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Phone: 913-715-1950

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1100, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Frequent Questions

1. What information will I need to complete an application?

The application should contain the following information and forms:

  • College transcripts from paramedic program
  • Certification and/or Registry number(s) and expiration date(s)

2. What happens after my application is on file?

All the information provided by you is officially verified. This verification includes, but is not limited to, confirming your prior work and education history, reviewing your driving history, and conducting a complete criminal background check.

3. What type of testing is required during the hiring process?

A complete description of testing (pre and post offer) can be found here: Employment Testing Process.

4. What should I wear when I come to participate in the pre-employment hiring process?

Professional dress is appropriate for the interview. Business casual is appropriate for the patient care scenario.

5. If I am made a job offer, what will be my starting salary?

The Chief of the department or designee will make you a job offer and inform you of your starting salary. This will be contingent upon your prior education and work history.

6. Is my starting salary negotiable?

The Chief does have some latitude on the starting salary.

7. Do you offer relocation (i.e. moving expenses) assistance?

Relocation expenses may be reimbursed for people who have to move their residence to the KC metro area.

8. Are there any special conditions to my employment?

Once you are made a job offer and you accepted, it is contingent upon successful completion of post-job offer requirements.

9. What are the post job offer requirements?

A complete description of testing (pre and post offer) can be found here: Employment Testing Process. In addition, paramedics must obtain Kansas Licensure by a mutual agreed upon date.

10. What should I wear when I come to participate in the post-offer process?

You should wear business casual clothing for the Psychological assessment and work out clothing for the other components of the post-offer process.

11. When will the post-offer process be scheduled and how long will it take?

The post-offer process is scheduled almost immediately following your acceptance of the job. It will take you several hours to complete the Psychological assessment and several hours to complete the other components of the post-employment process. When possible, everything is scheduled to be completed on the same day.

General Employment Information

Current Salary Ranges – The Paramedics position is reflected as Grade 16 on the Med-Act pay table. Overtime is paid after working 40 hours in a week.


  • Technical Levels
    24 hour shifts: 1 day on, 1 day off, for 3 working shifts; then 4 days off; 7 shifts are 12 hour Kelly day shifts per year and are spaced evenly throughout the year.
  • Supervisory Levels
    Operations Battalion Chiefs-same as 24 hour shift schedule
    Shift Commanders and other Chief Officers work a traditional 40 hour per week schedule.


  1. Vacation: 6.5 days/year for 24 hour personnel, beginning after 6 months of employment, higher vacation rates apply after 5 and 10 years of service.
  2. Sick Leave: 6.5days/year for 24 hour personnel.
  3. Paid Holidays: All personnel receive 9 official holidays and 2-3 additional floating holidays. Holidays worked are compensated at double time. For field operations, holidays not worked are compensated with 12 hours per holiday leave time.
  4. Uniforms: Provided by the department initially and annual replacement allowance thereafter.
  5. Life Insurance
  6. Retirement: For uniformed personnel, Kansas Police and Fire Retirement System and for non-uniformed personnel Kansas Public Employees Retirement System with additional contributions to 457 Plan matched by County up to 3.0%.

For a detailed explanation of the comprehensive benefits package offered by Johnson County, refer to this brochure.


The department provides all recertification hours required by the State and National Registry. Other certifications (ACLS, PHTLS, PALS) also provided.


Med-Act Application Process

Med-Act administers 1-3 paramedic hiring processes per year.

Visit our Human Resources page to determine whether an opening currently exists:


If a position is currently available:

Applications must be filled out and submitted electronically. Copy of transcripts from paramedic program must be attached.

To apply for a position, you must create an online account and complete a Resume/CV Profile.

If a position is not currently available:

If you are interested in finding a specific type of job or a position at a certain location, you can save the search criteria to create a Job Search Agent. This Job Search Agent will do the searching for you based on the information you provide. It runs daily and will e-mail you any positions that have been posted that meet your search criteria.

  1. Login to your account or create an account if needed.
  2. Enter the information for which you would like the Agent to search. For example, if you are looking for a paramedic position type ‘paramedic’ in the keywords box. Then click ‘Search’.
  3. The results of your search will be displayed.
  4. At the bottom of the screen click the ‘Save Search as an Agent’ link.
  5. Enter a name and acknowledge that you are requesting to receive e-mail notifications from the system. Select ‘Save Search as Job Agent’ at the bottom of the screen.
  6. To view, edit, or delete the Search Agent select ‘Job Search Agents’ in your Career Center or click ‘My Job Search Agents’ on the main Job Search page.

E-mail: Send an e-mail to medact@jocoems.org if you have any questions.

Telephone: You can also call our office at the number if you have any questions.

Qualifications for Employment

Requirements for Eligibility and Employment

To ensure quality applicants are hired and retained by Med-Act, applicants and current staff must meet and maintain the following requirements:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • possess a good work ethic
  • provide evidence of high school diploma, or equivalent
  • provide evidence of current paramedic certification
  • provide evidence of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record
  • have no psychological or physical impairments that would prevent completion of essential duties listed in job description


Testing Process

The pre-employment evaluation consists of the following:

  1. Clinical Interview –The Clinical Interview will allow the candidate the opportunity to share their knowledge about one of many possible patient presentations. You will be given enough information to discuss development of possible differential diagnoses based on presentation, further information will be provided that allows you to discuss potential assessments and/or assessment tools, and finally the candidate will verbally outline their treatment plans for the particular etiology. All components of the Clinical Interview are based on National Standard EMT-Paramedic Curriculum. The discussion points, assessments and treatments in this Clinical Interview are NOT protocol based, but instead have been referenced directly from Paramedic Education text.
  2. Patient Care Scenario - Candidates will be evaluated in their ability to manage an EMS call. The scenario is designed to evaluate your assessment, diagnostic, and communication skills. It is crucial this scenario be run like a true call and limit a "testing" like feel. It may include opportunities to demonstrate the following skills:
    • patient interaction
    • patient assessment
    • formulating complete care plan
    • drug administration
    • dynamic ECG interpretation
    • directing other team members
  3. Panel Interview - Candidates will spend approximately 30-45 minutes answering general questions about prior education, work history, work ethic, and attitudes about EMS.


The Chief or designee will make employment offers to those candidates successful in the assessment process.

Post-Offer Testing

Successful completion of post-offer testing is required.

  1. Psychological assessment
  2. Drug screening
  3. Physical Ability Assessment-designed to ensure paramedics have the physical ability necessary to perform essential physical functions of the job. Candidates will have an opportunity to meet with Med-Act Assessment Reviewers prior to the adminsitration of the assessment to learn the course layout and practice the job tasks. Assessment includes but not limited to:
    • Obtain and carry equipment
    • Walk up and down stairs with the equipment
    • Unassisted patient drag (approx 165 pound mannequin move approx 10 feet)
    • Compression and CPR Simulation
    • Lift and carry patient on spine board up and down stairs
    • Cot utilization
    • Loading of the cot
    • Timed C-Spine stabilization simulation


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