Southwest Virginia EMS Council promotes EMS job openings throughout the state upon request from various agencies.  Please read the job announcement(s) carefully and direct questions to the appropriate agency.  If you would like the Council to post a job announcement from your agency, please contact us.

Washington County Posted Posted 2/2023

Deputy Coordinator with the Emergency Management Department. The County of Washington, Virginia is presently seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Coordinator with the Emergency Management Department. Under the direction of the Coordinator of Emergency Management, assists with the oversight of the department as well as oversight and operation of the County’s E-911 Emergency Communication System. Immediate oversight of the Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) program. A complete job description is available upon request. Must possess a valid driver’s license. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary DoQ, DoE with a starting range of $42,000-$47,000.

An Application for Employment may be obtained through the Department of Human Resources, Washington County Government Center, 1 Government Center Place, Suite A, Abingdon, Virginia 24210 or by the link below. This position will be open until filled. For more information, please click this link.

Washington County Posted Posted 12/17/2021

Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Technician (ALS-EMT)-Paramedic (four positions). These positions will be responsible for engaging in the provision of basic and advanced life support pre-hospital care activities for the Department of Emergency Management. Serves as part of the County’s emergency medical services system responding to the scene of medical or trauma emergencies upon dispatch by the County’s 911 center. Works as part of an emergency response team which may include other career or volunteer providers (EMT-Basic or ALS). Assesses patient status and provides the appropriate care within the scope of practice. Acts as an attendant in charge during the transport of patients of all ages to an appropriate medical facility. Prepares and maintains files and records. Maintains equipment and vehicles. Performs work under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Emergency Management Department or designee.

For more information, please contact. pdf Please click here for a full job description (168 KB) .

For information, please contact Theresa Kingsley-Varbel, Emergency Management Coordinator, at . To apply, please complete an application by clicking this link.

Southwest Virginia Hospital Preparedness Commission Posted 12/16/2021

The RHCC Manager is responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and updates for the FARSW Emergency Operations Plan (EOP); including both internal and external event responses. The RHCC Manager serves as a key member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee providing project management and oversight for emergency preparedness tasks as assigned by the director. The RHCC Manager assists in grant-related reporting requirements, training, documentation, and other related activities. Additionally, serves as the deputy director and representative of the FARSW Healthcare Coalition to local, state, and regional hospital preparedness and association committees as needed in the absence of the Program Director. The RHCC Manager also maintains the regions and individual facilities grant purchased emergency preparedness supplies in a specified inventory management platform. pdf For the full job description, please click here (103 KB) .

The Education & Training Coordinator will implement short-term and long-term exercise and educational goals/objectives based on coordination with the Regional Healthcare CoalitionImplement short-term and long-term exercise and educational goals/objectives based on coordination with the Regional Healthcare Coalition. The E&T Coordinator will develop an annual Education and Training Plan for the Region. In addition, the E&T Coordinator will propose and coordinate annual exercise series based on Region needs, assist the Regional Healthcare Coalition in developing and implementing disaster response guidance, and maintain accurate training and educational information/documentation for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting. pdf For the full job description, please click here (97 KB) .

For information about these positions, please contact Dan Gray, Regional Healthcare Coordinator, at . To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Dan Gray, Regional Healthcare Coordinator, at the email address provided.

Richardson Ambulance Service Posted 10/13/2021

Richardson Ambulance Service is now accepting Driver, EMT- Basic, EMT- Advanced, and Paramedic applications. Richardson Ambulance Service is a private EMS company that provides interfacility transport, E-911 services, standby services, and much more. We have offices in Washington County, Smyth County, Wythe County, and Montgomery County, with our headquarters located in Marion, Virginia. The positions currently open are full and part-time, with options of 12 or 24-hour shifts.


BLS - $1,500

ALS - $ 2,500

For more information, please contact

 Richlands Fire & Rescue


Galax Grayson EMS 

Galax – Grayson EMS is experiencing growth and needs to hire new providers for both Full and Part time employment! GGEMS is a third party municipal agency (local government) and does offer an extensive/comprehensive benefit package that includes the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). GGEMS is converting to a 24/72 hour shift.

Full Time candidates must possess National Registry Paramedic certification and Part Time candidates can possess either BLS or ALS certification but must be actively working towards their Paramedic education/certification.

If you would like to join a progressive EMS agency with advanced protocols and an extensive formulary that truly offers you the tools to practice para-medicine, contact our recruiter, Tina Cornett  or Jason Busick at  .


Bristol Life Saving Crew

BLSC is offering jobs for both EMT, AEMT, EMT Intermediates, and Paramedic's.  If you are interested please stop by the Bristol Life Saving Crew located at 1603 Euclid Ave. Bristol Va. 24201 for more information and job applications or call 276-669-5701.


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