• Paramedic

    Location US-NY-FT. DRUM
    Job ID
    Salary Range
    Very Competitive
    Recruitment Bonus
    Relocation Assistance
    Student Loan Repayment
  • Overview

    This position is located in the Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC). 


    Who May Apply: US Citizen


    Fort Drum, the home of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), is located in Northern New York's picturesque North Country, one of the most historically unique and geographically beautiful areas of the United States, offering bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities from hunting and fishing to winter sports of all types. Fort Drum is approximately 30 miles from Canada, with the Great Lakes to the west, the Adirondack Mountains to the east, and St. Lawrence River.



    As a Paramedic at Ft. Drum, New York you will:

    • Respond to on-site accidents and other emergencies involving injuries and illnesses that may potentially be life-threatening.
    • Make independent preliminary assessments of the patient?s condition.
    • Determine the most appropriate protocol for the given circumstances.
    • Make modifications to the protocol as necessary and within prescribed limits.
    • Conduct a complete examination of the patient to determine the nature, extent, and seriousness of his/her condition.
    • Determine if the patient can be moved and the best way to transport them to the appropriate facility for continued treatment.
    • Prioritizing treatment for patients with multiple issues.



    Who May Apply: US Citizen

    Conditions of Employment

    • Background Investigation with Child Care Background Checks Required.
    • Position requires Drug test.
    • Valid State Driver's License Required.
    • Must be able to work during Inclement weather.
    • Position requires you to be available to work rotating shift work, weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
    • You must acquire National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training 100, 200, 700 and 800 within six months of entering on duty.
    • Position requires that you acquire and maintain current emergency vehicle operating certification (EVOC) training within six months of entry on duty.
    • Position requires that if you are not National Registry Paramedic (NRP) certified at the time of entry on duty, you must certify that you will obtain your NRP certification within one year of entry on duty.
    • Position requires that you acquire and maintain current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification within six months of entry on duty.
    • Position requires that you undergo a pre-placement and annual medical examination.
    • Position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement.
    • Position requires screening for required immunizations and for evidence of tuberculosis.
    • Position may require the use of protective clothing and/or uniform.


    Who May Apply: US Citizens

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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 specialized experience which includes (1) responding to accidents or emergencies involving injuries and/or illnesses; (2) conducting examinations to obtain patient vital signs, initiating intravenous (IV) therapy, and/or (3)operating a patient transport vehicle. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).


    Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as Emergency Medicine.


    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.

    In addition to meeting the Specialized Experience, you MUST also meet the Selective Placement Factors below:

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position requires a New York State Department of Health (NYS DoH) issued Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) certification. You must upload a copy of your New York state issued Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) certification. 


    This position ALSO requires you to possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.

    NOTE: Must attach copy of Certifications listed. Failure to attach copies of certifications will result in an ineligible rating.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Decision Making
    • Incident Management
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Technical Competence


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