Fire · Marquette, Michigan
Department Fire
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation 15.57 Hourly

The City of Marquette is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter for the Spring of 2022. We are looking to fill two positions.  Applicants must be Fire Fighter I and II certified and EMT basic with paramedic is preferred. This is an ALS non-transporting agency. The starting compensation for a probationary Firefighter ranges from $45,000 to $55,000 per year depending on experience, plus a generous benefit package. The City of Marquette participates in Michigan Act 88 that allows for a combined service retirement. Applications and a job description are available online at   Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled. EOE

POSITION TITLE:              Firefighter


DEPARTMENT:                  Fire


EFFECTIVE DATE:            March 1, 2021    





Respond and participate in fire prevention and suppression, medical emergencies, rescue and other emergencies; routine maintenance of fire halls and equipment and other related duties.




Work is performed under the direct supervision of the shift Battalion Chief, Captain, or Lieutenant.



An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following specific or related duties:


  1. Respond to fire and other emergency incidents in a safe and timely manner. Perform rescues, fight fires, and conserve property.  Perform other emergency tasks as ordered for the mitigation of other emergency situations.


  1. Inspect, maintain, clean, and repair firefighting equipment, buildings, and real property under the care of the City of Marquette Fire Department. Designated firefighters trained to specialized levels may be required to perform more specialized maintenance on specific equipment.


  1. Respond to emergency incidents on callbacks and perform emergency tasks as directed by the Incident Commander.


  1. Operate manual and motorized ground equipment and specialized power rescue tools in emergency and in training situations. Operate advanced life support equipment to the paramedic level.


  1. Participate in fire prevention activities, including but not limited to schools, target populations, the business and professional community, and the public at large.


  1. Participate in informal and pre-incident inspections about the City.


  1. Train and occasionally deliver training in efficient and up-to-date fire/rescue methods, both hands-on and through visual/print media. Once certified, maintain fire/rescue proficiency to NFPA Firefighter II standards, and paramedic license, including all attendant certifications without lapse.


  1. May be assigned special projects through the chain of command and under the supervision of the immediate supervisor.


  1. Comply with City of Marquette policies and procedures and department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.


  1. Possess working knowledge of, and when necessary, enforce applicable state and local fire safety laws and codes, consistent with individual position, rank, and authority.


  1. Remain conversant with and proficient in all aspects of firefighting/rescue procedures.




Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform fire and other emergency related tasks utilizing full protective gear ensembles and SCBA.  Description of typical emergency tasks would include but not necessarily be limited to tasking described in NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II Professional Qualifications.


Professional Certifications:


Operational working knowledge equivalent to NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II Professional Qualifications.  Must be State of Michigan NFPA certified Firefighter I, II and possess either a State of Michigan paramedic license or national license that is convertible to a State of Michigan license.  Must obtain Red Cross waterfront lifeguard certification within one year of hire date.



  • Knowledge of modern firefighting techniques and the use and operation of a wide variety of firefighting equipment and apparatus.
  • Knowledge of the techniques and equipment used in rescue operations.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations regulating fire control and prevention.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city, including the locations of principle buildings, sprinklered structures, the capacity and location of fire hydrants.
  • Knowledge of the techniques, procedures, practices and equipment used in emergency medical assistance at the paramedic level.


  • Ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with public officials, the general public, and other City employees.
  • Ability to continue training and schooling to obtain and keep current state certification as a licensed fire fighter, and the paramedic licensing and certifications necessary to maintain that license without lapse.                                                            



  • Lifting in excess of 100 pounds without the assistance of another person, and frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Frequent standing and sitting.
  • Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, grappling and swimming.
  • Occasional driving and walking.
  • Must be capable of using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pulling and operating controls.
  • Ability to communicate orally in a clear manner.
  • Ability to distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
  • Ability to distinguish people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.
  • Ability to withstand temperature and noise changes in the work environment.


This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of the job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated on this job description.

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  • Location
    Marquette, Michigan
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    15.57 Hourly