Emergency Medical Services Inspector I

  • Emergency Medical Services Inspector I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$35,640.00 – $50,112.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,485.00 – $2,088.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is technical work in the inspection and investigation of providers regulated by the emergency medical services program with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Job Duties

Conducts inspections and investigations of trauma centers, emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners, and ambulance services.

Verifies that ambulance services and ambulance personnel meet statutory and regulatory requirements before licenses are issued.

Schedules and conducts on-site inspections and prepares inspection reports.

Coordinates with ambulance services and trauma centers to ensure completeness of required reporting to the Missouri Ambulance Reporting System and the Head and Spinal Cord/Trauma Registry, and assists in the development of reports and data for internal and external uses.

Verifies information on license applications in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Conducts assigned investigations, including interviewing witnesses, taking statements, collecting evidence and producing investigative reports, to determine whether appropriate EMS treatment and procedures were followed; testifies in administrative proceedings as needed.

Ensures compliance with reporting requirements; develops and conducts surveys to determine community needs; evaluates the quality of training programs; assists in drafting regulations and production of EMS publications.

Assists in the development, distribution, and collection of surveys to determine EMS system needs on local, regional, and state levels.

Evaluates EMS training instructors and programs to ensure compliance with national requirements.

Assists in the evaluation of existing rules for consistency with statutory authority, evaluates effectiveness of implementation, gathers and responds to input from the EMS community, and assists in the drafting of new EMS regulations.

Assists in the production of EMS publications, including the Missouri Ambulance Profile, the EMS directory, newsletters, and annual reports.

Schedules, administers, and monitors the National Registry examinations for emergency medical technicians and paramedics; investigates complaints and writes reports.

Receives general supervision from an Emergency Medical Services Inspector II or other administrative supervisor; works with considerable independence within established policies and procedures.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Health Care Administration; Nursing, Medical & Dental

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.  When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Emergency Medical Services, Health Care Administration, or Nursing; and,

One or more years of emergency medical services experience with responsibility for supervision of staff or quality assurance activities; professional regulatory experience in a health or public health environment; or responsibility for the management or direction of an emergency medical services related association at the state or national level, such as Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association or Missouri Ambulance Association, supplemented by successful completion of an accredited emergency medical technician paramedic program.


Five or more years of experience in emergency medical services as either an emergency medical technician, paramedic or combination of both; supplemented by successful completion of an accredited emergency medical technician paramedic program.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in Emergency Medical Services, Health Care Administration, or Nursing may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Special Requirements

Possession of current license as a paramedic in the state of Missouri in good standing at the time of appointment.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies relating to ambulance services and emergency medical services systems.

Intermediate knowledge of methods and techniques involved in investigations.

Intermediate knowledge of emergency medical services.

Intermediate knowledge of the national standard curricula for emergency medical services personnel training programs.

Introductory knowledge of the theory and practice of quality improvement.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to interact professionally and effectively with the public, the media, and elected officials.

Ability to work independently or as a team member in the execution of job functions.

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