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City of Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


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Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type

CS Non-Competitive, Full Time

Job Number



Public Safety

Opening Date


Closing Date

1/22/2024 12:00 AM Eastern



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Provides basic life support and limited emergency pre-hospital care to persons in medical emergencies, life-threatening disasters and catastrophes.

Department: Public Safety/Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

Salary: $20.62 per hour.

Position Type: Announcement

Union: This position is included in the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics.

Union Bid Form: None required.

Civil Service Classification: Non-Competitive


General Application Requirements:

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified. Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

  • Applicants must submit a complete application including education, work experience, a resume (if applicable) and completed supplemental questions.

  • Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment. Click here ( to view a map of City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

  • A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License at the time of filing application or prior to appointment, which must be maintained throughout employment. Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service on an individual basis.

  • A current, unrestricted Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) certification must be presented at appointment and maintained throughout employment.

  • Applicants must possess a current, valid Certificate of Completion of Emergency Medical Technician training (from any state or a nationally recognized certificate) at the time of filing application.

NOTE: You will be required to present your EMT certificate/card at the time of the Civil Service Examination.

  • If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, but hold an EMT Certificate from another state, you may obtain information about acquiring a Certificate of Completion of EMT by contacting the following: Emergency Medical Service Institute (EMSI) Training Coordinator, Jackie Strasbaugh (412)494-5570 or

NOTE: The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions. The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver's license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments. Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).

Qualifying Requirements:

Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position. You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: None required for this position.

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: See General Application Requirements.

  • EQUIVALENCY: None permitted.


If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s). You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position. Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

  • Written: None required for this position.

  • Performance: Based on the knowledge/abilities listed in the Position Description section of this announcement. The exam date is tentatively scheduled for February 21, 2024. NOTE: The Civil Service Examination Events can be viewed here.

  • Medical: Required.


  • Drives or accompanies driver in emergency medical vehicle to site of emergency as informed by dispatcher or District Chief.

  • Maintains radio or other contact as necessary with the Public Safety Dispatch, EMS Command Staff, EMS Physician, receiving hospitals, and other agencies as necessary. Follows the EMS Physician's instructions on medical treatment.

  • Administers treatment to ill or injured patients, accompanies patients to the hospital as a driver and or provides continued pre-hospital care to patient in the emergency medical vehicle.

  • Lifts and carries patients on stretchers from routine and difficult access areas.

  • Completes patient care reports and all other required documentation (signature forms, insurance forms, etc.) electronically and hard copy as required.

  • Maintains adequate stock of equipment and supplies; washes and disinfects medical equipment; washes and cleans emergency medical vehicles.

  • Works all shifts, weekends and holidays.

  • Ensures vehicles are in proper working order at all times; reports any vehicle malfunctions to District Chief.

  • Performs activities and functions of other personnel as assigned or required.

CLICK HERE ( to view the full job description including knowledge, skills, and abilities and working conditions for this position.

Full-time City employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits

  • Pension

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Personal Days

    (Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)


    Do you possess a current, valid Certificate of Completion of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training (from any state, or a nationally recognized certificate)? NOTE: you must possess either a Pennsylvania or nationally recognized EMT certification card to apply for this position. If you do not have this certification at time of completing your online employment application, your application will be disqualified.

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a current, valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License (Class C - regular) or a current valid driver's license from another state or the U.S. Armed Forces?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you understand that a current, unrestricted Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) certification must be presented at appointment and maintained throughout employment?

  • Yes

  • No


    Due to the City of Pittsburgh's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the City of Pittsburgh requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 . Do you agree to provide proof of vaccination if you are selected to fill this position?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


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