Paramedic/EMT Application and Hiring Process

The first step is to submit your completed application online while the desired job posting is open. We will only consider applicants who apply through our online careers portal.

Once your application is completed, if selected, you will be scheduled to attend a Hiring Event. You will receive an official invitation with instructions for preparation for the day of the event.

The Hiring Event is an interviewing and selection process that includes multiple stations consisting of a panel interview, physical agility test (PAT), and uniform fitting. All candidates are evaluated at their highest level of training, and are required to provide proof of valid certification and training (i.e. Texas and/or National certification cards, CPR/BLS, NIMS 100, 200, 700, etc.).

If we receive satisfactory results after you complete all of the assessments, we may then make a conditional offer of employment. The offer is contingent upon the applicant passing pre-employment screenings which consist of a standard physical, drug test, and TB test, as well as a background/employment verification.

If the applicant successfully completes the pre-employment screening, then their employment will commence on the first day of the New Employee Orientation Program (NEOP).

NEOP takes place over the course of four weeks, and it is not held on weekends or MedStar recognized holidays.

After the successful completion of NEOP, newly hired field employees will ride third person with a Field Training Officer (FTO) for approximately eight weeks of field training before being released to an available shift.


Please see below for our 2022 Hiring Process Events and New Hire Orientation Program dates.

*Please note that you only need to attend one of the two hiring process dates*

Hiring Process Day 1 Hiring Process Day 2 NEOP
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Friday, December 3, 2021 Monday, January 3, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Friday, January 14, 2022 Monday, February 21, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Monday, April 4, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Monday, May 16, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Thursday, May 12, 2022 Friday, July 1, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022 Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Monday, August 1, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Friday, July 29, 2022 Monday, September 12, 2022
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Monday, October 24, 2022