An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator generally reports directly to the Fire Chief but will work and coordinate with other District Chiefs and Captains. In this position they are responsible for analyzing, planning, designing, implementing, and administering EMS programs as well as other district-wide and community-oriented programs. EMS Coordinators research and analyze current and future medical and EMS issues and trends to ensure the provision of quality medical services and represent Rio Rico Medical & Fire District (RRMFD) at Regional, Statewide, and regulatory agency/committee meetings. EMS Coordinators also assist the respective Deputy Chief in accomplishing overall goals through program management, provider and system evaluation, and quality assurance. This class is also responsible for performing related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs Quality Assurance reviews of EMS documentation and care delivered as set forth by the Pre-Hospital Services at Base Hospital Banner University Medical Center and following Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines.
  • Evaluates EMS data, identifying methods of providing effective emergency medical care, identifying methods to correct complex medical issues and patient care delivery situations and designing quality assurance programs to measure program outcome and effectiveness.
  • Conducts research and analysis of current and future EMS issues and trends to ensure quality medical services. Assists in accomplishing established overall organizational goals through program management, provider and system evaluation and quality assurance.
  • Plans, organizes and develops lesson plans for BLS and ALS training programs in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Health Services and Base Hospital.
  • Conducts and evaluates EMS training activities and classroom instruction sessions including Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), CPR and Emergency Medical Technician programs.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Fire District and hospitals, medical direction authorities, ambulance supervisors and other agencies regarding EMS activities, procedures and policies.
  • Performs ride-a long’s, occasionally respond to 911 emergencies to help and evaluate EMS services.
  • Oversee and manage EMS medical supply and inventory to keep adequate supplies for EMS operations
  • Work with Fire Chief along with the Administrative manager on EMS budgetary needs for maintenance, supplies and equipment related to EMS operations
  • Participate in research, writing and oversight of grants

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Theories, principles and techniques used to facilitate adult learning
  • Project planning and execution of principles and methods
  • Principles of healthcare delivery systems and emergency medical services
  • Methods of conducting research studies or medical investigation
  • Medical/legal issues related to delivery of EMS
  • Federal, State and Regional standards of care
  • Pathophysiology, assessment and management modalities of medical conditions
  • The process of disease transmission and infection control
  • The assessment and management of the various types of trauma
  • Traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in operations of EMS vehicles in conjunction with driver instructors
  • Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft TEAMS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Ability to:

    • Develop computer-based training programs
    • Plan, coordinate and execute large public events or training programs
    • Recognize potential medical/legal risk situations
    • Develop and implement long and short-range goals and objectives for the EMS Division
    • Observe and evaluate trends in EMS training
  • Communicate technical medical concepts and practices in simple non-technical language based on the audience
  • Represent the Fire District at meetings with Local, State and Regional medical direction authorities
  • Follow up on infectious disease exposures
  • Provide direction or instruction to other staff members, contracted personnel or presenters
  • Proficiently coordinate training and instruction in various areas, such as ACLS, PALS, PEPP, CPR, PEPP, Hand-Tevy and other certification courses
  • Proficiently perform computerized word processing, comprehension, summarizing and writing/editing; use of database, spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments
  • Attend or conduct various meetings as needed
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, co-workers and representatives from hospitals and other organizations
  • Complete required OSHA/Safety Training as required
  • Oversee and manage Community Paramedicine Program
  • Oversee and manage Treat & Refer Program
  • Oversee and manage Telemedicine Program

Skills Sets:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort including but not limited to, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, etc. of objects and materials of light weight (up to 50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time in seated position and at a keyboard or workstation. Tasks require visual and muscular dexterity to operate equipment and two-way radio.

Project Management: Tasks require the ability to schedule, coordinate, and manage various projects of varying degrees of difficulty, size and complexity.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials: Tasks require the ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer terminal, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement. Position requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle for travel to/from various locations.

Social and Interpersonal Communication Skills: Position requires professional social and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to function in a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction.

Reasoning: Position requires functional reasoning skills enabling the analysis of major problems that necessitate complex planning for interrelated activities. Position requires situational reasoning skills allowing for the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and innovation in situations involving broader aspects of the organization.

Environmental Factors: Most work is performed in an office or classroom environment. All though with occasional exposure to dust, noise, inclement weather, and temperature extremes.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license with no major driving citations
  • Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on district/section assignment
  • Must attend all required hours of annual training to maintain National, State certifications and District requirements
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain certifications throughout employment
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.
  • Some positions require the use of personal or District vehicles on District business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and participate in the Districts Annual Driving Course
  • Use of personal vehicle for District business prohibited if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.

Desired Education, Experience, & Training:

  • Certification as a provider in the following areas: Arizona State Department of Health Services Paramedic Certification, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), & any approved Pediatric course (PEPP, PALS or Hand-Tevy)
  • Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate degree from an accredited institution in Nursing, Education, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, or related field.
  • Requires a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as Paramedic, Emergency Room Nurse, Pre-Hospital Flight Nurse, Fire Department EMS Coordinator, Pre-Hospital Manager/Coordinator or Pre-Hospital Educator.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted at the discretion of the Fire Chief.


• Must be able to follow directions and able to complete assignments in a timely manner. Work with minimal direction to accomplish job performance goals.

Rio Rico Medical & Fire District Employment Application
822 Pendleton Dr • Rio Rico • Arizona • 85648 (520) 281-8421 • Fax (520) 281-7670
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