Yakima County Human Resources

  • T-140-XXX Program Representative-Emergency Medical Services

    Working Title
    EMS Instructor-Extra Help
    Extra Help-Intermittent/On-Call
    FLSA Status
    Emergency Medical Services
    Required Testing/Exercises
    EMS skills and basic knowledge assessment during interview process
    Open Date
    Close Date
    $19.65 per hour
  • Overview


    There are EMS Instructor (EI) openings with the Yakima County Department of Emergency Medical Services.  These are extra help, intermittent on-call openings.  Duties include teaching hands-on EMS practical skills that relate to the functions of an emergency medical technician or paramedic. They will educate new providers as well as very experienced providers. This person will conduct EMT lectures and skill practice sessions.


    Initial screening of applicants will take place on May 29, 2018 or when the hiring authority determines a sufficient applicant pool has been established.  Subsequent screenings will take place throughout the recruitment based on the needs of the department.


    This recruitment may be used to fill extra help, intermittent on-call openings that may occur in the 90 days after closing.


    Essential Job Functions:


    Conduct lectures – keeping students engaged in material.


    Coordinate practical skill stations – providing instruction and evaluation.


    Organize and transport equipment – ensuring proper preparation of materials.


    Other duties as assigned.



    Experience & Training:

    High School Diploma or GED plus four (4) years of progressively responsible related program experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


    Required Qualifications:

    Current WA State driver’s license

    Current EMT or AEMT or EMTP WA State Credential

    Washington State EMS Evaluator certification within one year of being hired as an instructor

    Employment verification and reference checks may be required.


    EMS skills and basic knowledge assessment during interview process


    Working Conditions: Position requires driving to training sites; care and alertness when training others in physical activities; mobility, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, reaching, standing, handling of  objects, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Rated as Medium work with lifting up to 50 pounds.


    Equipment Used: Computer, projector, rescue gear including gurney, splints and bandaging equipment. High performance CPR manikins and related software, and a simulator manikin.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Knowledge of: (Upon entry)  

    Basic knowledge in emergency medical services;

    Ability to pass a basic level knowledge assessment test;

    Emergency Medical Services.

    Public speaking techniques;

    Group meeting facilitation;

    Customer service


    Skills in: (Upon entry)

    Prior knowledge in rescue gear and its uses;

    Basic computer skills;

    Communication skills, both oral and written;

    Teaching, coaching, and mentoring skills;

    Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships;


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