Application Process

Sun Prairie EMS Application Process

Job posting announcement

When a job opportunity becomes available, the City of Sun Prairie will post the opportunity on its own website as well as on various regional and industry-specific websites. Job opportunity announcements may also be made through professional associations. Applicants must complete the official application via the City’s website at

Applications reviewed

The EMS Department reviews all applications that are submitted before the deadline and that meet the requirements set forth in the job posting announcement. Applicants must validate their eligibility by including copies of all required credentials as well as preferred credentials as appropriate (refer to the Minimum Qualifications tab on the left-hand side of this screen).

Invitation to assess

Select applicants will be invited to complete an assessment process

  • Written test of paramedic knowledge
    Candidates will complete a written test of general paramedic knowledge. The test will cover topics of general paramedic knowledge with which all paramedics should be familiar.
  • Evaluation of paramedic skills
    Candidates will participate in a hands-on scenario of a fictional incident using a manikin and common EMS equipment. Skill competency will be demonstrated through hands-on use of EMS equipment following National Registry guidelines.
  • Panel interview
    Candidates will be provided the opportunity to showcase themselves and demonstrate their aptitudes and attitudes in an interview with a panel of paramedics and management.
  • Chief’s Interview
    The EMS Chief may occasionally provide candidates with the opportunity to interview with them personally.

Notification of results

The City will notify all candidates of the results of their assessment process

  • Position offered
    The highest performing candidates may be offered the opportunity to begin working for Sun Prairie EMS at the next orientation date.
  • Eligibility list
    Candidates who perform well in the assessment process, but do not advance in the current hiring process may be added to an eligibility list for future openings as they arise. 
  • With appreciation
    Some candidates will be thanked for their interest and participation.  They may not be afforded further consideration at the current hiring process but may be invited to apply again in the future.

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