Health Systems Specialist 3 Emergency Medical Care - Grade 23

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This title exists in Health, Department of and has approximately 6 positions.

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Salary Information for Health Systems Specialist 1 Emergency Medical Care
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Health Systems Specialist 1 Emergency Medical Care 18 $65,001 $82,656
Health Systems Specialist 3 Emergency Medical Care 23 $84,156 $106,454

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Job Duties

As a Health Systems Specialist 3 (Emergency Medical Care), you would work with pre-hospital care providers, ambulance services, first response agencies and EMS course sponsors. You may administer the certification and inspection program for ambulance services and other pre-hospital medical services; investigate complaints against ambulance services, pre-hospital care personnel and EMS education training agencies; monitor compliance by certified providers and EMS training agencies; review public function and mass gathering applications; work with local, state and federal management offices to develop and implement disaster management plans and mutual aid agreements; provide training, technical support to EMS providers and services, and collaboration with intra-and inter-agency taskforces; develop and implement curriculum, protocols, policies and procedures; provide supervision, time and workload management to field/central office staff; represent the bureau at Department meetings and participate in projects; manage contracts; manage databases; prepare and give reports and presentations; and serve as Department of Health liaison with state regional or local EMS councils and emergency medical advisory committees.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Health and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as either:

A. a Health Systems Specialist 1 (Emergency Medical Care), or Senior Emergency Medical Care Representative;


B. SG 18 or higher New York State Department of Health Employee with a current New York State Department of Health certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Certification number needs to be included in the application under educational course work.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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