EMS Business Manager

JOB CODE: 1472


SALARY RANGE: $49,975 - $84,385

Emergency Medical Services

Under the general direction of the EMS Administrator, performs highly responsible supervisory and administrative work assisting in planning, direction and coordinating all activities of the EMS department. Work also involves responsibility for the provision of a progressive and comprehensive system of advanced pre-hospital care, health education, and public awareness to the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish. The incumbent of this class supervises all administrative support staff and all non-technical aspects of the EMS department and coordinates many technical functions such as training and staffing during disaster situations. Work is performed with considerable independence and performance is reviewed through periodic conferences and results obtained. May perform related duties as requested.

Supervises all administrative support staff responsible for the efficient operation of personnel, payroll, purchasing, budgeting, finance, public awareness, training, communications, field operations, facility maintenance and the overall support services of administration; oversees all personnel related transactions. Assists EMS Administrator in providing technical information to the government and general public on matters relating to emergency medical services; participates as a member of various task forces to formulate and implement parish wide emergency medical care systems. Represents EMS Administrator at Metropolitan Council and Committee meetings, and various other meetings as necessary in the absence of the EMS Administrator. Oversees the preparation of the annual budget for the Department; directs and approves payment of all invoices, purchase orders and direct payment requisitions. Monitors state and local legislation pertaining to emergency medical services; researches and drafts all state and local legislation affecting the EMS department; reviews and develops internal policy. Staff coordinator for First Responder, EMT, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support training. Coordinates staffing for the EMS answering point in the EMS department during disaster situations; coordinates EMS conferences, public awareness programs, and various other projects. Coordinates EMS conferences, public awareness programs, and various other projects as directed by the EMS Administrator. Coordinates the development of technical specifications for all capital purchases and annual contracts; serves as liaison between the Department of Public Works and EMS for coordinating construction of EMS facilities, facility maintenance and negotiation of property leases and/or purchases; consults with contractors and subcontractors; develops plans and specifications, composes punch lists and ensures all jobs are completed according to specifications.

Knowledge of principles, practices, and overall operations of Emergency Medical Services administration and City-Parish rules and regulations. Knowledge of the principles of business and government management, including personnel, purchasing, public finance, budgeting and administrative and supervisory practices and methods. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures particularly those pertaining to administrative procedures and data processing office systems. Knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations effective at the state and local levels regarding Emergency Medical Services. Ability to delegate, supervise, and review the work of subordinates engaged in a wide variety of administrative duties and to provide instruction and training. Ability to analyze complex fiscal and organizational situations and to recommend proper courses of action. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field, and four years of experience in progressively responsible positions involving administrative, managerial accounting or auditing work.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.