Kalamaoo County

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July 22, 2017
The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

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CIRCUIT COURT/PROBATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR/PROBATE REGISTER
Circuit Court
Annual Salary: $113,339.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (varies)
Posting: 067-17
Date Posted: 06/18/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Under the general direction of the Chief Judge, administers the non-judicial functions of the Trial and Family Divisions of the 9th Circuit Court and Probate Court, Office of the Friend of the Court and the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home. Directs the human resources, budgetary, calendar and caseflow management, business, information management systems and technology, facilities operations and recordkeeping of the 9th Circuit Court and the Probate Court. Collaborates with subordinate unit administrators and managers to evaluate data management and courtroom technology requirements of the Courts and develops plans, strategies and specific proposals to meet those needs.  Directs the planning, design, development, implementation, administration and improvement of policies, procedures and programs to promote public access to justice for all members of the public, maximize the use of judicial and other resources, increase the efficiency of court operation, and enhance service to the public.  Directs the development of short and long range plans and strategies to ensure the availability of programs and resources to effect the fair and impartial administration of justice, and actively engage the community in improving outcomes for juvenile and adult offenders.  Serves as a member of the County/Court negotiating team in the negotiation of labor agreements with the collective bargaining organizations representing employees of the Courts.  Manages the administration of employee discipline involving possible termination of employment, responds to selected employee grievances, and participates in arbitration of grievances. Ensures compliance with state and federal law.  Directs the development of the annual operating, personnel and capital County budget requests of the operating units of the Courts, delivers the budget presentation, administers approved budgets, reviews budget expenditures and revenues, and directs operating units to develop recommended responses to budget shortfalls in order to maintain the fiscal integrity of the Courts. Plans, develops and controls operating and capital budgets, develops and submits proposals for external funding; and develops proposals for innovative programs to improve outcomes for youth ordered into detention. Identifies external funding and develops and/or directs the development of innovative proposals for submission to funding agencies. Manages the business operations of the Courts, and negotiates and administers contracts with consultants, contractual service providers, vendors and other parties.  Develops, designs, implements, and improves programs and services, in collaboration with staff throughout juvenile services, to meet the Court’s goals for successful community integration of at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system.  Monitors new and pending federal and state legislation, rules, regulations, judicial precedents and administrative rulings with respect to criminal, civil and domestic relations litigation, adjudication of estates, mental and legal competency of adults, and other probate matters; adjudication of offenses by and detention of juveniles; and other matters under the jurisdiction of the Circuit and Probate Courts; and ensures that policies, procedures, practices and programs are modified to maintain compliance.  Develops organizational performance measures for the Courts and prepares the annual report. Ensures substantive and procedural compliance with all Michigan Court Rules and State Court Administrator’s Office requirements in the daily operations of the Court and the review and reporting of Court performance.  Develops and implements quality assurance and quality control protocols for Court programs and services, and implements continuous improvement in caseflow management, adult and juvenile treatment services, community resource utilization, child support collection, guardianship services, and other programs and processes.  Manages the operations of a 54 bed secure facility for the detention of juvenile delinquents.  Represents the Courts to the County, to the media and to the community and other agencies.  Develops working relationships and collaborates with public and private sector community partners to address criminal justice issues and develop community-based efforts to improve outcomes for offenders and the community.  Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the equitable and efficient administration of justice in Kalamazoo County.

Master’s degree in court administration, public administration, management, business administration or Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law, or a related field combined with six (6) years of progressively responsible experiences in court or legal administration, including at least two years of supervisory experience preferred or any combination of experience and education. Thorough working knowledge of the principles and practices of public and court administration; the structure and operations of the criminal and juvenile justice systems; of the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) of 2002, as amended, the Estates and Protected Individual Codes, Act 386 of 1998, as amended, and the Mental Health Codes Act 258 of 1974, as amended. Thorough working knowledge of Michigan statues with respect to child support, custody and parenting time, including, but not limited to, Office of Child Support Act (PA 174 of 1971, as amended), Michigan Child Custody Act (PA 91 of 1970, as amended), and Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act (PA 295 of 1982, as amended). Thorough working knowledge of the Michigan Court Rules and the State Court Administrative Office's rules, regulations and requirements; of caseflow and records management practices and principles and innovative and effective technology solutions. Thorough working knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of public finance and budget development and control; of grant and proposal writing; of program assessment and evaluation principles and practices and quality assurance protocols. Thorough working knowledge of the managerial and supervisory principles and practices; principles and practices of team building; of the principles and practices of strategic planning; of the American Bar Association canon of ethics and standards of professional practice. Computer literacy and familiarity with word-processing, spreadsheet, database management and other software applications; excellent interpersonal and human relations skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact positively and objectively with elected officials, judges, law enforcement officers, officers of the court, county administrators, managers, supervisors, employees, collective bargaining representatives, external consultants, state and federal agency staff, media representatives and members of the general public from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and with varying levels of interpersonal communications skills.

 

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CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR
Sheriff
Salary NF-09 $11.90 - $12.28/hr.
Fulltime: hours varies
UNION
Posting: 074-17
Date Posted: 07/09/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 08/31/2017
 

Visually monitors, primarily by camera, all activity within and around the jail.  Ensures unauthorized visitors are not allowed into the jail and that weapons are placed into lockers outside the jail. Maintains the safety and security of all persons in the jail and cooperatively prevent escapes by inmates.  Operates the intercom and other communication systems to provide instruction to inmates and other individuals.  Answers phones and directs callers to the appropriate resource.  Operate computerized monitoring equipment and locking equipment i.e. gate controls from work console.  Maintains logs; i.e. razors, mail and visitors.

