Emergency Medical Services Specialist (#RH0223)
$35.17-$42.75 Hourly / $6,095.54-$7,409.17 Monthly / $73,146.54-$88,910.08 Yearly


Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and implements Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program policies, procedures and requirements as required by County and state regulations; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent in this single class is responsible for developing and implementing Emergency Medical Services programs related to system planning, pre-hospital care, and the certification, accreditation, and training of emergency medical services providers; and assists with other programs as directed. Direction is received from the Emergency Medical Services Administrator.


  • Researches, prepares and updates the County emergency medical services plans; assists in the implementation and monitoring of emergency medical service quality assurance and improvement programs; makes recommendations for improvement of services.
  • Monitors and approves training programs for emergency medical service personnel; conducts accreditation, certification and authorization testing for pre-hospital personnel; develops and administers written and skills tests; reviews performance of instructors; makes recommendations regarding improvement of curriculum and training process; recruits instructors.
  • Researches and analyzes laws, policies and other regulatory requirements and/or changes; participates in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and treatment guidelines; maintains EMS policy and procedure manual.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and prepares a variety of statistical and analytical data for evaluation of the EMS system; prepares statistical and other reports and general correspondence; maintains data and records.
  • Provides assistance and resources to EMS system participants during disasters and multi-casualty incidents; acts as liaison with providers and agencies as assigned.
  • Assists the Emergency Medical Services Administrator and other staff with drafting of contracts, writing grant proposals, implementing and monitoring of grant projects, and other program projects, as assigned.
  • Attends meetings and provides staff assistance to advisory committees; may disseminate information to the public; may speak before groups.


Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major in public administration, business administration, health care administration, or a closely related field.
Experience: One year administrative experience in emergency medical services systems and programs.

Substitution: Additional direct administrative experience in emergency medical services systems and programs may substitute for the education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.

License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.


Emergency medical service systems; current emergency medical treatment methods, standards, equipment, and supplies; educational theories and principles; principles and practices of training and test administration; principles of planning, developing and organizing; laws and regulations governing emergency medical services; methods of research and statistical gathering and analysis; methods, techniques, and programs used in providing emergency medial services; and basic computer operations, including pertinent software.


Develop and monitor training programs; develop and administer examinations; assess and analyze emergency medical services; interpret complex laws and regulations; utilize computers and office automation equipment; prepare narrative and statistical reports and correspondence; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of agencies, organizations, and individuals.


Mobility-Frequent computer operation; sitting for long periods, walking, and driving; occasional standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs, crawling, pushing/pulling, and bending or squatting; Frequency of Lifting-Frequent lifting up to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements-Constant overall vision, depth and color perception, ability to read and do close-up work, and frequent hand/eye coordination, field of vision and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Constant holding, reaching, and grasping; frequent repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech; frequent hearing on the telephone/radio, hearing faint sounds, talking in person, and talking on the telephone/radio; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; exposure to hazardous materials, working alone and travel, working from heights; frequent public contact, and decision-making and problem solving; Special Requirements-May occasionally work weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions-Occasionally exposed to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation, indoor heat and cold; frequently exposed to various weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH0223; EST: 11/14/1984; REV: 7/13/2005; FORMERLY JOB TITLE: RP6020;