EMS Employment


Cabarrus EMS is a progressive emergency services organization employing 132 full and part time EMS personnel. Vacancies are posted with Human Resources and typically announced on NC Office of EMS.

Advantages of a career with Cabarrus County EMS include:

  • competitive pay
  • 12-hour shift model with time and 1/2 overtime
  • holiday time accrual
  • vacation and sick leave
  • educational leave with reimbursement of tuition for approved job related courses
  • paid comprehensive continuing education program
  • retirement package
  • 401k with employer contributions
  • deferred compensation plans available
  • insurance available for employee, spouse and family plans are available
  • county health clinic
  • county fitness center
  • dental insurance available
  • employee assistance program
  • paid membership in North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS
  • comprehensive patient care protocols
  • state of the art equipment
  • strong support from hospital and county management
  • ambulances replaced frequently to maintain new fleet
  • one of the best average response times in the state
  • specialty teams
  • county owned and operated service since 1973
  • degrees and/or national registry certification encouraged
  • Paramedic grade program (Paramedic, Senior Paramedic, Master Paramedic)
  • Award winning service

Available Resources

Did you know that there are excellent mapping and identification resources readily available on the Internet?

Did you know that Cabarrus County has information available locally regarding Flood Insurance Rate Maps, rules for building in the floodplain and protecting property from flood damage?

Here are some local resources and where to find them:

  • Adopted FEMA FIRMs are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center (65 Church St. S., Concord) in the Planning and Development Department during normal business hours.
  • Publications related to flooding, construction and living near rivers, streams and floodplains are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center. The Cabarrus County Library Concord Branch also has materials available for check out.
  • FEMA elevation certificates for buildings constructed in the floodplain (in unincorporated Cabarrus County) are available in the Planning and Development Department for review during normal business hours.
  • The North Carolina Building Code,which regulates local construction, incorporates flood-resistant standards for residential and commercial development.  
  • Cabarrus County Planning and Zoning staff can assist you with property inquiries.
  • Cabarrus County Construction Standards staff can help you with questions about the building code and technical construction standards.

Additional tips and resources

Ways to stay informed about weather that may cause flooding: 

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