Career Emergency Medical Services Division Chief - Public Safety

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ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 50 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 50 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 50.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.
Contract Position, Grade 27, 35 hours per week.
The Career EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Division Chief is responsible for evaluating needs, developing initial implementation plans, policies and procedures and coordinating with the Fire-Rescue-EMS Division, local volunteer departments, Calvert Advanced Life Support and the Medical Director to integrate career EMS in support of the volunteer departments. The work involves oversight of the daily operations of the Career EMS Division in accordance with Federal, State and County laws, regulations, local ordinances, and policies and procedures. The work requires considerable experience in the EMS field. The position reports to the Director of Public Safety.
Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:Develops the initial implementation strategy including policies and procedures integrating career EMS personnel and any additional EMS services required to support the volunteer Fire-Rescue-EMS departments to include Calvert Advanced Life Support in Calvert County. Ensures collaboration and integration of career services to support the volunteers.
Oversees the daily operations of the Career EMS Division. Develops, interprets, and/or implements standard operating and testing procedures, policies, training programs, and general orders; establishes and reviews employee and department goals and objectives.
Meets with the Chief's Council, Fire and Rescue Association, EMS Advisory Council and Fire and Rescue Commission, volunteer Fire-Rescue-EMS departments, and other county officials regarding major policies affecting the administration of Career EMS Division; recommends improvements and changes as appropriate.
Establishes a comprehensive quality improvement program for the Career EMS Division. Analyzes deployments of career EMS resources and makes recommendations for any system modifications to enhance response. Acts as the liaison between the appointed Medical Director for continuous quality improvement, quality assurance and licensure of career EMS personnel.
Manages career EMS ambulance licensure requirements and other related certifications in accordance with State and National Registry requirements. Maintains records related to certifications. Ensures all medical equipment on career ambulances and chase car units are appropriate and in good working order and medical supplies are at the appropriate inventory level.
Participates in the development and administration of the Career EMS Division budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, vehicles, materials, and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary, to ensure efficiency and effective delivery of career EMS to save lives and property.
Responds to citizen questions and inquiries in a courteous and timely manner regarding career EMS personnel.
Supervises career EMS personnel: prioritizes and assigns workflow and takes actions to adjust staffing and operations to meet requirements; trains staff in new procedures. Participates in and initiates actions regarding hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leaves, performance evaluations, discipline, and other personnel actions.
Oversees ordering of, inventory and record keeping of controlled dangerous substances in accordance with any Federal, State and County codes, laws, regulations or policies for the Career EMS Division.
Performs duties of HIPPA compliance, privacy act and infectious control program administrator for the Career EMS Division.
Prepares for, attends, and testifies in courtroom hearings and judicial proceedings as required.
Prepares and/or receives a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and other documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position; reviews completes, processes, approves, forwards, maintains, and/or takes other action as appropriate; prepares and maintains files and records.
Serves as liaison between the Career EMS Division and Hospital Administrator.
Reviews and approves community programs or events such as offering free blood pressure readings that the career EMS providers may participate in.
May be required to provide care in the field to the level required to maintain skills proficiency and certification or to provide EMS care in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Other Duties
Performs related work as required.
Knowledges, Abilities and Skills (These are pre-employment KASs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
Knowledge of--
Principles and methods of EMS services, including current training standards, equipment, methods, techniques, safety, protocols and procedures.
Concepts, components and operation of an emergency medical system, including continuous quality improvement, public education, communications, rescue and transportation, emergency and trauma response and the management of medical emergencies.
Laws, codes, rules, regulations and requirements governing the establishment and provision of emergency medical services and activities.
Principles and practices of public administration and program management, including planning, budgeting, implementation, evaluation and reporting.
Ability to--
Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate a specialized and comprehensive career EMS program to meet community needs.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the performance of duties; represent the County in meetings, presentations, training sessions, and emergency situations.
Develop plans, policies, and procedures, and integrate activities and services to achieve program goals, objectives, and priorities.
Interpret, implement, and explain complex laws, codes, rules and regulations governing program activities; enforce regulations in an effective and positive manner.
Research, compile and summarize data and information, evaluate alternatives and make sound conclusions, and effectively implement recommendations.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences, using technical and non-technical language.
Deal effectively with the public.
Select, assign, train and supervise the work of assigned staff.
Operate a personal computer, printer, calculator, copy and facsimile machines, telephone, radio, or other equipment as necessary to complete the essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database or other system software.
Minimum Qualifications:Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledges, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
Bachelor's degree in emergency medical services, pre-hospital care or related field.
Eight years as a paramedic which must include at least five years of experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service and policy development and implementation.
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.
Licensed Paramedic in the State of Maryland.
Other Information:Special Requirements:
Subject to background investigation.
Operation of County owned vehicle.
Physical Demands:
Requires long periods of standing, frequent walking, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching or reaching; recurring lifting of objects up to 49 pounds; operation of keyboard devices.
Unusual Demands:
May be required to work weekends, holidays, on call and extended hours in emergency, disaster, or other situations influenced by heavy workloads or other staffing difficulties.
Worker is exposed to mentally challenging situations and life-saving opportunities.
Worker is exposed to sick, injured, deceased, hostile, and potentially violent patients.
May be required to provide EMS care in the event of an emergency or disaster.
May be required to provide EMS care in the field to the level required to maintain skills proficiency and certification
FLSA Status:
Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.

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