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​Interested in being part of Wake County EMS?

Applications are accepted on a periodic basis for both Paramedic and EMS Technician (EMT and Intermediate) positions. To see if applications are being accepted, search the Wake County Human Resources page.

Assessment centers are typically run 2 to 3 times a year. Invitations to assessment centers are sent out 4 to 6 weeks prior to the assessment center. Those invited to an assessment center must successfully complete 4 hiring components. The first is a physical agility test, which is scheduled for a 1-hour time slot in either the morning or afternoon. To learn about the physical agility test (PAT), watch this video.

After successful completion of the PAT, candidates will be scheduled for a morning or afternoon segment on another day for the other 3 components. These sessions typically last about 3 hours.

Segment 1 is a written test for your certification level. Segment 2 is a standard oral interview. Segment 3 is a patient care simulation using a high-fidelity human patient simulator. The written exam and scenario are graded based on national standard curricula; therefore, candidates are not required to know Wake County EMS System protocols to successfully complete these assessment stations. To learn about the high-fidelity patient simulator, watch this video.

You must apply online.

For questions call 919-856-6020.



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Created at 9/24/2012 10:25 AM by Donald G. Garner, Jr.
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