Employment Opportunity; Full-Time EMT, Highland County, VA

The Highland County Department of EMS, located in Monterey Virginia, is announcing an employment opportunity for the position of full-time Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). All applicants selected during this process will have an expected start date of July 1, 2019.
Highland County Department of EMS works in conjunction with the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad to answer 911 emergency medical calls. Transport times range from 45 to 90 minutes. Highland County is unique in geography, and has one of the highest average elevations east of the Mississippi River.

During the interview process, applicants will have to complete a written examination that assesses their critical thinking skills and medical knowledge. All applicants will also have to complete high fidelity medical and/or trauma scenario based skill assessments as well.

Employees will operate on a ten (10) hour shift, four (4) days a week, and will be assigned to a permanent shift. This schedule is subject to change to a 24/48 rotation in the future. Hourly salary is based on experience. All prospective employees will be subject to initial and random background checks, DMV screenings, and drug screenings. All accepted applicants will be eligible to receive county benefits including health, dental, vacation/sick leave, and VRS benefits.

Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma or GED
• Valid Driver’s License
• Valid Virginia EMT certification
• AHA BLS Healthcare Provider or Equivalent
• VAOEMS EVOC Class II certification or higher
• Hazardous Materials Awareness
• NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800

Preferred Qualifications
• National Registry Certification
• Instructor Certifications
• Two years of experience at current certification level

Resumes must be submitted to Adam Gillispie, Chief, by May 31st at 9:00pm. Copies of all required certifications must be included or you may not be considered for employment. You may email all information to agillispie@highlandrescue.net or send it via mail to PO Box 268 Monterey, VA 24465. Thank you for your interest in Highland County Emergency Medical Services.