Emergency Medical Technician

Recruitment #24-3074-002


Functions at the level of an Emergency Medical Technician according to the Ohio EMS Board Scope of Practice and within the constraints approved by the Dayton Fire Department Medical Director. Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury of the patient upon arrival at the scene and administers health care to victims until victims are delivered to a hospital emergency room. Assesses the extent of injury to entrapped patients and gives all possible emergency care and protection. Assists other rescue team members in removing the patient. Maintains medical supplies on the ambulance and makes sure the ambulance is in operating condition ready to transport patients. Performs station maintenance and house watch duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or (G.E.D.). Must be certified at time of appointment at least as a State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician and maintain certification thereafter as a condition of employment. All certifications must be maintained to the standards of the Ohio Department of Public Safety's EMS Division, as a condition of employment.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

Must be able to successfully perform all tasks required as a State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician. Vision without correction must be a minimum of 20/100 in each eye. Corrected, vision must be a minimum of 20/40 in each eye. Must be able to successfully pass Greater Miami Valley EMS Council (GMVEMSC) Standing Orders testing at the EMT level annually as a condition of continued employment.

Wage Considerations

In accordance with the 2024-2026 I.A.F.F. contract, when the City hires new EMT and Paramedic personnel, who were City employees, or who were EMT or Paramedic personnel with another employer, the newly hired EMTs or Paramedics will move to the step rate of pay that is closest to, but higher than, their current rate of pay. If the external is paid higher than our current pay rate, they will be moved to the top step of the pay band. The employee will progress through the contractual wage steps in accordance with the time frames dictated in the wage addenda. This language will apply if an external paramedic is hired as a City EMT.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of employment and wage information at the time of offer of employment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer