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Assistant State EMS Medical Director

Recruitment #18-005187-0001




Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) is seeking an Assistant State EMS Medical Director to train as the State EMS Medical Director, which is expected to become available November 1, 2018. The candidate will shadow and support the current State EMS Medical Director to become familiar with the responsibilities of the job. The Assistant EMS Medical Director's contract will allow up to 40 hours per week. The candidate should have superior credentials, as they will be the EMS medical advisor to the Executive Director, the Emergency Medical Services Board (EMS Board), and the State EMS Advisory Council (SEMSAC).

As an employee of MIEMSS, an independent State agency, the State EMS Medical Director is the State medical advisor to the Maryland Institute for EMS Systems (MIEMSS).  The State EMS Medical Director provides medical support for the EMS Board which is responsible for developing the statewide EMS plan and statewide Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Providers. This important position coordinates and oversees the Field Operations Support Team (FOST); supports the medical planning and operation of EMS with the federal, state, and county governments; conducts research and education related to EMS; and performs quality assurance and quality improvement activities. The State EMS Medical Director is required to work closely with public and private agencies, health care institutions and universities, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and career and volunteer fire and EMS services throughout the state.


The candidate must be a board certified physician and will be required to possess both Maryland and West Virginia physician licensure by November 1, 2018.

The candidate must have five years of experience in and current knowledge of emergency care of patients who are acutely ill or injured and expertise in systems of care for the treatment of time critical emergencies, including trauma, STEMI, and stroke.


The qualified candidate shall be a respected medical leader in EMS, be capable of working closely with an oversight board to successfully plan and implement board-approved initiatives and protocols; be familiar with the design and operation of EMS operational programs and systems to include medical dispatch and communications; possess expertise instituting changes to improve agency/system processes and performances; possess strong personal integrity and ethical values; be able to effectively analyze issues and solve complex problems; possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have a demonstrated history of promoting collaboration, teamwork and coalition-building; be experienced with government and legislative processes; have demonstrated experience in EMS-related education and research; and be dedicated to ensuring the State of Maryland remains a leader in emergency medical and trauma care.


Please submit a letter of interest, including a detailed curriculum vitae. To upload, please save the letter of interest and curriculum vitae as one file or upload the letter of interest on the "Other" tab.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application to:

Department of Budget & Management
Recruitment & Examination Division
301 W. Preston St, Suite 608
Baltimore, MD 21201

If you have any questions about this position, you may email Jeannie Abramson at

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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