State of Maryland

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TRAINING SPECIALIST II (#004432)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,942.00-$74,933.00 Yearly


GRADE

16

NATURE OF WORK

Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist II is the full performance level of work developing, implementing, coordinating and conducting training and testing activities for the certification of providers of emergency medical services. Employees in this classification may provide technical advice and guidance to adjunct and contractual test evaluators and instructors.

Employees receive general supervision from the Director of Emergency Medical Services Field Operations. Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends and are subject to call-in to provide assistance during emergency medical situations. The work requires travel throughout the State and is primarily performed indoors but on occasion the work is performed outdoors at the scene of a medical emergency. When called to the scene of an emergency the work may require the use of protective clothing, gloves and respirators and employees are required to observe infection control precautions in order to prevent contamination and spread of disease.

The Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist I and II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the specific duty being performed, and the Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist II is differentiated from the Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist III in that the Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist III has advanced level training and testing responsibilities requiring additional technical training. The Emergency Medical Services Training Specialist II does not have these responsibilities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Oversees emergency medical services training and certification activities in the Basic Life Support Program, the Advanced Life Support Program or the Continuing Education Program;

Reviews emergency medical services provider training program curriculum developed by public and private sector organizations to ensure adherence to emergency medical services standards, guidelines and protocols;

Schedules, administers and grades emergency medical services provider certification examinations;

Participates in the design and implementation of written and practical emergency medical services provider certification examinations;

Conducts fundamental emergency medical services provider training throughout the State;

Recommends the certification, recertification and decertification of individuals as emergency medical services providers;

Audits emergency medical services provider training conducted by others to assess the quality and effectiveness of the training;

Reviews student applications to determine eligibility for emergency medical services provider training or eligibility for recertification;

Responds to emergency medical situations on an as needed basis as a certified emergency medical services provider;

Serves on various teams and committees such as the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team, the Maryland Rapid Response Team, and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team;

Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for emergency medical services training programs;

May administer the National Paramedic Certification Examination;

May approve or deny recertification extension requests from individual emergency medical services providers;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of emergency medical services provider training and certification programs including the Basic Life Support Program, Advanced Life Support Program and Continuing Education Program;

Knowledge of the National Curriculum Standards for Pre-Hospital Care Providers;

Knowledge of Maryland Medical Basic Life Support Guidelines; Knowledge of Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Providers;

Knowledge of the American Heart Association Standards for Basic and Advanced Life Support;

Knowledge of the current practices, procedures and equipment applicable to emergency medical care; Knowledge of training methods;

Knowledge of test development methods;

Knowledge of medical terminology;

Skill in conducting training courses in emergency medical services;

Skill in administering emergency medical services provider care in accordance with certification level;

Ability to administer and grade practical examinations for the certification of emergency medical services providers;

 Ability to assess training developed and conducted by others to determine effectiveness and adherence to emergency medical services guidelines and protocols;

Ability to provide technical guidance to instructors, test evaluators and officials from public and private sector organizations involved in the emergency medical services system;

Ability to communicate effectively;

Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with officials in the private sector and in State, federal and local government.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience developing, implementing and conducting training and testing for the certification of providers of emergency medical services.

Notes: 

1. Additional experience as a certified emergency medical services provider, certified emergency medical services instructor or emergency medical services test evaluator may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification are required to possess current certification as an Emergency Medical Services Provider and Emergency Medical Services Instructor.

2. Persons appointed to positions in this classification are required to maintain current certification as an Emergency Medical Services Provider and Emergency Medical Services Instructor.

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 license valid 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.

Date Revised

August 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004432; EST: ; REV: 8/1/2014;

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