A Chief of Regional Programs coordinates emergency medical services regional offices and supervises Emergency Medical Services Regional Administrators. Employees receive executive direction from the Director of Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Employees are on call on a 24-hour basis. The work requires travel to regional offices and to emergency sites throughout the State. This classification is distinguished from Emergency Medical Services Regional Administrator in that the Regional Administrator is responsible for one region of the State, while the Chief of Regional Programs has statewide responsibilities and supervises the Regional Administrators.
Manages the regional operations of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems; Provides supervision to the Emergency Medical Services Regional Administrators;
Reviews fiscal needs of regional operations, prepares the statewide budget, and controls expenditures; Seeks out sources of grant money and administers the grants statewide;
Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards for regional operations;
Plans and coordinates training and continuing education for regional staff;
Reviews field reports and current technical information related to emergency medical services;
Develops reports summarizing regional operations;
Serves on committees both within the agency and with outside groups for the purpose of coordinating efforts and improving operations;
Performs other related duties.
Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position. Employees who do not possess EMT-A certification must successfully complete the EMT-A course within one year of appointment. Employees must maintain their certification as required by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services.
Class descriptions broadly define 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.