Do you have what it takes to become a part of one of the most progressive departments in the area? At Caldwell County EMS, we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional work environment in which employees are free to grow professionally and personally. We believe it is the technicians who make our organization what it is. We are committed to not only bringing in the highest trained, most capable and professional personnel available, but keeping them and fostering growth throughout their career.
Join our team of medical professionals and embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Learn more about beginning a career at Caldwell County EMS below.
Caldwell County EMS Selection Process
Caldwell Co. EMS holds 1-3 Promotional Assessment Centers Each Year
Physical Agility Test
Criminal Background Check
Conditional Offer of Employment
1. What information will I need to complete an application?
The application should contain the following information and forms:
2. What happens after my application is on file?
All the information provided by you is officially verified. This verification includes, but is not limited to, confirming your prior work and education history, reviewing your driving history, and conducting a complete criminal background check. Applications remain active for a term of one (1) year (365 Days).
3. What type of testing is required during the hiring process?
A complete description of testing (pre and post offer) can be found here: Employment Testing Process.
4. What should I wear when I come to participate in the pre-employment hiring process?
Business Casual is appropriate for the interview and patient care scenario.
5. If I am made a job offer, what will be my starting salary?
The Chief of the department or designee will make you a job offer and inform you of your starting salary. This will be contingent upon your prior education and work history.
6. Is my starting salary negotiable?
The Chief does have some latitude on the starting salary.
7. Do you offer relocation (i.e. moving expenses) assistance?
At this time, Caldwell County does not provide monetary relocation assistance. The department and its staff will be more than happy to provide you with information relating to the County and surrounding area in an attempt to make the transition to employment with Caldwell County a seamless one.
Current Salary Ranges – The Paramedic and Basic position pay grades can be found HERE on the Human Resources Web Page. Overtime is paid after working 40 hours in a week.
EMT-Basic (Grade 60): $23,037.00 - $38,397.00 Starting: $25,601 (with OT)
EMT-Paramedic (Grade 64): $27,473.00 - $45,789.00 Starting Pay: $31,150 (with OT)
24/72 Shift Schedule: 1 day on, 3 days off
Shift Supervisors-same as 24 hour shift schedule
Chief Officers work a traditional 40 hour per week schedule, with call-back requirements and additional duties as required.
Paramedics receive: 1% for ITLS (International Trauma Life Support Certification); 5% National Registry; 5% Critical Care Certification through UMBC; 3% NC Technical Rescuer Certification
Basics receive: 1% for ITLS (International Trauma Life Support Certification); 5% National Registry; 3% NC Technical Rescuer Certification
The department provides all recertification hours required by the State and National Registry. Other certifications (ACLS, PHTLS, PALS, etc.) also provided.