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Emergency Medical Services Director

McGrath Consulting Group, Inc.

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590
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Full Time
  • EMT
  • Chief/Administrator
  • Manager/Director
  • Paramedic
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The City of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (population 32,613) is seeking a dynamic leader with exceptional interpersonal, leadership skills, and labor relations experience, to lead the city’s, well established, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. The City of Sun Prairie is located immediately northeast of the City of Madison in Dane County; 75 miles west of Milwaukee, and 155 miles northwest of Chicago. The City of Sun Prairie has been experiencing diversified growth with a mix of commercial, residential, industrial development, and continues to be one of the fastest growing residential communities in Wisconsin.


Sun Prairie EMS provides Advance Life Support transport services to the City of Sun Prairie and the Town of Bristol through an intergovernmental agreement. The Sun Prairie EMS Department serves approximately 35,500 residents within a 46.5 square mile area. The Sun Prairie EMS Department is also a member of the Dane County ALS Intergovernmental Agreement. This Agreement is to provide the closest ALS unit to all high level calls in Dane County, as determined by priority medical dispatch. Sun Prairie EMS transports to all seven major hospitals in the Madison area.


Sun Prairie EMS staffs two stations with a combination of 22 FT and LTE employees, with a budget of 1.67 million. Each station has one ambulance and two paramedics covering 24 hours/7 days per week, answering a total of 2467 emergency responses in 2016. The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department responds to assist EMS on all high level calls. The EMS Director currently reports to the City Administrator through the Police Chief.


The EMS Director must possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory, employee relations, labor relations, strategic planning, technology and budgetary skills, together with a strong background in EMS operations. An equivalent combination of experience and coursework in Management or Supervision is required; a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of EMS is essential. The candidate must have, or must have recently held. a paramedic certification/license, as well as have worked in an organization that provided EMS.  


The city is looking for an individual that has had a history of public communication skills and community interaction. The ability to work cooperatively with organized labor and neighboring departments whether career, paid on-call, and/or volunteer is essential.



he salary range is $82,000-$86,700 and is negotiable within range based upon experience and skills. Apply with cover letter, resume, minimum 3 references, current salary and email address by June 23, 2017 to:




McGrath Human Resources Group



Forward all documents electronically to (if you do not receive a confirmation of receipt of your material within 48 hours assume it was not received)




No paper copies will be accepted




The Sun Prairie EMS Department is an equal opportunity Employer. All contacts regarding this position should be directed to McGrath Human Resources Group. Additional information can be found at: under the Recruitment Services tab.



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