Ems Director

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent $110,926 - $141,585 Per year CA County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency Annex, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States Apply before 6/7/2024 11:59


The County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency is recruiting for a Public Health Division Manager for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division. To learn more about the division, .
The Emergency Medical Services Division includes the County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMSA) and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program. The EMSA provides training and regulatory oversight for the County’s pre-hospital system of care, including first responder medical direction, ground and air ambulance contracts, Base Station hospitals and Specialty Care Centers (ST-Evaluation Myocardial Infraction and Trauma). The PHEP program oversees planning, training, drills and response for health and medical aspects of disaster events within the county’s operational area, in collaboration with healthcare partners and other emergency management responders.
Other areas of responsibility for this position include adopting and implementing policies and standard operating procedures, overseeing committees such as clinical advisory, operations, quality improvement and PHEP’s hospital preparedness program, collecting and analyzing individual and aggregate patient care reports and writing and submitting State reports.
Under the direction of the Health Officer/Public Health Director, plans, organizes and directs the operations, activities and services of the division; manages blended state and local funding; coordinates and directs personnel, resources and communications to meet identified County and public health service needs, and ensures effective and efficient division activities; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.
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The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of principles and practices of pre-hospital systems, preferably with accreditation as a paramedic or certification as an emergency medical technician
  • Have strong experience in EMS systems and emergency preparedness
  • Be an excellent communicator, both oral and written, able to present clear and credible messages
  • Be a proven manager with skills in directing plans and operations, employee supervision, data gathering and analysis, fiscal oversight, developing partnerships and working collaboratively with public and private stakeholders 
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and be astute at applying best practices
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, health or hospital administration, accounting, social sciences or a closely related field. (Professional-level administrative experience in a hospital or health care agency may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.) In addition, four years of increasingly responsible professional-level experience performing a variety of administrative or fiscal activities -- two years of the required experience must be in a supervisory position.

Post-graduate casework or a post-graduate degree in a related field may substitute for one year of the required non-supervisory experience.

Licenses and Certificates

Certain positions within this classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid CALIFORNIA driver license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.