Emergency Medical Services Lieutenant

  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • 12 Southeast 1st Street, Gainesville, FL, USA
Full Time Government Health Care Management Nurse Public Administration

Job Description

NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua

SALARY: $42,993.60 Annually

Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination is required prior to employment.

Upon submission of application, proof of the following must be provided:

1. Current State of Florida Paramedic certificate.

2. Current designation as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider.

3.. A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy # 6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position.

Successful applicants must meet all requirements for Drivers as listed in Florida Statutes 401.281.

Upon appointment to position, the following must be completed and maintained as a condition of employment:

1. Successful completion of a course in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support I International Trauma Life Support must be obtained within the first twelve months upon appointment to position.

2. Certification by the Alachua County Medical Director within the first month of employment and maintain this certification as a condition of employment

3. Successful completion of a department sponsored certified sixteen hour (EVOC) Emergency Vehicle Operator Course within the first month of employment.

Position Summary:
This is responsible technical work in the Fire Rescue Department providing medical care to the critically ill or injured on a non-emergency and/or emergency basis.

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.

An employee assigned to this classification is the lead worker on an ALS ambulance who is responsible for rendering initial evaluations of patients and performing advanced life support, and/or Critical Care procedures on the sick or injured.

Work is performed within standard guidelines and under physician's orders via telephone or radio. An employee is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment, based on technical training in the emergency medical field.

Work is reviewed by higher level supervision through quality assurance, reports and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties:

Exudes a positive customer service focus.

Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Responds to inter-facility and out of county transfer requests and other emergency and non-emergency calls.

Counsels employees as required, supervises and evaluates assigned driver.

Performs duties of field training officer with probationary employees and acts as a preceptor for EMT and Paramedic students.

Utilizes all required safety measures when performing assigned job duties.

Determines extent of illness or injury, establishes priority for required care and performs triage.

Provides emergency medical assistance including but not limited to: airway control and maintenance, positive pressure ventilation, cardiac resuscitation, cardiac monitoring, intravenous therapy IV, pump operation, ventilator operation, invasive line placement and management and pharmacological therapy.

Provides control of hemorrhaging and limb and spinal immobilization; bandages wounds and treats other medical emergencies.

Transmits patient information to hospital via telephone or radio.

Assists in moving patients to emergency medical vehicles to transport to a medical facility.

Reports necessary information to emergency room upon arrival with patient and fully documents information on run report as required.

Initiates command procedures in compliance with the department's Incident Command System (ICS).

Supervises the delivery of critical patient care upon arrival at the scene to ensure proper care is administered.

Prepares and maintains records and reports as directed and in accordance with state and department's guidelines.

Inspects equipment and supplies daily to ensure that the assigned vehicle is in compliance with all state and local laws and requirements.

Performs routine maintenance of quarters, station and grounds.

Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Thorough knowledge of current emergency medical treatment procedures and departmental medical care protocols.

Thorough knowledge of emergency medical equipment, operation and maintenance.

Thorough knowledge of departmental Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual.

Ability to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations.

Ability to recognize life-threatening situations and react accordingly.

Ability to follow precise technical instructions from a physician via phone or radio.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to perform EMS related functions in emergency or non-emergency situations as necessary.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and representatives from other areas.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions; and with explosives and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Administrative Support, Business Analysis, Business Development, Business Unit Management, Call Center, City Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Nursing, Public Health Administration

Education Requirements



$42,993.60 Annually