Emergency Medical Services Instructor

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 1, 2022
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The EMS Instructors I and II will teach basic Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills to students completing basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and CPR Training.

This recruitment will be used to build a pool of Short Term Temporary EMS Instructors level I & level II.

 As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community. King County has adopted a racial equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to eliminate racial health inequities. The selected candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to reducing racial inequities and ability to integrate King County's Equity and Racial Social Justice principles into the daily functions of this position. To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity. 

Job Duties

Instruct initial or continuing education for EMTs. This includes:

  • Initial Basic EMT classes;
  • Continuing Medical Education;
  • Annual instructor workshops.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Must currently be a certified EMT or paramedic in Washington State.
  • Must currently be certified in CPR and with CPR Instructor preferred.
  • Must have three years of experience (one re-certification cycle) as an EMT or paramedic.
  • Must have instructional experience. 
  • For Instructor I positions, candidates must be able to demonstrate previous instruction experience.
  • For Instructor II positions, candidates must be able to demonstrate 100 plus hours of instruction experience
  • Required to attend the annual King County EMT Instructor Workshop.
  • Must have adult learning instructional and training experience (including large and small group facilitation, facilitation training, and curriculum implementation).
  • Must have proven experience in facilitating difficult conversations with diverse student groups; fire fighters, police, private ambulance agencies, scholarship students, etc.
  • Experience working with diverse and under-represented populations.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), analytical and presentation skills.
  • Intercultural competency and responsiveness; strong cross-cultural communication and equity awareness and skill.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to treat people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires trust in others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. 

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. 

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • Submit proof of vaccination, OR
  • Have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Who May Apply
These positions are open to the general public.

Application Process
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A cover letter that summarizes your interest and qualifications for the position. 
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
  • The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities, work location, and working hours.
Necessary Special Requirements
  • The selected candidate will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation. 
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
Work Location 
Various training sites throughout King County.

Union Affiliation
These positions are not represented by a Labor Union.

If you have questions regarding this job announcement, please call Nic Horea, Senior Human Resources Analyst at (206)263-8736 or at nicolae.horea@kingcounty.gov

This position is not eligible for King County leave, holiday, insured, or other benefits.  Please contact the recruiter on the posting for any additional questions regarding associated benefits.

Please select the level of experience teaching basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and CPR classes.
  • None
  • 0 to 40 hours
  • 41 to 100 hours
  • 100 hours plus
Where was your experience teaching EMT and CPR classes acquired? What the names of the agencies and/or facilities where you have worked? If you do not have this experience then type N/A.
Please describe your experience providing successful adult learning instruction and curriculum implementation. How do you ensure you are up to date with the latest developments, themes, and ideas in the field of EMT instruction?
Explain two situations when you implemented a program or training opportunity in an inclusive manner which recognized the importance of equity and social justice. Describe your process and explain the impact they had.
Are you applying to this position as a Priority Placement Program Participant And Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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