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COMMERCIAL AMBULANCE SERVICES SPECIALIST

Recruitment #17-000102-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) oversees and coordinates all components of the statewide EMS system (including planning, operations, evaluation, and research), provides leadership and medical direction, conducts and/or supports EMS educational programs, operates and maintains a statewide communications system, designates trauma and specialty centers, licenses and regulates commercial ambulance services, and participates in EMS-related public education and prevention programs.

This position has been reopened. If you applied previously, you do not need to apply again.

GRADE

$22.00/per hour

LOCATION OF POSITION

653 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Commercial Ambulance Services Specialist will assist the State Office of Commercial Ambulance Licensing and Regulation (SOCALR) in the administration and oversight of the commercial ambulance industry in Maryland. The position will involve performing both scheduled and unscheduled ambulance inspections across the state, as well as assisting the Office with matters that enhance the operation and workflow processes.

The incumbent work schedule is 20 hour per week. The incumbent work schedule is 20 hours per week, and the position requires physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, and mounting /dismounting vehicles while carrying test equipment. The job involves traveling throughout Maryland, as well as, regularly scheduled office hours to fulfill administrative tasks. Early morning, evening, and weekend hours are also involved in this position.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Inspect Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), Specialty Care  Transport (SCT), and Neonatal (NEO) EMS equipment on commercial ambulances
  • Inspect commercial ambulance service base of operations
  • Provide guidance and knowledge to aid in the day-to-day operations of SOCALR
  • Perform quality assurance audits of commercial ambulance services
  • Enforce rules and regulations under COMAR Title 30

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited High School or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years functioning as a certified EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic in Maryland.

Notes: 1. A Bachelor’s degree in emergency medical services or related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

 2. An Associate’s degree in emergency medical services or related field may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following:

Two (2) years of experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs

Strong written and oral communication skills; candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample

Demonstrated strength in organizational and time management capabilities

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification are required to possess a current Maryland Emergency Medical Technical - Intermediate (EMT-I) or Emergency Medical Technical-Paramedic (EMT-P) license.

2. Persons appointed to positions in this classification are required to maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS).

3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification may not be employed by a commercial ambulance service in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.      

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For education obtained outside the U.S. a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

All information concerning your qualification must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.

The Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Attn: Amanda Karnezis

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.