Extra Help

is now accepting applications
for the position of

(Program Representative)

Hourly Wage: $17.92 per hour

There are EMS Instructor (EI) openings with the Yakima County Department of Emergency Medical Services. These are extra help, intermittent on-call openings. Duties include teaching hands-on EMS practical skills that relate to the functions of an emergency medical technician or paramedic. They will educate new providers as well as very experienced providers. This person will conduct EMT lectures and skill practice sessions. This recruitment may be used to fill extra help, intermittent on-call openings that may occur in the 90 days after closing.

Essential Job Functions:

Conduct lectures – keeping students engaged in material.

Coordinate practical skill stations – providing instruction and evaluation.

Organize and transport equipment – ensuring proper preparation of materials.

Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: Position requires driving to training sites; care and alertness when training others
in physical activities; mobility, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, reaching, standing, handling of
objects, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Rated as Medium work with
lifting up to 50 pounds.

Equipment Used: Computer, projector, rescue gear including gurney, splints and bandaging equipment. High performance CPR manikins and related software, and a simulator manikin.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of: (Upon entry)
Basic knowledge in emergency medical services;
Ability to pass a basic level knowledge assessment test;
Emergency Medical Services.
Public speaking techniques;
Group meeting facilitation;
Customer service

Skills in: (Upon entry)
Prior knowledge in rescue gear and its uses;
Basic computer skills;
Communication skills, both oral and written;
Teaching, coaching, and mentoring skills;
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships;

Experience & Training
Associate’s Degree in a related field plus two years of progressively responsible program experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Required Qualifications:
Current WA State driver’s license
Current EMT or AEMT or EMTP WA State Credential

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013. Applicants will be evaluated on
the basis of past experience and training. Applicants claiming veteran’s preference eligibility will be
required to complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference Form. For further information and application
forms, contact:

128 N. 2nd Street, Room B27


Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

Yakima County is a qualified Public Service entity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service or contact your federal loan servicer.

If you are interested in the status of this position after closing, please see “Status of Openings” under the Job Opportunities tab on the Human Resources web page at www.yakimacounty.us. This will be the only method of status notification for this position.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.