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February 21, 2019

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, height, weight, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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

  • Apply separately for each listed position as indicated.
  • Please do not send your resume via E-mail.
  • Pre-employment criminal background checks and drug tests are required for ALL positions.
    • Credit background checks may be required for certain positions.

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

BOOKING CLERK

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A) $15.02/hr.
Shifts Varies.
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 013-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works at a work station within a 24 hour locked down facility.  This position performs data entry tasks which includes the processing of all jail admissions into the Jail Management System (JMS), and all inmate releases from the JMS through direct inmate interview.

Duties includes:  Accurately and with emphasis to detail, process incoming inmates by entering information into the JMS as indicated by the booking form, court document or other suitable documentation.  Obtain medical history from inmate and forward the information to Deputies, Nurses and appropriate staff.  Receives inmate property receipts and stores property in secure storage.  Enters inmate funds into proper inmate trust account.  Prepares inmate files and enters applicable updated information from sources i.e. court, LEIN.  Reports serious or dangerous situations as required.  Accurately and with emphasis to detail, processes inmate releases.

Two years of college in a law enforcement or related field of study, military or law enforcement equivalent. Preference is given to law enforcement background or Bachelor’s Degree. Ability to multitask and communicate effectively, exceptional cognitive skills; i.e. observation, interpretive, comprehensive and retention. Candidate must have good computer skills, keyboarding and data entry/retrieval and be able to pass a typing keyboard test.  Must be able to pass a physical and drug screen. Must maintain confidentiality.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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.

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James E. VanDyken
1500 Lamont Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
Salary: K-6 (A) $18.59/hr.
Fulltime, Monday - Friday
Day Shift
Posting: 031-19
Date Posted: 02/17/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 03/03/2019

This position provides administrative support to case management and programming functions, and delivers substance abuse testing services.

Monitor and update judicial and departmental case management systems, assigning clients to appropriate departmental programs, prepare appropriate reports to external agencies and make appropriate case-notes within departmental case management systems.  Maintain the Eden financial support software package for use in processing receivables and payables for services and products, and produce appropriate weekly and monthly reports. Keep up-to-date with departmental and county-wide methods of revenue capture, including updates on all software databases via appropriate training.  Develop and maintain substance abuse testing program statistical database for use by the Drug Testing Administrator.

Utilizing appropriate evidence-based instruments, assist with client intakes and assessments.  Collect and process specimens in accordance with accepted testing protocol and departmental procedures. Exercise appropriate professional judgement during non-traditional business hours when management may not be present.  Develop and maintain telephone operations and confidential filing system, including the purging of documents and files after statutory and contractual retention periods.  Monitor/maintain the use of supplies and equipment through use of appropriate methods.  Provide support to Community Corrections Advisory Board, including initial review of FOIA requests and providing HR interface for all candidate selection processes.  Testify in judicial proceedings regarding substance abuse testing protocol and procedures.

Associate Degree in human/social services field. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or military equivalent.  Two years in the human/social services field with demonstrated experience in offender population interaction, data and specimen collection and front office operations required.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and simultaneously handle multiple tasks of varying degrees of difficulty. Ability to appropriately respond to crisis situations. Proficiency with standard office applications (e.g.: Apache OpenOffice, Corel WordPerfect Office, and Microsoft Office).

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 024-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works in a 24-hour lock down facility where assignments are made any day of the week and any shift.

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, 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 or must be concealed during working hours. 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.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

COOK

Sheriff - Jail
Starting Salary: NF-10 (A) $14.36/hr.
TEMPORARY POSITION
Fulltime, shift varies
Posting: 029-19
Date Posted: 02/04/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Prepare meals following the dietary content guidelines of the facility menu and recommend essential adaptations when necessary.  Prepare service of the meals to the inmates and staff.  Perform and record cleanup and maintenance of the kitchen equipment.  Report equipment malfunctions and supply needs to the Chief Cook.  Direct and monitor the activities of the inmate workers who work in the kitchen.

