Starke County EMS Director Keith Emigh has the blessing of the county commissioners to revise a job description within the ambulance service to create an EMS 2 position. That person’s job responsibilities will include hiring and training new staff, oversight of all medics and handling many of the day-to-day operational duties of the service. He or she will report directly to Emigh, who told the county commissioners the new position will ease his workload considerably. The position was posted earlier this week, and Emigh will interview the candidates and do the hiring. He did need the commissioners’ approval of the revised job description.
They also completed his 90-day performance review and gave him the $1,000 pay raise promised when he accepted the director position. The commissioners praised the job he is doing and asked that he provide them written monthly reports similar to those the county highway superintendent shares.