EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

EMS Careers

Career Exploration

Thinking about joining our team but not sure if it’s right for you? 
Check out our new Career Exploration Opportunity! This exciting new ride along experience is for those who currently hold a Paramedic or EMT certification. You'll be paired with a member of our EMS Recruitment Team for a shift to meet current providers, see our system, and explore the city! 

Program requirements:

  • Must possess a current Paramedic or EMT Certification (State or National Registry)
  • Current valid drivers license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Provide proof of COVID vaccination
  • Must sign a liability/privacy waiver

Sign-up and get more information here: Career Exploration Sign-up
 

Apply to be a Paramedic or EMT

We are hiring! Pittsburgh EMS is actively recruiting talented Paramedics and EMTs. Entry level and experienced providers are encouraged to apply.
Pittsburgh EMS is hiring during the following application cycles:

  • Application Period: June 3 – July 3, 2024
  • Anticipated Start Date: September 30, 2024

To Apply, go to the City’s Online Employment Center. For hiring updates, reminders and general notifications, fill out our Career Interest Form. For questions or additional information on careers at Pittsburgh EMS, contact us directly at emsrecruiting@pittsburghpa.gov.

Paramedic Requirements

  1. Currently certified with a State Paramedic Certification and/or a Nationally Recognized Certification. Applicants must present a Pennsylvania Paramedic Certification prior to appointment.
  2. Current, valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  3. Become a City of Pittsburgh resident before being appointed to the position.

EMT Requirements

  1. Currently certified with a State EMT Certification and/or a Nationally Recognized Certification. Applicants must present a Pennsylvania EMT Certification prior to appointment.
  2. Current, valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  3. Become a City of Pittsburgh resident before being appointed to the position.

Certifications and Training

The following organizations have Paramedic training programs:

  • Center for Emergency Medicine
  • Community College of Allegheny County

Already certified in another state? Please contact one of the Pennsylvania regional EMS offices to obtain information on receiving Pennsylvania certification.