EMS Employee Development Officer



JOB CODE: 1956

PAY GRADE: 2260

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

LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs highly responsible professional work in planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive employee development and safety program for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Position is responsible for managing the department's health and safety, education, training, and workforce planning needs. Work also involves managing employee occupational injury and exposure and eliminating potential hazards and dangerous conditions that effect employees, the public and EMS property. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Develops implements and maintains a comprehensive employee development program for EMS; fosters the development of a continuous learning environment; conducts research, and recommends training to enhance organizational performance, prevent employee injury and destruction of EMS property. Plans, develops and directs the EMS departmental safety program; recommends directives and regulations concerning accident prevention and mitigation. Identifies and reduces risk exposure through investigation of unsafe working practices and conditions; analyzes work practices to ensure conformance to established safety codes; provides safety education to employees and supervisors. Plans and implements a departmental wellness program; manages employee occupational injury and exposure; compiles and tracks workers' compensation claims; monitors new hire screening and immunizations. Coordinates departmental emergency driver training; reviews accident reports; develops procedures for tracking and evaluating vehicle accidents and driver accountability. Collects, prepares and maintains statistics, records and reports. Serves on the City-Parish Safety Committee.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of rules and regulations governing provisions of emergency medical services. Knowledge of modern technology pertinent to the provision of advanced prehospital emergency medical services. Knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with emergency medical work. Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to local government agencies in safety, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Knowledge of the laws, regulations and administrative requirements of workers' compensation. Knowledge of investigative procedures and methods. Skill to use a computer for PowerPoint presentations, word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to analyze the loss experience and risk exposure. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals, and considerable knowledge of business English for preparing narrative reports. Ability to train personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to compile and analyze data, evaluate complex situations and make effective recommendations and decisions. 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in human resources management, public administration, business administration, or a related field, and four years of professional level work experience involving employee development or occupational safety.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
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.