Applying To: Paramedic
- Minimum: $44,148.00
- Maximum: $65,364.00
The eligible list from this examination will be used to fill both permanent and per performance positions. Per performance positions are paid $21.23 on an hourly basis, do not require City residency and are not eligible for employee benefits.
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position respond to calls for emergency medical assistance and provide advanced medical care to the sick and injured.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Paramedic
A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate.
Certification: Current certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association.
Licenses: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following while employed by the City of St. Louis: a Missouri EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic) License and a valid driver's license. Applicants who possess an EMT-P 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.
Positions require shift, weekend and holiday assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.
Copies of certification and licenses must be submitted upon request.
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. 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: Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab "Drug Screen" as part of the Medical examination. Incumbents are subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests as a condition of their employment.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.
CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points. City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.
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, or e-mail EMSINFO@health.mo.gov for information on Paramedic 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.
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
- Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
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