Kalamaoo County

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February 27, 2017
The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

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MSU Extension
Starting Salary (K05): $16.34/hr.
32 hours/ varies M-F 8-5pm
Posting: 019-17
Date Posted: 02/12/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 02/27/2017

Creates, edit and distribute printed and web-based marketing materials, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, reports, press releases and mass mailing materials, requiring judgment as to content, creativity, accuracy and completeness.  Updates websites, keeps social media outlets current, update and add events and programs to MSUE Events Management System, maintains mailing lists, including preparing and mailing various materials.  Completes research for clients and educators on diverse subject matter areas of MSU Extension provides prompt customer support, and effectively communicates with internal and external stakeholders.  Manage records for the 4-H and Master Gardener volunteer record database and enrollment systems.  Schedules appointments, register personnel for conferences, seminars and assists in making meeting arrangements or itineraries; schedule volunteers for home horticulture hotline.  Register attendees and collect fees for MSUE programs and workshops; track customer registrations, payments and course completion status.  Prepares and distribute agendas, minutes, reports and supporting materials, including taking and transcribing minutes.  Compiles information for inclusion in studies, reports, records or related documents.  Provides support at educational programming efforts outside of the office and on evening and weekends as needed.

Associates Degree in marketing, graphic design, web development or general business preferred.  High school diploma or GED Certification with five-year related office experience required; or any comparable combination of experience, education, or training. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making and time management skills, advanced computer skills including experience with social media programs, desktop publishing, web page design programs, online newsletter programs spreadsheets, database management, data entry and retrieval.

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Karen Carvell
MSU Extension, Kalamazoo County
P O Box 42
Nazareth, MI 49074

Starting Salary NF09 $11.40/hr.
Fulltime hours varies
Posting: 010-17
Date Posted: 02/12/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 03/01/2017

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, 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 multitask 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

Building & Grounds
Salary (A-D) $10.55/hr.-$11.93/hr.
Fulltime 5:00pm- 1:00am
Posting: #022-17
Date Posted: 02/26/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 03/10/2017

Clean bathrooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean bathroom mirrors & glass, empty wastebaskets.  Clean offices, strip and re-finish floors, vacuum and extract carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies. Check lights and secure doors/windows. Move furniture as needed and as directed for cleaning and/or re-arranging of offices.

Must have a High School diploma or GED Certification, effective communication skills, including the ability to read and follow written and verbal directions in English.  Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and own transportation.

*County position includes benefits package with medical coverage, paid holidays and vacation time. Available supplemental dental and vision. Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.


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Administrative Manager
Department of Buildings & Grounds
201 W. Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Circuit Court-Family Division
Salary K05 $16.34/hr.
M-F 8-5pm
Posting: 022-17
Date Posted: 02/19/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 02/27/2017

Coordinate a complete program of case management and quality control for domestic hearings and file maintenance.  Jointly coordinate, collaborate and assure movement of domestic cases in cooperation with other court- related sectors.  Review, analyze and monitor legal documentation within court files and submitted for judicial review for sufficiency and compliance with court rules and court orders.  Attend and monitor court proceedings, prepare summary reports. Operate video recording equipment and maintain video log for domestic proceedings.  Resolve scheduling conflicts of judges, referees, attorneys or proper parties, and interested parties.  Compile, analyze, and monitor statistical data on domestic case activity. Compose and prepare court orders.  Coordinate courtroom security and arrange for transportation of prisoners for court hearings.  Respond to inquiries from attorneys, court staff and general public.  Assist judicial aide/court recorder with clerical duties in his/her absence.  Monitors case management functions to include No-Progress, Non-Service and Pretrial procedures.

High school diploma or equivalent with minimum of two years court/legal related experience. Excellent grammar and spelling. Skilled in use of computers and word processing software, prefer Word knowledge and keyboarding skills of 70 wpm. Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain composure during confrontational situations. Will be sworn to the oath of the Deputy Court Clerk office by the County Clerk.

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Kay Budas, Administrative Assistant
1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo MI 49048

HCS - Maternal & Child Health
(K08) C-D $24.86-$25.89/hr.
40 hours week M-F days - flexible schedule
Posting: 015-17
Date Posted: 01/29/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 03/05/2017

Performs home visiting in accordance with the essential elements of the evidence-based 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 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

Parks & Fairgrounds
Starting Salary 9.67/hr.
Part-time 20-37krs.Week
M-F 7:00am-3:00pm 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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Daniel Ward
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/hr
Part-time 8-30 hrs. Week
6:00a-2:00p / 10:00a-6:00p
Posting: 021-17
Date Posted: 02/12/2017
Deadline (must be received by): 03/17/2017

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.

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Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $13.00/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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