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February 22, 2018

EEO POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, height, weight, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

  • Apply separately for each listed position as indicated.
  • Please do not send your resume via E-mail.
  • Pre-employment criminal background checks and drug tests are required for ALL positions.
    • Credit background checks may be required for certain positions.

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply




COURT SECURITY DEPUTY
Sheriff
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.52 - $14.90/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs./week (Days)
Union Position:
Posting: 073-17
Date Posted: 07/09/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Secure buildings and conduct security inspections of citizens who enter or are on County or Court property.  Respond quickly to alarm points or any other breaches of security.  Operate a radio or other transmitting device for communication with Court or other police personnel.  Intervene in potentially problematic situations in order to diffuse possible violence and summon additional law enforcement.  Prepare written reports and records.  Operate screening equipment at court house entry points.  Assist in any area as directed by the Court as it relates to security.

Must have two years of College, or the equivalent with military service and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification.  Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan drivers’ license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, and psychological evaluation. Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, security procedures and techniques.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and multi-task. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare written reports and communicate effectively. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.  No visible tattoos.  An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment; a felony conviction; a pending felony or misdemeanor charge; a domestic violence conviction; or an outstanding warrant.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

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Send Resume to:
Undersheriff, James VanDyken
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont St.,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




CUSTODIAN
Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: S-06 (N) $10.73/hr.
Wed. - Sun., 4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m
Union position - AFSCME 1677.02
Posting: 129-17
Date Posted: 12/03/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Clean offices and expo rooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean windows, bathrooms, mirrors, etc., empty wastebaskets.  Change light bulbs, strip and re-finish floors, clean carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies.  Check lights and secure doors/windows.  Move furniture as necessary and as directed for cleaning and/or re-arranging of offices.


High School diploma or GED Certification with effective communication skills, including the ability to read and follow written and verbal directions. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and own transportation.

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

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CUSTODIAN
Building & Grounds
Salary: S-06 (N) $10.73/hr.
Mon. - Fri., 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Union position - AFSCME 1677.02
Posting: 009-18
Date Posted: 02/11/2018
Deadline (must be received by): 03/02/2018
 

Clean bathrooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean bathroom mirrors & glass, empty wastebaskets.  Clean offices, strip and re-finish floors, vacuum and extract carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies. Check lights and secure doors/windows. Move furniture as needed and as directed for cleaning and/or re-arranging of offices.                                                                                                                       

Must have a High School diploma or GED Certification, effective communication skills, including the ability to read and follow written and verbal directions in English.  Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and own transportation.

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

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Administrative Manager
Department of Buildings & Grounds
201 W. Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007




DIRECTOR - INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Information Systems
Annual Salary: K-14 (A-D)
$92,019.20 - $104,561.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 010-18
Date Posted: 02/11/2018
Deadline: Until filled
 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Develop and maintain strategic plans for technology infrastructure, delivering information systems and technology services such as application platforms, Information Technology security and compliance, line of business application solutions, data and telecommunications networks, disaster recovery and technology related operations/support policies and procedures.

Consult and plan with Department Heads to identify and align technology solutions that match department objectives and goals. Identify, assess and prioritize technology related projects.

Manage Information Systems Department including overseeing operations and technology services based on Information Technology Infrastructure (ITIL) best practices to include release, configurations and change management. Hire and manage department direct and indirect staff.

Stay abreast of emerging technology including items such as security and compliance, cloud, mobility, collaboration and intelligent building. Lead several departmental technology committees. Manage technology systems compliance and security including developing and maintaining comprehensive security and compliance plans to support all County and applicable laws, audits and compliance regulations as well as incident, risk and change management processes.

Create and maintain technology disaster recovery plans including developing, maintaining and testing technology related disaster recovery and business continuity plans as well as ensuring systems/data backup plans meet applicable compliance and data archiving requirements.  Manage technology related vendors and service/support contracts.  Assist with procurement of technology related purchases.    Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Computer Science, Master’s degree preferred; or any comparable combination of experience, education, or training. Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role as an Information Technology Director or equivalent. Experience with the following Information Technology audit processes is preferred:  security audit, penetration testing, Criminal Justice Information Systems Audit (CJIS), Office of Child Support Technical Security Controls, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and financial audit. Broad understanding of technology and how it can affect County services. Exposure to government operations/software applications and facilities management. Proven project management, technology integration skills, and problem solving skills. Experience in aligning and leveraging technology for the advantage of the organization. Must be a visionary, resourceful and have excellent communication, negotiation, leadership, organizational, analytical, and team building skills.

