Volusia County EMS Recruitment (2022)

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$4,500Sign-on Bonus!


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Sign-on Bonus

New hirees will receive a $4,500 bonus as well as great benefits.

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With beautiful weather year-round, mild winters and warm, sunny summers, it’s an attractive place to live, work and play!

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State of the Art

Focused on improving provider safety and patient outcomes and investing in emerging technology and trends.

$4,500 sign-on bonus for new hires!

  • $1,500 one-time payment processed in first week of employment

  • $1,500 one-time payment processed when cleared as a Lead Paramedic

  • $1,500 one-time payment processed on 18-month employment anniversary

Are you looking for a rewarding career serving your community? Would you like to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment alongside dedicated professional colleagues? Volusia County Emergency Medical Services is looking for paramedics to join the team. New hirees will receive a $4,500 bonus as well as great benefits that include health insurance, paid holidays, personal leave and special risk retirement. Start your life-changing medical career today with Volusia County EMS! Apply now or contact our recruitment specialist at 386-252-4900 or EMSJobs@volusia.org.

Volusia County is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstates 4 and 95, within an hour’s drive of several major cities.With beautiful weather year-round, mild winters and warm, sunny summers, it’s an attractive place to live, work and play!

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  • Located in East Central Florida along the Atlantic coast

  • Close to family-friendly attractions,including Disney World, Universal Studios,SeaWorld Orlando,Kennedy Space Center and the Central Florida Zoological Park

  • Home to the Daytona International Speedway, hostingeventsincluding theRolex 24,Daytona 500 andCoke Zero Sugar 400

  • 47 miles of beaches

  • DeLand, the county seat, was the 2017contest winner for “America’s Main Street”

  • Education facilities, including Daytona State College,Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,Bethune-Cookman University,University of Central Florida andStetson University

  • Travel:Daily direct flights to Atlanta on Delta Air Lines and Charlotte, NC on American Airlines, with seasonal service to Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX on American Airlines.

Volusia County EMS was founded in 2011 as a Division of the Department of Public Protection.
During its first 10 years of existence, Volusia County EMS has focused on improving provider safety and patient outcomes and investing in emerging technology and trends.

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  • In 2019, Volusia County EMS became the first EMS agency in the State of Florida, and one of just a few in the nation, to implement a Nurse Triage program, which helps identify low-acuity calls for service that could receive treatment at an alternate care site, thereby freeing up ambulances and emergency rooms for patients with higher acuity complaints.

  • Braun ambulances on a 5-year replacement schedule (Ford F-450 extended cab model).

  • For crew safety, invested in Opticom’s Emergency Vehicle Preemption technology.

  • Volusia County EMS has placed Stryker power-load™ systems in every ambulance to drastically reduce the incidence of patient or provider injury while loading and unloading patients from the ambulance.

  • Volusia County EMS deploys Lucas 3 CPR assist devices to reduce the amount of personnel who would be unrestrained in a moving ambulance in cardiac arrest situations, as well as outfitted the fleet with Opticom™ traffic control devices to reduce the incidence of intersection collisions.

  • All Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances have a Zoll X-series monitor with CO monitoring capabilities. Two monitors have additional capabilities to monitor Invasive Blood Pressure, Core Temperature, and Met Hemoglobin levels.

  • Laryngoscopy is assisted with Clearvue™ video laryngoscopes.

  • Volusia County EMS has threeT1 Hamilton ventilators and purchasing Zoll Z ventilators for the fleet.

  • Opportunities for career advancement, including positions as RSI Medic, Lead EMT, Field Training Officer, Sergeant, EMS Battalion Chief, EMS Division Chief and EMS Deputy Chief.

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Month 2022

Number of Calls

Average Response Times
(Urban Emergency)


As a measure of quality care, commitment and compassion, Volusia EMS uses the Baldridge Group for monthly patient satisfaction survey results. The Baldrige Group randomly surveys 100 patients per month.

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September 2022

Overall Patient Satisfaction- 97.86

Overall Patient Very Satisfied- 79.09

Top response to score "Care Provided"

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Competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Health Insurance

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account

Additional Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement, Onsite Wellness/Fitness Center, Computer Purchase Program, Direct Deposit Payroll

Continued education

Tuition reimbursement and paramedic school sponsorships

Paid Time Off

Personal Leave, Holidays, Bereavement, Military, Critical Illness Insurance

Supplemental Insurance

Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Cancer Insurance


Florida Retirement System (FRS) with special risk classification, Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP), Deferred Compensation (475 Plan)


Certified Lead Paramedic



* All Paramedics will be in a trainee status and paid accordingly until they are cleared by the Volusia County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director and cleared to function as a lead paramedic on a VCEMS ambulance through the internal clearing process. New-hire paramedics will also receive the second installment of their signing bonus once they are cleared by the EMS Medical Director.


Have questions? Contact our recruitment specialist at 386-252-4900 or EMSJobs@volusia.org.

Trainee Paramedic

$17.88 Hourly



Have questions? Contact our recruitment specialist at 386-252-4900 or EMSJobs@volusia.org.


