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Director of Emergency Health Services




Emergency Health Services








Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and directing an emergency medical services system through the County Office of Emergency Health Services.  Also responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operation of the Bucks County Emergency Health Advisory Council that is recognized by the Board of Commissioners as the advisory body to the County’s Emergency Health Services Department.  Operation is guided by the requirements existing within the County and in accordance with general guidelines established by the Federal, State and County government relative to systems and programs for improved emergency medical care. In addition, responsible for attending and participating in the Southeast Regional Task Force, Bucks County Healthcare Coalition and the Regional Healthcare Coalition.   Reports to the Emergency Services Division Leader.


  • Responsible to prepare, submit and administer the awarded state contract/grant.
  • Plans programs to inform, educate and/or train the general public and members of organizations in the use of the emergency medical system and to improve the level of expertise in the initial treatment of persons requiring emergency pre-hospital care.
  • Promote recruitment and retention in conjunction with the needs of the Emergency Medical System and guidance from PA Dept. of Health, Bur. of emergency Medical Services.
  • Promote organization and training of personnel as well as the activities of the Bucks County Emergency Health Advisory Council through presentations to community groups, hospitals and industry.
  • Promotes a working relationship with all agencies, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, Bucks County Community College and PA Dept. Of Health, Bur. of Emergency Medical Services as well as various standing committees at the commonwealth level in the provision of emergency medical care to develop plans and programs for improved systems, facilities and equipment.
  • Prepares necessary reports, grant applications/contracts, state and county budgets and other documents as required by the County, State and/or Federal governments.
  • Maintains the ability to establish and control effective working relationships with public officials, hospitals, agencies, governmental entities and the general public.
  • Provides staffing for Emergency Operations Center activation during drills and actual emergency events.
  • During emergencies must work with Emergency Management.Duties include but are not limited to: staffing Emergency Operations Center, Performing damage assessments in the field, processing unmet needs, providing assistance at any scene when requested and assist in staffing Disaster Recovery Center.
  • Responsible for all Emergency Health Services staff in completing assignments, offering assistance along with encouragement and discipline.
  • Reports to the Emergency Services Division Leader.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree; three years of administrative experience in a public or private organization; in-depth knowledge of emergency medical services system with minimum five years’ experience, and/or any equivalent combination of experience or training
  • Ability to address groups, conduct formal meetings and have rapport with all affiliated agencies.
  • Possess proven ability to work with, train, manage and motivate personnel.
  • Possess proven ability to relate to and work with other County departments, local government agencies, volunteer agencies and related State and Federal agencies.
  • Possess current Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician and/or NREMT or higher prior to application and maintain certification.
  • Possess current PA Dept. of Health, Bur. of EMS approved Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor Certification prior and maintain certification.
  • Possess ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 prior to application
  • PA Driver’s license in good standing
  • PA Child Abuse – current within one year prior to application
  • PA State Police Criminal Record check – current within one year prior to application
  • FBI Background – current within one year prior to application
  • Complete ICS300, 400, G191, IS703 within one year of hire.
  • PA EMS Instructor, preferred not required
  • Position is classified as Essential Personnel.Essential Personnel must report to work when the county is closed due to any conditions if requested.Normal working hours may change.
  • Position is on call 24/7/365 to the Emergency Services Division Leader.
  • Position has additional rotating on call requirement.
  • Must be able to work in austere environments.Cold/hot, rain/snow, flooding, hurricane, etc..


Human Resources - Bucks County Courthouse Complex
50 North Main Street  Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 215-348-6546

Neshaminy Manor
1660 Easton Road  Warrington, PA 18976
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Phone: 215-345-3205

The County of Bucks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an EEO Utilization Report that is available through the Human Resources office or online.  Click Here for the Bucks County EEO Utilization Report.