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Charleston County

Charleston County

North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

The motto of Charleston County EMS is “We Care”.   We are an EMS system that relies on Innovation, Trust, Compassion, Respect and Dedication to provide empathetic and compassionate customer service and excellent medical care to our community of citizens and visitors.  If you have the commitment to help others and want to have a career that makes a difference, now is your opportunity to join one of the finest EMS departments in the nation. Charleston County EMS offers a variety of work schedules that are both static and dynamic. In our normal schedules, forced overtime is not used; although in times of disasters or high public demand, schedules and obligations may change. 


Charleston County offers a full complement of benefits including:

  • 3% longevity increases after years 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, with merit increases annually thereafter (Council approved) based on performance evaluations
  • Medical and dental benefits for employee and family
  • Retirement
  • Deferred compensation (including 401k and 457 plans)
  • Optional life and disability coverage

The application should be filled out completely and all required certifications and documents should be uploaded/attached to the application. Any questions regarding the application or hiring process can be directed to 843-202-6700.

HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $26.16 - $26.64


Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates must be able to: drive an emergency vehicle; have excellent communications skills (in person, over the radio/telephone, and written); work varying shift schedules including day shift, night shift, hybrid shifts including weekends and holidays; perform a wide variety of duties with accuracy and speed under pressure; provide patient care to the respective certification level; follow safety protocols and perform in a safe manner; able to understand navigation equipment and tools, including maps, and be able find locations within our response area; perform calmly in emergency situations; and other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Required certifications and licensure: (please attach to your application)

  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Certification
  • Ability to possess and maintain a South Carolina Paramedic Certification 
  • BLS (AHA or ASHI)
  • ACLS (AHA or ASHI)
  • High School Diploma or GED (College degree or transcript may be used)
  • ICS course certifications 100, 200, 700 and 800 (Required within 3 months of hire)

Preferred Certifications and Licensure:

  • PEPP or PALS or EPC
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge must include but is not limited to, laws and regulations of US DOT, FCC, DEA and SCDHEC in regard to the practice of emergency medical services, vehicle extrication and rescue principles, patient stabilization, medical terminology, and defensive driving techniques.  

Paramedics are responsible for providing advance life support care up to their certification level.  All employees are responsible for communicating appropriately, ensuring the readiness of vehicles and equipment, maintaining uniforms and stations, attending training, and following safety and medical guidelines.