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Company: Government jobs
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description


The Fresno County Department of Public Health is currently offering an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in serving their community as an Emergency Medical Services Specialist.

The Emergency Medical Services Specialist performs a variety of assignments involving the administration and evaluation of the emergency medical services system and/or public health emergency preparedness program for the Department of Public Health; and performs related work as required. Incumbents in this position are responsible for the monitoring of EMS system compliance and monitoring of trainees in the EMS program, and providing assistance and instruction as needed.

Please note: The current vacancy exists in the Fresno County Primary Paramedic Training Program. However, the eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions as vacancies occur. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group I - Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Samples of Duties

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Please click here to review the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Minimum Qualifications

Emergency Medical Services Specialist applicants must qualify under one (1) of the options listed below:


Experience: Two (2) years of full-time, paid work experience providing advanced life support in a pre-hospital or emergency department setting.


Experience: Two (2) years of full-time, paid work experience in emergency planning and preparedness operations.

All options listed above require a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent. In addition, the following may be required:

License: Valid Paramedic License issued by the State of California, Emergency Medical Services Authority or Valid Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing.

Note: Recruitment or certification may be limited to candidates with experience and/or license related to the specific position vacancy.


  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • Valid driver's license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this information on your application will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Please fully list your work experience, including current position. Failure to list current, complete, and accurate work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.


    Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one of the processes listed below:

    • Written Examination - The examination for Emergency Medical Services Specialist will be offered in an online format. Please indicate on the supplemental questionnaire if you have the ability to complete an online examination.
    • Certify Without Examination - In instances where the number of eligible candidates is less than or equal to the number of qualified applicants the Department is entitled to receive under Personnel Rule 4212, the competitive examination process will be waived and the names will be certified without an examination.

      Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to an additional 12 months), and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.


      • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline)
      • Supplemental Questionnaire

        Please note: All applications must be received online only via our website by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, email, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

        HOW TO APPLY:

        Applications for this recruitment must be submitted online only. An online application may be found at:

        Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin the online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions (such as the formatting of work experience) will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

        Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to:

        Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

        For the safety of our employees, the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

        The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

        REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date or deadline.


        Analyst: Patrice Sisco

        • Health Insurance
        • Competitive Retirement Plan
        • Eleven (11) Paid Holidays per year
        • Disability and Life Insurance
        • Annual Leave Plan
        • Employee Assistance Program
          Optional benefits include:
          • Deferred Compensation Plan (County-sponsored tax shelter savings plan).
          • Flexible Spending Plans - tax shelter (set aside pre-tax $ to pay for eligible medical, dependent care, and qualified parking and mass transit expenses).
          • Noble Credit Union - all County employees can take advantage of low interest rates, no annual fees for checking accounts, direct deposit, online banking and many other services.


            Extra-help positions are temporary, not entitled to benefits and serve at the will of the department head.


            01 If required to take an online examination, do you have access to a computer with an internet connection that will allow you to take the examination? This examination will take approximately one (1) hour. If you marked 'no', please contact our office at (559) 600-1830 as soon as possible.
            • Yes
            • No

              * Required Question

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