GRAND RAPIDS, MI -\u00a0The Grand Rapids Fire Department is currently\u00a0accepting job applications for the position of Firefighter until Friday, August 21st, 2015 11:59 PM Eastern Time.\r\nMinimum requirements for employment in the Grand Rapids Fire Department\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\tMinimum Age 18, no maximum age limit\r\n\tPhysical ability to perform job functions\r\n\tPossession of valid Michigan motor vehicle operator's license.\r\n\tAbility to: Communicate; hear, see (at least 20\/30 corrected vision both eyes with contact lenses or glasses. At least 20\/100 uncorrected for wearers of hard contacts or glasses. Long-term soft contact lenses not subject to uncorrected criterion), ability to manipulate items and self mobility.\r\n\tEnvironmental conditions: outside in all weather conditions\r\n\r\nThey are\u00a0Offering:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tPaid Sick Leave\/Vacation\r\n\tTuition Reimbursement\r\n\tExtra Pay for College Incentive\r\n\tPension Plan\r\n\tContinuing Career Training and Education\r\n\tAttractive Work Schedule\r\n\tJob Security\r\nThey\u00a0are represented by Local 366 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (AFL-CIO).\r\n\tSalary\r\n$41,211.00 - $62,961.00 Annually\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nComprehensive Insurance PackagesThey\u00a0provide Group Hospital, Medical, Surgical, Dental and Optical insurance for employees, spouse and dependents.\r\n\r\nPaid Sick Leave\/Vacation\r\n\r\nYou accumulate 6 per year which you can carry over year to year for an unlimited amount.\r\nVacation for every:\r\n1 - 10 years of service - 6 work days per year\r\n10 - 15 years of service - 9 work days per year\r\n15 + years of service - 12 work days per year\r\n\r\nCollege Credit Incentive\r\n\r\nIf you have completed 30 hours of college credits approved by management you are paid $200 per year in addition to your annual salary. If you have completed 60 hours, you receive $400.\r\n\r\nPension Plan\r\n\r\nThe Grand Rapids Fire Department maintains an employee\/management contribution pension which has a 25 year cap.\r\n\r\nCareer Training and Education\r\n\r\nThey\u00a0provide their\u00a0own Fire Academy. A new employee attends the Fire Academy for 16 - 18 weeks, and graduates with Fire Fighter I and II certifications. You will also be trained to meet certifications and standards established or requested by the national, state, or local fire department levels.\r\n\r\nAttractive Work Schedule\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0work schedule is based on a 24 hour shift from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. the next day. You work one day on - one day off - one day on - one day off - one day on - four days off. You are also given one extra day off (approximately 4 per year) depending upon the FLSA work period schedule.\r\n\r\n\r\nCLICK HERE TO APPLY.