Classification: Non-Exempt

Type of Position: Full-Time

Closing Date: Continuous

Department: Emergency Services

Salary: $40,380 (base salary) DOQ

Position Reporting: Department of Emergency Services


The Talbot County Emergency Medical Services provides pre-hospital medical care to critically ill or injured patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform necessary medical care on sick, injured and convalescent persons.  This shall be done at the site of the emergency, en route to the hospital or other destination as prescribed by medical protocol, medical consultation or by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Quality Assurance.  
  • Stabilize the condition of patients at the EMS level of EMS care. 
  • Assist in the extrication of victims from wreckage and entrapment.
  • Perform emergency medical first aid examinations and assessments.
  • Perform basic life support treatment such as bandaging wounds, control bleeding, spinal immobilization, insertion of oral and nasal airways, suctioning, application of MAST and other skills. 
  • Be extremely familiar with Maryland Protocols and how they relate to the above skills. 
  • Complete and file all pertinent state, county, local and hospital reports and related documents. 
  • Recommend procedural changes when needed based on field experience and qualifications.
  • Test and evaluate new equipment and make recommendations based on equipment performance. 
  • Participate in specialized and continuing education classes.
  • Establish rehabilitation at incidents.
  • Assist fire companies with medical support. 
  • Must be able to operate emergency vehicles in accordance with County driving procedures and DES/EMS Operations Manual SOPs.
  • Quickly and accurately utilizes maps and obtains information pertinent to the emergency response. 
  • Assumes the responsibility for the maintenance of medical equipment, office and living quarters while on duty. 
  • Performs quality assurance reviews of career and part-time peer EMTs and may assist in quality assurance review of BLS providers as requested by the Medical Director. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


This is a skilled and responsible work as a Maryland Certified EMT.  A self-motivated responsible person with administrative duties.  Under some supervision, carries out duties without detailed instructions but within specific limits and reports to Paramedic shift leaders.  Performance will be evaluated periodically based on previously agreed upon goals.

  • Ability to perform physically exhausting tasks associated with the position.
  • Must have excellent moral character. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other health care providers, supervisors, patients and the general public.
  • Must be able to apply the principles of logical thinking to a wide range of practical problems.
  • Must have the ability to use sound judgment while quickly and logically analyzing problems, often under emotional stress.
  • Ability to deal with people and situations in a sensitive manner that reflects the rights of others.
  • Must have considerable knowledge of the Maryland Medical Protocols. 
  • Should have the ability to operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • If the patient being transported is a Priority 3 patient, the EMT will perform patient care as the provider.  If the EMT is at the ALS provider level, they will be expected to perform ALS skills under the Paramedic job description.

Physical Demands:

  • Must have regular use of the hands to manipulate and feel objects and equipment, to reach, pull/push, to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to sit, climb, stoop, run, kneel and walk while carrying weight.
  • Occasionally, jumping from 1 – 2 feet, crawling and smelling are required.
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving objects in excess of 100 pounds is required.
  • Must have good close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and must be able to adjust focus. Vision can be corrected with contact lenses/eye glasses.
  • Must not suffer from claustrophobia.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job an employee is:

  • Frequently exposed to risk of infection.
  • Sometimes working near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, in outside weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock and vibration.
  • Sometimes exposed to moderate or loud noise levels such as sirens, air and gasoline powered equipment and helicopter engine noise.



  • Valid Driver’s License with no more than 3 current points
  • Maryland Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Basic Trauma Life Support is strongly recommended



Talbot County is an equal opportunity employer. The county does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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