Community Outreach Paramedic

Job Posting


Position Title:  Community Outreach Paramedic
Location:  Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District
Pay:  $25 - $29 per hour, DOE
Benefits:  Starting day 1: PTO, education allowance, uniform allowance, sick time, life insurance  
                   After 6 months: medical and retirement

Classification:  Non-exempt
Shift:  40 hours per week.  Additional hours will be available

Posting Period:  August 12 - August 29, 2022
Application Deadline:  August 29, 2022
Application:  Online here.  Also submit cover letter, CV or resume to


This is a full-time position within a primary 911, government based, Colorado special district west of Denver.  Over 40 years of history, Highland Rescue has served the people of the wildland urban interface of Jefferson County.  Run 911 calls with great views, buffalo herds and backcountry challenges.  True third service EMS with multiple special teams and no IFTs can be yours along with a relaxing, fully staffed station complete with a vegetable and herb garden.  Come be part of the most unique and diverse set of volunteers and practitioners who are working for the love of the job.


District Information
Highland provides 24/7 emergency medical services and transport for both Genesee Fire and Foothills Fire Districts, including the communities of Genesee, Lookout Mountain and Idledale.  Our station, located at Highway 40 and Lookout Mountain Road, houses our 3 ALS ambulances and 1 rescue vehicle, providing a central location for responding to our 33.5 square mile district.  The District also covers five open space areas and 8 miles of Interstate 70.  We run about 750 calls annually and are primarily staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers.


Position Description
Highland Rescue Team is hiring a community outreach paramedic. This position is responsible for the development and oversight of our community paramedic program as well as leading community education programs, and increasing our involvement with the community through newsletters/publications and attending local events. The community outreach paramedic also spends 24 hours per week as our on-call paramedic on a 911 emergency response ambulance. The remaining 16 hours per week will focus on associated administrative tasks with a flexible schedule.


Position Requirements

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license
  3. Must maintain a favorable driving record and maintain insurability with district insurance carriers for the operation of emergency vehicles
  4. Proficient with basic computer applications including MS Office, Google Docs & Gmail 
  5. Strong familiarity with social media platforms
  6. Minimum certifications:
    1. Colorado paramedic certification
    2. AHA ACLS or equivalent
    3. AHA BLS or equivalent
    4. ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, IS-800
  7. Preferred certifications:
    1. Community Paramedic (CP-C) certification (if none, must attain within 1 year of hire)
    2. BLS instructor certification (if none, must attain within 4 months of hire)
    3. Instructor for any of the listed certifications
    4. PHTLS or equivalent
    5. Pediatric certification such as PALS, PEPP or EPC
    6. CCP-C
    7. ICS-300 (if none, must attain within 18 months of hire)
    8. IS-29 Public Information Officer Awareness (if none, must attain within 6 months of hire)
  8. Experience working as a 911 paramedic.  You will need to be comfortable working as the sole ALS provider on scenes.
  9. Preferred Experience:
    1. Community paramedic experience 
    2. Experience developing public relations
    3. Experience working with or as a volunteer.  You should understand the complexity of working in a combination department
    4. Emergency service supervisory experience
  10. College degree preferred


Job Expectations

  • Develop and oversee our community paramedic program
  • Lead community education programs, including CPR classes, first aid classes, Stop the Bleed, etc.
  • Help develop telemedicine/treatment in place capabilities for our team
  • Work with our team to increase communication with the public through social media, our annual newsletter, publications sent out by HOAs and other local groups
  • Assist officers with increasing our presence at local events, including HOA meetings and other public gatherings
  • Lead volunteer recruitment efforts
  • Act as lead medical provider on emergency calls
  • Maintain all required certifications
  • Provide direction to other personnel and make decisions concerning medical situations
  • Treat patients appropriately, following applicable medical protocols
  • Accurately and legibly complete required reports and forms
  • Ensure ambulances, supplies and equipment are in good working order
  • Assist other team members as necessary and ensures they are familiar with all aspects of their job
  • Help educate the public about issues relating to the provision of EMS in the district
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor while on duty