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Community Care Paramedic

Date Posted: May 22, 2024
Department: Emergency Services
Salary Grade: 70

Compensation: $49,390
Hours: Full Time

Deadline: June 3rd, 2024

We are excited to announce the opening of a full time Community Paramedic Position.


Position: Community Paramedic Full Time

Duties & Responsibilities


  1. Respond to calls per dispatch protocol with an emphasis on allowing ALS units to remain in service and using critical thinking to determine the best treatment options for low acuity 911 requests.

  2. Consider creative solutions to assist customers in finding ways to navigate the healthcare system and link them to resources that might enhance their quality of life.

  3. Assist ALS crews and supervisors with critical care expertise on high acuity calls. 

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications: Paramedic





NIMS 100-200-700-800




Preferred Education / Certifications: Associates Degree (Related Field)

(Not Required) Critical Care Paramedic

National Registry Paramedic

ICS 300 & 400

HAZMAT Awareness



Paper screening process will be used to narrow candidates based upon qualifications.

Further instructions on process will be emailed to the candidates.


Benefited after 30 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available: under “Job Opportunities”


  • McDowell County Administration Building:         

                25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

               25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • Mail:

                McDowell County Human Resources

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • Email: 


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