EMS Operations Chief

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska Palmer, AK
Job Summary

This position is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the Borough EMS system.

Work is performed and duties are carried out in accordance with established policies, procedures, and Borough core values: Accountability, Customer Focus, Dedication, Integrity, Responsiveness and Teamwork.

This is a non-bargaining unit management position.

Pay Grade


Minimum Requirements

Associate's degree in a course of study directly related to the occupational field.

Ten years of progressively responsible experience in the occupational field, sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, including five years of supervisory experience.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Alaska for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain state MICP certification/licensure.

Must be able to successfully complete a valid pre-employment drug screening, annual physical ability test (PAT), and a post-offer physical exam.

Completion of required Incident Command System (ICS) courses in accordance with established Borough policy.


* Hires, trains, assigns, schedules, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel.

* Develops and manages operating and project budgets.

* Responds to major incidents and functions as an on-scene command officer.

* Responds to EMS and/or rescue calls to assist ambulance crews in the mitigation of medical emergencies and rescue situations.

* Assists in reviewing, developing and implementing medical protocols and procedures consistent with national standards.

* Manages EMS training functions; directs the provision of applicable and appropriate training.

* Assists in ensuring compliance with medical and treatment protocols.

* Maintains or supervises the maintenance of ambulance service reports and records, including equipment, training and vehicle records.

* Investigates accidents and injuries.

* Participates in interagency operations and planning.

* Serves on assigned boards and committees.

* Evaluates, recommends, and implements new procedures and equipment.

* When staffing the EOC performs the functions assigned by the Event Commander to efficiently and effectively respond and manage an incident.

* Ensures compliance with occupational safety and health regulations applicable to area of responsibility, including but not limited to: proper facilitation of Respiratory Protection Program; proper facilitation of Bloodborne Pathogens Program; proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment; Safety Data Sheet books, inspection reports, training records, and hazard documentation are maintained and up to date; preventive programs and corrective actions are properly implemented.

* Performs related duties.