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Employment Opportunities


Southwest Virginia EMS Council promotes EMS job openings throughout the state upon request from various agencies.  Please read the job announcement(s) carefully and direct questions to the appropriate agency.  If you would like the Council to post a job announcement from your agency, please contact us.

Carroll County, VA
Full-Time  Firefighter/Credentialed EMS Providers - Paramedic Preferred

General Definition of Work:     Performs protective service work responding to fires and emergency medical service calls, performing fire suppression, emergency medical response and related duties, maintaining station and equipment, participating in continuing training, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Fire Lieutenant.

Education and Experience:      High School Diploma or GED and Moderate Experience in Emergency Services including Experience as a Firefighter and EMT (or Paramedic). 

To Apply:   Please complete the employment application located on our website.  Applications can also be obtained through the Human Resources Office at 605-1 Pine Street, Hillsville, VA.   

Positions remain open until filled. 

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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled

Carilion Clinic’s Hospital Command Center is currently accepting applications for various full-time Transfer and Communication Center (CTAC) Coordinators and Communication Specialist I positions. Qualified candidates seeking employment can submit an application via our website, www.carilionclinic.org/careers. As a member of the Carilion Clinic team, you are eligible for comprehensive benefits, competitive pay with shift differential, and continuing education opportunities to enhance your professional development. Qualified applicants must possess a minimum of the following for the listed positions:

CTAC Coordinator:
Current VA State EMS certification (minimum EMT-B level), required. BLS certification required. NAACS certification required within 1 year of hire.

Communication Specialist I:
Current VA State EMT-I certification or EMT-P certification, required. EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatcher) certification preferred. BLS certification required. In addition, NAACS certification required.

For additional information about employment opportunities with Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation, please contact our recruiter, Jamie Ratliff, at 540-983-4139 or .

Bristol Life Saving Crew is offering jobs for both EMT's, EMT Intermediates, and Paramedic's.  If you are interested please stop by the Bristol Life Saving Crew located at 1601 Euclid Ave. Bristol Va. 24201 for more information and job applications.

Trinity Ambulance Service offers competitive wages, full time employment, medical insurance, dental insurance, & paid time off to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Applicants seeking employment. Candidates may apply in person at the Marion location located at 4429 Lee Highway, Marion VA, 24354 or call 276-782-5940 for more information, Monday thru Friday from 8:00am-3:00 pm.

Applicants must possess a minimum of the following for the listed positions:

EMT-B:  Virginia EMT-Basic, Valid CPR, EVOC, and a valid Driver’s License

EMT-A:  Virginia EMT-Advance, Valid CPR, EVOC, and a valid Driver’s License

All applicants will be required to submit for a criminal background check, motor vehicle record check, drug screening, and be a minimum of twenty one (21) years of age or older to be considered for employment due to insurance regulations.

Thomas Walker Rescue Squad

The Lee County Rescue Squad, Thomas Walker Unit is now accepting applications for the following full time position:

Emergency Medical Technician: Candidates must have current CPR certification, Virginia EMT certification and EVOC or equivalent certification as recognized by the Virginia Office of EMS. Agency will also consider candidates certified at the EMT-Enhanced or Advanced and EMT-Intermediate levels.

For additional information, contact J.R. Long at 423-526-8409. Resumes can be mailed to Lee County Rescue Squad, Thomas Walker Unit, PO Box 241 Ewing, VA 24248 or e-mail to .


Galax – Grayson EMS is experiencing growth and needs to hire approx 7 new providers for both Full and Part time employment! GGEMS is a third party municiple agency (local government) and does offer an extensive/comprehensive benefit package that includes the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).

Full Time candidates must possess National Registry Paramedic certification and Part Time candidates can possess either BLS or ALS certification but must be actively working towards their Paramedic education/certification.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and any help or assistance you can provide to us getting the word out is greatly appreciated.

Our minimum (no experience) starting hourly pay for each level is as follows:

EMT-Basic = $12.24

EMT- Advanced/Enhanced = $12.85

EMT – Intermediate99 = $13.49

NR Paramedic = $14.88

If you would like to join a progressive EMS agency with advanced protocols and an extensive formulary that truly offers you the tools to practice para-medicine, contact our recruiter, Debbie Garrison or Chief R.D. Passmore 276-236-3441



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