Job Opening – EMS Supervisor
The BAVFC is seeking an EMS Supervisor for hire. Please read the following job description and if qualified and interested please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE ENSURE ALL YOUR RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR RESUME.
DEFINITION: Under supervision by the Board of Directors and in conjunction with the volunteer EMS chain of command, oversees, determines and maintains the operational readiness of emergency medical services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities
Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks
is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed
by incumbents of this class.)
Coordinates staffing and related needs to provide adequate staff and service coverage between
and among stations and emergency response units; oversees activities and handles various
issues occurring during a shift; responds to personnel-related issues in accordance with
established policies and procedures; writes, reviews and recommends changes to existing protocols,
policies and procedures; reviews, assess and assists the work of staff assigned to shift; responds
to alarms as required; participates in the full range of human resources responsibilities including
screening, interviewing, hiring, overseeing training, establishing work schedules and
assignments, conducting performance appraisals and other related duties.
Inspects each station and station crews on an assigned shift; oversees compliance with
established policies, procedures and operational readiness; identifies and corrects deficiencies;
writes, receives, reviews and approves staff reports, records and related paperwork; orders and
monitors equipment, supplies, maintenance of equipment and facilities; provides education and
information regarding system operations; receives and consolidates shift recommendations
related to staffing and equipment needs for budget purposes; coordinates and schedules staff to
attend required training and in-service activities; works with other supervisors to ensure 24 hour “on call” coverage.
Will attend training at the Companies expense to increase job knowledge as a supervisor. This training may occur off-site.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of applicable Maryland statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies
Knowledge of Harford County policies and procedures.
Knowledge of Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company policies and procedures.
Knowledge of techniques, requirements and activities associated with emergency medical
Knowledge of inventory maintenance and control.
Knowledge of the basic principles of management and supervision
Knowledge of basic record keeping, records and case management.
Skill in working under stressful situations, in receiving and assessing information, then
making appropriate decisions for response.
Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relations with staff, other departments,
law enforcement, and the general public.
Skill in applying the principles of basic management and supervision.
Skill in applying the principles and practices of record and case management.
Skill in effectively managing staff, equipment, facilities and operations associated with multiple
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form.
Work requires good physical fitness with the ability to lift and carry heavy, bulky items,
equipment, materials, supplies and people weighing up to 250 (with partner) in unpredictable weather
conditions over varying terrain. There is also the risk of bodily harm and potential exposure to
infectious diseases, toxic fumes and chemicals.
Five (5) years of active EMS certification, (ALS-preferred). Note: if hired, a BLS provider will only oversee other BLS providers and will not have operational authority over ALS providers. Applicants must be able to effectively communicate in both oral and written form.
Applicants must be licensed in Maryland as an ALS or BLS provider and must hold a valid Maryland driver’s license. Incumbents must be able to obtain and retain