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 2023 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, October 18, 2022 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Monday, November 28, 2022
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 None Monday, January 23, 2023
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Monday, February 27, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 None Monday, March 27, 2023
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 None Monday, May 1, 2023
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Thursday, June 15, 2023 Monday, July 10, 2023
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 None Monday, September 18, 2023
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 None Monday, October 23, 2023