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U.S. Army Medical Command Paramedic in Fort Riley, Kansas


About the Position: This position is located with the Department of Emergency Medicine, US Army MEDDAC, Fort Riley, Kansas 66442.


In this position you will respond to on-site accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illnesses, and sometimes encounters situation which may be life threatening.

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including advanced life support techniques.

Determines the need and equipment to provide appropriate life support.

Recognizes and determines the causes and basic medical implications of closed and open soft tissue wounds and treats appropriately

Recognizes fractures, dislocations and sprains.

Identifies the symptoms of potential life threatening dangers and provides appropriate immobilization for injuries.

Recognizes, stabilizes and treats a wide variety of medical emergencies.

Assesses the seriousness of and treats heat, electrical, and radiation burns, heat exhaustion/stroke, etc.

Performs through safety and maintenance inspections and minor repairs on emergency and patient transport vehicles

When not on emergency runs or patient transport missions, will be required to work in the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) emergency room to provide patient care within the scope of EMT training and experience.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized experience: One year of experience which includes: responding to accidents or emergencies involving injuries and/or illnesses, conducting examinations to obtain patient vital signs, initiating intravenous (IV) therapy, and operating an emergency vehicle. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). OR Education: One year of graduate education directly related to the work of this position (Must include a copy of transcripts). Licensure/Certification: This position requires a state issued and maintained Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) certification and certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P), or a Kansas issued Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification. If you have the Kansas (EMT-P) you will have 1 year to obtain and maintain your NREMT-P certification. If you don't have a Kansas (EMT-P) you must possess both a state EMT-P certification and the NREMT-P certification. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your certification.) You must maintain current certifications. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Emergency Medical CareEmergency Vehicle OperationPatient Intervention


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53- Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference. If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.When you perform a Civilian Permanent If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.