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

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DISPATCHER
Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-16B (A) $17.80/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 005-18
Date Posted: 01/14/2018
Deadline: Until filled
 

Proper operation of all communications equipment.  Immediately respond to all calls for assistance and information for police, fire and EMS.  Proper distribution and transmission of service calls based on priority, Deputy availability, established response procedures, and geographical considerations.  Proper operation of the LEIN terminal.  Monitoring Deputy status and other jurisdictions radio frequencies.  Testify at any court proceeding.  File various records to include PPO’s and Conditional Bonds.  Maintain current knowledge of geographical locations such as streets, facilities, and highways.                                                                                                                    

Associates Degree with priority to Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Communications, or a related field of study, or two years of military service in a corresponding field of service. Must have outstanding communication skills such as active listening and speaking skills giving full attention to what is being said and conveying information effectively. Strong ability to multitask, adjusting actions in relation to others actions while on the phone or other radio frequency. Must have critical thinking skills and apply alternative solutions to problems. Must be able to hear clearly. Must have good keyboarding and data entry skills including the ability to type 35 wpm. Knowledge in the use of basic office equipment. No visible tattoos. Must pass a thorough background investigation. An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment: A felony conviction; a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

 

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Send Resume to:
Lt. Michelle Greenlee
1500 Lamont Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




LAW CLERK/BAILIFF
Circuit Court Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-08 (A) $48,214.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 136-17
Date Posted: 12/17/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Review, analyze and summarize files for pending hearings, trials, pre-trial conferences, motions and status conferences.  Research applicable case law and statues and prior court decisions to prepare the judge by writing opinions, orders and legal memoranda.  Assumes complete responsibility for jurors by escorting them to and from the courtroom, monitoring jury breaks, answering questions, acting as liaison between judge and jurors and attending to jurors during the trial and subsequent deliberations or until they are released by the court.  Responsible for keeping track of and securing all evidence admitted during trial.  Monitor appeals and all cases under advisement ensuring that decisions are issued within time guidelines per Michigan statues and court rules.  Maintain the courtroom which includes filling water pitchers, maintaining video equipment and unlocking and securing all courtroom entrances.  Perform clerical duties including retrieving files and scheduling impromptu matters not on the weekly master schedule.

Must be a graduate of an accredited university and law school.  Must possess extensive knowledge of the Michigan legal system including regional/federal civil and criminal procedures. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to handle a heavy workload, changes priorities, meet deadlines, perform legal research using available research tools and legal citations:  and as part of the primary judicial support staff, deal with tense/confrontational situations with dignity, professionalism and confidence.                     

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

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RELIEF WORKER
Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $13.00/hr.
Part-time, 8-30 hrs. /Week
Shifts: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m.
Posting: 002-18
Date Posted: 02/11/2018
Deadline (must be received by): 03/02/2018
 

Monitor and ensure the safety and security of all residents and facility staff.  Possess clear knowledge of and adhere to all facility policies and procedures.  Ensure individual and group interaction with residents.  Conduct individual and group interactions with co-workers and administration.  Paperwork/information management.  Interact with residents and exercise control over and restrain residents at times of outbursts to prevent possible injury to staff, other residents or themselves. Complete behavior management information charts, logs and written reports.  Communicate with co-workers and residents.

Two (2) years college in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or related human services, with completion of undergraduate degree preferred.  Experience working with juveniles required, work with troubled youths preferred.

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

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SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL
Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 133-17
Date Posted: 12/17/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Operate emergency vehicle and patrol County areas to enforce traffic laws and respond to emergencies or other calls for assistance received from the dispatcher.  Investigate traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, and reports of criminal activity; conduct surveillance/searches and gather evidence.  Pursue suspects, issue traffic & appearance citations, make probable cause & warrant arrests, and transport suspects in custody.  Prepare written reports and records, including the completion of Vehicle Pursuit forms, Use of Force forms, arrest reports, On-the-job Injury reports, and other case related documentation.  Testify in case related court proceedings.  Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT
Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 137-17
Date Posted: 12/17/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Provide vehicular transport of inmates between Kalamazoo County Jail and the courthouse, and to or from other jurisdictions and prisons as necessary; provide ambulatory transport of inmates within the jail and between the courthouse holding area and the courtroom.  Provide courtroom security; make courtroom arrests after sentencing.  Operate courthouse security checkpoints.  Arrest persons detained at the probation/parole office and courthouse security checkpoints.  Prepare accurate and complete written reports and records, including investigation data entry and preparation of bond release papers.  Conduct Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) searches and data entry or revisions.  Testify in court on jail related investigations.  Assist with jail security and inmate supervision.  Perform all the duties of a Corrections Officer and a Sheriff’s Deputy-Corrections.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, with Michigan Corrections Officer Training Council (M.C.O.T.C.) certification and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become LEIN, First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048