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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled




LOCATION:  Pender County, NC


TO APPLY:  Submit a completed Employment Application to or fax to 910-259-9098, ATTN: HR. Mail to Pender EMS & Fire, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 805 Ridgewood Ave, Burgaw, NC 28425. Internal candidates may submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications for the position to


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved mobile medical unit and administering appropriate emergency medical care to patients while in route to hospital.  Work involves responding to the scene of calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to the appropriate medical facility.  Employee must exercise tact, courtesy, and firmness in dealing with sick or injured persons and with the general public.  Employee is responsible for performing in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques; but must exercise considerable independent judgment in evaluating and testing victims, and in applying short-term relief.  Employee is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infectious diseases.






  • Graduation from high school or GED and experience in work related to emergency medical services; and or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

  • Credentialed by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as an Emergency Medical Technician. 

  •  Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s license. 

  • Current certifications in the following which must remain current during employment with Pender EMS & Fire:  Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC),

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level required within 1 year of employment either through certification or internal training standards.

  •  Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including suction units, immobilization requirement, MAST Pants, AED; two-way radios, mechanics tools, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Must be able to carry a shared 250 pound load for short distances and subsequently provide necessary care.  Physical demand requirements are for Very Heavy Work.

  • The ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

  • Ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information       

  • Ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, logs, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, logs, records, etc., using prescribed formats.  Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Ability to apply, record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including medical terminology and emergency response codes. 

  • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages.

  • Ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

  • Ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using emergency medical equipment and hand tools.

  • Ability to handle a variety of items such as emergency medical equipment and hand tools.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

  • Ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. 

  • Ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.

  • Must be able to communicate via a telephone and a two-way radio.



Pender EMS and Fire Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, gender identity, genetic expression, and genetic information or military status or any other factor protected by law.  These employment decisions include but are not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, transfer, promotion, and demotion, reduction in force, recall, benefits, training, and termination.




REQ 2 February 2, 2022

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