Employment Opportunities

Announced:  6/14/2016


The City of Portage, a progressive community in southwest Michigan, periodically creates a candidate pool from which future vacancies will be filled. At this time, we are operating from a recruitment list created in June 2016.  We are not currently recruiting additional candidates for the position of Full-time Firefighter, but we will accept and retain resumes/applications for future consideration for a period of one year, after which time you must reapply.

Duties for the position of Full-time Firefighter include responding to fire alarms and other emergency calls, controlling and extinguishing fires, protecting life and property, fire code inspections, maintaining and operating equipment and other related duties.  Candidates must be State of Michigan certified in Firefighter Level I & II, Hazardous Materials and EMT Basic.  An Associate Degree in Fire Science is highly desired.  Must be 18 years of age, possess a valid MI driver license, and have ability to pass a background check and Physical Agility Test. Starting salary is $43,416/yr. with an excellent benefit package.

Interested candidates must complete and submit an application to Human Resources, City of Portage, 7900 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI 49002 OR apply on-line using the link below.

For further information, call Human Resources at (269) 329-4533.

 The City of Portage is an Equal Opportunity Employer