Fire and police departments are now hiring

FLINT TWP. – On the heels of hiring three full-time firefighters in 2017 for the first time in more than 15 years, the township fire department is now seeking to fill two more full-time positions.

Notices have been posted that the Township Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination for the openings.

The department currently has 11 full-time sworn officers and 17 on-call firefighters with three fire stations six engines and one squad/air unit serving a community of 31,929 residents and a large commercial district.

The 2018 starting annual base wage for full-time officers is $51,498.72 per labor agreement. Officers work 24-hour shifts on duty and 48 off. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, longevity pay and a pension plan.

Full details of eligibility requirements are posted on the township website at www.flinttownshiporg.

Direct questions to Fire Chief Thomas Stadler at (810) 732-4532 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The township police department also is looking to fill six entry level positions, according to an application packet posted on the township website.

The police department currently has 45 full-time sworn staff and 14 civilian support staff.

Top patrol officer wages for 2017- 18 are $61,196 per labor agreement. Officers work 12-hour shifts (84 per pay period) with benefits.

Eligibility requirements and applications are posted online or obtained at the township clerk’s office, 1490 S. Dye Rd.

Direct questions to Police Chief George Sippert at 810-600-3277.

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