GTMESA part-time firefighters are essential members of the GTMESA emergency services team. Their dedication and commitment are integral to our ability to provide the very best service to those who need our help. In return, they receive career training and experience in Fire, EMS and other technical areas, hourly compensation, and the greatest benefit of all — the satisfaction derived from serving the community and helping those in need. Part-time employees receive limited benefits. We do not have volunteer firefighter or paid-on-call firefighter positions.
- Should live within reasonable driving range of the GTMESA’s District (East Bay Township, Acme Township, Garfield Township, or City of Traverse)
- Must meet the requirements stated in the job description.
Full-time GTMESA firefighters work a 48/96 schedule where they work a 48-hour shift and then have the next 96-hours off duty. They work in shifts and are assigned to a group of firefighters that is led by a Captain and two Lieutenants (Red Shift, Green Shift, Blue Shift). Overtime shifts are often readily available.
Part-time GTMESA firefighters are able to work as regular 24-hour firefighters. Part-time firefighters agree to work at least 24 hours a month.
To be considered for a GTMESA Firefighter position, you must:
All Firefighters must be certified in the following areas (or obtain certification while employed):
- Firefighter I & II Certification
- Hazmat Operations
- Emergency Medical Responder (Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) preferred)
- Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) Certification
- Other certifications as deemed necessary for optional job duties
Applicants that do not meet the above qualifications may be considered for employment as Probationary Candidates (PC).
We do offer select PC the opportunity to attend Northwest Regional Fire Training Center (RTC) and be sponsored by GTMESA. For information regarding Firefighter I and Firefighter II Certification, please visit the RTC website. To be considered for sponsorship into the RTC programs, applicants must comply with all other pre-employment qualifications as stated here and commit to an employment agreement with GTMESA. If interested in becoming a PC and commit to obtaining Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification, please apply online for consideration. The candidate selection window is open March through September of each calendar year for the fall Firefighter I and Firefighter II Certification. Medical licensure may also be obtained as a PC via similar circumstances.
Please apply online. No persons shall be considered for any type of employment without submitting an application.