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Putnam County

Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves overall responsibility for directing and coordinating the planning, organization, administration and evaluation of effectiveness of all training courses conducted at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services Training and Operations Center. Responsibilities include overseeing all courses to ensure program continuity and that all course objectives are met. Additional duties include ensuring that course content and instruction is in accordance with any appropriate New York State guidelines and protocols. Work is performed under general supervision of the Director of Emergency Medical Services. Supervision is provided to lower level employees such as Certified Lab Instructors and Skills Evaluators. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (illustrative only)

  • Administrates all training courses and classes, including scheduling of classes, training sessions, supplemental courses, etc., scheduling of teaching facilities for classes, instructor assignments, and instructor training, in accordance with appropriate New York State requirements or guidelines;
  • Ensures that course content is in compliance with New York State requirements, guidelines and protocols, as well as incorporating local concerns and issues;
  • Oversees preparation and development of course content for general or specialized training courses, including lesson plans and teaching aids, such as training handbooks, demonstration models and multimedia visual aids, to achieve established instructional goals;
  • Oversees inventory maintenance of EMS training equipment and supplies required for training courses;
  • Oversees proper maintenance of archival course and trainee records according to New York State requirements and guidelines;
  • Submits all funding requests to appropriate sponsor or funding source, as directed;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS  Good knowledge of general and specific subject matter, including theory, techniques and applicable laws, rules and regulations, of various emergency services areas of training, such as fire prevention and safety, firefighting, emergency medical services, disaster services, arson, hazardous materials control, emergency communications, etc.; good knowledge of operation of specialized equipment utilized in emergency services; good knowledge of the effectiveness of various training methodologies and motivational techniques; ability to develop training programs incorporating different teaching approaches and meeting specific instructional needs; ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


An acceptable level of education and experience as determined to be appropriate by the appointing authority.


  1. Possession and maintenance of a valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Defib) Certification issued by New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. EMT Certification must be current and have been held for a minimum of two (2) years.
  2. Possession and maintenance of a valid Certified Instructor Coordinator (CIC) certification issued by New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. CIC Certification must be current and have been held for a minimum of two (2) years.

NOTE: Any verified evidence of certifications, such as letters from a NYS agency or records of course completion, will be acceptable to meet all the above special requirements.


7/06; 1/09

Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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