Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H1009 / EMS Educator
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides instruction for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy educational offerings, and participates in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Participates in related projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participates in the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of EMS educational program offerings.
  2. Prepares and delivers instruction either at the EMS Academy or off-site, as needed; supervises the activities of course participants during instructional time.
  3. Evaluates learner performance, provides feedback, and develops learner remediation plans.
  4. Fulfills EMS educational program administrative requirements, to include calculation and submission of grades, maintenance of program, course, and student/participant records, and preparation and submission of data and reports.
  5. Participates in continuing professional development programs as appropriate.
  6. Adheres to established University and departmental policies and procedures and relevant quality and safety standards.
  7. Participates in activities that promote the EMS Academy, to include student recruiting, and program marketing events, as appropriate.
  8. May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED and successful completion of an EMS Academy-approved EMS instructor course and teaching internship, or equivalent; at least 3 years of EMS experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure NM licensure as EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of EMS theory, practice, and trends.
  • Knowledge of current EMS curricular content and education standards.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
  • Ability to adapt EMS curricula to reflect State requirements, local needs, and national trends.
  • Knowledge of the delivery of emergency medical services in the State of New Mexico
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated teaching and educational facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of competency-based education principles and methods.
  • Ability to assess student performance and progress and to provide appropriate feedback.
  • Ability to promote higher-order thinking and problem-solving among educational participants.
  • Ability to adhere to established standards for educational quality.
  • Ability to maintain complete, accurate educational records.
  • Knowledge of EMS educational program accreditation processes and standards.
  • Knowledge of State of New Mexico EMS Bureau rules and regulations.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) use or creation of lesson plans and evaluation tools based on curriculum learning objectives; b) establishment of effective learning environments for adult learners; c) delivery of both didactic and laboratory instruction; d) planning and coordination of training and educational activities; e) interpretation of and response to the needs of EMS provider agencies throughout the State of New Mexico.

Conditions of Employment

  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Ability to obtain and retain Kirtland Air Force Base personal vehicle pass.
  • Successful completion of criminal background check may be requirement for specific positions in this classification.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work involves light exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017