Kalamaoo County

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January 23, 2017
The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

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CARE COORDINATOR Fatherhood Initiative
HCS - Maternal & Child Health
Starting Salary (K06): $17.83/hr
20 hours M-F Days
Posting: 111-17
Date Posted: 01/22/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 01/30/2017

Provide care coordination services to high risk new fathers or fathers of young children and his family.  Conduct risk assessment, develop plan of care, and make appropriate referrals and follow up.  Work as a liaison with medical, mental health, and social service agencies to meet program participant needs.  Provide one-on-one education and group education per program protocol.  Conduct home visits and monitor child safety.  Maintain program files per protocols, and gather information as requested for research or grant reporting.                                                                                                     

Associate degree in related field or Michigan Social Work Technician certification with a minimum of one year experience in related field is required; Bachelor degree is preferred.  Knowledge of maternal and infant health strongly preferred.  Knowledge of medical, mental health, and social service agencies and services in Kalamazoo is strongly desired.  Cultural competency with an understating of needs of low income urban families and of the African American and Latino communities in Kalamazoo is strongly preferred.  Good written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, time management skills, and the ability to work independently is desired.  Michigan driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.


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Part-time 20 hours/wk Days
Posting: 007-17
Date Posted: 01/22/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 02/10/2017

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 beaches 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.  Michigan Law Enforcement commission on 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.

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

District Court
Starting Salary $14.57/hr.
M-F 8-5pm
Posting: 005-17
Date Posted: 01/15/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 01/28/2017

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, analyze 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 organizational/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills with judges, attorneys and public; maintain confidentiality; maintain eligibility for LEIN certification and become LEIN certified within 6 months of employment.

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F-19 $19.86/hr
Fulltime-hours varies
Posting: 008-17
Date Posted: 01/22/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 02/10/2017

Operate patrol vehicle and patrol communications equipment to respond to emergencies.  Enforce traffic laws to include using police technologies.  Investigate reports of suspicious and criminal activity.  Investigate traffic accidents.  Pursue suspects, make probable cause and warrant arrests, and transport in custody suspects to jail.  Prepare reports documenting police activity and investigations.  Testify in court.  Engage in public relations.

This position requires: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification and/or Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating Training Council (MSCTC) certification. A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice is preferred, Associates Degree or two years of military service in a related field is acceptable. Must be 21 years or older and possess a Michigan driver’s license. Knowledge of computers including keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, and data processing in required. Must have good communication skills for dealing with other agencies, the public and civic groups. Ability to understand and retain knowledge of department rules, regulations and policies. Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations, react quickly to emergencies, medical situations, and multitask. No visible tattoos. Qualifications established by the Union Collective Bargaining Agreement apply.  Note: Any individual with a felony conviction, pending felony or misdemeanor charge, domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant in not eligible for consideration of this position.  “This position starts in the jail section and transitions to the road patrol.”

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

HCS - Maternal & Child Health
M,W,F12:30-4:30, TH-10-6:30
Posting: 111-16
Date Re-Posted: 01/01/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 01/23/2017

Assess and document nutrition/medical risk factors, assign appropriate food package, provide nutrition education, provide appropriate community referrals, administer and distribute food benefits at HCS-Nazareth Complex, and off-site location within Kalamazoo County (Portage Community Center).  Approve all Class II infants’ formula requests.  If necessary seek State approval for Class III special formulas requests, if RD in not available.  Inform and recruit families/children for WIC Program (outreach).  Coordinate Breastfeeding, Nutrition Education and Outreach activities for local WIC office (includes tracking inventory of equipment/supplies and maintain database).  Perform hematological and lead testing and maintain CLIA requirements as established by HCS and WIC policy and procedures.  Registered Dietitian approves all Class III Special formulas and prepares high risk nutrition care plans.  Prepare nutrition education lesson plans for information mall/bulletin boards; create quarterly newsletter.  Assure that the WIC program performance standards are met as required by State/Federal guidelines and Local County Health and Community Services.  Collaborate with Community Agencies and Human Services Department programs (i.e. Housing Resources, Community Centers, Health Clinics, Loaves & Fishes) to provide resources and support to assist families.  Inform families/individuals of community activities that are instrumental toward self-growth and community involvement.  Submit weekly, monthly and annual reports as it relates to departmental activities.  Provide training to Staff on nutrition and breastfeeding topics and to Provider offices regarding WIC changes.

Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Foods, Nutrition or Home Economics required:  Completion of approved internship and completion of State RD exam preferred.  Public Health experience is strongly desired.  Knowledge of community resources, basic computer skills and good organizations skills are required.  Good communication skills, both written and oral required.  Bi-lingual language skill strongly preferred.  Must have reliable transportation, at least two years’ experience working with economically disadvantaged families preferred.

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Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.75/hr.
Part-time 8-30 hrs. Week
6:30a-2:30p / 2p-10p / 9:30p-7:30a
Posting: 003-17
Date Posted: 01/08/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 03/25/2017

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

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