The New York City Department of Citywide Services (DCAS) is accepting applications for the Emergency Medical Specialist-Paramedic (Fire) exam. The exam filing period has been extended from August 26, 2014 to September 23, 2014. The exam filing fee is $61.00 payable by United States Post Office money order, debit, credit or gift card. A 2.49% fee will be charged if using a debit/credit card. This filing fee is non-refundable. The exam number is #5004.
At the end of the application period, which is September 23, 2014, applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent issued by a State's Department of Education or from an accredited institution, a valid New York State Department of Health EMT Paramedic certification and a valid New York State REMAC (New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee) certificate.
The starting salary for this position is $43,690.00. This rate is subject to change. To apply online for this exam, you can go to http://www.nyc.gov/examforjobs. Follow the onscreen prompts for submitting your application, payment and complete any required information. To read a complete description of duties, requirements and additional points that can be given towards test score, please go to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs. Hit on the link 'NYC exams', scroll down and hit on the link 'Open competitive exams'. Once there, scroll down to 'Other open competitive exams' and find exam number #5004.
Some of the duties that you will be responsible for as an EMT-Paramedic are; under supervision, providing pre-hospital emergency medical care, operating department vehicles, providing Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) to anyone that requires it, coordinate and direct hospital sources and transportation to medical facility. For a complete and detailed description of duties and requirements, please go to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs and follow the steps above.
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