Applying To: Paramedic

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  • Minimum: $40,404.00
  • Maximum: $59,722.00
Normal entry salary is $40,404.

Nature of Work

This is work providing advanced emergency medical care to critically ill or injured patients prior to or while being transported in a life support vehicle. Duties include: responding to calls for emergency medical care; assessing patient vital signs; administering CPR, medications and intravenous lines; operating defibrillator machines and interpreting EKGs; documenting activities and completing trip sheets, and cleaning, restocking, and refueling the ambulance. The St. Louis Fire Department is a 24-hour per day, seven days a week service; therefore, work often involves shift, weekend, holiday and mandatory overtime assignments. Applicants must be able to work three 12-hour shifts on a weekly basis. A shift differential is paid for evening and night work.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Paramedic

Minimum Qualifications

LICENSES: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following 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); • Current Certification in Advance Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association.


NOTE: Out of State Applicants must contact the State of Missouri, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102, or telephone (573) 751-6356 for information on Paramedic licensure reciprocity.

DRIVING RECORD: At the time of the Performance Test, applicants without a Missouri driver’s license will be required to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

To be eligible for veterans 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 Performance Test. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

All applicants must complete the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

CHARACTER INVESTIGATION: These positions require candidates to pass a "Character Investigation" prior to appointment. The Director of Personnel may reject the application, or refuse to test and/or eliminate an applicant from an examination as otherwise permitted by law.

MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug/alcohol screen and subsequent random drug/alcohol tests without advance notice as a condition of employment.

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

  • Performance Test: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

    O.C. 2501
    September 26, 2016
    5717-13G (No Wav)

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