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Starke County Commissioners Broaden EMS Director Search

The Starke County Commissioners have changed the job criteria for the EMS director in order to expand the potential pool of applicants. Previously the county was only considering paramedics for the position. That has now been expanded to allow EMT’s to also apply for the opening. The job will pay between $38,000 and $45,000 per year, depending on experience, and the EMS director will have use of a county vehicle. Keith Emigh has been serving in an interim capacity since Paul Matthewson stepped down in July. The revised job description is posted on the county’s website. The commissioners plan to review resumes when they meet next week and determine how to proceed with hiring a permanent director.