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City of Missoula, MT Mobile Crisis Emergency Medical Technician in Missoula, Montana

Mobile Crisis Emergency Medical Technician

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Mobile Crisis Emergency Medical Technician


$24.02 - $26.40 Hourly


Missoula, Montana

Job Type

Regular, Full-Time

Job Number



Fire Department Civilian

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Are you passionate about applying your skills and background to have an impact in the community? Missoula Fire Department is seeking a team member to join the Mobile Support Team as a Crisis Emergency Medical Technician This position will respond to mental health/behavioral health crisis, medical emergencies, welfare checks, and public services throughout the Missoula community.

Details: Priority screening will begin onTuesday, July 30, 2024 . It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

To Apply: A ll applicants must submit the City of Missoula application.

Resumes will not be reviewed. All details should be entered on the application.

** The full range for the Code Compliance Coordinator I position is $24.02 - $27.98/hour and will increase each year for longevity and cost of living adjustments.

Essential Functions

  • Perform a variety of emergency medical services, including patient assessment, CPR/AED, emergency first aid, immobilizing and intubate patients, intravenous feeds, administer heart medications, attach heart monitors, etc.

  • Communicate with various co-response agencies and stakeholders, including law enforcement, fire, EMS, etc., to maintain continuum of care for those with mental illness.

  • Provide support to the clinician with crisis de-escalation, including maintaining situational awareness to ensure safety of the team, dispatch other responders, and assist with de-escalation, when appropriate.

  • Assist with preventing crisis through welfare checks and public services.

  • Provide support with educating various agencies on behavioral health crisis response.

  • Perform preventive vehicle maintenance; cleans vans and office/living quarters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of first aid, CPR, and other emergency medical assistance techniques, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of emergency medical equipment and supplies.

  • Skill in understanding and following oral and written instructions, policies, and procedures, without immediate supervision.

  • Skill in safely operating various tools, equipment, and computer systems related to emergency services, with the ability to learn job specific applications, databases, and equipment.

  • Skill in negotiating and communicating, in person and writing, with the proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals.

  • Skill in professionally and sensitively serving distressed citizens.

  • Ability to safely operate emergency vehicles on roadways with high traffic and other dangerous conditions.

  • Ability to problem-solve and resolve conflicts with facilitating outcomes while maintaining a calm demeanor.

  • Ability to maintain and exhibit integrity and discretion in handling the confidential and sensitive information of medical records.

  • Ability to learn street names and locations throughout the Missoula community, and surrounding areas.

  • Ability to learn departmental and City of Missoula policies, practices, and procedures, including Mobile Support Team and Partnership Health Center.

Working Conditions:

  • Position requires the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. or less.

  • Duties involve significant contact with people in emergency situations, which require situational awareness to ensure safety.

  • Work environment may involve occasional exposure to unavoidable seasonal weather, uneven and steep terrain, occupational hazards, biohazards, and physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

  • Position requires holdovers when on shift or engaged in a call.

Qualifications and Additional Application Materials

  • Must possess current national registration card for EMT-Basic certification.

  • Must have a valid Montana driver’s license with a verified acceptable driving record, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

  • Must complete Academy for Crisis Intervention Team and Mental Health First Aid within one (1) year and the written/practical de-escalation and crisis response tests by end of probationary period.

This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Missoula will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Market-Competitive Salary

  • Work/life balance, including the possibility of flexible schedules and remote work opportunities

  • $0 premium for health and dental coverage for employees and affordable premiums for family coverage

  • $10,000 Employer-sponsored Accidental Death and Dismemberment Life Insurance Policy

  • Options for supplemental life, disability, critical illness, and accident

  • Constitutionally guaranteed retirement plan ( with the City contributing 8.77% of salary on your behalf and the ability to contribute to a supplemental deferred compensation program

  • Generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays

  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts

  • The City of Missoula may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Look here ( to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Additional benefits package information is available here ( .


Do you have any experience with Mental Health Crisis response? If yes, please describe.


Do you have any additional training or experience in crisis work/response? ie..Trauma informed, CIT, Metal Health, First Aid, etc. If yes, please describe your experience.

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City of Missoula


435 Ryman Street

Human Resources

Missoula, Montana, 59802





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