Employment Information

Paramedic and EMT-Basic

Adams County Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services is accepting applications for both paramedics and EMT's.  Application deadline is March 2, 2018.  Download Application   Completed applications must be returned to Adams County Ambulance & EMS, 330 Vermont St, Quincy, IL 62301. 

Background Information in printable format (pdf) :    Paramedic     EMT-Basic

Testing - Applicant testing will conducted on March 24, 2018 at 8:00am at the Adams County Health Department, 330 Vermont Street.  Testing will include the following components written exam, scenario based skills applications, physical ability testing, and initial interview.  All applicants selected to test will be provided a study guide for the written exam and standards for the physical ability test.

Wages - Paramedics start at $16.78 per hour.  EMT-Basic employees start at $12.38 per hour.

All successful applicants must complete all educational requirements of the Quincy Area EMS System within 6 months of acceptance. Additionally, applicants must have a valid driver’s license in their state of residence.

Paramedics provide basic and advanced level medical care including evaluation, treatment and stabilization to the ill and injured at the scene of a medical emergency or other traumatic event. A Paramedic has a comprehensive knowledge base and is able to diagnose and provide the highest standard of patient care in the most appropriate and efficient manner for a broad range of medical and traumatic emergencies.  Applicants must hold an EMT-Paramedic license from the Illinois Department of Public Health, or be able to obtain a license with a National Registry Certification.

EMT's provide basic medical care including evaluation, treatment and stabilization to the ill and injured at the scene of a medical emergency or other traumatic event. An EMT has a comprehensive knowledge base and is able to provide the highest standard of patient care in the most appropriate and efficient manner for a broad range of medical and traumatic emergencies.  Applicants must hold an EMT-Basic license from the Illinois Department of Public Health, or be able to obtain a license with a National Registry Certification. 

Adams County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.