State of Maryland

COMMERCIAL AMBULANCE SERVICES SPECIALIST (#000102)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $39,658.00-$62,925.00 Yearly


GRADE

14

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE       BARGAINING UNIT: X        OVERTIME ELIGIBLE

NATURE OF WORK

A Commercial Ambulance Services Specialist is the full performance level of work in the inspection, licensing and regulating of commercial ambulance services to ensure compliance with governing State and federal laws and regulations and emergency medical services certification and licenser requirements.  Employees in this classification provide advice and guidance to contractual commercial ambulance inspectors during peak inspection and licensing periods but do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Director of the State Office of Commercial License and Regulation.  The work is performed primarily outdoors under varying weather conditions and requires frequent travel to various commercial ambulance companies throughout the State.  The work requires use of testing equipment, such as manometers and flow meters to test compressed gas and vacuum pressures.  The work may involve exposure to hazardous conditions such as pathogens from uncapped needles, broken glass and sharp objects within commercial ambulance vehicles.  The work may require lifting heavy medical equipment.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the classification specification.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Conducts scheduled and unannounced inspections of commercial ambulance services to ensure compliance with governing State and federal laws and regulations and emergency medical services certification and licenser requirements and operational standards;

Issues non-compliance notices and out-of-service orders to commercial ambulance services when violations or patient at risk conditions deem necessary;

Advises commercial ambulance services of corrective action required to comply with governing State and federal laws and regulations and emergency medical services certification and licenser requirements and operational standards;

Explains and clarifies commercial ambulance services laws and regulations and emergency medical services certification and licenser requirements and operational standards to officials and employees of commercial ambulance services companies;

Investigates complaints against commercial ambulance services companies or their employees and makes recommendations to resolve problems;

Trains and assigns and reviews work of contractual commercial ambulance services specialists;

Reviews applications for commercial ambulance service licenser and determines eligibility in accordance with State laws and regulations, insurance requirements and emergency medical services certification requirements;

Reviews and processes annual and semi-annual commercial ambulance services license renewal applications in accordance with State laws and regulations, insurance requirements, emergency medical services certification requirements, and agency procedures and policies;

Compiles budget and various data reports for the Director;

Assists the Director with maintaining records of accounts receivable and payable, and licenses issued;

Assists the Director in amending regulations and internal policies to conform with current emergency medical practices;

Represents the Office of Commercial Ambulance Licensing and Regulation at various agency and emergency medical services meetings and committees;

May testify at administrative hearing or criminal court proceeding concerning violation cases;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the current practices, procedures, techniques and equipment applicable to emergency medical services;

Knowledge of State and federal laws and regulations governing commercial ambulance services;

Knowledge of emergency medical health care provider certification requirements, such as Paramedic, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support;

Knowledge of State laws and regulations governing commercial ambulance licenser and insurance requirements;

Skill in conducting inspections of commercial ambulance services to determine compliance with governing State and federal laws and regulations and emergency medical services certification and licenser requirements and operational standards;

Skill in determining eligibility for licenser of commercial ambulance services;

Skill in interpreting, applying and explaining laws and regulations concerning commercial ambulance services and emergency medical services certification and licenser requirements and operational standards;

Skill in recognizing violations and issuing non-compliance notices or out of service orders;

Ability to train, assign and review the work of contractual commercial ambulance inspectors;

Ability to use personal computers and software, such as spreadsheets, databases and word-processing applications;

Ability to testify at administrative hearing or criminal court proceeding;

Ability to communicate effectively.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in emergency medical services or related field for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidate may substitute an Associate of Arts degree in emergency medical services or related field for up to six months of the required experience.

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. Employees 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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions that are designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Finance and Procurement Article, Section 3-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit as indicated by the designation of S (supervisor), M (manager), T (agency head), U (Board or Commission member), W (student), X (used by agency or excluded by executive order), or Z (confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and therefore, all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime as provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.     

Date Revised

April 20, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000102; EST: ; REV: 4/20/2018;

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