High School diploma and experience cooking in an institutional setting. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Must be knowledgeable of computers and data entry.  A working knowledge of state and local sanitary codes related to food storage, preparation and service safety is preferred.  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 pass a thorough background investigation.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CORRECTIONS OFFICER I

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-17 (A) $20.16/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 023-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works in a 24-hour lock down facility where assignments are made any day of the week and any shift.

Observe inmate activity 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.  Prepare written reports after responding to critical incidents such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the jail security.  Accurately count inmates under his/her supervision several times during each shift. 

Conduct thorough search of inmates and jail cells.  Monitor inmate feeding, recreational activities and inmate visits.  Correctly deliver prescribed medication to inmates.  Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment, and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition. 

Must have: Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating Training Council (MSCTC) certification within one year of hire.  Two years of College, two years law enforcement or corrections experience, or the equivalent with military service.  Michigan Law Enforcement commission on Standards (MCOLES) certification is accepted but must still have MSCTC certification within one year of hire.

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, psychological evaluation, LCOPAT fitness test and the EMPCO Correction written test.  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 maintain composure in stressful situations. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and multitask. 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 devices. Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent inmates. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. 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.

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Sheriff
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.52 - $14.90/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 012-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position oversees the security of the Court facilities to which they are assigned

Duties includes: 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 or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

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

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff, James VanDyken
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048

HHW TECHNICIAN

HCS - Environmental Health
Starting Salary: K-04 (A) $15.19/hr.
Monday - Friday first shift, 30 hours weekly
Posting: 018-19
Date Posted: 01/20/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Manage incoming hazardous materials in a safe and efficient manner in order to process and ship hazardous materials received from 12,000 plus customers per year, in accordance with safety protocols established by OSHA, DOT and HAZWOPER regulations.  Apply principles of HAZMAT chemistry in order to correctly identify 700-800 different hazardous chemicals.

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.  Forklift experience preferred.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

HCS - Laboratory Services
Starting Salary: K-06 (A) $18.14/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 087-18
Date Posted: 12/01/2018
Deadline: Until filled

Conduct all levels of CLIA regulated testing from high complexity to waived testing accurately and efficiently, while abiding by all pertinent laboratory regulations.  Collect and process specimens, including potentially infectious blood samples and transfer specimens (serum, stool, sputum, and other body fluids) from HCS clinics and programs to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other laboratories for analysis as necessary.  Specimen processing of all clinical, environmental health, and send-out specimens.  Conduct all levels of Department of Environmental Quality regulated testing.  Maintain equipment and trouble shoot problems when needed.

Associate's degree in Medical Technology or equivalent based on current CLIA regulations with knowledge, education, and experience in clinical laboratory, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, serology, and molecular biology required.  Must have ASCP certification (or equivalent) as MLT, or be eligible. Eligible technicians must receive certification within 1 year of hire date.  Phlebotomy skills are preferred. Knowledge of Biohazards, Chemical Hazards and Universal Precautions are required. Computer skills are required for daily operations including user-based programming of analytical instruments, data entry, testing and resulting. Good communication skills, ability to multi-task, strong interpersonal and organizational skills are preferred.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Aaron Hoogenboom
311 East Alcott Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

NURSE, RN

Sheriff
Salary: K-8 (D) $56,160.00
Fulltime- shift varies
Posting: 022-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works in a medical clinic in the County Jail, a 24 hour locked down facility, using standard medical equipment.

Assess inmates after preliminary examination to determine if emergency or regular medical/dental care is required. Collect specimens and perform routine lab procedures. Evaluate and treat medical concerns/conditions of inmates. Counsel inmates on medical treatments, hygiene, and proper health habits.  Administer medications and care for illness/injuries according to physician orders. Monitor dispensing of medications and authorize or recommend transfer of inmates to medical appointments/hospitals.  Provide emergency nursing care until arrival of physician or transfer to hospital facility.  Thoroughly document and/or chart all pertinent medical information regarding medical treatments/evaluations.  Consult with Food Service relative to special dietary needs and menu recommendations for inmates.  Order and maintain medical and dental supplies. Use and order use of medical devices and equipment.  Arrange psychiatric evaluations as requested or necessary.  Conduct inmate physicals.  Train and educate other RN’s.

