State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $84,047.00-$140,923.00 Yearly






An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator is the administrative level of nursing work providing consultation and direction in the development, utilization and implementation of emergency services to health providers in local health departments, acute care hospitals, emergency departments, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), rehabilitation centers, mental health facilities, private and public agencies, and State departments.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other nursing staff but may supervise clerical staff.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Emergency Medical Services Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator Supervisor.

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

The Emergency Medical Services Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator is differentiated from the Emergency Medical Services Nursing Program Consultant/ Administrator Supervisor in that the Emergency Medical Services Consultant/Administrator directs a specialized statewide EMS program providing training and technical guidance and performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision while the Emergency Medical Services Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator Supervisor directs a specialized program and has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Emergency Medical Services Nursing Program Consultants/Administrators and the staff and the total EMS Nursing Program for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.


Identifies the needs, develops programs and monitors the provision of EMS nursing education and training services within a specific EMS program in local health departments, State facilities and other health care facilities;

Functions as an expert concerning the EMS nursing services of a specialty program and provides advice and guidance to local health administrations, State health facilities, administrators of public and private facilities and other health care personnel;

Recommends policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for delivery of care in a specific EMS nursing program based upon an understanding of the overall mission, rules, regulations and parameters of the program;

Provides consultation, direction and education to administrators and staff of acute care hospitals, emergency departments, ICU units, rehabilitation centers, mental health agencies, local health departments, other health care facilities, and public and private agencies concerning EMS program implementation and operation based upon knowledge of a specific EMS nursing service program in conjunction with knowledge of staffing patterns and operational practices;

Advises local health departments, institutions and other health care operations as to the appropriate means of obtaining funding by being cognizant of State, federal and other funding sources which affect the emergency nursing service program;

Contacts directors of similar or related EMS programs in order to coordinate the provision of combined EMS health care; Collects and analyzes data and prepares reports concerning EMS nursing services;

Advises directors of nursing and other health care administrators of the possible utilization and roles of nurses and pre hospital providers;

Acts as a consultant for the establishment of programs in EMS facilities;

Participates in regional, national and international EMS councils;

Assumes direct responsibility for special EMS nursing programs;

Teaches and accredits nurses, residents, interns, physicians and pre hospital providers in emergency and critical care practice;

May act as a liaison between regional and State level EMS providers;

May plan, implement and monitor a comprehensive quality assurance program;

May review hospital staffing needs for nursing and EMS care providers to determine adequacy of staff size and may recommend corrective measures; 

May monitor statewide training contracts and assist staff in training development;

May supervise support staff;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and processes of nursing and EMS;

Knowledge of the methods of adult education;

Knowledge of hospital and community health administration as it affects nursing and nursing education;

Knowledge of the current laws and regulations which pertain to nursing and EMS;

Ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations governing medical programs and nursing services;

Ability to evaluate the curricula of professional nursing programs;

Ability to prepare clear and concise evaluations and reports;

Ability to train professional personnel and supervise support staff;

Ability to establish and maintain good public relations with officials and administrators.


Education:   A Master's degree in nursing or a health related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of nursing experience in an emergency medical services program in an administrative, supervisory, consultant or teaching capacity or three years experience in emergency/critical nursing care services.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree in nursing or a health related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity for the educational requirement.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Emergency Nursing classifications or Emergency Nursing and Hospital Administration specialty codes in the emergency medical service nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 or possess a current multi-state license in party states that candidates have declared as primary states of residence.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.


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 Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions. Some positions in Professional Service classifications may be designated as Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, 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 collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.  

Date Established

Jul 1 1994 12:00AM

Date Revised

June 14, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004429; EST: 7/1/1994; REV: 7/1/2023;

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