Charleston County is an EMS system that relies on Innovation, Trust, Compassion, Respect and Dedication to provide 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.

During initial probationary period the pay rate will be $18.21 - $28.64 hourly until released to perform the full scope of job duties.  After which, compensation will increase by approximately 18% to the posted salary Range $21.69-$34.11 hourly.

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE: Submitted applications are reviewed by the hiring department, on an ongoing basis, prior to the APPLICATION DEADLINE OF: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 or earlier if filled.

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


Duties and Responsibilities


Candidates must 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 and advanced life support patient care, follow safety protocols, read maps and find locations within our response area, perform calmly in emergency situations, and other related duties.



Minimum Qualifications


Required certifications and licensure:

  • National Registry Paramedic
  • South Carolina Paramedic (By start date)
  • BLS (AHA or ASHI)
  • ACLS (AHA or ASHI)
  • ICS course certifications  100, 200, 700 and 800 (Required within 3 months of hire)

Preferred certifications and licensure:

  • PEPP or PALS or EPC

Candidates must also provide the following:

  • Copy of a High School Diploma or GED


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


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 care, communicating appropriately, ensuring the readiness of vehicles and equipment, maintaining uniforms and stations, attending training, and following safety and medical guidelines.

The application should be filled out completely and all required certifications and documents should be uploaded/attached to the application. Any questions regarding the application or hiring process can be directed to or 843-202-6708.

Apply Here for Paramedic


Closing Date (If Any): 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Pee Dee
Certification Level: