Charleston County EMS Paramedic - Full TIme

Charleston County is an EMS system that relies on Innovation, Trust, Compassion, Respect, and Dedication to providing exceptional customer service to our community.  If you have the commitment to help others and want to have a career that makes a difference, now is your opportunity to join one of the finest EMS departments in the nation. Charleston County EMS offers a variety of work schedules that are both static and dynamic.

Charleston County offers a full complement of benefits including retirement, deferred compensation (including 401k and 457 plans), longevity pay increases after years 1, 3, 5 and 6, merit-based increases annually thereafter (Council approved) based on evaluations, optional life and disability coverage, along with medical and dental benefits for employee and family. CCEMS has a competitive promotional process which includes performance-based assessment to Crew Chief with an approximate 18% pay increase for the position. Full-time paramedics work 12-hour shifts on a rotating schedule. For more information about our operations and employment process please visit

Hiring Hourly Rate: $18.21


Candidates who qualify will be contacted on a rolling basis for testing and interviews.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have at least an HS diploma plus 6 months of EMS (ambulance service transport or other patient care) experience along with the following certifications and licensure: NREMT Paramedic and/or SC Paramedic (SC DHEC Paramedic by start date), BLS, ACLS, and a valid driver's license.  ITLS or PHTLS, and PEPP or PALS are preferred.  The selected candidate must have a valid SC driver's license within 30 days of hire.  The following training is required within 3 months of employment:  ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800.

Candidates MUST provide documentation with the application of:

  • Eligibility credentials (copy of NREMT Paramedic, BLS, ACLS);
  • A 10-year driving history,
  • Criminal background check (in-state candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of the SLED online criminal background check).

The above items may be attached,  emailed to:; or FAXed to (843) 958-4720) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

In addition to the above, candidates must also be able to: drive an emergency vehicle, have excellent communications skills (in person, over the radio/telephone, and written), work varying shift schedules, perform a wide variety of duties with accuracy and speed under pressure, provide basic life support patient care, follow safety protocols, read maps and find locations within the County, perform calmly in emergency situations, and other EMT related duties.  Knowledge must include but is not limited to:  laws and regulations of US DOT, FCC, DEA and SCDHEC in regard to the practice of emergency medical services, County and EMS policies and procedures, Charleston County geography, vehicle extrication and rescue principles, patient stabilization, medical terminology, and defensive driving techniques.  The paramedic is responsible for providing advance life support patient care, communicating appropriately, ensuring the readiness of vehicles and equipment, maintaining uniforms and stations, attending training, and following safety guidelines and medical protocols.   

Closing Date (If Any): 
Monday, July 1, 2019
Certification Level: