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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy accepting applications

www.stpaul.gov/jobs

OPENING DATE: 10/29/12
CLOSING DATE: 11/16/12 at 11:59 PM
SALARY: $0.00 /Hour
JOB TYPE: Seasonal
DEPARTMENT: 03-009 Youth Job Corp
VACANCIES: Many

GENERAL DUTY STATEMENT:
The EMS Academy begins January 14, 2013 and ends April 19, 2013. Dates are tentative and may be subject to change.

REQUIREMENTS:
Before the first day of class, admitted participants will be required to attend two preparatory classes taught by Community Action Partnership. These classes will introduce topics such as financial literacy, completing the payroll process for the EMS Academy, and professional workplace behaviors. Attendance to these two classes (dates to be determined) is not negotiable.

BY CLOSING DATE, YOU MUST:
In addition to submitting this application no later than 11:59 pm on November 16th, you will be required to attend orientation to verify your eligibility for the EMS Academy, complete a self-assessment, submit a background check, and complete a test for Adult Basic Education in reading comprehension. More detailed information will be mailed to you via USPS within 2 weeks of the date you submit your application.

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:
What is the EMS Academy? The EMS Academy is an EMT-certification program for Saint Paul youth and adults 18+ who are interested in a career as an EMT, Paramedic, or Firefighter. Candidates selected will have the opportunity to attend the 14-week course, which includes CPR certification, First Responder Certification, ride-alongs with the Saint Paul Fire Department paramedics, and Emergency Room shadowing. Upon successful completion of the course, participants earn National EMT Certification, 9 college credits, and are
prepared to work in a variety of EMS positions. More information

Who is eligible? Economically disadvantaged or at-risk Saint Paul city young adults 18+. At time of
orientation applicants must provide G.E.D. or diploma, verification of low-income status, and some form of identification. Youth must be 18 before January 14, 2012 and there is no upper age limit.

What are the wages? Although past EMS Academy participants have been paid a wage, there will be no pay for the Winter 2013 EMS Academy.

How many hours is the EMS academy? EMS Academy participants are expected to attend 24 hours of class per week for 14 weeks and spend time outside of class studying.

When does it start? The EMS Academy begins January 14, 2013 and ends April 19, 2013.

TO APPLY FOR THE EMS ACADEMY:
* You must be a resident of Minneapolis or Saint Paul
* You must be 18 or older
* You must have a G.E.D. or high school diploma
* You must provide documented proof of residency, household income, age, family size, and claimed disability upon request.
* You must submit an application online

Visit www.facebook.com/EMSAcademy to learn more about the Saint Paul Fire EMS Academy application process and the upcoming Information and Orientation Sessions.

Contact information:
Casey Keyes
651-266-8920
Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity
15 W. Kellogg Blvd, Suite 280
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
casey.keyes@ci.stpaul.mn.us

USE OF YOUR DATA & THE MINNESOTA DATA PRACTICES ACT

YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY
As an applicant for or participant in the EMS Academy with the City of Saint Paul, you will be asked to provide information that is classified as private data. Under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, you have the right to know what use will be made of the private information you provide.

AUTHORITY TO COLLECT DATA
The City of Saint Paul, as a recipient of CDBG federal funds, operates programs in Saint Paul to help eligible individuals in getting jobs or training for jobs. As part of its responsibilities as a recipient of these funds, The City of Saint Paul is authorized to ask applicants and participants for information that is necessary to determine their qualifications to participate in the program.

PURPOSES AND USES OF DATA COLLECTED
The information asked for will be used by the program’s staff to determine eligibility for participation and to help you find a suitable job. The information will be entered in to a record keeping system and staff whose jobs reasonably require it will have access to the information to provide the best possible training and service to you. Other government agencies, including the Minnesota Departments of Employment & Economic Development, Human Rights, and Human Services, the United States Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture, and the Legislative Audit Office may examine the information for program monitoring, evaluation or audit purposes.

Employment and training data may be given to other employment and training service providers to coordinate the employment and training services for you or to determine your eligibility or suitability for services from other programs. It may also be given to local and state welfare agencies for monitoring your eligibility for any assistance programs, or for any employment or training program administered by those agencies. Any other uses of the information provided will be for statistical or research purposes only, and will not disclose any personal identifying information about you.

EFFECTS OF NON-DISCLOSURE
You may be asked to provide data that you are not required to give in order to qualify for job training
services. Failure to complete these items will not adversely affect your eligibility; however, you are
encouraged to complete all of the items in order to allow for a more complete assessment by staff.
Intentional misrepresentation of information about income or employment will result in termination from enrollment in the EMS academy with the City of Saint Paul.

WAGE DETAIL FILES
We may also use information from wage records kept by the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development to help us evaluate the program.

After you leave the program, we will keep your file until the state and federal laws indicate it may be
destroyed.

An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS ONLINE:
www.stpaul.gov/jobs

Office of Human Resources: 651-266-6500
24-hour Recorded Jobline: 651-266-6502
Exam Number# 12-09011YJC
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) ACADEMY
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