Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting


Please read this carefully. This document outlines the information that you will be expected to provide and the expectations of our hiring team.

Instructor Candidates Wanted

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in Sergeant Rescue. Attached you will find a copy of the position description with a list of requested application information for the position of Instructor with Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting (SRTC).

When organizing your resume, please emphasize and highlight the following areas:

  1. Your level of medical, SAR, CPR and wilderness medical training
  2. Your patient care experience. Please elaborate so that we may understand the scope of your experiences (estimated number of patients, pre-hospital versus wilderness patient care, distance of evacuations, etc.).
  3. Your wilderness experience, both personal and professional.
  4. Your teaching experience, both outdoors and classroom.

Your projected availability to teach. Please try to be specific regarding blocks of time and times of the year. Sergeant Rescue expects an average annual commitment of 20 teaching days from new instructors. Those teaching days will be scheduled as courses are available or as you schedule courses.
Your home location. Priority will be given to applicants who are located in regions where Sergeant Rescue has the greatest need in any given year.

Applications are requested as the need arises. We will review applications and conduct phone interviews with the most qualified candidates. Invitations to conduct your teaching interviews will be issued to those that make it through the interview process, reference checks, and background checks.

We look forward to welcoming some of you onto our team of pre-hospital medicine educators. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.


Jason Tartalone NRP, WP-C, FAWM, FEWM
Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting
(814) 271-0800



Sergeant Rescue Instructors teach courses ranging in length from one to forteen days on a year-round basis. Our new staffing plans are looking to be regionally centered. However, instructors may be expected to teach throughout the United States. Teaching days vary from 8 - 12 hours and may include evenings and nights depending on the course needs. Sergeant Rescue is asking it’s new instructors to commit to at least 20 days of teaching per year for a minimum of 3 years. This will include a mix of evening classes, one, two, three, and ten-day courses. Once you are complete with the required interview process you may also begin to branch out into some of the other aspects of SRTC’s training areas and collect further instructor rating to teach other courses. You can begin to train and become certified to teach our NASAR courses and possibly some of our wilderness rescue programs, tactical courses, etc.

Responsibilities and Travel Opportunities

The life of a SRTC instructor includes traveling long distances to course locations and dealing with a variety of living situations. In addition to providing outstanding and thorough lectures on medical topics and supervising students' hands-on learning, your responsibilities will also may include collecting and keeping accurate paperwork, collaborating with course sponsors, managing challenges and overseeing course equipment.

In addition to meeting the basic qualifications, SRTC instructors are expected to have excellent interpersonal skills, to be very professional, and to be great storytellers. A great sense of humor, including the ability to laugh at oneself, is highly encouraged as well. The more personality you can put into your teaching, the more likely the students will retain what you are telling them. We also expect our instructors to constantly improve their techniques. Instructors are evaluated annually to aid in this improvement process. 



  1. Current EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN, NP, CRNA, PA-C, DO, MD. 
  2. Current Wilderness EMT or Wilderness First Responder (or RN, PA, MD or similar training with current WFR) preferred. 
  3. Professional level CPR certification is required.

Medical Background & Patient Care:

  1. Significant patient contact experience preferred – successful instructors have cared for a wide range of patients.
  2. This might be demonstrated through involvement with an ambulance service, ski patrol, as a military medic, work in an emergency room, critical care services, with a SAR organization or significant patient care provided in backcountry environments.

Outdoor Background:

  1. Teaching experience with adult and teenage learners. Specifically in an outdoor education setting or classroom.
  2. Experience teaching emergency medicine and pre-hospital care preferred.
  3. Experience in backcountry areas, and familiarity with outdoor hazards with outdoor sports.


  1. Since our courses are run primarily in the US, applicants must be able to read, write, comprehend and speak fluent English.
  2. Applicants must have reliable personal transportation and a good driving record.
  3. Part of the responsibility is transporting gear between courses, so a vehicle with some cargo space is preferred.
  4. Must actively check email - All class availability requests will be sent via email, as well as most other pertinent company information. 


  1. Instructors: $20-$30 per hour.   Lead Instructors: $30-$50 per hour
  2. Salary increases are based on performance, number of classes taught, and feedback received from student critiques.
  3. Bonuses offered based on class size and other factors.
  4. Ability to increase instructor rating and receive free training.
  5. Travel covered at the GSA Mileage Rate.
  6. Lodging provided by SRTC. (Excludes classes where you must bring camping gear.)
  7. Opportunity for International Travel. 



Does becoming an instructor and taking the SRTC Instructor Training Course (ITC) certify me to teach courses on my own?

  1. Sort of. The goal of the ITC is to increase the number of instructors working for Sergeant Rescue. However, we encourage our instructor staff to seek out host agencies, offer classes in their area, and or market our courses with new clients. All classes however, will be scheduled and approved by SRTC management staff.

Will I be required to do any annual training with SRTC to maintain my instructor status?

  1. Yes. You will be required to complete online tasks, quizzes, and attend webinars to continue to develop your skills. You will also get the opportunity to provide feedback about course materials, course scenarios, and to be updated when course materials change or are updated.

How many spots are available in the ITC?

  1. We will offer spots to the number of qualified candidates to whom we feel meet our core values and that we feel will best fit in with the team. We will also increase the number of seats as the demand for courses increases.

Can I host a ITC at my location?

  1. No. We conduct the ITCs here in State College, PA so that we can ensure that we are producing highly trained and qualified instructors. We have extremely high expectations for our courses and our instructors. Therefore, we have a hand picked cadre that will be providing any, and all, or our ITC programs.

Instructor Training Course Application Process

Complete the online application. After which you will receive several documents and possibly be asked to provide additional documentation.

 The application package must include:

  1. A cover letter describing yourself, why you strive to teach for Sergeant Rescue, your anticipated home base, and your teaching availability.
  2. A current resume that includes: Name, address, phone #, email, Recent photograph of yourself (Passport style preferred) Education, Teaching experience, Past work experience.
  3. Five references who can comment on your teaching abilities.
  4. Copies of all medical degrees, CPR certifications, Current WEMT or WFR card, any and all Rescue or applicable certification cards.

Following an application review, qualified applicants receive a phone or virtual interview. Offers to attend the SRTC Instructor Training Course (ITC) will be made to the most suitable applicants after interviews are completed. Employment contracts are extended to ITC participants who pass the ITC and are ready to be hired at the end of the ITC. Ongoing evaluations occur after each course contract to evaluate your continued employment.

Online preliminary application

Now that you have read the above descriptions and letter, and you are still interested in joining our team. Please fill out the below online application to begin your application process to join our team. Please upload your completed Resume, Photo, and certifications where indicated. Please scan your certification into a single file.