Start Your Career with Louisville Metro Emergency Services

Louisville Metro Emergency Services offers a wide variety of careers. Departments include EMS, 911 Telecommunications, Metro311, Emergency Management, and many support operations.

911 Telecommunications

Now hiring 911 Telecommunicator Trainees

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Communication Specialist Selection Process

Computerized Job-Related Assessment (Civil Service Testing)
Criminal Record Check
Panel Interview and Job Shadow
Suitability Testing (KY Law Enforcement Council)
Conditional Offer of Employment
Polygraph Exam
Drug and Hearing Tests

Louisville Metro EMS 


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Louisville Metro EMS accepts applications for certified EMTs, Advanced EMTs and
Paramedics on a continuous basis. Applicant testing is held monthly. Please select one of the links below to apply.

Certified EMT
Certified Advanced EMT
Certified Paramedic

Not certified?
Apply for the LMEMS EMT Recruit Academy

Sign up to be notified of future EMT Recruit job postings or other EMT training opportunities.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) and Paramedics respond to emergencies. They provide first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people at the scene of calls that come through the 911 system. EMS Street Operations work 12-hour shifts on a two-week rotating schedule (see below). To allow for adequate coverage, crews can be required to work mandatory overtime for an additional four hours beyond their 12-hour shift. At this time, only full-time positions are utilized, therefore no part-time or PRN positions are available. 


Week Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
1 Off Work Work Off Off Work Work
2 Work Off Off Work Work Off Off


EMT/Paramedic Selection Process
Written Exam
Physical Agility Test
Panel Interview
Criminal Record Check
Conditional Offer of Employment
Polygraph Exam
Medical Exam



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