Applying To: EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


  • Minimum: $33,228.00
  • Maximum: $49,868.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position provide basic emergency patient care, monitor vital signs and transport patients.  Duties include:  responding to calls for emergency medical care; assisting with victim extrications; assisting paramedics with advanced care procedures; operating ambulance and two-way communications equipment and cleaning and replenishing supplies.  Positions require shift, weekend, holiday and mandatory overtime assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability section of the Employment Application.  A shift differential is paid for evening and night work.  

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate.

Licenses: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following while employed by the City of St. Louis:  a Missouri EMT-B License (Emergency Medical Technician – Basic) and a valid Missouri driver's license.  Applicants who possess a EMT-B License from another state must obtain Missouri license reciprocity prior to appointment.  Please note type of licenses, numbers and expiration dates on the Employment Application.

Copies of licenses must be submitted with the application.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous experience as an Emergency Medical Technician.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.

MEDICAL:  The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing will be conducted.

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.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

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 EMT licensure reciprocity.

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: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 2837
September 18, 2018

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