All Charleston County Employees, as a condition of employment must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide their vaccination card.
Charleston County is an EMS system that relies on Innovation, Trust, Compassion, Respect and Dedication to provide exceptional customer service to our community. If you have the commitment to help others and want to have a career that makes a difference, now is your opportunity to join one of the finest EMS departments in the nation. Charleston County EMS offers a variety of work schedules that are both static and dynamic. In our normal schedules, forced overtime is not used; although in times of disasters or high public demand, schedules and obligations may change.
The motto of Charleston County EMS is "We Care". The ability to provide excellent medical care with empathetic and compassionate customer service under pressure is an expectation of the department as well as our community of citizens and visitors.
Charleston County offers a full complement of benefits including retirement, deferred compensation (including 401k and 457 plans), longevity pay increases after years 1, 3, 5 and 6, merit based increases annually thereafter (Council approved) based on evaluations, optional life and disability coverage, along with medical and dental benefits for employee and family.
HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $24.29 - $26.97
The application should be filled out completely and all required certifications and documents should be uploaded/attached to the application. Any questions regarding the application or hiring process can be directed to EMSjobs@charlestoncounty.org or 843-202-6708.
APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE: Submitted applications are reviewed by the hiring department, on a continuing basis, prior to the APPLICATION DEADLINE OF: SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2022 or earlier if filled.
Candidates who qualify will be contacted on a rolling basis for testing and interviews.
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates must be able to: drive an emergency vehicle; have excellent communications skills (in person, over the radio/telephone, and written); work varying shift schedules including day shift, night shift, hybrid shifts including weekends and holidays; perform a wide variety of duties with accuracy and speed under pressure; provide patient care to the respective certification level; follow safety protocols and perform in a safe manner; able to understand navigation equipment and tools, including maps, and be able find locations within our response area; perform calmly in emergency situations; and other related duties as assigned.
Required certifications and licensure:
- National Registry Paramedic
- South Carolina Paramedic (By start date)
- BLS (AHA or ASHI)
- ACLS (AHA or ASHI)
- ICS course certifications 100, 200, 700 and 800 (Required within 3 months of hire)
Preferred certifications and licensure:
- ITLS or PHTLS or TECC
- PEPP or PALS or EPC
Candidates must also provide the following:
- Copy of a High School Diploma or GED (College Degree or Transcript may be used)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge must include but is not limited to: laws and regulations of US DOT, FCC, DEA and SCDHEC in regard to the practice of emergency medical services, vehicle extrication and rescue principles, patient stabilization, medical terminology, and defensive driving techniques. Paramedics are responsible for providing advance life support care up to their certification level. All employees are responsible for communicating appropriately, ensuring the readiness of vehicles and equipment, maintaining uniforms and stations, attending training, and following safety and medical guidelines.Closing Date/Time: 1/2/2022 11:59 PM Eastern