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July 7, 2015
The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

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COMPENSATION SPECIALIST
Finance
Starting Salary: (K08) $19.96/hr.
Posting: #076-15
Date Posted: 07/05/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/17/2015
 
Maintain the County’s job classification system and structure, including the processes for job evaluation and position documentation. Evaluate and develop the placement of new and existing positions to ensure the appropriate structure placement. Review all authorized position creation and elimination actions for submission to the Board of Commissioners. Serves as first line consultant to County management staff for all position related processes such as hiring, creations/eliminations and classifcation/reclassification. Ensures proper documentation is in place and integration is complete. Review and audit of HR processes thorugh the payroll system. Determine that appropriate actions have taken place and complies with auditing standards. Evaluates hiring documents to ensure compliance with existing position descriptions. Ensures advertising is appropriate and complete. Compile and complete compensation studies and surveys. Assists with cost analysis processes.
 
Bachelor degree in human resources, business management, finance or related field, with five to seven years experience in analysis, design and/or administration of compensation program or any comparable combination of experience, education or training. Experience in mixed union/non-union setting is highly desired. Demonstrated ability to make independent judgments and provide evaluations to levels within the organization. Strong written and verbal communications and organizational skills; proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets are required.
 

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Diane Erikson
201 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Room 201
Kalamazoo, MI 49007




CORRECTIONS OFFICER I
Sheriff's Office
(NF17) $19/hr
Full Time, Shift TBD
Posting: #068-15
Date Posted: 06/14/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/15/2015
 
Observe inmates’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or to the safety of others.  Respond quickly to calls for assistance in the jail as directed by the supervisor.  Prepare written reports after appropriately responding to “critical incidents” such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the security of the jail.  Prepare accurate and complete written reports and records.  Accurately count inmates under his/her supervision several times each shift.  Conduct thorough search of inmates and cells.  Monitor feeding, recreational activities and inmate visits.  Supervise inmate workers.  Ensure the security systems, firefighting equipment, and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition.  Correctly dispense prescribed medication to prisoners.  Operate computerized equipment such as booking systems and gate controls.  This is not all inclusive of the total scope of duties to be performed.

Michigan Law Enforcement Commission on Standards certification (M.C.O.L.E.S); Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating Training Council (M.S.C.T.C.) certification; Associates degree in Corrections or related field; and minimum 30 college credit hours or two years experience in corrections, law enforcement or military is preferred.  Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age.  Possess a valid Michigan’s drivers license.  Have the ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, psychological evaluation, Local Corrections Officer Tracking System (L.C.O.T.S.) fitness test and the EMPCO written examination.  Willingness to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment as a corrections officer.  Ability to complete first aid certification.  Knowledge of security procedures and techniques.  Knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures/  Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to 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.  Ability to wear and operate respiratory protection devices.  Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent inmates.  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.
 

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Undersheriff Paul Matyas
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST I
District Court
Starting Salary: (K04) $12.75/hr.
Full -Time, 40 hours/week 8a - 5p
Posting: #074-15
Date Posted: 07/05/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/11/2015
 
Review, analyze and assess for proper filing all legal pleadings that will serve as the court record; update the court record regarding the judicial action of all court events in criminal, civil, traffic and appealed cases. Research, analyze and respond to all inquiries made by anyone in person, by telephone, email or in writing regarding the court’s records and procedures. Review, anlayze and certify court documents as to their accuracy and then release the certified documents to appropriate parties and agencies. Receive, process, document and accept all filing fees, court ordered payments, restitution and bonds in accordance with applicable laws and auditing requirements. Review, analyze and document all witnesses subpoenaed to the court for the 8th District Court. Make arrangements for interpreters, special accommodations and any other due process requirements. Coordinate, analyze, monitor and produce the court schedule for all criminal, civil and traffic cases. Compile, analyze, monitor and submit reports to agencies and the Supreme Court for disposition, criminal history and compliance with case management standards. Monitor the processing of criminal and civil appeals to the Circuit Court
 
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field; two years court or related field experience; or comparable combination of education and experience. Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as team member; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations; excellent organization/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills with judges, attorneys, public; maintain confidentiality; maintain eligibility for LEIN certification and become LEIN certified within 6 months of employment.
 

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Tina Keifer
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DENTIST
HCS Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Contract
Part-time 2 days per week/16 hours
Posting: #004-15
Date Posted: 01/04/2015
Deadline: Until filled
 
Provide dental care for the patients of Kalamazoo County Dental Clinic to ensure that County residents, who cannot afford services, are uninsured, or who have Medicaid access to regular dental care. Principle accountabilities include diagnose and services, treat dental/oral conditions, record patient dental encounters, educate individuals on the nature of oral health and related conditions, and provide consultation to the division manager and assist with updates to dental program protocols, policies and procedures. D.D.S. or D.M.D from a CODA accredited institution, Michigan Dental License with DEA License. Current CPR training and liability insurance. Experience in general dentistry and with hard-to-serve, behaviorally challenged patients preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills with basic computer skills strongly preferred.

