Emergency Vehicle Operator

Job Description


Assists Emergency Medical Technicians in providing life support and transport of sick and injured persons in and out of hospital settings. Provides EVO-level emergency medical care to patients. Operates ambulance and maintains a good working relationship with all customer groups and agencies.

  • Works closely with the on-duty Supervisor and Communications to provide supplies to field crews and to decontaminate ambulances.
  • Operates an ambulance and transports patients; operates non-emergency vehicles
  • Operates and monitors emergency medical equipment per EVO protocols
  • Communicates with MEMS’ Communication center and other agencies while in transport or while responding to calls
  • Timely completes all required documentation with appropriate and accurate information
  • Adheres to all operating and safety policies and procedures.
  • Fogs and decontaminates emergency vehicles
  • Provides supplies such as PPE, food, and equipment to field crews
  • Assists in maintaining supplies and equipment as well as general upkeep and cleaning of ambulances


  • Arkansas driver’s license with motor vehicle record that meets insurance carrier standards
  • Two years driving experience
  • Knowledge of MEMS’s service area and the ability to read and comprehend maps and directions
  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively in person and over the telephone and radio
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to remain calm during stressful situations
  • Ability to present a caring and professional image
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR and AR EVO certificate: MEMS provides fully paid training in emergency medical response and CPR. Employees must successfully complete the classroom and hands-on training to include passing written exams and demonstrating required skills.

Primary schedules include 10-hour and 12-hour shifts.

  • Frequently lifts 110+ pounds.  Carrying and lifting stretchers with and without patients.
  • Pushing, pulling and carrying various medical equipment, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, bending, twisting, lifting, walking, running.
  • Driving, using 2-way radio and other devices.
  • Ability to work outdoors in wet, dry, hot, and cold (even below freezing) weather
  • Respirator use may be required on occasion.
  • Hearing by audiometric testing that demonstrates no worse than a moderate loss of hearing in one ear or no more than a mild loss of hearing in both ears.
  • Requires corrected or uncorrected vision 20/20 in each eye & with both eyes together.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Arkansas driver’s license and acceptable driving record, as defined by MEMS' insurance carrier.
  • Minimum age of 19.
  • Must be physically fit based; pre-employment physical is required.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.


EVO Training consists of 2 Weeks of in class instruction that will lead to your certification as an Emergency Vehicle Operator.


EVOs will work out of the MEMS Headquarters.

Starting pay for an EVO is $28,000, paid on an hourly basis.


Medical Insurance: Employee only coverage starts at $24 per pay period.

Dental and Vision: MEMS pays 100% of employee only premium.

Retirement Plan: 401(a) and 457 Plans with generous match.

Life Insurance: $50,000 basic life policy at no cost.

Disability Insurance: Long-term disability coverage paid by MEMS.

Other available benefits:

  • Uniform allowance
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Supplemental life insurance and short-term disability insurance at group rates

Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services
1121 W 7th Street Little Rock, AR 72201



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