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    Default Washington, DC Hiring Paramedics....

    This hiring is for EMS Paramedic (Non-Firefighter)... They have had cross-over classes before in the past. It's a foot in the door. They definitely have vacancies. Schedule is 12hour shifts 2-2-4. 2 days/ 2nights and 4 days off.

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    Location: EMS Bureau

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    General Job Information
    "Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-0699-08
    Agency: D. C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services
    Opening date: Friday, February 8, 2013
    Closing Date: Friday, August 9, 2013

    Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 3721 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.
    Duration of Appointment: Permanent
    First Screening Date: Monday, February 25, 2013
    Number of Vacancies: Several
    Promotion Potential: CS-09
    Salary Range: $47,269 - $59,293 pa
    Tour of Duty: ROTATING SHIFTS
    Area of Consideration: Agency Wide
    Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent travels by Medic Unit in a prompt and efficient manner in response to calls for emergency medical care of critically ill or injured patients. Stabilizes critically ill and injured patients through the application of advanced life support techniques such as intubation, peripheral intravenous insertion, defibrillation, and administration of pharmaceutical agents, etc. Prepares and administers intravenous,subcutaneous, and intravenous medications. Monitors and interprets an electrocardiogram (EKG). Manages emotionally disturbed, alcohol and drug intoxicated, and unruly patients. Drives a medic unit to a specific address or location of an emergency situation, choosing the most direct and expeditious route in a timely and safe manner, maintaining life support care during transportation to the appropriate hospital emergency department.
    Specialized Experience: Experience acquired as a provider of advanced life support medical care performed at a masterly level competency. Examples: (a) skill in the assessment of presumptive diagnosis; (b) expert in the identification and interpretation of life threatening situations; (c) responsible for decision making of appropriate medical diagnosis; (d) experience in taking patient's medical history and pre-existing conditions; and (e) experience in working under severe environmental and physical conditions.
    Basic Requirements: All candidates for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) Be at least 18 years of age (2) Possess a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency by a recognized department of education; (3) Possess a current valid motor vehicle driver's permit; (4) Pass a physical examination and background investigation; (5) Be National Registry certified as an EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic AND have (1) year of field experience on Basic Life Support (BLS) unit AND have completed at least 200 hours of Advanced Life Support (ALS) training; (6) Be Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Basic Life Support (BLS) certified; and (7) Be Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified. ALL APPLICANTS MUST FURNISH A COPY OF EACH OF THE ABOVE REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS.

    Ranking Factors
    Ranking Factor #1: Knowledge and application of contents of and changes in medical protocols, department policies, procedures, rules and regulations, etc.
    Ranking Factor #2: Knowledge of medical terminology enabling incumbent to communicate correctly with medical and hospital personnel to prepare appropriate medical reports.
    Ranking Factor #3: Knowledge of the city's general layout, street locations, traffic patterns, location of hospital emergency departments and other medical facilities.
    Ranking Factor #4: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    Conditions of Employment
    Other Significant Factors: All applicants must furnish a copy of each of the required certifications listed above at the time of application in order to be considered for this position..
    Priority Consideration
    Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.
    Employment Benefits
    Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
    Residency Requirement
    A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the
    Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required
    to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide
    District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
    Information to Applicants
    Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
    Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
    Other Information: This position may be subject to criminal background and/or traffic record checks as well as random drug and alcohol testing.
    How to Apply
    Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.
    Where to Apply: D. C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services, Human Resources Division, located in the Reeves Center at 2000 14th Street, N. W., Suite 100-A, Washington, D. C. 20009
    Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to Erika Evans at (202) 673-3305.
    Closing Statement
    Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the D. C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department, Human Resources Division Only.

    EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
    Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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    what is the opportunity to transfer to fire? any preference?

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    We are reaching dangerously low levels of ALS providers; both Firefighter Medics and Single-Role Paramedics. If you get hired as a singe-role Paramedic you will eventually be allowed to crossover to the Firefighter Medic side by sliding into an upcoming fire academy if you wish to. The single-role employees (who are in a separate collective bargaining union) will most likely be brought into the firefighters local 36 union to completely unify the entire department as an ALL Hazards Organization and continue to work only on the EMS side if they choose.
    If you are interested in both firefighting and being a paramedic, the recruitment process for Firefighter Medic should hopefully open up pretty soon. You will be assigned to an engine company and have periodic ALS ambulance details. Don't listen to all the naysayers, it is a very good career; If you get to a firehouse East of the Anacostia river you will go to fires, shootings, stabbings, and boatloads of cardiac arrests and more true bull**** calls than you can imagine.

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    Well hopefully PBR is correct in his Fire/Medic role opening shortly, I would love to work for a city department such as DC as well as maintain my medic.

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    Threw my app in online, what is the process like?

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    Same thing - Submitted my application, called to follow up this afternoon to confirm they received all of my certs. Erika in HR asked if I was currently employed by DCFEMS, said no, and she told me it was only a process for current employees.

    Super bummed!

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    Yeah sorry everyone. just found out it was internal only when I got to work today. well if I hear of any rumors of us hiring or having a new firefighter test I will let you guys know

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