SALARY – Pay Range – $21.04/hr. (43,758.52/yr.) to $27.10/hr. (56,365.36/yr.)

The City of Muskegon Heights is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Full Time Fire Fighter.

The City of Muskegon Heights is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Full-Time Fire Fighter.  This employee does fire fighting work in the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires.  A fire fighter is responsible for rapid and efficient performance on specialized equipment under emergency conditions.  Although fire fighting, including equipment operation is most important to the work of the fire fighter, a large portion of their time is spent preparing to combat fires and maintaining fire station property and equipment.    Work is normally performed under close supervision and specific work assignments are given by a superior officer both in fighting fires and at the station.  A fire fighter is subject to call at any time in case of emergencies.  May be required to perform fire code and safety inspections.   Performs all other related work as required or assigned.


  1. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED 
  2. State of Michigan Firefighter Level I & II Certification
  3. Valid Michigan Medical First Responder License (or Michigan Emergency Medical Technician License) 
  4. Current CPR and AED training
  5. FFTC Drivers Training Certification
  6. Valid Michigan driver’s license
  7. Experience in structural firefighting.

Applicants must successfully complete:

  1. Written examination 
  2. Candidate Physical Ability Test (valid CPAT within six (6) months of application)
  3. Oral interview
  4. Physical examination (including alcohol/drug screen) 
  5. Comprehensive background investigation 

Please print, fill out and return the attached city application with the requested certifications.


Fire Department Employment Application(rev 2018)

Download August 1, 2017

Please send applications to:
City of Muskegon Heights, Attention: City Manager’s Office, 2724 Peck Street, Muskegon
Heights, MI 49444 no later than 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
(application available on city’s website at
Resumes submitted without an application will not be considered. Posted: Monday February 8, 2020 Application Deadline: February 26, 2020 The City of Muskegon Heights Does Not Discriminate Against Anyone Because of Ancestry, National Origin, Place of Birth, Sex, Age, religion, Creed, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Weight or Height.