adherence to State EMSA and OCEMS laws, regulations, and policies and/or EATS contractual requirements
  • May serve as program representative on committees relating to transportation, disaster and education issues
  • Monitoring standard agreements and contracts between the County and participating cities to regulate the operation of ambulance services
  • Managing monthly compliance testing of emergency communication radio system devices utilized by prehospital providers and emergency departments
  • Developing and recommending standards, procedures, and guidelines regarding the operation of Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance medical transportation units
  • Investigating citizen and public safety agency complaints and inquiries relating to ambulance providers and personnel and recommending appropriate action
  • Planning and organizing the annual County-wide medical disaster exercise with system stakeholders
  • Collaborating with stakeholders, hospitals, fire departments and ambulances providers to meet the needs as they relate to medical disaster preparedness
  • Coordinating with businesses regarding automated external defibrillators (AED) program
  • Planning, developing, and coordinating public education programs regarding the delivery of EMS to private and public organizations; preparing and updating public information brochures describing system access

The ideal candidate will possess either an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification, a valid California Paramedic License, or have completed an approved Paramedic Training Program. The ideal candidate will also possess at least three (3) years of experience in Emergency Medical Preparedness.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will also possess extensive knowledge and/or experience in the following competencies:

Technical Knowledge/Technical Experience:
  • Understanding of using pre-hospital medical equipment for Basic and/or Advance Life Support purpose
  • Working with emergency communication devices, including, Med-9, 800 MHz, UHF/VHF, ReddiNet, and satellite phone systems
  • Preparing, presenting, and implementing EMS procedures and public education programs
  • Conducting inspections of records, facilities, medical equipment and supplies, and operational procedures of Orange County contracted and non-contracted ambulance service license holders
  • Understanding and applying of the following:
    • State EMSA regulations including California Title 22, Division 9: Prehospital EMS, California EMS Law, and Health & Safety Code Division 2.5
    • OCEMS Policies and Procedures and the Orange County Ambulance Ordinance as they pertain to Ambulance licensing, EMT-1 licensing, and ambulance company operational procedures and standards
Proficiency using a variety of computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc Relationship Building | Oral and Written Communication Skills:
  • Collaborating with other public and private agencies such as hospitals, fire departments, and ambulance providers, to meet the needs as they relate to medical disaster preparedness
  • Ability to develop positive relationships at all levels
  • Developing oral, written, and electronic information into concise, descriptive formats that effectively convey concepts, conclusions, and continuity of thought
  • Ability to adapt one's communication style to difference audiences and/or situations
Organizational and Planning Skills:
  • Ability to schedule meetings, training dates, audits and other work events using Microsoft Outlook
  • Developing and coordinating public education programs specifically relevant to emergency medical preparedness by creating brochures, marketing materials, and public information media

Please click here for the minimum qualifications for EMS Specialist.


Physical Characteristics: Independent body mobility to stand, walk, bend, stoop, sit for prolonged time and to drive a vehicle; strength to lift and carry up to 25 pounds; manual dexterity to reach, grasp, manipulate small objects and precision instruments to give injections, take pulse and blood pressure; manual dexterity to hand write or use computer keyboard; vision sufficient to see/read gauges, thermometers and calibrated measuring instruments, labels on mediations, computer screen; hear and speak well enough to communicate with the public at normal conversation level in person and over the phone.

Environmental Conditions: Will be required to work in an office; conduct field ambulance inspections, wear protective equipment/clothing as required by protocol; may work in settings where patients who have communicable diseases are present or may have been; may be assigned to evenings, weekends and/or holidays during activation of the EMS Department Operations Center/OC Operational Area Emergency Operations Center. May require travel and be required to use County-approved means of transportation for job-related travel.

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All applicants will be notified via e-mail of their status in the process.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the more qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the County's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection process.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination or testing as follows:

  • Workers, who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted, they will be required to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

Email Notification
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Liza Butler at (714) 834-2069 or ebutler@ochca.com .

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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