Applying To: EMS Lead Dispatcher
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: $33,020.00
- Maximum: $51,610.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position receive and evaluate telephone calls for emergency medical assistance and dispatch appropriate emergency response personnel. Incumbents are also responsible for making assignments to dispatchers and monitoring and training dispatchers. Work involves shift, holiday, weekend and overtime assignments.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for EMS Lead Dispatcher
A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate.
Two years of experience as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher; plus a current Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) Certification issued by the National Academies of Emergency Medical Dispatch. EMS Lead Dispatchers must maintain their EMD Certification while employed by the City of St. Louis. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Proof of current EMD Certification must be provided, upon request.
When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position. Your 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 must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.
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.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: 100%
- Service Rating: Pass/Fail
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