Deputy Medical Director

Austin, TX

Posting TitleDeputy Medical Director
Job Requisition NumberCOA091683
Position Number113202
Job TypeFull-Time
Division NameOffice of the Chf Medical Ofcr
Minimum Qualifications
    • Graduation from a college or university accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education through the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges, with a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree and completion of an approved EMS Fellowship or Board eligible for sub-specialty in Emergency Medical Services.


Licenses or Certifications:
  • Texas Licensed Physician or Osteopath (or ability to obtain within 180 days of employment) Board Certification in Emergency Medicine.
  • Texas Class C Operator’s License.
  • Must be able to obtain a Texas driver license within sixty (60) days of employment.
Physical Requirements:
  • Position involves working primarily in an office environment, but will require some work outside of the office setting, which includes exposure to heat, dust, cold, and other potentially extreme weather conditions.
  • Position requires ability to operate keyboard-based computer equipment, copy machines, various office and medical equipment and drive a vehicle.
Notes to Applicants

To view the detailed recruitment profile for this position, please click here.

To view the City of Austin recruitment video, please click here.

Working with the Austin/Travis County EMS Department provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities, and more. Please click HERE for more information.

Regarding Your Application:
  • A detailed and complete Employment Application is required.
  • A Resume and Cover Letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application.
  • Employment history dates must include month and year.
  • This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI).
  • To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by June 7, 2024. To apply, candidates must complete this online application. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration.
  • This position is subject to the Texas Open Records Act.
Pay Range

$210,000 to $220,000
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday
*Additional hours will be required on evening, weekends, and holidays per business need.
Job Close Date 
Type of PostingExternal
DepartmentEmergency Medical Services
Grant Funded or Pooled PositionNot Applicable
Location15 Waller Street, Austin TX 78702
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate should a self-motivated, autonomous leader who is team oriented and possess excellent interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate should be goal oriented and embrace the spirit of inclusion.

The following core competencies are important for this role:

  • Exceptional Leadership – A cohesive leader who has sharp problem-solving skills with the ability to build quality interpersonal relationships throughout the City with diverse communities.
  • Communicates Effectively with an Equity Mindset – Ability to manage diversity, understand inclusion, and work with diverse communities and populations to build constructive and effective relationships, and convey and receive information.
  • Administration Skills – Proven ability to lead and manage a diverse team within a dynamic environment while remaining compliant and transparent.
  • Customer-Focused – Strives to deliver high-quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspectives of both our internal and external stakeholders.
  • Community Collaborator – Has experience presenting complex strategies to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that may include public outreach, City Council updates, and program implementation.
  • Agility– Ability to effectively manage and guide those changes through significant challenges.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
    1. Serves as a physician resource for the City of Austin/Travis County EMS System.
    2. Provides direct medical control, field clinical care delivery, and development and implementation of patient-focused programs.
    3. Responds to emergency calls as needed.
    4. Performs clinical review of care provided identified by random review or specific inquiry or complaint.
    5. Develops, reviews, validates, and implements clinical policies, procedures and operating guidelines.
    6. Credentials system providers and assists in oversight of all system accreditation.
    7. Develops and delivers educational programs for all specialty areas and organizations.
    8. Participates in system-wide meetings.
    9. Facilitates and mediates inter-organizational conflicts.
    10. Participates in dialogue with partners in the medical community to explore innovative programs focused on patient care and alternative delivery of appropriate medical care.
    11. Supports and participates in system-wide scientific research projects.


Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • None.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other agencies and departments.
  • Skill in the application of supervisory and management practices.
  • Ability to utilize effective problem solving, build a sense of team, lead teams, and communicate effectively with coworkers, direct supervisor, other medical agency professionals, and the general public.
  • Ability to educate, mentor and coach employees in a variety of styles and environments.
  • Ability to make effective presentations to internal and external medical staff and prepare documents and papers of publication quality.
  • Ability to direct/guide individual and team performance in a direction consistent with OCMO mission, vision and values.
  • Ability to perform the skills and procedures essential to providing patient care.
  • Ability to provide data oversight/interpretation/reporting as appropriate for performance improvement purposes.
Criminal Background InvestigationThis position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDSAIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee withinthe department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.
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