Support Personnel are non-credentialed members of the agency. Support personnel provide services to the agency under the guidance and supervision of the Logistics Division. These members volunteer their time and service. They are not required to work a prescribed number of hours each month outside the probationary period provided they meet their annual duty requirement.
Support Personnel have the opportunity to train with the agency to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and can assist with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) once they complete
If applicants possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey they must have an acceptable Driver History Abstract.
Criminal Background Check
Applicants will be required to possess a criminal background that is free of criminal history that is inconsistent with the conduct required to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) subject to the guidance of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Within four (4) weeks of hiring, and as required thereafter, the applicants must complete the following training provided by the agency, or show proof of completion of an alternative course subject to approval by the agency Training Officer:
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification obtained through an instructor led program with skills verification, a written examination, and include both one and two rescuer CPR (infant, child and adult), use of bag-valve mask ventilation devices (BVM) and semi-automatic external defibrillator (SAED) training issued by:
- American Heart Association – BLS Healthcare Provider
- American Red Cross – Professional Rescuer
- American Safety and Health Institute – Professional Rescuer
- AAOS/ACEP Emergency Care and Safety Institute – Healthcare Provider
- National Safety Council – Basic Life Support: Healthcare and Professional Rescuers
- Department of Defense – Professional Rescuer
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Required by OSHA with annual refresher training;
- CBRNE Awareness: Required by Hazardous Materials Regulations for New Jersey Emergency Responders with annual refresher training;
- Developmental Disabilities Awareness: Required by New Jersey Public Law 2008, Chapter 80;
- Hazard Communication/Right to Know: Required by OSHA with biennial refresher training;
- Hazardous Materials Awareness: Required by Hazardous Materials Regulations for New Jersey Emergency Responders with annual refresher training;
- HIPAA Awareness: Required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with annual refresher training;
- IS-100: Required by Homeland Security Directive No. 5 (HSPD-5) and defined by New Jersey Executive Order #50;
- IS-700: Required by Homeland Security Directive No. 5 (HSPD-5) and defined by New Jersey Executive Order #50;
- Respiratory Protection: Required by OSHA with annual refresher training;
- Sexual Harassment Prevention: Required by New Jersey Laws Against Discrimination (LAD) with annual refresher training; and
- Workplace Harassment Prevention: Required by New Jersey Laws Against Discrimination (LAD) with annual refresher training.
The work of Support Personnel may be physically strenuous and can be stressful. To maintain their position, Support Personnel must be able to demonstrate:
- Good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition which would not be adversely affected by lifting, carrying, and balancing at times, patients in excess of 125 pounds (250 pounds, with assistance); and
- Motor coordination, which is necessary for the well-being of the patient, Support Personnel, and co-workers over uneven terrain.
To maintain their position, Support Personnel must be able to work in environments that include:
- Working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather;
- Considerable kneeling, bending, and lifting while caring for and moving patients;
- The potential to be exposed to contagious diseases and viruses, such as hepatitis B and HIV; and
- Potentially treating combative patients.
To maintain their position, Emergency Medical Technicians must work an average of twenty four (24) service hours per month during their probationary period. After completion of the probation period all volunteer personnel must maintain two hundred eighty eight (288) service hours in the preceding twelve (12) months. Hours will be calculated on the first (1st) of each month by the Operations Staff utilizing the agency’s scheduling system.
- This position posting was developed in conjunction with the functional job analysis that was developed by the Psychoeducational Clinic of the Ohio State University, at the request of the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The functional job analysis was later endorsed by a committee comprised of members of the National Association of State EMS Directors and the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators. The NREMT Board also utilized this functional job analysis in the development of examination accommodations to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- The agency will utilize this functional job analysis to provide any reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New Jersey Laws Against Discrimination. However, any accommodation that creates an undue hardship is not required to be provided by the agency, and may make the applicant ineligible.
- The agency reserves the modify this position posting at any time.