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Buncombe County Employment

Our Mission

  • We promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life.
  • We provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust.
  • We deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

To achieve this mission, Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee's unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

Job TitleEMT-Intermediate RPT
CommentsRegular Part-Time (36 hours per week)
AgencyEmergency Management
Salary Range$13.73/hour
Job LocationEMS/Emergency Management
Closing Date5/4/2016
Job Details

General Statement of Duties
Serves as a member of a crew responding to emergency medical calls, administering medical stabilization to patients in the field, and studying and training in the methods and techniques for emergency medical care. Work includes operating a mobile medical unit, applying necessary first-aid to sick or injured persons, and participating in the maintenance of station equipment and quarters. Employee in this class is required to administer drugs, start IV.'s, and perform gastric suction and pulmonary ventilation. (# 798,806,807)

Special Requirements
Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina. 

Examples of Work
Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit driver or attendant; performs necessary rescue work; and administers necessary emergency medical care. Starts and maintains intravenous infusion; administers various solutions including dextrose, ringer's solution and normal saline. Relays information regarding patients to doctors and hospital personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques. Working knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents. Working knowledge of county geography and of the location of roads and streets within the county. Working knowledge of procedures in extrication, movement of patients, rescue techniques, transportation and psychological needs of a patient.

Minimum Education and Experience
Some experience in emergency medical service work. Graduation from high school, supplemented by required course work in emergency medical techniques; or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 

Additional Information
Regular Part-Time position (36 hours per week). The starting hourly rate for this position is $13.73 and after successful completion of the probationary period, the rate can go up to $14.28.

Buncombe County pools are now under the management of Swim Club Management.  Applicants interested in working at the pools should apply on their website at, or contact Sarah McKenzie at (828) 348-4770.

Buncombe County School Health Nurse service is now provided contractually by Mountain Area Health Education Center. To apply for current School Health Nurse positions please send your resumé to and visit their career page:

How can I apply for County Employment?

Applications are accepted for posted position vacancies only. Please apply online. Paper applications are not accepted.

The full application package contains the Buncombe County application for employment, work history continuation sheet, Buncombe County authorization for release of personal and confidential information and the Buncombe County drug screening through urinalysis applicant consent form.

A college transcript must accompany applications for Social Worker positions. Please attach a copy or have your college send one to:

Buncombe County Human Resources
200 College Street, Suite 403
Asheville, NC 28801

Should you require special assistance to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 828-250-4166.


  • Resumes are not accepted in place of applications and will not be accepted via e-mail. A resume may accompany a completed application for a posted vacancy.
  • Drug screen consent & personal information release documents are required with all applications.
  • To apply for more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each position.
  • Be sure to indicate on the application the specific position for which you are applying.