Covert Township Fire Department is accepting applications for a Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic with an anticipated start date of mid-April 2022. Minimum qualifications include: Michigan Firefighter I & II, Haz-Mat Operations, Michigan licensed EMT-Paramedic, and valid Michigan Driver's License.

Covert Township is located on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Van Buren County just south of the City of South Haven.  The Covert Township Fire Department protects 36 square miles of response area that includes 6 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, I-196, M-140 Hwy, Palisades nuclear power plant, Covert Generating gas power plant, four campgrounds, a historically diverse population, and a large agricultural area that is nationally known for its blueberry production.

The Covert Township Fire Department is a combination department that has 7 career positions that is complimented by both part-time and paid-on-call staff. We provide ALS transporting ambulance service as well as an all hazards response fire department. The department operates out of a 20,000 square foot public safety building that was completed in 2017.

Career employees receive MERS defined benefit retirement plan, opportunity to contribute into a supplemental retirement plan, Blue Care Network health insurance, dental, and vision plans. 

Applications and resumes can be mailed or dropped off to the address listed above no later than 12pm March 25, 2022. Any mailings post marked after that time will not be considered. 

Questions can be emailed to:

 Applications can be found here.





If you would like to print the Application and Background forms for a Paid On-Call Fire Fighter click here

The Covert Township Fire Department is seeking dedicated Men and Woman for the position of Paid On-Call Fire Fighter.



Must be 18 years of age or older.


The applicant must live within a reasonable distance to Covert Township.


Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any State. The applicants drivers license must remain valid throughout employment. The applicant must also maintain a good driving record while employed.


Background checks examine the character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and overall ethical patterns of applicants. Checks can include a criminal history search, review of credit reports and driving records, verification of employment history, education, professional references, professional licenses held, drug testing and possibly fingerprint records. These examinations of applicants' past behavior assist in eliminating from the employee ranks people who could possibly be risks, and harm personnel or the public. Beyond protecting our equipment and facilities, background checks of potential employees help us maintain our stature as a community trusted and respected by the public. Applicants must have no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past ten (10) years.


This is an entry level position and does not require previous experience. Any previous experience or education, including full time, on call, or volunteer firefighting or emergency medical work may be weighed in favor of the applicant.

Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

Must be able to read and write the English language.

Applicants hired without previous training or experience will be sent to a fire academy for certification.


There are several steps involved in the hiring of applicants for the Covert Township Fire Department.

  • Complete Covert Township Fire Department application and background check forms
  • Review of completed forms
  • Interview
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Background check

The Covert Township Fire Department is a Equal Opportunity employer which complies with Federal and State standards pertaining to equal employment opportunity for all citizens It is the policy of the Covert Township Fire Department to employ equal opportunity on an affirmative basis to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, creed, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, national origin or disability. Michigan law requires that a handicapper/individual with a disability needing accommodation for employment notify the employer in writing, within 182 days after the need is known.