EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COORDINATOR
Department of Fire & Rescue
Applications are being accepted for the position of Emergency Medical
Services Coordinator for Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue.
This position performs a variety of difficult administrative and fieldwork in
supporting and increasing the volunteer EMS Rescue Squad system. Provides
education geared to increase awareness of the community on a variety of
emergency service opportunities, specifically promoting the need for and
recruitment of volunteer Rescue Squad personnel. Participate in safety and
injury prevention; promote the role of Fire and Rescue Department in the
community; does related work as required including responding as a paramedic
to emergency situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the
Director of Fire and Rescue. Any combination of education and experience
equivalent to a four-year degree in Public Administration, Emergency Medical
Services, Fire Science, Business Administration, or related advanced education
in the EMS and Rescue Field; certified as an EMT-Paramedic; experience in
Starting salary range is $27,000-$32,000 depending on qualifications.
Benefits include: life, medical and dental insurance, retirement, direct deposit, flexible
spending plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.
A complete job description and application are available from the Bedford County
Human Resources Department, Bedford County Administration Building, 122
East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Bedford, VA 24523 or by calling (540) 586-7601.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 19, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.
Applications and job descriptions are also available on our website:
Department of Fire & Rescue
Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs difficult administrative and fieldwork in supporting and increasing the volunteer
EMS Rescue Squad system, a division of the comprehensive Fire - Rescue and
Emergency Management Program of Bedford County. Provides education geared to
increase awareness of the community on a variety of emergency service opportunities,
specifically promoting the need for and recruitment of volunteer Rescue Squad personnel.
Participate in safety and injury prevention; promote the role of the Fire and Rescue
Department in the community; does related work as required including responding as a
paramedic to emergency situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of
the Director of Fire and Rescue.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
This position requires exercising a great deal of self-initiative and having the ability to
positively interact with the public, volunteers, support staff and outside agencies in a
professional, courteous and tactful manner during routine and emergency situations.
Action and decisions will have some impact on the County.
??Identifies recruitment, retention and educational needs of volunteer rescue personnel;
??Prepare reports of events and statistics relative to Fire & Rescue specifically EMS and
Rescue education programs;
??Prepares a calendar of programs and events relative to emergency services education;
??Works with other County departments, agencies and civic groups to increase awareness
and recruitment, enhance and foster emergency medical service image in the
??Coordinates and prepares EMS education messages for release to the newspaper, TV,
radio, community and County newsletter;
??Responds to citizen inquiries relating to EMS system delivery, recruitment needs and
educational programs, i.e. CPR etc.;
??Serves as a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee;
??Develops a positive working relationship with the President of the Rescue Squad
Association and serves as a liaison to same;
??Provides a clearinghouse to coordinate Rescue & EMS recruitment activities in the
County including the provision of training for rescue agency members and coordinates
with the Rescue Captains and training officers to determine the educational needs of the
12 individual squads within the Dept of Fire & Rescue.
??Serves as the Department of Fire & Rescue Infection Control Officer;
??Assists with preparation of the department’s annual budget;
??Attends Board of Supervisors meetings as required;
??Attends functions, meetings and events as an official representative;
??Other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Fire and Rescue.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a four year degree in Public
Administration, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Business Administration, or
related advanced education in the EMS and Rescue Field; certified as an EMT-
Paramedic; experience in hazardous materials. Ideal candidate will be operations
certified; considerable experience in the delivery of emergency medical service in a
volunteer or combination environment is required; certification as a Firefighter II with some
specialized training. General knowledge of radio systems in relation to emergency
services and Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone operations preferred; familiarity with NFPA
standards, particularly as they relate to NFPA 1035 and OSHA requirements and
guidelines with emphasis in the area of worker safety and Infection Control as they relate
to fire and rescue operations and personnel; training in the area of public speaking, public
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Emergency Medical Services;
comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of emergency services operations; public
information officer skills; knowledge of the organization’s strategic direction, mission,
vision, and values as they relate to the Department of Fire and Rescue; must be skillful
in communicating with and educating a variety of audiences; ability to employ team-
oriented problem solving techniques and be capable of motivating new or inexperienced
members. Committed to continuous quality improvement; ability to identify and interpret
trends in EMS and injury related issues; develop education programs; maintain an
effective working relationship with emergency service personnel as well as law
Possession of a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operators License; Possession of
certification as an Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic, certification in a multitude
of emergency activities. Instructor credentials preferred, CPR, ACLS BTLS, PALS.
Certified as FF II or ability to obtain within one year.