Livingston County
  • 07-Aug-2019 (EST)
  • Administration
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $85,153 - $110,696 / year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available- Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Pension, 457, Wellness & Telemedicine

*** Please CLICK on this link to apply ***  Director of EMS Application 

About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan. Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the County Administrator is responsible for the overall management of the EMS Departments and the Medical Examiner function.  Responsible for executive leadership, managerial and organizational effectiveness, fiscal planning, budgeting, auditing, human resources development, public service, and communication for the department. 


  • Hybrid pension plan which includes a Defined Benefit & 401a with an employer match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short-term & Long-term disability & Basic Life & AD&D insurance
  • Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick days & 13 Holidays. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Up to $500 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment.
  • Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital & Whole Life policies
  • Employee assistance program

*Pro-rated based on DOH

Pay Rate Information:

The Director of EMS position is a non-union position and starting salary is $85,153/year. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 14S Wage Scale.  Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $110,699/year

*** To be considered, you MUST apply through this link - Director of EMS Application 


Essential Job Functions:
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs all aspects of the department and operations including personnel, budgeting, planning, and general administration.  Develops and implements departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Assesses department operations, staffing levels, facilities, and equipment.  Analyzes budgetary and resource needs, makes recommendations for improvements, and implements changes.  Monitors operational costs and makes recommendations for increasing efficiency.
  • Prepares and presents annual budget request, administers departmental budget, and ensures that the authorized budgetary and purchasing procedures are properly used.
  • Assigns or delegates responsibility for assignment of work, directs personnel, evaluates performance of all employees and assures necessary training and professional development.  Takes disciplinary action according to established procedures.
  • Recommends all department fee structures and ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security/health care operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Negotiates contracts with suppliers, vendors, state and federal agencies, or other public safety agencies, consistent with the County Purchasing Policy.
  • Participates in community and county agencies, and other government organizations to promote department image and programs and to coordinate related services.  Establishes and maintains effective systems of communication and represents the organization with major customers, the medical community, and the public.
  • Administers the labor agreements and serves as a member of management's collective bargaining team. 
  • Serves as the EMS Department Medicare Compliance Officer.
  • Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments, new administrative techniques, and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as directed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and eight years of progressively more responsible experience in EMS operations including demonstrated skill in departmental and personnel management .
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Has or may obtain State of Michigan Paramedic License, Hazardous Material Operations certification, and meets or exceeds the Washtenaw/Livingston Medical Control Authority requirements and all other required licenses and/or certifications.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Thorough knowledge of the professional public management techniques involved in budgeting, personnel administration, and resource management, and the ability to identify and implement new best practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management, public administration and program development and implementation.
  • Considerable knowledge of insurance program policies, Medicare and Medicaid laws and regulations
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans and apply policies and procedures,as well as applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports, and formulating policy and service recommendations.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and making presentations in public forums.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts,elected officials,and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and EMS technologies, Microsoft Suite applications and specialized communications software, databases and equipment.
  • Ability to attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business hours.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies or service needs on a 24-hour basis.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents, and enter data on a computer keyboard with repetitive keystrokes.  The employee must be mobile in an office setting, stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 15 lbs. without assistance.  Accommodation will be made, as needed, for office employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

The typical work environment of this job is a business office setting where the noise level is quiet and sometimes moderate.

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