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Metro Airport Now Hiring
Apr 11, 2024

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New 2023 Annual Compensation Range ($USD): $63,633 entry to $82,724 after 4 years of service.

Additional contract increases in FY2024 & FY2025
Additional Compensation Opportunities

  • Holiday Pay - up to $5,500 annually
  • Pay for Performance bonus 
  • EMT/Paramedic bonus
  • ACLS Instructor bonus
  • Seniority bonus
  • Education incentive up to $1,000

Benefit Highlights

  • Defined Contribution retirement plan with 4% employee contribution & 10% employer match
  • Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP)
  • BCBS PPO or HAP Medical (10% premium share), dental, vision, prescriptions life insurance provided. High deductible health plan/HSA option
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Paid parental leave program beginning January 1, 2024
  • Full academic degree and tuition reimbursement program (bachelor & master degree)
  • Generous PTO (vacation, sick, holidays, other) no waiting period before use
  • 10 Kelly days annually

Career Path Opportunities

  • Fire Lieutenant, Captain/Platoon, Captain/Training, Captain/Training, Battalion Chief  

 A Brief Overview
The Airport Firefighter performs various life, property, and environmental control activities. This includes Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) and traditional structural fire control/prevention. Additionally, provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the Airport's employees, tenants/contractors and the travelling public. Firefighters participate in an extensive training program that includes fire drills, operating apparatus, live burns, and training related to the maintenance of the State of Michigan Paramedics license. Firefighters are assigned to a platoon and work 24hrs on and 48hrs off schedule.

This position is part of a twenty-four-hour, seven-day operation which requires employees to work on a twenty-four-hour platoon shift. This includes: weekends, holidays or an eight or ten-hour day shift, depending on the work assignment. There are four fire stations located at Detroit Metro Airport and Willow Run Airport. Firefighters may rotate between the stations and will also be required to work throughout the entire Airport complex and airfield at Detroit Metro and Willow Run.

What you will do

  • Responds to all emergency calls for service relative to the Fire Department for the Airport Authority jurisdiction, and other communities as specified in inter-governmental Mutual Aid agreements
  • Performs assigned duties in maintaining apparatus, living quarters, buildings, equipment and fire prevention – life safety systems
  • Drives and operates emergency vehicles and associated equipment
  • Conducts periodic first level vehicle equipment maintenance. Documents and reports needed repairs to Command Staff and the Equipment Repair Unit
  • Completes required or necessary forms and reports in a timely manner, routing them to the appropriate staff member for review and processing
  • Other duties as assigned
  • High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency
  • ST of MI Paramedic License
  • Valid Driver's License and a safe, acceptable driving record
  • MFFTC Fire Fighter II
  • MFFTC Hazardous Materials First Responder (Awareness Level)
  • Must have a valid certificate of completion of the pre-employment written test and the Physical Agility Test (CPAT) administered by the Conference of Western Wayne Firefighter Testing program or its equivalent

Supervisory Responsibilities

The WCAA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, the Wayne County Airport Authority will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (734) 942-3775.

Wayne County Airport Authority is committed to provide an equal opportunity for employment, free from discrimination, prejudice and bias.

Requisition #: req432

1651 Kingsway Ct., Suite E
Trenton, MI 48183

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