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Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Captain - PT Hourly

Position Type:   Part-Time, Hourly as Scheduled (depending on events)

Department:  Office of Emergency Management 

Compensation Range:  $25.71 - $29.23 per hour
Closing Date:  Posting will remain open until position is filled

The Office of Emergency Management's (OEMs) mission is the protection of lives and property through exacting communications to decision-makers, with the total coordination of resources, on-location and on-time, not only during a crisis but daily. OEM uses the “whole community” approach; meaning collaborative preparedness activities among public and private entities which are data-driven, thereby sustaining a local alliance of partners who offer unique contributions to resiliency.


Job Summary: We are seeking part-time Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Captains to schedule, manage, and supervise the hourly EMS staff and paramedics who provide medical care at contracted community events; responsible for approximately 40 direct reports. These positions will also provide on-site coordination and supervision of the EMS operations at Fiserv Forum events. These will be an hourly PT (20-30 hours per week) positions, depending on events which are occurring. Expected availability for these positions will be days, evenings, and occasional nights. The position will have the opportunity to be part of our CORE (Community Oriented Regional EMS) Team which is focused on serving the county through outreach efforts including a response to the ongoing pandemic, community health and resiliency, and community education.  

Position Duties:

  1. Meet with contracted community special event operations staff to address staffing needs and develop the EMS operational plan for these events. Provide on scene coordination and supervision of EMS services during special events as required following the Incident Command Structure (ICS).  

  2. Schedule and manage required staffing at special events.

  3. Review 100% of patient care records/charts in accordance with the Quality Assurance review workflow.  Report any issues through the CQIP process.

  4. Manage medical supplies for contracted community events. Submit orders in a timely manner.

  5. Actively attend and participate in leadership meetings as well as conduct meetings to keep crews well informed.

  6. Participate in situational projects based on the needs of the office.

  7. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Resident of the United States of America

  • Valid driver's license; which must be maintained throughout employment

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required

  • At least four (4) years of experience working in Paramedicine and/or Emergency Medical Services role

  • At least three (3) years of experience supervising/managing in a Paramedicine and/or Emergency Medical Services role (precept time will count as part of experience)

  • State of Wisconsin EMT/Paramedic certification REQUIRED at time of application

  • CPR, ACLS, and PALS certifications REQUIRED at time of application

  • Experienced in the use of emergency medical equipment (e.g. Cardiac Monitor Defibrillator, radios)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software, scheduling, and creating/revising Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) documents

  • Able to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds on a regular basis 

Additional Preferred Qualification:

  • ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications are required within 6 months of start date

  • National Paramedic Registry within one (1) year of hire date is required

  • Understanding of incident command structure, emergency medical dispatch, and exposure to specialized areas of EMS (critical care, tactical, and community paramedic)

  • Ability to act as a leader and make informed/anticipated independent decisions quickly

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic Emergency Medical terminology; knowledge of common Emergency medical services forms and reports; skilled at analysis/reasoning, communication/interpretation, math/mental computation, reading, sustained mental activity (i.e. auditing, problem solving, composing reports). Ability to maintain sensitive or confidential information, explain and gather information, answer queries, or aid internal and/or external contacts. Ability to persuade, conform or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts. Ability to perform with a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation with internal and/or external contacts. Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, reports, short correspondence and memos, speak effectively before both internal and/or external group.


M. Otero


Special Instructions: THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to permanent residents of the United States. Appointee must establish residency in the State of Wisconsin within six months of start date and maintain such residency during employment.  The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.