Austin – Travis County EMS Recruiting

We are looking for qualified individuals to join our elite team of medics and help us change the lives of the people we serve. If you’re looking for a lifelong career where you will be encouraged, trained, and supported to practice medicine as a highly-skilled clinician, then this is the place for you. We strive to make a difference by serving the people of our community on their best days, worst days, and all the days in between.

As a provider with Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS), you’ll work in a culturally rich city comprised of unique (some may say “weird”) characteristics and a flourishing population. Like our beautiful city, ATCEMS offers many diverse career opportunities that are specific to this department.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American 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 TTY (512) 974-2445.

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 AIDS, AIDS 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. ADA Office: (512) 974-3256 TDD (512) 974‑3303.


How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, you’ll find the Apply Now button at the top of each page of our website. Be sure you’ve read through the Hiring Process page for information on minimum requirements and how the application process works. 

IMPORTANT: We contact all applicants via email throughout the hiring process. It is recommended that you add iCIMS to your approved/safe sender list to ensure that our emails are properly delivered to your inbox and not marked as spam. Not taking this step may result in not receiving important updates regarding your application. 

Current Hiring Processes

EMS Cadet – Field
Application Status: Applications for our EMS Cadet – February 3rd - March 16th 2020 at 12pm
Structured Oral Interviews: April 6th - 9th & April 14th - 15th
Final Phase Evaluations & Appointments: May 18th - June 11th
Academy Start Date: August 16th 2020

Medic - Field November 2019 Cadet Eligibility List


EMS Cadet – Communications
Application Status: Applications for our EMS Cadet – February 3rd - March 16th 2020 at 12pm

CritiCall: April 3rd
Structured Oral Interviews: April 6th - 9th 
Final Phase Evaluations & Appointments: May 18th - June 11th
Academy Start Date: August 16th 2020 

Medic - Communications November 2019 Cadet Eligibility List

Upcoming Hiring Processes

*At this time we have not confirmed hiring process dates.  Once confirmed we will post the dates here or you can connect with us to be notified via email once we schedule the next hiring process.  

Academy and Field Training

All EMS cadets- both Field and Communications– must attend and graduate from the EMS Academy prior to entering the Field Training Program. Cadets are required to participate in classroom instruction, skills labs, and physical fitness training while attending the Academy.

Graduates will be placed into a Field Training Program in order to be credentialed by the Medical Director to practice independently.  To learn more about the Academy and how best to prepare, visit the Academy page.

Academy and Field Training

Hiring Process

All applicants must submit an online application along with all required supporting documents. Our department hires in cycles, which means that the application is only available when we are actively hiring for an academy class.

Prospective applicants who missed the application window are encouraged to Connect with us to receive email updates on upcoming hiring cycles.  For more information about the entire process, visit the Hiring Process page.   

Medics in the back of ambulance

Pay and Benefits

Austin-Travis County EMS Department offers a competitive salary, health benefits, a 24/72 hour schedule, and other incentives such as paid time off and department-issued uniforms and equipment.

Read about all of our benefits.

Pay & Benefits

Career Paths

After graduating from the Academy and clearing to independent duty, the opportunity for career advancement is possible.

We offer assignments in over 20 specialized teams as well as opportunities to promote up the chain of command.  To read about career opportunities and to learn more about the rank structure, visit our Career Paths page. 

SWAT Medic M. Claro