Kalamaoo County

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August 28, 2016
The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

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Circuit Court Family Division
Starting Salary $14.64/hr
Fulltime M-F 8-5pm
Posting: 079-16
Date Posted: 08/14/2016
Deadline: Until filled
Direct and specify appointment of attorneys for the indigent. Perform bailiff duties for jury trials.  Assist Judges and referees at hearings, schedule hearings, resolve scheduling conflicts of Judges, referees, attorneys or pro per parties, prepare and personally serve court orders and petitions on parties present at court hearings. Prepare Court orders and reports from dictated, handwritten and computer drafted documentation.  Research, analyze, docket, scan and enter accurate information into the court’s case management system.  Certify documents, release information to appropriate parties, and research court files. Respond to inquiries regarding court procedures, and case information from attorneys, court staff, other agencies and the public by using the court’s case management system and other resources. Direct, monitor and provide notice of hearing for all traffic cases, including reporting to the Secretary of State office.  Attend and monitor court proceedings, prepare and draft reports and orders, mark exhibits, operate audio and video recording equipment and maintain logs.  Coordinate a complete program of case management, file management and quality control for child protective, delinquency, and domestic matters.
Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years court or related field experience; or comparable combination of training, 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 organizational/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills with judge’s attorneys, public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

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Kay Budas, Administrative Assistant
1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary Range: 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

Probate Court
K05 A-C $14.64 -16.10/hr
M-F, 8-5 pm
Posting: #083-16
Date Posted: 08/28/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 09/07/2016
Review and record petitions, accounts, annual reports and orders presented to the court.  Schedule necessary hearings.  Coordinate quality control program for Court hearings and file content.  Coordinate with the Prosecuting Attorney and other appropriate parties regarding movement of cases.  Research files for notification of appropriate persons and correctness of documents.  Prepare and direct orders for investigations and attorney appointments.  Coordinate Courts record keeping and expunction system.  Serve as occasional Court Recorder using video and audio recording equipment.  Maintain, log and test equipment as required.  Serve as bailiff during jury trials including liaison between Jury and Judge.  Respond to questions via the phone or at the counter.
Associates degree or paralegal training or a minimum of two years experience with data entry/word processing or two years in legal/law enforcement work in related area.  Required skills include word processing, written and verbal communication, interpersonal relations, analytical, organization, management, telephone, and empathic listening skills.  Must have knowledge in probate statutes, court rules, legal terminology, mental health issues, human behavior patterns, and administration. Abilities should include team player, and working with people from all levels of society. Preferred certifications include Supreme Court certification as an Electronic Recorder and are sworn in as a Deputy Register by the County Clerk.

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Mary Haskamp Deputy Court Administrator
1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo MI 49048

Salary range- $43.55/hr-$50.08/hr
Fulltime, M-F 8-5 pm
Posting: #078-16
Date Posted: 08/14/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 09/14/2016
Manage, oversee, and administer Department budget, operations and policies. Strategic and long range planning to position the Department to take advantage of new opportunities in the changing health and human services environment.  Serve as Kalamazoo County Health Officer.  Provide leadership to numerous County collaborative groups, establish and maintain effective partnerships with community leaders and representatives to assure that HCS services, priorities, and mission are aligned with community priorities and needs.  Oversee and coordinate the work and recommendations of HCS Deputy Directors and Division Managers, and the Department's Advisory Councils, assuring consistent coordinated funding and program recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.  Oversee and implement a negotiation process with State Departments, Local units of government, and other community organizations for securing contracts and providing services to community residents.
Masters degree in Public Health, Public Administration or related field required.  Must have at least five years top level governmental leadership experience and 3-5 years full time administrative experience in public health. Must be able to multi-task, have excellent communication skills (oral and written), planning and organizational skills, as well as excellent leadership skills and qualities. Must be able to meet the qualifications and to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners and confirmed by the State Department of Community Health as the Public Health Officer.

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Meri Tolbert, Recruitment & Hiring Specialist
Kalamazoo County Government
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo MI 49007

HCS - Environmental Health
Starting Salary: $13.04/hr
24 hours per week, first shift
Posting: 081-16
Date Posted: 08/21/2016
Deadline: Until filled
Collect, sort, and process a wide variety of hazardous materials at the Household Hazardous Waste facility.  Apply principles of organic and inorganic chemistry to identify incoming hazardous chemicals... Assist in the management of the electronics, automotive, rechargeable batteries, and cell phones, scrap wire and ink jet cartridges recycling programs.  Ensure that materials are bulked according to contractor specifications.  Provide courteous service to customers; Problem-solve regarding disposal of customer materials.  Provide environmental education directly to the public on the proper handling/disposal of household hazardous waste.   Complete regular safety inspection of warehouse, grounds and storage buildings for safety concerns and report problems at all-staff safety meeting.
Associate's Degree in environmental studies, chemistry, biology or hazardous waste management is required, Bachelor's Degree preferred with 2-3 years customer service experience and experience in the environmental field or any comparable combination training, experience and education. Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and computer skills are strongly desired.  Self motivated with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision desired.  Knowledge and experience in hazardous waste management preferred including knowledge of DOT shipping and labeling requirements and experience with small manual and power tools.

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Parks & Fairgrounds
$9.53/ hr
M-F,7:am-3:pm/varies 20-37/hrs per wk.
45 Seasonal Positions
Posting: #028-16
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
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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Daniel Ward, Kalamazoo County Parks
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary (K08- E):$24.49/hr.
Fulltime,M-F days
Posting: #026-16
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Deadline: Until filled
Implement STD Program by providing STD education & STD assessments to assist in the diagnoses, treatment, referrals & follow-up of STDs.  Implement the Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) program by administering vaccine & providing education of vaccine & VPD.  Obtain comprehensive STD medical & social history of clients, perform male and female genitalia exams, and assist in partner contact interviews.  Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events.  Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals, their personal lifestyles and the community.  Perform quality assurance activities regarding vaccines, chart audits, disease surveillance, and medication supply and inventory control. Maintain adequate vaccine, medication and supply inventory for the clinic.

Current Michigan R.N. License required with a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination training, experience, or education.  Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience.  Must demonstrate the ability to multi-talk, function independently, problem solves and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions.  Demonstrate assessment and interviewing and excellent communication skills.  Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of child development, reproductive health & disease processes as well as human sexuality.  Must obtain HIV counseling and testing certification through MDCH in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications. Proficient use of computers, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired. 

**Note** New salary rate (K08- E):$24.49/hr.

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HCS-Clinical Services
Part-time 32 hours, First shift
Posting: 080-16
Date Posted: 08/21/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 09/02/2016
Develops and designs Immunization Actions Plan program objectives, goals and evaluation techniques around reporting and decreasing transmission of Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Kalamazoo County residents.   Serve as liaison between HCS/MDHHS and community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication.   Maintain VPD information and other educational/instructional materials for health care and other professionals in the community and the public.   Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events.   Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues in regards to VPD affecting individuals, and the community.   Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDHHS.   Assist with community outbreak investigations to reduce or eliminate further disease transmission
Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred, in nursing, health education, and public health or similar health related degree. Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience.  Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, problem solving and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions.  Demonstrate excellent assessment, interviewing and communication skills.  Must possess knowledge of human development, health & disease processes as well as infection control principles.    Proficient in use of computers, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.

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