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EMS Training Coordinator

Yakima County
Yakima, Washington 98901
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


There is one full-time (40 hours per week) opening with the Yakima County Department of Emergency Medical Services. The EMS Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, developing, implementing, and evaluating the initial and continuing EMS education programs of Yakima County. This recruitment could be used to fill jobs that occur within 90 days of the closing date of this posting. 


Job closes:  03/02/2020  Please apply online at:  www.yakima.wa.us


Essential Job Functions:


Curriculum Development: Develops the on-going training & evaluation program for volunteer and lay emergency medical personnel and providers. Develops training materials, exams, and practical scenarios for on-going and initial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training programs. Develops and maintains an up-to-date, and comprehensive Web site to enhance EMS education and foster open communication among EMS agencies and providers. Attends conferences and workshops looking for the latest in EMS education techniques and technology. Develops PowerPoint presentations for educational offerings. Video tapes guest speakers (i.e. physician, RN, and others), edits video, and uploads content to online training site. Maintains online training site.


Supervises, directs and evaluates EMS instructors and full-time staff members of the EMS office. Supervises the provision and coordination of educational programs and ensures that there is adequate staff and resources available for classes.


Researches, analyzes and collects data related to the EMS care and training. Develops and ensures methods of entering and tracking computerized databases.


Instructor Development: Provide on-going support for the EMS instructors and evaluators. Maintain communications with the EMS instructors and evaluators via phone, newsletters, e-mail, workshops and website. Provide innovative programs to actively recruit and maintain interest of our existing pool of instructors and evaluators. Develop and maintain active instructor evaluation programs that provides instructors and evaluators with immediate positive reinforcement and constructive feedback. Perform formal evaluations of EMS instructors on an annual basis.


Other duties as required.




Experience & Training


High School Diploma / GED and 8 years experience as an EMS provider with 2 years EMS training and supervisory experience, OR any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge skills and abilities to complete the job.



Valid Driver’s license and proof of insurance, if requested.

Current EMS credential at the EMT level

Successful completion of a comprehensive criminal background investigation and general employment verification

Incumbent must be able to attain their Senior EMT Instructor within 24 months of hire.



A minimum of 4 years’ experience in pre-hospital medical care (fire service or ambulance)

Paramedic certification


Equipment Used: Computer and related software, copier, fax machine, automobile, rescue and EMS training equipment.


Working Conditions: Environmental Demands: moving/mechanical parts, travel, multiple work locations, requires flexibility as to working schedule including evening and weekend work. Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, crawling, kneeling, reclining, hearing, smelling, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


Knowledge of: (Upon entry)  

Emergency medical services; Yakima County EMS protocols; public speaking techniques; group meeting facilitation; project planning methods and techniques; customer service and team building concepts; training modules and techniques related to the field; EMS certification requirements.



Skills in: (Upon entry)

Critical decision making; effective time management; use of EMS training equipment; group facilitation and presentation; communication skills, both oral and written; teaching, coaching, and mentoring skills; ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships; supervision, counseling and interviewing techniques; computer skills including word, and powerpoint programs.


Posted: 2020-02-04 Expires: 2020-03-05

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