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: $31,304.00
  • 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.  Work involves shift, weekend, holiday and mandatory overtime assignments.  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 or at the time of the Performance Test.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous experience as an Emergency Medical Technician.

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

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 or at the time of the Performance Test.  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

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

    O.C. 2837
    September 18, 2018
    5714-11G (No Wav)

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