High school diploma required, two years of college or military service preferred. Good communications skills both written and verbal. Strong cognitive skills: comprehension and retention ability. Knowledge of word processing, keyboarding and data entry/retrieval is essential. Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment. No visible tattoos. Must pass a physical and drug test. 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.

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Paul Matyas, Undersheriff
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




COURT SECURITY DEPUTY
Sheriff
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.27 - $14.64/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs./week (Days)
UNION
Posting: 073-17
Date Posted: 07/09/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 08/31/2017
 

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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Paul Matyas, Undersheriff
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048




FINANCE DIRECTOR
Finance
Annual Salary: $90,438.00 - $94,578.00
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 066-17
Date Posted: 06/18/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Supervise and direct the Office of Finance staff.  Establish, maintain and oversee all financial, project/program, grant application and accounting systems including asset management and plan administration of the retirement system and retiree health system pursuant to Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  Oversee the administrative and fiduciary matters of the County Retirement System and retiree health trust.  Assist County Administrator & Deputy County Administrator of Internal Services with budget development monitoring and analysis.  Evaluate Board actions as applicable for financial impact, compliance with policy and accounting/reporting requirements.  Design, analyze and if necessary, present financial reports to various audiences.  Develop, implement and maintain policies and internal controls to manage the County’s financial risks by researching, analyzing and implementing accepted governmental accounting policies and procedures.  Act as a resource for County finances, budgeting, accounting information and Federal and State grant guidance.

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities required, minimally 5 years.  Five (5) years of financial management experience in governmental accounting preferred.  Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field preferred. Certified Public Accountant or Certified Government Financial Manager preferred.  Extensive knowledge of governmental accounting principles (including GASB rules and GAAP standards), methods and applications; modern management and organizational principles and practices; budgetary methods and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of computerized accounting systems and their integration with other administrative systems. The ability to analyze a variety of complex problems and independently develop alternative solutions within critical deadlines; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; set work priorities and train, direct, motivate and evaluate the work of assigned staff; and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with a variety of persons including officials, management and staff.

 

 

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Amanda Morse
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue, Room 201
Kalamazoo, MI 49007




MAINTENANCE WORKER I
Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: $12.70/hr.
Fulltime: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Union
Posting: 071-17
Date Re-Posted: 07/23/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 07/30/2017
 

Ability to work independently or in a team on maintenance, repairs and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.  Assist senior skilled trades and building operators with repairs and maintenance tasks.  Perform and assist with the repairs and maintenance of facilities and equipment as assigned.  Assist in the moving and installation of furniture and equipment. 

High School diploma or GED certification.  Ability to read and understand maintenance manuals and logs.  Ability to read, write and speak in a clear and concise manner.  Three (3) years of facilities maintenance work.  Familiar with applicable safety standards.  Building maintenance, construction, roofing, welding, electrical, or HVAC experience.  Lift and carry up to 75 pounds.  Valid Michigan driver's license, good driving record and reliable transportation.  Basic to intermediate computer skills.

Self-motivated candidate with solid experience in one or more of the construction trades preferred.

County positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time.  Available supplemental dental and vision.  Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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Ron Kuivenhoven
Kalamazoo County Dept. of Building & Grounds
201 West Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49007




NURSE HOME VISITOR
HCS - Maternal & Child Health
Annual Salary $51,708.00
Monday - Friday (Days)
Flexible schedule
Posting: 078-17
Date Posted: 07/16/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 07/30/2017
 

Performs home visiting in accordance with the essential elements of the evidence-based Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) model.  Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment.  Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as relate to the NFP domains.  Provide education, support and referrals to assist women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.  Consults and collaborates with other professional involved in providing services to women and their families.  Actively engages in professional development and skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.

Nurse-Family Partnerships is an evidence based model of care that supports women who are experiencing their first pregnancy throughout that pregnancy until their child is 2 years of age.  Please visit:  www.nursefamilypartnership.org   for comprehensive information about this model.

                                                                                                       

Current Michigan Registered Nurse license required.  A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree and    experience in maternal/child health, public health, mental health/behavioral health nursing is preferred.     Home visiting experience is a preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.  Valid driver’s license and transportation required.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings depending on client needs.

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HCS Employment Coordinator
3299 Gull Road, PO Box 42
Nazareth, MI 49074




PARK ATTENDANT
Parks & Fairgrounds
Starting Salary $9.67/hr.
Part-time 20-37 hrs./wk
Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (varies)
Posting: 017-17
Date Posted: 02/12/2017
Deadline: Until filled
 

Issues Park permits, collects fees and monitors vehicles for valid permits.  Provides information and assistance to the general public.  Prepares receipt records, daily deposits and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Assists in providing clean and safe facilities by performing light maintenance work, including driving Parks vehicles.

10 Positions:  Monday - Friday 7:00am- 3:00pm focusing on mowing, trimming, and park maintenance.

35 Positions, variable hours (evenings, weekends & holidays):  20-37 hours per week focusing on customer service in parks and campgrounds, performing light park maintenance duties and cleaning park facilities.

Must have a high school diploma or GED certification and be a minimum of 18 years old. Effective communication skills, ability to do simple math, ability to operate vehicles with either an automatic or standard transmission. Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license, pass a security check and drug screen.

 

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Send Resume to:
Daniel Ward
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048