Paramedic (Emergency Medical Services)
Georgetown, KY, United States of America


Scott County is located in the northern portion of the bluegrass region and its largest city is Georgetown. On January 1, 2019, Scott County elected a new Judge Executive, Joe Pat Covington. With nearly 250 full-time employees, the county government offers services through a variety of important departments including; fire, sheriff, emergency medical services, emergency management, detention center, roads, animal care and control, county attorney, county clerk, coroner, electrical inspection and administrative services. The current population is just shy of 60,000 and is expected to grow to nearly 100,000 by 2040 making it the fastest growing county in Kentucky. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce to keep pace with and support our anticipated growth. Our vibrant community now has two high schools, which includes the newly opened Great Crossing High School. In addition, there are campuses for two higher education institutions; Georgetown College, a liberal arts college founded in 1829, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. In addition, Scott County is home to the largest Toyota Manufacturing plant in the world, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm for retired race horses, one of the finest Greek Revival-style mansions in the United States, and borders the world famous Kentucky Horse Park that stretches 1,200 acres.

Job Skills / Requirements

Individual needed to administer advanced life support care to sick and injured persons in the pre-hospital setting as authorized and directed by the physician medical director. Duties include: providing advanced and basic life support to ill or injured patients; assessing nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance; restoring and stabilizing heart rhythm on pulseless, non-breathing patients; monitoring cardiac patients; initiating intravenous fluids to administer medications or replace fluids; performing endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patients in accordance with departmental medical protocols; administering injections of medications; administering initial treatment at emergency scene and takes and records patient’s vital signs. Position requires: High school diploma or GED; Kentucky Paramedic License; driver’s license; healthcare CPR card and ACLS. Must be 21 years old. Must obtain the following certifications within one year of employment: EPC, PALS or PEPP; ITLS, PHTLS or TCCC; ASLS. National Registry Certification and AMLS is preferred. Candidate must complete ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 within 30 days of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with some related experience. The individual selected must be able to work a 24-hour shift followed by 48 hours off. Please apply by Thursday, October 10, however, applications and resumes will be accepted until all positions are filled. To apply please follow the employment opportunities link on this page

Education Requirements (Any)

High school diploma or GED

Certification Requirements (All)

Kentucky Paramedic License
CPR Certification
ACLS Cerification
Valid Drivers License from State of Residence

Additional Information / Benefits

Salary and benefits: Annual base salary is $44,030.00 with additional compensation provided for college degree, pediatric and trauma certifications. Position offers employer paid single plan health insurance, vision insurance, $10,000 life insurance policy, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation leave, in-house training which includes a subscription to an online training program and inclusion into the CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement Plan. Optional benefits available through payroll deduction include dental insurance, supplemental insurance through AFLAC or Colonial Life, and a voluntary 457 or 401K retirement plan. GSCEMS is the sole EMS provider in Scott County, KY, which consists of 285 square miles and a population of nearly 54,000. Operating out of 3 stations, GSCEMS staff 5 ALS ambulances 24/7/365 and responds to over 7,500 requests for service annually. Equipment includes Type I and Type III ambulances; Stryker power load and power pro stretchers, Stryker stair chairs, Lucas CPR devices, Life Pak 15 cardiac monitors, Panasonic Toughbooks and ESO software. Scott County Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam

This job reports to the EMS Operations Supervisor

This is a Full-Time position 24 hour shift followed by 48 hours off.

Number of Openings for this position: 1