Applying To: EMS Training Specialist

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  • Minimum: $41,730.00
  • Maximum: $65,234.00
Normal entry salary is $41,730.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position develop, coordinate and implement specialized emergency training programs and track training of Fire Division licensed ambulance personnel. Duties include developing and instructing all EMS new employee orientation/refresher courses and EMT-B courses for Probationary Firefighters; tracking license expiration dates and assisting with renewals and developing specifications and training for new equipment.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for EMS Training Specialist

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate; plus two years of clinical experience as an EMT-P, EMT-B, or licensure as a registered nurse or physician with at least two years of clinical experience. OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess and maintain all of the following licenses and certifications at the time of filing application and while employed by the City of St. Louis: • State of Missouri EMT-P License; • Missouri driver’s license. Note license number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. At the time of the Oral Interview, applicants without a Missouri driver’s license will be required to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles. • Documentation of instructor status in one of the following: Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Basic Life Support (BLS); International Trauma Life Support (ITLS); Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or experience as a laboratory or guest instructor with an EMS training entity. COPIES OF ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF THE ORAL INTERVIEW. When completing the Employment Application, please be thorough when describing your qualifying education, training and experience. Resumes will not substitute for a fully completed application. Include reasons for changes in employers and any gaps in employment. Incomplete/carelessly completed applications will not be considered. MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of the medical examination. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation. LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2623
July 17, 2017
Reopened 10/06/17
5719-14G (No Wav)

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