Current Open Positions

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic

Full-Time Firefighter/EMT-Basic

Currently accepting applications for full-time Firefighter/Paramedic and/or full-time Firefighter/EMT-Basic with the Trenton Fire Department. Applicants must have completed Fire 1, Fire 2, and be certified minimally as an EMT-Basic at the time of hire. CPAT must be obtained within the probationary period. Applicants must meet all City employment standards, including an excellent driving record. Selected candidates must complete a thorough background investigation, oral interview, physical exam including drug screen, and psychological exam.

Wages start at $44,405 for a FF/EMT-Basic, $48,453 for FF/Paramedic, and reach a maximum of $68,692 after 5 years of service as a FF/Paramedic. A comprehensive benefits package is provided including health, dental, optical, life insurance, and a defined benefit pension plan. A copy of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement can be found here.

Applicants hired as a FF/EMT-Basic will have 9 months, or 2 NREMT testing attempts, whichever is first, to obtain a Paramedic license.

Application packets are available in the Human Resources Office, 2nd Floor, Trenton City Hall, 2800 Third Street, Trenton, Michigan 48183, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Application materials are also available here.

Applications can be dropped off or emailed to employment@trenton-mi.com


Full-Time Police Officer

To maintain a list of qualified applicants for upcoming full-time Police Officer vacancies with the Trenton Police Department. Applicants must be either certified police officers or be MCOLES certifiable as a police officer in the State of Michigan, at the time of hire. Strongly prefer a minimum of an associate’s degree or completion of 60 credit hours in law enforcement or a related curriculum. Applicants must meet all MCOLES and City employment standards, including an excellent driving record. Selected candidates must complete a thorough background investigation, oral interviews, physical exam including drug screen, and psychological evaluation.

Wages for Patrol officers beginning July 1, 2021, start at $46,811 and reach a maximum of $71,679 after 5 years of service. A comprehensive benefits package is provided including health, dental, optical, life insurance, and a defined benefit pension plan. A copy of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement can be found here.

Police Officers with certified police officer experience are eligible for up to 2 years of immediate lateral pay adjustments to a maximum starting base pay rate of $56,414.

Applications packets are available in the Human Resources Office, 2nd Floor, Trenton City Hall, 2800 Third Street at West Road, Trenton, Michigan, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Application materials are also available here.

Applications can be dropped off or emailed to employment@trenton-mi.com


DPS - Laborer

The City of Trenton is seeking applicants for a full-time Laborer within our Department of Public Service. At this time, the City is waiving the requirement for a CDL-B license at the time of application. However, all non-CDL holders must obtain a CDL within six months of employment. 

 Pay is $17.991 - $21.961 depending on experience and qualifications.

Immediate eligibility for Medical/Rx/Dental/Vision benefits. 401(a) plan with employer matching, Health Care Savings Plan with employer matching, and additional benefits available upon hire.

Full-Time application/Resume, and any other relevant documents should be submitted to the Human Resource Officer. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at Trenton City Hall, Attn: Human Resources, 2800 Third St., Trenton, MI 48183 or e-mailed to employment@trenton-mi.com


PART-TIME POSITIONS

Building Department Clerical Support

The City of Trenton is seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time clerical support for the Building & Engineering Department.

Rate of Pay: $15-16 / Hr.

Hours: 25-28 hours per week

This position helps prepare correspondence, maintains records, responds to public inquiries and requests, issues permits and schedules inspections.


Interested individuals should submit the part-time application to employment@trenton-mi.com or drop it off at the Human Resources Office, 2nd Floor, Trenton City Hall, 2800 Third Street, Trenton, Michigan 48183. The office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


Public Safety Dispatcher

The City of Trenton is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Part-Time Public Safety Dispatcher. 

Rate of Pay: 

  • Day Shift: $18.52 / Hr
  • Midnight Shift: $19.52 / Hr
  • Overtime eligible

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency 911 operator service;
  • Computer-aided dispatch
  • Clerical Tasks

Successful applicants will be required to go through the interview process, background check, criminal history, drug screen, and psychological exam.

Interested individuals should submit the part-time application to employment@trenton-mi.com or drop it off at the Human Resources Office, 2nd Floor, Trenton City Hall, 2800 Third Street, Trenton, Michigan 48183. The office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


Parks & Recreation Positions

The City of Trenton is seeking applicants to help foster fun all summer long! 

We are seeking applicants in the following areas:

  • Tennis Coaches
  • Basketball Coaches
  • Ice Rink Supervisors (year-round opportunities)
  • Ice Rink Attendants (year-round opportunities) 
  • Zamboni Drivers (year-round opportunities) 

Interested individuals should submit the part-time application to employment@trenton-mi.com or drop it off at the Human Resources Office, 2nd Floor, Trenton City Hall, 2800 Third Street, Trenton, Michigan 48183. The office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


The City of Trenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.