The instructions below are crucial to having a successful application. Please read the instructions before completing your application.
There are three (3) important components in the EMS Medic I- Field Application Process:
Creating and filling out your eCareer application.
Submitting the required document to the EMS Recruiting office
Receiving the final confirmation email from the EMS Recruiting office that you are eligible to sit for the EMT Basic written exam..
Below we have provided the information that you will need to successfully complete the application process. Please read the instructions carefully before you begin your application process.
1. EMS Medic I – Field application:
If you are new to this process and have never filled out the City of Austin eCareer application then you should read this information carefully and then click the link at the bottom of the page. Once you have created your application you must click “Apply for the Position” to submit your application.
If you have already created an application with the City of Austin, you don’t need to create a new application. You should log in with your Username and Password you created the last time you filled out an application on the eCareer website. Make the necessary edits to your application and apply for the EMS Medic I-Field position.
Please read the “Notes to Applicants” section of the application very carefully.
A complete and detailed employment application is required for this position. Answer all questions on your application, even if N/A. We require ten (10) years of employment history which should include any gap(s) in employment, any volunteer, part-time, or temporary positions (no matter the length of employment). Your employment history must include accurate start and end dates (month/year), an honest and detailed explanation as to why you left the organization, and all information regarding your job duties and responsibilities. The Background element of our hiring process includes extensive employment history verification. If it is determined that the information provided is not accurate, you will be disqualified from the EMS Medic I hiring process.
Important information when filling out or updating your application:
Do not skip questions or leave any blanks. You must answer EVERY question even if it does not apply to you. Write “N/A” in the answer space if the question does not apply to you.
Provide the correct email address; this will be EMS Recruiting’s direct line of communication with you throughout hiring process.
Employment History: We need your work history from the past 10 years. This section should also be filled out completely, including the reason why you left a job (be very detailed), provide the month and year that you were employed (dates need to be accurate)! Be prepared before you start the application process.
You can list all of your certifications, licenses or special skills in the “Additional Information” section.
The question section, please read each question carefully before you answer. If you answer it incorrectly you may get disqualified.
You will not need to attach a cover letter or resume with this process.
At the conclusion of your application you will be asked to “Submit” your application. Please note that once you submit there is no turning back. You will not be able to make changes, you have applied for the position.
Once you have applied for the position you will receive a message that informs you that you have either successfully applied or have been disqualified:
Disqualified- This will happen if one of the Supplemental Questions is answered in a way that disqualifies you. Visit our FAQ page for information about eCareer that will help answer your questions if this happens. You can also visit the Applicant Disqualifiers page.
Successful- You will receive a message with additional information, please read it carefully. **This is not a confirmation that you are eligible to sit for the EMT Basic written exam! It is to confirm that you have successfully filled out your application.
The first component is complete.
2. Submitting the required supporting documents to EMS Recruiting:
The following supporting documents are required and must be verified by the EMS Recruiting staff. Documents can be faxed, scanned/emailed or mailed to the Recruiting office by the application period deadline date.
A copy of your current Texas Department of State Health Services Certification or out of state Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic.
A certified copy of your current Driving Record for the last 10 years or from the date you were originally licensed (dated within 30 days of submitting your application or the Application Period deadline date). If you lived in multiple states within the last 10 years, you will need to provide a Certified Complete Driving Record from each state of residence. (If you have submitted a copy of your past out-of-state driving records with in this last year (2014) you may not have to resubmit them, contact recruiting to verify that they have your records. You will still need to provide your current state record). If you are licensed in Texas you will need to submit a Certified Abstracts of Driving Record (Type AR).
If you are an out of state applicant, you will be required to submit a Certified Complete Driving Record History from your state drivers licensing agency. When requesting this type of driving record from your state agency, you must emphasize that you need to order the most complete type of certified driving record that reflects ALL entries, going back to the date you were originally issued a driver's license if necessary. If you have lived in multiple states within the last 10 years, you must provide a driving record from each state of residence.
A copy of your Military DD-214 with an Honorable Discharge status if you were enlisted or served in any US Military Branch, regardless the length of service. Candidates who are participating in the process are instructed to submit this document by the application period deadline date. If you do not submit this by the deadline date you will not be eligible to receive the additional bonus points if you are successful with the EMT Basic written exam. Please note this is a rquired document.
All documents must be submitted by the Application Period deadline date. Documents can be emailed to the Recruiting office
A member of EMS Recruiting will review your required supporting documents to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications. Once it is determined that you qualify, you will receive a final confirmation email from EMS Recruiting with specific instructions for attending the EMT Basic written exam.
3. Final Confirmation Email:
If you have met the application and supporting document requirements:
You will receive a final confirmation email from EMS Recruiting with your interview instructions.
If you did not meet the requirements, you will receive an email from Recruiting stating why you did not meet the minimum qualifications.