Emergency Services Operations Officers- Full-time Paramedic

Emergency Services

$25.00 - $/hour


Sioux City


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Woodbury County benefits include:  IPERS, Health Ins with $250/Ded; Free Dental, Life & LTD Ins; Sick leave benefits, Vacation, 10 paid Holidays and 2 Personal Days!  

121 Deer Run Trail
Climbing Hill, IA 51015

ENTRY SALARY:  $ 25.00/ hour Plus Benefits      FLSA 207K Wage Plan  Full-Time 2760 hours/year

Primary work is of a nature requiring medical, fire, technical and administrative skills in the operations and oversight of the varied emergency planning, emergency response and emergency recovery of disaster programs of the County.  Organizes, coordinates and maintains preparedness of County Emergency and Disaster Services and systems.  Employee exercises independent judgment and discretion in decision making in providing emergency management services under the direct authority of County Emergency Services Director.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  

Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Responds to emergencies as EMS/Fire first responder where there is an emergency due to fire, emergency incident/accident, natural or manmade
  • Recruits and train volunteers
  • Coordinates and performs daily operational services of the Emergency Operations Center
  • Coordinates response to emergencies and disasters
  • Coordinates disaster management assessment, recovery effort and mitigation efforts
  • Trains the public and various groups and departments on the need for emergency preparedness, warnings and measures
  • Plans and provides emergency services education for public and private entities including groups and individuals
  • Participates in meetings on Disaster and Emergency services issues by giving information and answering questions
  • Assists in planning and directing of plans among local and state emergency departments and emergency responders
  • Prepares short and long-range plans and department records
  • Develops volunteer resources in support of disaster and Emergency planning, response and recovery in emergency situations
  • Responsible for maintaining operational Emergency Operations Center readiness 24 hours a day, seven days a week inclusive of equipment, grounds and communications
  • Monitors Weather conditions
  • Completes necessary paperwork and reports on emergency and/or disaster situations required by state/local government
  • Responsible for the protection of life and property within the County following all legal and other departmental procedures relating to the security and protection
  • Responsible for providing a variety of services duties to the citizens of the County; including administering of emergency first aid, and public relations and public information programs
  • Carries out demonstrations, educational seminars, and public relations programs relating to the community’s safety and maintenance of life and property protection
  • Responsible for supervising other assigned department personnel, paid and volunteer, including training, instruction, assigning and checking work, motivation, enforcing discipline and performance evaluation
  • Responsible for catching and confining stray animals
  • Acts as liaison and counsels with other departments, agencies and organizations
  • Participates in disaster services and emergency planning workshops and conferences at local/ state/regional/regional level
  • Attendance is required. 

Non-Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine administrative and clerical work
  • Performs a variety of other duties relative to the scope of designated responsibility under the direction of the County Emergency Services Director.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Graduation from High School or GED
  • Minimum experience one (1) year of public contact work which involved planning, organizing or controlling human or physical resources, i.e., foreman, store manager, teacher, etc.; OR thirty (30) semester hours of college course work may be substituted for each (1) year of the required experience
  • Paramedic Certification and CPR Certification are required
  • Have or willing to obtain certification for National Incident Management System (NIMS), Jump/Jump Start,
  • Mandatory Reporter, and Operational Hazmat
  • Willing to obtain all minimal required certifications of Iowa Firefighters Association and Emergency Services Department
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and general public
  • Ability to organize assigned specific tasks and present effective work method.
  • Knowledge or the capacity to become familiar with state and federal guidelines for emergency response for all skill levels
  • Ability to recruit and train volunteers helpful
  • Physical ability to lift 50-85 pounds
  • Possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Able to successfully pass: physical examination, back screen, vision, hearing screen/test, DOT drug screen and background check.
  • The use of clearly spoken English for the skills and purposes of this job. 
  •  Attendance is required. 
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.   A completed County application form, a resume, and copies of your paramedic certification, CPR certification and your driver's license are required.    Deadline for receipt of applications shall be:  4:30 p.m., Monday May 1, 2022 or until position filled.    Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

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