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July 1, 2015
The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

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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 II
Circuit Court - Family Division
Salary Range: (K05) $14.32/hr.
Full-time, M-F 8-5
Posting: #066-15
Date Posted: 06/07/2015
Date Re-Posted: 06/28/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/03/2015
 
Direct and specify appointments 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, attorney 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 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. Jointly coordinate, collaborate and assure movement of all court cases in cooperation with the other court related units. Review, analyze and monitor legal documentation within court files, and/or submitted for judicial review for legal sufficiency and compliance with court rules and court orders. Compile, analyze and monitor statistical data for reports as needed.  Coordinate courtroom security and arrange for appearance of parties, in person, telephonically, or via videoconference, arranging for interpreters and special accommodations as needed. Monitor case management functions to be in compliance with trial court standards set forth by the Michigan Supreme Court, including set-asides, transfers, apprehension and detention orders, bench warrants and appeals. Monitor court files and orders for compliance with Title IV-E funding requirements. Monitor and distribute reports from caseworkers, public and private agencies and attorneys. Ensure proper service of all parties, including those to be summonsed, attorneys, outside agencies and those who are required to notice of hearing. Interview and prepare bail bonds for delinquent juveniles upon their release. Collect court filing fees, restitution and other court-ordered payments. Provide back-up for Judicial Aides if needed in his/her absence. Back-up security as needed to take fingerprints on juveniles in delinquency matters using knowledge and skills pertaining to the use of LiveScan fingerprinting equipment.

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 packages; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as a team member; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations; excellent organizational/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills with judges, attorneys, public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.
 

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Kay Budas, Administrative Assistant
1400 Gull Road
Kalamazoo MI 49048




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




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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MEN'S CASE MANAGER
Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: (K07) $17.28/hr.
Full Time, M-F, 8a - 5p
Posting: #070-15
Date Posted: 06/28/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/04/2015
 
Interview and screen non-violent felony offenders, and make recommendations regarding enrollments.  Conduct and review biopsychosocial assessments incorporating into treatment plan. Assess and evaluate offender for risk to community. Implement comprehensive treatment plans, provide face-to-face guidance and report progress to related parties and the court.   Participate in planning sessions to coordinate and problem solve with other criminal justice and human service to address multiple problem areas affecting participants. Coordinate a team of service providers including both treatment and ancillary services. Complete bi-weekly court document reflecting participant progress.Conduct drug and alcohol testing using urine specimens, breath analysis and other drug screenings and determine treatment as required. Conduct monthly Family Orientation sessions. Provide crises intervention and resolution.
 
Bachelors’ degree in social science or related field required with experience in criminal justice system and substance abuse evaluation preferred.  General knowledge and skills required include broad computer keyboard and software knowledge, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills. Vital knowledge includes biopsychosocial assessment test and in-depth knowledge of family dynamics related to substance abuse, co-dependence and dysfunctional homes. Must also identify and respond to potential program problems and work with clients from all socio-economic backgrounds.  Certification includes Fundamentals of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (FAODP) certification through Michigan Department of Public Health or any current MCBAP certification in this field within two years of employment and a valid Michigan driver’s license.
 

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NFP PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE
HCS - Maternal & Child Health
Starting Salary (K04): $12.75/hour
Part-time 20 hours/week
Posting: #072-15
Date Posted: 06/28/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/06/2015
 
Work with Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Program staff and eligible families to complete program paperwork and link resources to ensure that eligible young women and their families receive case management services. Perform accurate data entry into Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) to complete statistical reports requested by the National Service Office (NSO) and other word processing/data collection efforts as needed. Work closely with NFP team members to collect ongoing data and documentation required for data entry, referrals processing, client enrollment and discharge information required for program participation. Maintain up to date knowledge of ETO system navigational changes and additions. Maintain and update program records such as: client rosters, data entry (Home Visiting Program/ETO) referrals (Referrals Program/ETO), ETO data entry forms, type and mail notification letters, NFP educational materials, and other documents for data collection and client education. Ensure the implementation, proper usage and/or data processing of new and revised NFP materials. Coordinate client transfers, add/remove clients from caseloads using ETO.  Perform program daily support tasks such as: complete and submit purchase orders, maintain office supplies and client support materials, file and chart management, document team meeting minutes, answer phones, use variety of office equipment. Provide technical supportive services to NFP team regarding community resources, NFP education and document collection materials. Create and update documents for program use as needed. Understand and actively participates in monitoring NFP budget/expenditures. Serve as first line of contact for community agencies, potential clients, and community members seeking information regarding NFP services, advertising materials and referrals. Participate in community outreach and marketing activities as needed for program services and referral promotions.
 
High school diploma or GED certification, and previous experience working with low income families. Knowledge of family dynamics and crisis intervention. Understanding of community services and programs for Kalamazoo County families. Excellent time management, verbal and written communication skills. Accurate record keeping, keyboarding, data entry/processing and computer skills. Basic knowledge of medical terminology. Reliable transportation is required.
 

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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




WIC COORDINATOR
HCS - Maternal & Child Health
Starting Salary: $19.96/hour
Full-time M,T,W, F (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Th (10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m
Posting: #069-15
Date Posted: 06/21/2015
Deadline (must be received by): 07/03/2015
 
Supervise the WIC Program staff (consisting primarily of Registered Dieticians, nutritionists and technical staff) and the daily operation of the program. Program administration and management of personnel including professional (RD, nutritionists) and paraprofessional technicians. Assure that the WIC Program performance standards are met as required by State/Federal guidelines and local County Health and Community Services. Assess and document nutrition/medical risk factors, assign appropriate food package, provide nutrition education, provide appropriate community referrals and administer and distribute food benefits at HCS-Nazareth complex and off-site location(s) within Kalamazoo County. Perform hematological and lead testing and maintain CLIA requirements as established by HCS and WIC policy and procedures. Coordinate Breastfeeding, Nutrition Education and Outreach activities for local WIC office (includes tracking inventory of equipment/supplies and maintaining database.) 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 famlies. Provide training to WIC staff and provider offices.
 
Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Foods, Nutrition or Home Economics required. Master’s degree and/or completion of approved internship and State RD exam preferred. Public Health experience with at least 3-5 years supervisory experience strongly desired. Knowledge of community resources and experience working with economically disadvantaged families desired. Requires good computer skills, organizational skills, communication skills – written and oral. Must have reliable transportation. Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred.
 

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