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Thursday, April 18, 2024


TX DSHS Certified Paramedic


Harris County Emergency Services District #46 (ESD #46) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Tx DSHS Certified Paramedic.  This is a full-time, hourly position.

The Community

ESD #46 (Atascocita) is located 25 miles northeast of Downtown Houston and is bordered by the San Jacinto River, to the North; Lake Houston, to the East; The City of Humble, to the West and unincorporated Harris County, to the South.  The district is a typical bedroom community of 74,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing areas in the state.  Close to shopping and entertainment, it is far enough from Houston to feel like a small town, but close enough to provide easy access to all the city has to offer.


48/96 (48 on and 96 hours off)

Compensation Package

  • Starting Salary range paid on hourly basis: $70,133 - $70,894 (dependent on position and shift) Annually. Hourly rate: $21.15/hr.  Promotion to In-charge status (P2) required within 2 years of hire.  The promotion comes with a $1.10/hr. pay increase.

  • Health, dental and vision insurance, 100% paid premium for employee, 80% paid                                      premium for dependents

  • Monthly department paid HSA/HRA contribution

  • Life insurance, 100% paid premium for employee (1x annual income + $50,000)

  • TCDRS retirement, 7% employee contribution, 2.5:1 employer match

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability

  • Paid Time Off (PTO), accumulated per pay cycle, total of 156 hrs./yr. for 0-4 yrs.

  • Paid Sick Time, 144 hours a year

  • Tuition Assistance Available

Essential Job Functions

A Paramedic is one of two medical staff on an MICU capable ambulance for ESD #46.  This position is responsible for the emergent care of the sick and injured within the response area of the ESD #46.  

Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for basic mechanical and all operations of the ambulance

  • Responsible for clinical care of the sick and injured on the ambulance or ambulance bus (AMBUS).    

  • May function as the clinical officer of the ambulance or AMBUS in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.

  • Responsible for the daily cleaning and stocking of the ambulance or AMBUS.  

  • Responsible for maintaining all necessary education requirements to maintain medical certification to the EMT-P/LP level.

  • Attend all mandatory continuing education classes, or meetings deemed required by the EMS Officers.

  • Clean and perform any and all station duties as requested or required daily. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience and Certifications 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 

  • Must be at least 18 yrs of age at the time of hiring

  • Must be certified by the Texas DSHS as an EMT-P or LP (not in the reciprocity process)

  • Must have or obtain NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800 Courses

  • BLS CPR, ACLS, PALS, ITLS (or similar) 

  • Must be able to sit and stand for 8 hours.

  • Must be willing to work 48 hour shifts.

  • Must be willing to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Must be able to legally drive an emergency vehicle.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must have command of the English language.

  • Able to pass a pre-employment background check

  • Must be able to complete annual protocol and skills testing to skill level

  • Must be able to complete an annual agility test as needed

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Customer service driven attitude

  • Effective communication skills

  • Must possess basic math comprehension

  • Should possess good computer skills; Google G-Suite of applications

  • Type 25-40 wpm

  • Good organizational skills

How to Apply

Submit application letters and résumés via, via email below or drop off/mail to:

Atascocita Fire Department c/o Mary Anne Sokol 18425 Timber Forest Dr.

Humble, TX 77346

Please provide a copy of all verifying documentation (i.e.: driver’s license, certifications, etc.) appropriate to the position

Schedule of Events

Job Posting Closes Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 5pm 

Written, Skills and Interview: Friday, May 17, 2024

Offers will be made by the end of the workday, Monday, May 20th.


New Hire Orientation/Start date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 -Saturday, June 8, 2024, 8am-5pm daily


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Sun Jul, 21 2024 @ 04:00
Nature: Motor Vehicle Accident
Address: East Fm 1960 and Atascocita Shores Dr Atascocita, TX 77346

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Nature: Medical Emergency
City: Atascocita

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