Scott County (pop. 174,000) is part of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), located in eastern Iowa and western Illinois on the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago. The Quad Cities MSA consists of Scott County in Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois. Cradled by the Mississippi River on the east and south, and the meandering Wapsipinicon River on the north, Scott County, Iowa offers an extraordinary combination of quality living stylesScott County has some of the richest agricultural land in the nation; the adventure and history of small river towns on the banks of the Mississippi; and the opportunities of urban life in dynamic metropolitan communitiesThe County is seeking qualified professionals to be the first EMS Director for the county, moving the responsibility from a 501(c)(3) private operation.

  • Scott County EMS is the coordination of ambulance service providers, fire departments, health care, and government to better prepare the hundreds of paid and volunteer EMS service providers in the countyThe service providers in the Scott County EMS system include, Bettendorf Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, Davenport Fire Department, Medforce (Aeromedical based out of Colona, IL), MEDIC EMS (three (3) support ambulance services and fourteen (14) volunteer fire departments (with typical staffing of (35) or less personnel).
  • MEDIC EMS founded in 1982 (Scott County will be acquiring MEDIC EMS and it will become a county department, no longer a 501(c)(3)) consists of one-hundred thirty three (133) paid personnel and thirty-eight (38) volunteers providing BLS, ALS and critical care patient transportThe agency has twenty (20) ambulances and five (5) command/support vehicles.
  • MEDIC EMS consists of three (3) divisions:  The Paramedic Division (Emergency Response – around 30,000 calls for service annually), The MED-COM Division (the Scott Emergency Communications Center), and the Transportation Division (the non-emergency contracted ambulatory division).
  • MEDIC EMS has ten (10) locations strategically placed throughout the county. Eight (8) with personnel and response vehicles and an administrative facility and the Clinton Quarters (non-emergent facility).
  • MEDIC EMS has partnered with EMS Survey Team since 2009. The EMS Survey Team collects and measures the quality of our patient experiences and compares the results to a national benchmark of EMS Agency performance from agencies in twenty-five (25) states.
  • MEDIC EMS provides a full spectrum of community-based education programs including CPR Instruction, Car Seat Installation/checks, Stop the Bleed/Hands Only CPR, #TOGETHERQC Campaign (promotes partnerships in the Quad City area consisting of health, business, government, and other emergency management officials to promote health, safety, and vitality of the community and area) and more.
  • In 2008, all Public Safety Entities in Scott County consolidated their Public Safety Emergency Communications Services to the newly formed Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) named Scott Emergency Communication Center (SECC). The agencies included are the Scott County Sheriff, Davenport Police and Fire, Bettendorf Police and Fire and several suburban and rural police and fire agencies, along with the not-for profit MEDIC EMS servicesSECC is governed in Iowa by a “28E” Board, which is a Joint Powers Agency to which the member governments belong. SECC is responsible for the uninterrupted flow of information in the area of emergency services communications.
  • Ambulance service administration including fiscal management, strategic planning, employee relations, safety, risk management.
  • Operations of a paramedic level ambulance service, along with Paramedic level pre-hospital medical care practices.
  • Federal, state, and local legislation and regulations which affect the delivery of ambulance services including HIPAA and OSHA, along with Medical standards and regulations, and Hazardous material handling.
  • Governmental fiscal management/budgeting.
  • Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy (Professionalism, Responsiveness, Involvement, Dedication and Excellence).
Skill in:
  • Providing effective supervision, leadership, and direction, coaching, mentoring, performance management, hiring personnel, and managing discipline.
  • Exercising understanding, cultural competence in interactions and in program development.
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring budgets.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures consistent with goals and legal requirements.
  • Operating ambulances and other medical equipment.
  • Developing and implementing effective programs and related policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate records.
  • Handling multiple tasks and competing priorities in a high stress environment.
  • Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Operating a computer including standard software and specialized software.


Bachelor's degree in Public Health or related field; minimum two (2) years of experience as a paramedic and five (5) years of experience as a supervisor in emergency medical services; prefer Master’s degree in business, health care, or public administration OR and equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 
  • Must possess a valid driver license with Chauffeur’s designation or ability to obtain within 6-months of hire.

  • Valid Iowa Paramedic or Paramedic Specialist within 6 months of hire.
  • Valid Illinois Paramedic registration within 6 months of hire.
  • Valid BCLS Healthcare Provider certification.

  • Valid ACLS Certification.

  • National Registry Paramedic certification.

  • NAAC Certified Ambulance Coder – within 1 year of hire.  

Compensation and Benefits:
The annual salary range for this position is $101,000 – $117,000 DOQAdditionally, Scott County offers a generous benefit packageCandidates must apply online with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) work-related referencesResumes must be submitted by May 23, 2023. Questions may be directed to T.E. Sashko, Vice-President via phone at (847)380-3240 x123
Scott County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: May 23, 2023

Posted: 2023-04-28

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