Search & Rescue Technician (Lake Mead Paramedic)

The Great Basin Insitute

Boulder City, Nevada

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $27/HR
Deadline May 31, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is recruiting two Search & Rescue Technicians (Paramedic) for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, NV. Under the direction of the National Park Service Staff, the selected candidates will function as Search and Rescue Technician (Paramedic) providing advanced emergency medical care in the field and ambulance settings. They also perform additional tasks related to the treatment and rescue of patients including equipment upkeep, attending and instructing trainings and administrative tasks.

Duties Include:

Emergency Response

  • Individually and as part of a team, responds to emergency medical, missing persons, rescue and other calls for service.  These responses occur in a variety of environments including urban, marine and wilderness.  They can also occur at any time of day or night and in all weather conditions experienced in the Lake Mead area.
  • Responds to emergency scenes by both foot and mechanical conveyance. 
  • Performs advanced patient assessment and care at the Paramedic level.
  • Selects and carries out the most appropriate means of patient rescue and transport to definitive care.
  • May act as team leader during emergency responses.


  • Communicates orally and in writing with medical and public safety personnel, using extensive skill in emergency communication techniques.
  • Orally reports in a clear and concise manner patient assessment and treatment administered. Contacts appropriate personnel when in route, arriving and departing the scene. 
  • Utilizes the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Prepares written documentation of patient care activities that is thorough, accurate and in compliance with patient privacy regulations, legal requirements and local procedure.
  • Demonstrates ethical & legal behavior in all professional activities.
  • Understands and supports NPS policies, legal considerations and professional ethics. 
  • Adheres to the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) and confidentiality policies.

Equipment Maintenance, Training and Other Duties

  • Maintains fleet and equipment caches in a safe and duty ready state. 
  • Assists in the coordination of involved repairs and transportation of vehicles to appropriate mechanic facilities. 
  • Completes in-service trainings as assigned.
  • Acts as a mentor, trainer or team leader for other park providers. 
  • Plans and conducts training for emergency personnel 
  • Assists with clinical and medical program related administrative duties including patient charting, data gathering and statistical analyses, QA/QI and other duties as assigned.

Contract Timeline:
• 40-52 week appointment beginning in May 2024, pending successful completion and passage of DOI Background Investigation;
• Full-time (40 hrs/wk).

Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, NV.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wage: $27/hr; Overtime provided at 1.5 rate;
  • Housing not provided;
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost;
  • Paid leave;
  • On the job trainings opportunities may include:
  • NPS Basic Search and Rescue, NPS Basic Technical Rescue, Open Water Diver, Interagency Basic Aviation Safety, Interagency Helicopter Crewmember, Department of the Interior Motorboat Operator Certification Course.
  • Selected candidates may be eligible for special federal hiring statuses, i.e. Public Lands Corps Non-Competitive
  • Hiring Status (must meet additional eligibility requirements);
  • Access to pro-deals.

Job Qualifications:

  • Possess and maintain state issued driver’s license.
  • Possess and maintain National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) Paramedic certification.
  • Possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Possess and maintain Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to carry heavy loads over long distances and rough terrain.
  • Knowledge of and skill in advanced emergency medicine techniques at the paramedic level (EMT-P) sufficient to independently make field decisions, perform patient care and conduct patient transport.
  • Skill in conducting EMS related adult learning training in both lecture and skill/hands-on based settings.

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