Major Functions

At Volusia County EMS we look for providers who have the same values as our agency: Excellence, Quality, and Commitment. We look for providers who are patient-centric, have a desire for continuous learning, and are committed to providing the best service possible for the residents and visitors of Volusia County. Some of the qualities Volusia County looks for in their prospective employees include:

  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong desire to help others in a time of need
  • Excels in fast-paced environments frequently making critical decisions
  • Ability to remain calm and composed when faced with adversity
  • Physical ability to be able to lift patients and EMS equipment
  • Strong desire to continually learn and adapt to new procedures and skills
  • Ability to excel in a team environment as a leader and a follower
  • Ability to de-escalate stressful situations
  • Excellent communicator and writer
  • Ability to work varying hours

Minimum Requirements for Certified and Trainee Paramedic

Graduation from high school or completion of a GED or the High School Equivalency Program (HEP).The preferred candidatewill have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a paramedic in a 9-1-1 based system or Emergency Room (ER) setting or be currently employed by Volusia County EMS as an EMT.

Must currently possess and maintain:

  • A valid class E Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire.
  • A Florida paramedic certification.
  • A certificate indicating completion of a sixteen (16) hour emergency vehicle operations course, or equivalent, which meets or exceeds the requirements of the State of Florida within 30 days of hire.
  • A valid advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) credential as permitted by the Florida Department of Health.
  • An American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) provider card or American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support (ARC CPR BLS) card.
  • An AHA Basic Trauma Life Support Prehospital Trauma Life Support (BTLS/PHTLS) card within one (1) year of hire.

A Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within one (1) year of hire.

  • Approval by the Emergency Medical Services Medical Director to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P).

Must provide proof of completion (certificates) for the following Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training courses prior to hire:

  • IS-100.c – Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS-200.c – Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • IS-700.b– An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

These courses are available at no cost and can be completed through theFEMA website.

Illustrative Duties for Certified and Trainee Paramedic

(NOTE:These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)

  • Perform assessment and treatment consistent with theUnited States Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician – Basic and Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedicpursuant to and in accordance with standing orders promulgated by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director or his or her designee.
  • Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots equipment utilized for pre-hospital assessment and care.
  • Operates vehicles in accordance with state law and prevailing standards.
  • Acquires, manages, and protects privileged health information in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Performs timely medical and billing documentation accurately and comprehensibly to ensure completion of the record of patient care and, when present, provides evidence of medical necessity for purposes of billing.
  • Prepares and completes other reports and documents as necessary (e.g. controlled substance accountability logs, etc.).
  • Maintains all credentials required by the state and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director.
  • Provides direction to the Emergency Medical Technicians.
  • Testifies in court (e.g. murder trial, DUI, chain of custody) and gives depositions.
  • May provide clinical oversight and written evaluations for students/trainees from affiliated emergency medical service training programs.
  • Interacts with patients, coworkers, peers, other health care providers, and the public in a professional and considerate manner.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Responds to all emergency situations as directed.
  • Must adhere to all Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • May be assigned to other locations based upon operational needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Employment will be contingent upon the candidate successfully passing a pre-employment background check.
  • Must successfully complete the division's physical assessment prior to hire or promotion and if hired, continue to successfully complete the assessment on an annual basis.
  • Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record that doesn't preclude them from employment.
  • Must not be excluded from participating as a health care provider in insurance programs including, but not limited to, Medicare and Medicaid prior to and during employment at the County of Volusia.

Note: All employees covered hereunder shall be non-tobacco users and nicotine free at the time of hire as a condition of employment and shall be required, as an absolute condition of continued employment, to refrain from smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or use of any type of tobacco products of any kind at all times, whether on or off duty.


  • Able to effectively and tactfully communicate, both written and orally.
  • Able to understand written and verbal orders and implement appropriately.
  • Knowledge of Florida safety requirements and privileges when responding to non-emergency and emergency calls.
  • Knowledge of Florida traffic and driving regulations.
  • Skilled in electronic patient care reporting, electrocardiogram transmission, wired and wireless computer networks, two-way radios, and cellular devices.
  • Skilled in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all equipment utilized for prehospital assessment and care.
  • Skilled in the operation of vehicles in accordance with state law and prevailing standards.
  • Skilled in the defensive driving of an emergency transport vehicle.
  • The Paramedic has an inferred fiduciary responsibility as it relates to a patient's needs for emergency medical care, perceived need to access social services, and fiscal obligations as they relate to out-of-hospital care and transport.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Able to work under stressful situations.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.


Physical demands: Heavy to very heavy work. Lifting in excess of 100 pounds, prolonged sitting, standing, balancing, bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, carrying, pushing, pulling, grasping, finger dexterity, kneeling, reaching, walking, traversing uneven ground, hearing, talking, smelling, and visual acuity of depth perception, peripheral vision, and clarity in daytime and night time conditions to allow for driving and other activities associated with prehospital medical care.

Environmental demands:Ability to tolerate prolonged periods in indoor and outdoor environments including, but not limited to, excessive cold, excessive heat, inclement weather, humidity, rain, wind, vibration, noise, water exposure, fumes/odors, physical hazards, and potential for exposure to blood/bodily secretions and pathogens.

Mental demands:Ability to appropriately and professionally interact with ill and injured persons. Read and comprehend instructions, letters, journals, maps, and physician's instruction. Write complex sentences and reports. Verbally relay information to others and speak extemporaneously. Perform advanced mathematical calculations pertinent to job performance.

Apply now or contact our recruitment specialist at386-252-4900orEMSJobs@volusia.org.

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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