Applying To: EMS Lead Dispatcher

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Department: Fire Department


  • Minimum: $50,466.00
  • Maximum: $65,104.00

Position Specifications

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.

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.

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 anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

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

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November 09, 2023

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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