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HCS Employment Coordinator
3299 Gull Road
P.O. Box 42
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




DRUG TESTING ASSISTANT
Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: (K08) $11.99/hr.
Part -Time, 16 hours/week 8a - 4p
Posting: #073-15
Date Posted: 07/05/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/13/2015
 
Precisely and efficiently collect and process urine specimens for drug testing purposes to ensure clients referred for drug testing are engaging in recovery. Collect urine specimens, perform in-house drug tests and adminster a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) on clients that are involved in the Drug Treatment Court Program. Maintain accurate records, including client addresses/phone numbers and generate monthly reports and invoices. Establish and maintain drug screen database. Administer program allocation and collection procedures by keeping drug testing journals and collecting fees as appropriate. Maintain urinalysis and PBT supplies. Conduct drug testing intake and assign client to appropriate drug testing frequency. Testify in court regarding client urinalysis results and client progress as needed. Ensure all clients have been properly ID’d before administering a drug test.
 
High school diploma or equivalent with laboratory/medical, criminal justice experience or related training. Must have knowledge and experience with word processing and spreadsheet computer programs, Word and Excel preferred. Understanding and training in addiction and associated problems. Ability to deal with crisis situations, work independently and handle multiple tasks.
 

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ENTERPRISE SPECIALIST/ANALYST
Information Systems
Salary Range (K08): $23.75-$32.07/hr.
(Salary includes 19% competitive adjustment)
Full-time, M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Posting: #046-15
Date Posted: 04/26/2015
Deadline: Until filled
 
Network administration and management functions providing complex planning, design, implementation and maintenance of the County's enterprise network and telecommunication systems and Tier II technical support for Help Desk escalation process in order to provide a comprehensive, reliable, secure technology platform that supports technology systems which meet departmental, County, State and Federal requirements and needs, maximizes end user productivity and meets essential business functions. Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field with a minimum of two to three years related experience; or any comparable combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge of current technology and advanced experience in a TCP/IP based LAN/WAN Enterprise network and telecommunication systems environment. Experience with Microsoft workstation and server OS, Active Directory, Exchange, Novell ZCM, Cisco, Citrix, IBM AS/400-i5, SQL, Virtual Servers and SAN technologies preferred. Demonstrated interpersonal/communications and project leadership skills.

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FAMILY COUNSELING SUPERVISOR
Circuit Court - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: (K11) $27.08/hr.
Posting: #075-15
Date Posted: 07/05/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/13/2015
 
Manage and supervise Family Counseling Unit (Family Counselors, if on staff, and Court Secretary), delegating and holding accountable subordinate staff for carrying out departmental functions. Coordinate, refer and monitor caseflow of the Family Counseling Unit and contract agencies. Monitor all cases for completion and provide case consultation as needed. Manage and indirectly supervise the contract agency evaluators and services. Review reports, provide case consultation and feedback and approve all submitted billings for services. Provide training and training materials as needed regarding evaluation methodology and content, court testimony, etc. Review and respond to all FOC client correspondence regarding custody or parenting time issues. Conduct informal dispute resolution; provide guidance, order interpretation and formal enforcement action when necessary. Schedule show-cause hearing to address order violations when indicated. Conduct intake or informal dispute resolution with all clients referred by the Court for Family Counseling evaluation services. Prepare consent orders reflecting any agreements reached. Plan and develop ongoing training to staff and/or contract agencies on court and departmental policies, evaluation methodology and consent, court testimony, etc. Utilize creative problem-solving techniques, provide input and feedback on problem areas or cases, and coordinate intervention with Family Counselors (if on staff), Court Secretary, other FOC staff and service agencies. Coordinate and monitor Access and Visitation grant program between the participating county(s), the Court and Family and Children Services. Prepare grant applications, implement program, monitor referrals and court reports. Act as liaison between the Court, the agency and the state office. Provide quarterly statistical reports and invoices to the state office and approve invoices for payment. Conduct home evaluations in custody and parenting time matters, and provide written reports and recommendations to the Court. Maintain, forecast and report statistical data regarding Family Counseling Services. Provide expert testimony at domestic hearings.
 
Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field from an accredited school – LLP preferred. A minimum of 5 -7 years working in domestic relations/FOC system and a thorogh knowledge of those systems. Training in the principles of supervision, family dynamics and mediation. Master’s degree or equivalent in the areas of psychology, counseling or social work per MCLA 552.513.
 

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Vicki Joza
201 W. Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007




OFFICE ASSISTANT
Kalamazoo County Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary (K03): $11.99/hr.
Part-time - 20-30 hours/week M-F 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: #077-15
Date Posted: 07/05/2015
Deadline: Until filled
 
Provide County Park front desk customer service including answering phones, assisting customers in person and answering questions about services and events. Facilitate County Park services taking camping and shelter reservations, selling annual park passes, answering customer questions and helping fulfill customer needs for a positive customer experience. Receive cash or other payment forms for Expo Center and County Park events and services. Process accounts payable assign proper account numbers, prepare electronic reimbursement/invoice processing and purchase requisitions; maintain office supply inventory. Assist Administrative Assistant with processing receivables, daily mail, office and contract filing, customer communication, answering and routing phone calls. Prepare reports and review Expo Center contracts as needed.
 
