EMS Careers


Apply to be a Paramedic

To find out if the City of Pittsburgh is recruiting for position in the EMS Bureau, go to the City's Online Employment Center.

Paramedic Requirements

  • Currently certified with a State Paramedic Certification and/or a Nationally Recognized Certification. Applicants must present a Pennsylvania Paramedic Certification prior to appointment.
  • Current, valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  • 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

Please contact one of the Pennsylvania regional EMS offices to obtain information on receiving Pennsylvania certification.