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Employment Opportunities

Paid Call Fire Fighter Position

The Farmington Hills Fire Department relies on a dedicated core of paid-on-call firefighters (paid volunteers) to work with its career firefighters to provide emergency services in the community. The City has five fire stations. Paid-on-call fire fighters are assigned to one of four satellite stations and may have the option of working part-time shifts at the centrally located headquarters station. The Department recruits throughout the year for paid-on-call firefighters.

If you are interested in serving your community in an exciting and rewarding way, consider applying to become a paid-on-call firefighter in Farmington Hills.

Paid-on-Call Recruit Flyer
 

Minimum Qualifications

  • United States Citizen.
  • Minimum Age of 18.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan Drivers License.
  • No felony convictions or criminal history.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of a Firefighter.

 Basic Responsibilities:

  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls as required.
  • Attend all required training.
  • Must possess or obtain Firefighter I & II Certification (within first year of service).
  • Must possess or obtain Hazardous Material Awareness (within first year of service).
  • Must possess or obtain Basic Emergency Medical Technician License (within first year of service).  

Employment Application Process

  • Candidate must complete a City of Farmington Hills Employment Application, Fire Department Supplemental Application and Physician Clearance form.
  • Applications are kept on file by the Fire Department for one year.
  • Applications are reviewed when a need exists to hire new recruits.
  • Candidates are contacted and scheduled for interview and agility test.
  • A candidate's background is investigated, including criminal and driving history.
  • Candidates are interviewed by the Fire Chief.
  • Conditional offer of employment is made pending the results of a physical examination and drug test.
Contact: For more information or to ask questions, please contact Fire Department Headquarters at (248) 871-2800. 
 
The City of Farmington Hills and the Farmington Hills Fire Department accepts employment applications for posted vacancies only. Resumes or other documents submitted to the City or Department without reference to a specific job vacancy will not be accepted or retained, and the submitting individual will not be considered as having applied for any position.

Unsolicited applications, resumes, letters of interest or other such paperwork submitted for positions which are not vacant will not be retained by the City.

Career Fire Fighter

The City of Farmington Hills and the Farmington Hills Fire Department accepts employment applications for posted vacancies only. Resumes or other documents submitted to the City or Department without reference to a specific job vacancy will not be accepted or retained, and the submitting individual will not be considered as having applied for any position.

Unsolicited applications, resumes, letters of interest or other such paperwork submitted for positions which are not vacant will not be retained by the City.
The City of Farmington Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions will be considered without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Candidates for Career Fire Fighter positions must submit a City of Farmington Hills application when requested by the Administration of the Farmington Hills Fire Department after completing the Council of Western Wayne (CWW) written examination and candidate physical agility test (CPAT). Resumes or other supportive documents may be attached to a properly completed application.

Applications properly submitted to the City, consistent with this policy, will be considered until the open position applied for is filled or until the passing of the posted cutoff date.
 

Pre-employment standards for Career Fire Fighter:

  1. Firefighter with senior citizenWhen requested by the Administration of the Farmington Hills Fire Department after completing the Council of Western Wayne (CWW) written examination and candidate physical agility test (CPAT), file a properly completed application, which is acceptable to the City of Farmington Hills, and provide satisfactory responses to requests for additional information.
  2. Not less than 18 years of age.
  3. Citizen of the United States.
  4. Possess a high school diploma.
  5. Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  6. Have no more than two hazardous traffic violations in the preceding five years, or a total of no more than four points on or after the date of application. The accident history, regardless of fault, will be considered in the appraisal of the applicant’s overall driving skills and, therefore, eligibility.
  7. Have no prior felony convictions.
  8. Have no misdemeanor charges or convictions within five years of the date of application. All misdemeanor charges and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility of the applicant.
  9. Be free from physical defects, diseases or conditions which may impair ability to perform job requirements.
  10. Be free from mental/emotional instabilities which may impair ability to perform job requirements.
  11. Be free from any impediment of the senses, physically sound and in possession of extremities.
  12. Pass a psychological examination administered at the direction of the department.
  13. Pass all phases of a physical-medical examination, conducted by a licensed health care professional of the department’s choosing.
  14. Pass a drug test, checking for the presence of illicit controlled substances.
  15. Pass the CWW written examination, attaining at least a minimal acceptable score, as determined by the department.
  16. Pass the department’s Oral Review Board. Possess good moral character, as determined by a background investigation.
  17. Pass a background investigation.
  18. Pass a fingerprint check.
  19. An interview with the Fire Chief and staff will be conducted, the results of which will be considered in the applicant’s overall suitability for employment.
  20. Pass a City Manager's interview.

Hiring Process for Career Fire Fighter:

  • CWW written examination & CPAT, completed by the date specified in the job posting.
  • When requested by the Administration of the Farmington Hills Fire Department, file a properly completed application, which is acceptable to the City of Farmington Hills, and provide satisfactory responses to requests for additional information.
  • Documentation of the following; FFI/II and Hazardous Materials Operations certification. Michigan or National Registry licensed Paramedic. Documents must accompany the completed application.
  • Oral Review Board.
  • Background investigation.
  • Interview with Fire Chief and staff.
  • City Manager interview.
  • Conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical-physical examination.
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Appointment to position.
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