• Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 22, 2024
Full Time Education and Training Emergency Management Fire and EMS Public Health
  • Salary: $116,708.40 - $174,697.44 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information




November 15, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PST)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and four (4) acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care .

Provides comprehensive in-service education services to a nursing organization.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage and provide oversight to the following EMS Programs: 9-1-1 Receiving Hospital, Trauma Center, Paramedic Base Hospital and Approved Stroke Center. manage and provide oversight to the following EMS Programs: STEMI Receiving Center (SRC), Pediatric Medical Center (PMC), Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART).
  • Administrative responsibility for planning, analyzing, developing and implementing the Quality Improvement program for these sections.
  • Reviews audit and monitoring tools on an on-going basis to ensure applicability and revises these tools and/or develops new audit tools.
  • Performs administrative work related to role as Emerging Infectious Disease and Healthcare Recovery and Business Continuity Program Manager.
  • Participates in delivery of other EMS Agency classes including: Hospital Disaster Management Training (HDMT), The Medical Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Incidents and Mass Decontamination for Hospital Personnel and assists Paramedic Training Institute in delivering didactic instruction and/or assisting with skills testing.
  • Coordinates and manages the Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities grant program focusing on a broader approach to include all Emerging Infectious Diseases.
  • Coordinates and manages Healthcare Continuity and Recovery Program.
  • Participates and represents the EMS Agency and the HPP in other meetings and planning sessions, as needed, for disaster preparedness and grant funding.
  • Approve and monitor performance of Paramedic Training Programs and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Programs in accordance with California State regulations and Los Angeles County policies.
  • Approve and monitor the performance of Skills Verification Programs that have been authorized to conduct skills verification of EMTs.
  • Provide oversight of the Continuing Education (CE) Program Paramedic Accreditation and MICN Certification Programs Represent the EMS Agency.
  • Coordinates and manages preparedness program and activities that involve various healthcare sectors to include Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Home Health/Hospice and EMS Provider.
  • Develops medical surge capabilities with the above healthcare sectors and their participating facilities for a coordinated response during incidents.
  • Manages and maintains the Mass Medical Care Framework Manages and maintains the Mass Fatality programs under the HPP.
  • Mentors ambulance services staff to promote quality care commensurate with the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) scope of practice, reinforcing safe transport practices aligned with the DHS mission.
  • Evaluates ambulance staff clinical care provision through direct observation, patient care record review, and manager/supervisor/patient/other provider feedback.
  • Ensures public safety by monitoring and evaluating EMS Provider Agencies who provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) and/or Critical Care Transport level of service.
  • Develops/revises MAC, AS and CDO policies and procedures based on QI program findings and identified needs.
  • Provides 48 hours of continuing education training every year for AS Ambulance Drivers and Ambulance Medical Technicians to meet their EMT recertification requirements, including clinical skills review and testing.
  • Provides other training for AS staff based on identified needs such as restraint training, blood borne pathogens, patient care documentation.
  • Responsible for lecture development/review/revision ensuring that teaching materials are current and consistent with medical care standards, state regulations and certification requirements.
  • Maintain operations and surge to provide acute medical care during all-hazards emergencies and focuses on the Hospital Preparedness Program’s capabilities addressing Healthcare System Preparedness, Emergency Operations Coordination, Information Sharing, and Medical Surge.
  • Responsible for managing the acute care sector that includes the Disaster Resource Center (DRC) and hospital surge (Trauma/Burn/Pediatric) programs under LA County’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) to ensure that emergency preparedness activities are coordinated and HPP grant deliverables are met.
  • Provide leadership to the hospital workgroup in planning, implementing and evaluating disaster/emergency preparedness projects, including educational programs, training exercises and procurement of disaster equipment and supplies.
  • Provide overall coordination of the prehospital data collection and management process which involves the processing an annual average of 800,000 EMS patient care records.
  • Supports other EMS activities.



Two (2) years of nursing education experience as a nursing instructor* or an equivalent .


A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.


To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure will be considered incomplete.

Required license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, in order to receive credit for license(s) and/or certification(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted .

Please ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements. Applications submitted without this information may be considered incomplete.

Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must attach a copy of their registered nurse license from that state to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.

The original license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to the appointment.

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.


Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
  • Additional experience as a nursing instructor* or its equivalent in excess of the Selection Requirements.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher** in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
  • A Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) certification***


* Experience as a n ursing instructor is defined as developing specialized training programs or educational course content for a group of employees and evaluates effectiveness of the training in achieving predetermined training objectives under technical supervision.

**In order to receive credit for the desired college degree such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, you must include a legible copy of the "official" diploma, "official" transcripts, or "official" letter from the accredited institution/program which shows the area of specialization with your application, at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.

***In order to receive credit for the MICN certification, applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their certificate to their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing their application.

III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Additional Information

This examination consists of an evaluation of education training, and experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register.


Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be added to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.


The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.


The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.



Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and supplemental questionnaire correctly to receive full credit for relevant education and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. Please do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and detailed description of work performed. If your application and supplemental questionnaire are incomplete, including responses in the supplemental questionnaire, your application will be rejected.

  • All information and documents provided by applicants is subject to verification.
  • We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
  • Utilizing verbiage from the Classification Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.

Please note that the Department requires applicants to show that they perform the specified duties listed on the posted Requirements as their principal work activity. It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three components: ACTION/S you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that/those action/s, and the BENEFIT that was realized from that/those actions. Include specific reference to the impact you made in the positions you have held.

NOTE : If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you may email the documents to Germine Margosian at within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

Please include your Social Security number for record control purposes only. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a social security number.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed using computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

L. A. County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout L. A. County. Refer to their website at for more information.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD : All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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