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Emergency Medical Services Manager

Location: County Courthouse | Bellingham, WA | Executive
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Open Until: October 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST
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Job Summary

**Recruitment deadline extended to October 31, 2017** 

Whatcom County seeks an experienced, proven leader to serve as Emergency Medical Services Manager.  This critical position will be responsible for making regional delivery and funding decisions cooperatively with the Emergency Medical System Oversight Board and the Technical Advisory Board to ensure Advanced Life Support (ALS) delivery from a system-wide perspective.


  • Administrative oversight of the Whatcom County EMS delivery system to maintain a coordinated partnership and integrated county-wide regional network of Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) services provided by Whatcom County, local cities and county fire districts.
  • Work with the Executive Oversight and Technical Advisory Boards to provide strategic input for future plans and requirements.
  • Assist with high-level criteria based dispatch system and establish a process for monitoring the medical quality of dispatch.
  • Collect and analyze reports and data to evaluate programs and efficiency of the EMS system and identify where additional services are needed. 
  • Forecast funding requirements and develop levy recommendations for ongoing funding of EMS operations.

For more information please review the following:
Job Description
Recruitment Brochure
EMS Executive Oversight Board


Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management Services, Business Administration, Public Administration, Health Care or a related field;

5 years of progressively responsible emergency management and/or emergency medical services experience, including administrative experience involving system management, budget development and financial tracking;

3 years of  supervisory experience;

Experience as a certified paramedic preferred.


Unrepresented Range 430

$6,924 - $9,379 per month

Negotiable Depending on Experience
Cost of Living Adjustment anticipated in 2018


Application Special Instructions

Please attach a Cover Letter and Resume to your online application using the Document Upload area within the application.

Save the Date:

  • Interviews for selected candidates will be conducted on November 7, 2017.
  • Top candidates will be invited to participate in a stakeholder meet and greet reception on November 20, 2017.