Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Join the Department

MAT-SU Borough Department of Emergency Services primarily operates an on-call paid responder system. Responder pay starts at $11.22 per hour for trainees and increases as the level of training increases. On-call responders are able to work up to 29.9 hours per week.

Fire Service Area (FSA) wages are paid for by area property taxes. Ambulance and rescue wages are paid through area-wide funding.

Interested in joining your local fire department, water rescue team, or EMS department? Please review the application process checklist. Please click on the link to see if your service area is currently accepting applications.

NEW Online Application System

We are no longer accepting paper applications.

Our online recruitment system will improve the hiring process, making it more effective and efficient. Individuals will be able to quickly apply online to numerous vacant positions, including in-house postings, listed at Job Opportunities.

To apply through this online system, you will need to have an account through NeoGov. If you DO NOT have an account, you will need to create one at NeoGov. You will also be directed to NeoGov to create or access your account when you click on "Apply" for a job posting you are interested in on the job opportunities web page. You will be required to have a valid email address, and select a Username and Password to start an account.

If additional assistance is needed, an Online Employment Guide can be found by clicking on Help & Support at the bottom of the Applicant Login page, or by going to Online Employment Application Guide.

If you are interested in joining the Emergency Services Team, but there is not a job posting available in the area you live or for your skill/certification level, Sign Up for Job Alerts on the job opportunities web page. There you can click on "EMS" or Fire/EMS", enter your contact information, and you will then be automatically notified when there is a job posting for positions in MSB Emergency Services.

Please contact human resources if you have any questions or concerns - 907-861-8551. Thank you.

If you have questions about the Department of Emergency Services, please call 907-861-8007 for more information.

EMS: Serve in your community!

Core EMS (Wasilla, Palmer, and Big Lake/Meadow Lakes) typically submit job postings to hire a couple times per year. Sign Up for Job Alerts on the job opportunities web page to be notified of future job postings with EMS.

Rural EMS (Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Willow, Sutton, Butte) - If you are currently a certified State of Alaska EMT I, II, III or MICP living in the one of the rural towns of the Mat-Su Borough, we are looking for you! Please verify that there is a job posting open for your community and for your certification level and apply with us! If you do not have any EMT or MICP certification, check back soon to see if we will be hiring for trainees in our rural areas.

We operate under an expanded scope of practice, so you may need additional training before you are eligible to work on an ambulance.

If you have questions about these requirements, please call the EMS training staff at 907-861-8000.

If you are approved for hire after an interview, we will send you information for our on-line criminal background check and driving record. These will be submitted for review as part of the application process. If you are interested in EMS, you will need to comply with state certification requirements. If you have previous criminal convictions, you may not be eligible for certification.

Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 907-861-8007, if you have further questions about the application/hiring process.

Fire and Technical Rescue: Give back to your community!

Are you interested in giving back to your community by becoming a firefighter? If there is not a job posting available for firefighters in the area where you live, please Sign Up for Job Alerts and check the "Fire/EMS" box and submit your contact information so you can be notified about future job openings for our Basic Firefighter Courses. You must live in the Fire Service Area (FSA) in which you are applying. You can verify this information by going to "My Property" and enter your physical address or property owner name. Near the bottom of the property information will show which FSA the property is in.

Central MAT-SU Fire Department and West Lakes Fire Department will accept applications for fire trainees when they do their Basic Firefighter course. Other fire service areas may accept applications anytime. Please call 861-8007 for more information.

Those offered on-call firefighter positions after the interview process, will be required to complete our on-line criminal background check and driving record check as part of the application process.

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