Employment Opportunities

Full Time Employment Opportunities


The Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority is currently not accepting applications for the full-time fighter position.  Please check back later.

Residency Program

Our residency program is currently filled, we are not accepting applications right now.  Please check back later.

Part Time Employment Opportunities

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The Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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” Thank you for your interest in joining one of the fastest growing and proactive fire departments in the State of Michigan. Firefighting is a challenging, yet highly rewarding endeavor. If you are motivated by the opportunities offered here and believe you can meet the challenges, we highly encourage you to apply.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact myself, Chief Parker or Asst. Chief Apostal. Thank you for your time. ”

Tony Posey
Station Captain

Part Time Firefighters

The Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority 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.

Time Commitment

GTMESA part time firefighters are required to make a substantial time commitment. They must be certified in the following areas within (1) one year from date of hire:

    • Firefighter I & II Certification – 6 months
    • Hazmat Operations – 2 weekends
    • Medical First Responder – 6 weeks

There are other certifications for our part time firefighters, however they are not initially required, and are dependent upon your function within the department.


To be considered for a GTMESA part time firefighter positions, you must:

    • Be 18 years of age, or older
    • High School Diploma
    • Live within range of the Metro District (East Bay Township, Acme Township or Garfield Township or City of Traverse)
    • Have a clear driving record
    • Be in good physical condition & Drug Free
    • Be able to take orders and follow directions

Application Process

You must complete and return a GTMESA application to the Administrative Office located at 897 Parsons Road. Upon receiving your application you will then be scheduled for an interview with the Fire Chief and / or Station Captain. upon successful completion of this process, a background investigation will be done, and the candidate will be asked to take a physical examination paid for by the department. Once passed and completed, you will then be assigned to a fire station, and issued the required protective equipment.

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