Classification: Non-Exempt

Type of Position: Full-Time

Closing Date: Continuous

Department: Emergency Services

Salary: $52,292 (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 State Board of Physician Quality Assurance.
  • Stabilize the condition at the highest level of EMS care available in the State of Maryland.
  • Assist in the extrication of victims from wreckage and entrapment.
  • Perform triage and/or assign and take medical command at major incidents. 
  • Supervise and/or perform emergency medical first aid examinations and assessments.
  • Supervise and/or perform Basic Life Support treatment such as bandage wounds, controls bleeding, spinal immobilization, recognize and treat life threatening arrhythmias, insertion of intravenous and intraosseous lines, intubation, administration of a variety of medications, insertion or oral and nasal airways, needle decompression, 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 education classes. 
  • Establish and supervise rehabilitation at incidents.
  • Assist fire companies with medical support.
  • Must be able to operate emergency vehicles in accordance with County driving procedures and EMS SOPs. 
  • Quickly and accurately utilizes maps and obtains information pertinent to the emergency response. 
  • Assumes the responsibility for the constant readiness of emergency vehicles while on duty.
  • Performs quality assurance reviews of career and part-time peer paramedics and CRTs and may assist in quality assurance review of EMS providers as requested by the Medical Director. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


This is a skilled technical and responsible work as a Nationally Registered and Maryland Certified Paramedic or Maryland Certified Cardiac Rescue Technician with five years of active experience. A self-motivated, responsible person with administrative duties. Under some supervision, carries out duties without detailed instructions, but within specific limits and reports periodically based on previously agreed upon goals. Cardiac Rescue Technicians working as a Paramedic will have one year from date of hire to be a Nationally Registered and Maryland Certified Paramedic.

  • Ability to perform exertional 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 EMS principles, practices and techniques. 
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of Maryland Medical Protocols. Should have the ability to operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

Physical Demands:

  • Regular use of the hands, 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
  • Nationally Registered and Maryland Certified Paramedic or Maryland CRT
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic trauma Life Support
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Clinical Field Instructor 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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