ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES (Director of Emergency Medical Services)

Contra Costa Health Services

(Director of Emergency Medical Services)
$116,826.84 - $186,765.36 Annually

Contra Costa Health Services has a great opportunity for an individual with strong management and leadership skills to direct, manage and administer the activities of the Local Emergency Medical Services Agency (LESMA) of Contra Costa County. The successful incumbent will act as the Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The EMS program is responsible for overseeing and regulating a myriad of programs related to emergency services, including but not limited to: ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Program, the Stroke System of Care, the Contra Costa County Trauma System, Ambulance Permits, and EMT Certifications and Recertifications.

To be successful in this role, the following knowledge, characteristics, skills and abilities are crucial:

Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations governing emergency medical services and county service areas
Ability to interpret and administer policies and regulations related to providing emergency medical services
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and harmonious working relationships with direct reports, fellow colleagues, public officials, community groups and others interested in the County’s emergency medical care
Soft skills needed to lead and motivate the EMS team to meet the vision and goals of the program

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Some job assignments may require a specialized degree, certifications and/or licensures. Depending upon the assignment, a typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Health Administration, Public Administration, Health Education, Business Administration, Communications, Nursing, Environmental Health, or a biological or physical science from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, in a healthcare setting as a Clinician or Administrator, three years of which must have included supervisory experience.

Additional Requirements: Additional education, experience and license requirements may be applicable for different assignments within this job class.

Desirable Qualifications: Administrative or supervisory experience in a Local Emergency Medical Services Agency.

Selection Process:
Candidates are required to submit an online application to include responses to the supplemental questions and a letter of interest. Applications without the required documents will not be considered.
Following a review of the applications, a select group of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the interview process.

Closing Date:  August 7, 2020

Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. EOE