Applying To: EMS Training Specialist

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Department: Fire Department


  • Minimum: $44,278.00
  • Maximum: $69,212.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing specialized emergency training programs and tracking training of Fire Division licensed ambulance personnel. Duties include developing and instructing all EMS new employee orientation/refresher courses as well as EMT-B courses for Probationary Fire Privates; tracking license expiration dates and assisting with renewals; writing specifications for new training equipment; and providing emergency care in training context. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for EMS Training Specialist

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate; plus two years of clinical experience as an EMT-P, EMT-B; or licensure as a registered nurse or physician with at least two years of clinical experience. OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess and maintain all of the following licenses and certifications at the time of filing application and while employed by the City of St. Louis:

  • State of Missouri EMT-P License;
  • License:  Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present license upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application; and
  • Documentation of instructor status in one of the following: Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Basic Life Support (BLS); International Trauma Life Support (ITLS); Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS); or experience as a laboratory or guest instructor with an EMS training entity.

Documentation 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 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.

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. 

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.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3545

June 13, 2022

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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