San Juan Island EMS is seeking an Operations Chief & Training Officer

San Juan Island EMS is looking for an Operations Chief and Training Officer to join our team! All applicants must be a nationally registered EMT, preferably with paramedic credentialling, and have EMS instructional experience. This is a uniformed, full-time, M – Fri, non-union position, with generous benefits and compensation. It reports to the EMS Administrator. Interviews for this position will begin as early as mid-February 2022. This position will remain posted until filled. San Juan Island EMS is a part of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1, an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to

About San Juan Island EMS

San Juan Island EMS is comprised of about fifteen full-time staff members and over twenty-five volunteers. We are a community-based agency and pride ourselves on being part of a small, close-knit district. San Juan Island EMS is the only provider of Advanced Life Support (ALS) services and holds the only licensure for ground emergency medical transport on San Juan Island, as well as the outer islands of Pearl, Brown, Henry, Johns, Stuart, Spieden, and about a dozen smaller islands.

San Juan Island EMS has an Outreach and Community Paramedicine department, which provides CPR and First Aid Classes to the public, car seat installation, and medication management and assistance to house-bound patients. Community Paramedicine regularly partners with other healthcare providers on the island to provide vaccinations, healthcare support, and education.

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About San Juan Island

San Juan Island is part of an archipelago of over 172 islands located off the northwest coast of Washington. It has a population of about 6,800 people and is considered a very rural area. It is only accessible by ferry, which departs from Anacortes, Washington regularly. Many tourists visit the San Juan Islands during the summer; it is the second most visited location in Washington, with Seattle being number one.

The Island is a great place to raise a family; San Juan Island School district is consistently ranked in the top 20% of public school district in Washington and has a very low crime rate. There is a strong sense of community on the island, and it can be hard to go anywhere without seeing people you know.

While San Juan Island is considered rural, it is highly sought-after location to move to because of the natural beauty of the islands and myriad of recreational activities the island offers, including, hiking, boating, aviation, biking, and more. Since remote work was made more popular by the pandemic, many people moved to San Juan Island to escape the urban lifestyle, causing the price of real estate on the island to skyrocket in the past few years. The median home price on San Juan Island in November 2021 was $905,000, making it 49% more expensive than the median home price in Washington state.