Applying To: EMS Lead Dispatcher

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  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

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.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment 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 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

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Service Rating: Pass/Fail

PROM 3214
February 02, 2021
Reopened 09/01/21

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