Walton County Sheriff's Office - EMT- Emergency Med Tech (Part-time)

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleEMT- Emergency Med Tech (Part-time)
Salary$16.58 per hour
Deadline May 1, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt


 Performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved mobile medical unit, rescuing victims and administering emergency medical care to patients on site and while en route to hospital.



The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit driver or attendant.
  • Performs necessary rescue work.
  • Administers necessary emergency care.
  • Responds to non-emergency calls, such as requests to transport patients from hospitals to their homes or from a local medical facility to a specialized medical center.
  • Participants in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical clinical work.
  • Responds to emergency and routine telephone calls, determining immediate action to be taken based on information gained from callers.
  • Assigns, directs and supervises activities of on-scene volunteer help and emergency medical technician trainees, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards.
  • Assists and advises emergency medical technician trainees, as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise.
  • May assist with preparing work schedule for EMS staff.
  • Performs other work when necessary as required.
  • Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements.




  • Knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents.
  • Knowledge of County geography and of the location of roads and streets within the County.
  • Knowledge of procedures of extrication, movement of patients, rescue techniques, transportation and psychological needs of a patient.
  • Skill in diagnosing a victim’s condition and applying emergency medical care.
  • Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergency situations.
  • Ability to safely drive an ambulance at high rates of speed.
  • Ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment such as lawn movers.
  • Ability to operate common office equipment such as typewriters and copiers.
  • Ability to understand/communicate and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal tactfully, courteously and firmly with the general public.
  • Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment to assess conditions of patients and applies short-term relief.
  • Ability to work in an environment involving the hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.



**Requires certification in CPR and EVOC, Florida registered EMT.  Requires a valid Florida driver’s license.**



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee successfully to perform the essential function of this job.  The work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery, emergency medical equipment and office equipment including typewriters, copiers, diagnostic equipment, blood pressure cuffs, suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, jaws of life, automatic cardiac/defibrillator monitors, two-way radios, mechanics’ tools, lawn mowers, hand tools, etc.  Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Physical demand requirements are those for very heavy work.



Failure to complete required paperwork correctly will cause a delay in the application process and applications to potentially be placed in an "on-hold" status. Applicants will be required to successfully complete:

  • Background investigation which includes but is not limited to:  criminal history, driving history, credit check, and previous employment verification. The background waiver MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED.
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)
  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test

As part of the selection process applicants for consideration will be required to participate in an oral interview process.


Applicants may contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources by calling 850-892-8186 for assistance or additional information. Coordination of testing will be handled by Catia Heinz.


Applicants must list a valid telephone number and email address on their application and routinely monitor that email address and their PublicSafetyApp accounts.  Applicants are responsible for contacting WCSO-HR to update any contact information.  Failure to respond to future emailed requests for additional information, and/or to submit a complete application and required documents as indicated above may result in disqualification.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.  Applicants needing any accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application and/or selection process should notify Human Resources staff in advance.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must submit a Form DD-214.

Applicants may contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources by calling 850-892-8186 for assistance or additional information.


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Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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