High School diploma or GED certification with two years experience providing administrative support in an office environment. Previous experience as an account clerk or similar responsibilities preferred. Must have effective written communication skills, strong customer service experience and basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and database data entry. The ability to multi-task along with excellent organizational and time management skills are required. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license.
 

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Lisa Conley
Kalamazoo County Parks Department
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo MI 49048




PSYCHOLOGIST
Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary Range: (K10) $23.92 - $32.98/hr.
Posting: #062-15
Date Posted: 05/31/2015
Deadline: Until filled
 
Develop coordinate and direct all psychological services to wards of the Court.  Conduct court-ordered psychological evaluations of Court wards and file written reports of findings to the Court. Provide routine psychological as well as specialized (suicide, substance abuse, sex offender, etc.) screenings, treatment and/or referral services to residents of the Juvenile Home.  Provide individual and group in-service training and continuing education programs to Youth Specialist staff of the Juvenile Home.  Provide psychological consultation services to the Court as well as to service agencies of Community Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Public Health.  Testify as an expert witness for the Court.  Provide psychological consultation and education services to the staff of the Youth Center School and the Intensive Learning Center. Participate in daily change-of-shift reports and Youth Specialist staff meetings. Participate in weekly Population Management meetings. Participate in special projects such as weekly Treatment Planning meetings and periodic Competency Exam Policy meetings.  Supervise psychology and counseling graduate students doing internships, practice and field placements.
 
Master's degree required, doctoral degree preferred, in psychology or closely related discipline. A minimum of five years clinical experience is required with extensive skills in working with adolescents in a mental health, correctional or similar residential setting.  Must be licensed to practice in Michigan as a Psychologist.  If the license is limited, there must be supervision available by a fully licensed psychologist.  Knowledge of psychological terminology, principles and theory, including topics of statistical analysis, tests and measurement, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition and emotion, human development, personality, mental health disorders and treatment and social behavior.  A working knowledge of the circuit court system. Specialized knowledge, skill, experience and training in child and adolescent development in juvenile and criminal justice issues and in evaluating competence and criminal responsibility of juveniles in the context of specific legal proceedings.  Ability to comprehend, evaluate and analyze problem situations.  Ability to apply knowledge to new situations.  Ability to communicate effectively, in verbal and written form, with youth, families, colleagues and superiors.
 

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Stephanie Slawson
1424 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary Range (K08): $19.96/hr.
Full-time, M-F 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Posting: #071-15
Date Posted: 06/28/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/13/2015
 
Provide comprehensive nursing services independently and in conjunction with the physician of the Juvenile Home to ensure that the highest quality health care is provided to the total population of the Juvenile Home. Examine, evaluate and review the total physical and medical health needs of all residents including treatment for emergency injury or illness.  Inventory, maintain, secure and distribute all medication and medical supplies. Maintain accurate individual medical records, providing and/or obtaining information to or from, appropriate agencies when applicable. Establish and execute laboratory procedures to obtain all necessary information for diagnosis. Counsel and provide training for residents on issues of hygiene, health care and social issues that regard health. Assist physician with all physical exams and evaluate all medical complaints for prioritizing schedule. Train facility staff on medical procedures and observation and reporting skills in compliance with American Medical Association (AMA).  Assure compliance with State and Federal regulation regarding health related policies. Research and develop standard policies and procedures for clinical health care services.
 
Current Registered Nurse and have at least two years experience working with adolescents. Skills required include medical observation, assessment and physical examination techniques, verbal and written communication, and highly developed interpersonal relationship skills with adults and juveniles. Knowledge in counseling juveniles, nursing techniques in a correctional setting and interviewing techniques specifically for Adolescent Sex Offenders (ASO) assessment treatment and treatment is essential. Necessary certifications include State certified to teach Sex Education, CPR Instructor, American Red Cross first aid and stress management instructor’s certification.
 

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RELIEF WORKER
Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary: $10.75/hr
On-call position, 8-30 hrs./wk.
Posting: #063-15
Date Posted: 05/31/2015
Deadline: Until filled
 
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.
 
Two 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.

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SEASONAL PARK ATTENDANT
Kalamazoo County Parks Department
9.34/hr
Varied
Posting: #114-14
Date Posted: 12/21/2014
Deadline: Until filled
 
Collect entrance fees and provide general park information to the public. Perform light maintenance duties such as mowing, trimming, lifting 70+lbs painting, cleaning restrooms, and picking up garbage. Demonstrate good attention to detail when handling cash. Variable hours evenings, weekends and holidays will be required. Must be proficient in math, able to communicate with park guests, and work as team player. Must be able to operate Park vehicles with standard transmission which may include tractors and/or commercial mowers. Some positions may have grounds/maintenance focus. Previous related experience would be a plus. Must be 18+ yrs. of age, and possess valid Michigan Drivers license. High School diploma or GED is required. Drug testing is a requirement of this position.

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Lisa Conley
Kalamazoo County Parks Department
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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