The District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department is currently accepting applications for the position of basic paramedic. The Fire and EMS Department is the primary provider for emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of the Nation's Capital. Applicants applying for the basic paramedic position under this vacancy announcement may be required to pass a physical ability test and at a future date, to be determined, to be trained as a Firefighter and function as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the duration of employment and as needed by the Fire and EMS Department. This progressive Fire-Based EMS System is responsible for protecting the lives and property of a daylight population of 1.5 million and nighttime population of approximately 500 thousand persons averaging more than 140,000 total responses with more than 100 thousand being medical calls. Successful applicants will be required to pass a thorough background investigation and pass a thorough medical examination. Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be a citizen of the United States. Must also possess a high school diploma or a certificate of equivalency issued by a recognized department of education; possess a current valid driver's permit; be a nationally Registered Paramedic; be CPR certified at the BLS Healthcare Provider level and be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Have one year of field experience on a basic life support unit. Successfully pass an ALS Clinical Field Evaluation. For more info apply in person at D.C. Office of Personnel, Reeves Center Personnel Office, 2000 14th Street, N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009, or if that is not possible, please contact Ms. Mable Price, at 202-671-1300 or 202-671-1317.