Education: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan is required. Must be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.

Experience: Three years of experience in a county health department, hospital, or other health care organization working directly with medical providers, patients, and community organizations preferred. Effective written and verbal communication skills, basic keyboarding and computer skills including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and database entry/retrieval are required.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

NOTE: Any person with a felony conviction, a felony misdemeanor charge pending, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment. No visible tattoos.

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $49,420.80 - $53,934.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(2) Fulltime Positions
Posting: 028-19
Date Posted: 02/04/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable diseases including Tuberculosis, affecting Kalamazoo County residents to ensure appropriate investigation, treatment and prevention of further transmission.

Develop and implement effective focused planning for increasing communicable disease (CD) reporting and decreasing transmission in 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.

Administer the CD and TB control programs including maintaining CD information and other educational/instructional materials for health care and other professionals in the community providing TB services for people immigrating to Kalamazoo County, and rotation on-call responsibilities as part of a 24/7 operation for reporting communicable disease to Kalamazoo County health care providers.  Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events

Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues 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.

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-task, function independently, problem solve and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions.  Demonstrate assessment and interviewing and communication skills.  Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes as well as infection control principles.  Must obtain TB management certification through MDCH in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications.  Proficient in use of computers, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.

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RELIEF KITCHEN WORKER

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/hr
Part-time 8-30 hrs./Week
Shifts,6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 016-19
Date Posted: 01/20/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 03/29/2019

To work with other cooks to serve varied and nutritious meals to the Juvenile Home's residents and staff using Federal Standardized Recipes.

Daily preparation of nutritious and varied meals utilizing Federal Standardized Recipes.  Follow daily cleaning schedule for assigned shift (see attached).  Inventory all knives at the beginning and end of each shift. Properly operate and maintain kitchen and appliances.  Provide direction to Day Treatment participants who are assigned to kitchen duty.  Clear knowledge of and adherence to all facility policies and procedures.  Insure that all foods are prepared, served and stored at proper temperatures.

                                                                                                                                                 

High school diploma or equivalent.  Certification through the Michigan School Food Service Association. Two years’ experience working in moderate size kitchen.  Knowledge of volume cooking and maintaining high vitamin content in foods.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

RELIEF WORKER

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary: $13.00/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs./Week
Shifts: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. / 9:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Posting: 015-19
Date Posted: 01/20/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 03/29/2019

To supervise the safety and security of juvenile court wards and provide both positive reinforcement and discipline.

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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 010-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position performs the law enforcement functions of a Deputy Sheriff for Kalamazoo County.

Duties includes: Operate emergency vehicle and patrol County areas to enforce traffic laws and respond to emergencies or other calls for assistance received from the dispatcher.  Investigate traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, and reports of criminal activity; conduct surveillance/searches and gather evidence.  Pursue suspects, issue traffic & appearance citations, make probable cause & warrant arrests, and transport suspects in custody.  Prepare written reports and records, including the completion of Vehicle Pursuit forms, Use of Force forms, arrest reports, On-the-job Injury reports, and other case related documentation.  Testify in case related court proceedings.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen and physical/medical examination.  Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation. 

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. 

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side)

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 011-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position performs the law enforcement functions of a Deputy Sheriff for Kalamazoo County.

Provide vehicular transport of inmates between Kalamazoo County Jail and the courthouse, and to or from other jurisdictions and prisons as necessary; provide ambulatory transport of inmates within the jail and between the courthouse holding area and the courtroom.  Provide courtroom security; make courtroom arrests after sentencing.  Operate courthouse security checkpoints.  Arrest persons detained at the probation/parole office and courthouse security checkpoints.  Prepare accurate and complete written reports and records, including investigation data entry and preparation of bond release papers.  Conduct Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) searches and data entry or revisions.  Testify in court on jail related investigations.  Assist with jail security and inmate supervision.  Perform all the duties of a Corrections Officer and a Sheriff’s Deputy-Corrections.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, with Michigan Corrections Officer Training Council (M.C.O.T.C.) certification and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.

Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen and physical/medical examination. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become LEIN, First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048