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June 13, 2021

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Kalamazoo County. With approximately 1,000 employees, Kalamazoo County Government is the tenth largest employer in the County. Opportunities for employment exist in law enforcement, criminal justice, community health, administration, and other areas under the umbrella of county government. County positions offer an excellent, comprehensive flexible benefit package and retirement program.

Kalamazoo County Government is an equal opportunity employer; and it is our policy and commitment to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, height, weight, or disability in accordance with all Federal, State or local regulations.

We wish you success in your employment seeking efforts.

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

ACCOUNT SERVICES SPECIALIST

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $14.57/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 039-21
Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

According to Friend of the Court administrative policy, this position enters accounting information, following court orders ordered by the Family Division of Circuit Court

Review proposed orders submitted by all parties, including modifications, visitation abatements, etc., clarify unclear language, reconcile figures, recalculate and revise figures as pursuant to court orders, and contact appropriate parties regarding disposition. Record and consolidate all data on parties and children in physical file and database, linking case numbers where appropriate. Monitor case development and establish suspense account. Manage support account balances.

Adjust accounts due to emancipation, death, termination of parental rights, etc. Forward to appropriate departments as necessary. Verify daily deposits before checks are printed.

Review Income Withholding orders, verify employment, update the database accordingly, and prepare orders as required. Investigate account discrepancies, corrections, and pending enforcement. Correspond with clients regarding emancipation, case inquiries, balances, and reconcile differences.

Liaise with staff and State agencies regarding accounting policies and procedures and other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent with some college-level courses in accounting or bookkeeping or equivalent experience. Previous background in the court system. Previous experience with computer software including Excel, Word Processing, and Group Wise, typing 45 wpm. Proficient on a 10-key calculator. Must have extensive knowledge in legal terminology, accounting practices, statewide Child Support Enforcement System, and office procedures and equipment. Must be able to pass the FOC accounting test and be sworn in as a Deputy Court Clerk.  

Must pass a Federal and State background, LEIN fingerprinting, and drug screen check.

County positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time.  Available supplemental dental and vision.  Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Circuit Court - Admin Division
Starting Salary: K-4 (A) $15.49 /hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 076-21
Date Posted: 06/13/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 06/26/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Assist the Problem-Solving Court Administrator and Problem-Solving Court Case Managers: research and compile statistical and program reports.

  • Provide direct administrative support to the Problem-Solving Court Administrator and Problem-Solving Court Case Managers.
  • Pay invoices for treatment and services. Enter invoices in Eden Financial System.
  • Assist with coordinating bi-weekly Drug Court sessions.
  • Design, calculate and generate statistical/graphical reports.
  • Reconcile restitution amount due, including preparation of court restitution orders and monitoring payments. 
  • Serve as a resource and contact person for program information and referrals.
  • Design presentation/educational materials about the Drug Treatment Court Program.
  • Collect urine specimens and perform Preliminary Breath Tests on program participants.
  • Maintain DCCMIS, Drug Treatment Court database.
  • Prepare minutes and agendas for the Problem Solving Court Policy Council meetings and other meetings as necessary.

Employment Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, and/or related field; or equivalent work experience. Excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Ability to deal with crises, work independently, handle multi-tasks. Knowledge/understanding of court procedures. Ability to create presentation materials, charts, graphs, and the ability to decipher statistical information. 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff's
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
Posting: 005-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
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.

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance
  • Holiday Pay

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's Jail
Starting Salary: NF-10 (A- B) $14.72 - S15.17/hr
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-NFOP
Posting: 028-21
Date Posted: 03/03/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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.

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance
  • Holiday Pay

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:
Janine Dales, Administrator
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

CORPORATION COUNSEL

Annual Salary: K-15(A-C) $107,556.80 - $117,353.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 050-21
Date Posted: 04/26/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provides legal services to the County Board of Commissioners, to ensure that the County complies with all applicable laws and to minimize liability exposure and maximize effectiveness of County resources.

Attend all Board of Commissioner meetings and serve as parliamentarian.  Perform legal research, interprets laws and rulings, and provides analysis and fact gathering related to various issues to provide legal advice to Board of Commissioners and County Executive level cabinet.

Prepare resolutions, proclamations and ordinances for final drafting and approval by the Board of Commissioners.  Oversee with outside counsel claims and lawsuits filed against the County.  Serve as the County’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer.  Draft and review contracts when necessary.

Research, and inform Board of Commissioners and County Executive level cabinet on new and pertinent legislative and statutory changes that affect County government.  Works in coordination with County Executive level cabinet.  Serves as parliamentary resources and legal advisor for Board appointed committees.  Perform other duties as directed by Board of Commissioners.

Education:

Juris Doctorate degree and licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.

Experience:

Five (5) years municipal law experience, or comparable combination of experience, training and education. Comprehensive knowledge of municipal law and strong understanding of authorities and responsibilities of Counties, Cities, Villages, and Townships. Up to date on applicable Federal and State laws.  Skills in analysis, research, writing, court representation, and oral and written communications.

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COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Sheriff's
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.88 - $15.26/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
Posting: 004-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
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.   

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.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet that are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7 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

COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST II

District Court
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $17.39 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 057-21
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

To provide timely, fair, efficient, and cost effective disposition of all matters properly presented to the court in compliance with all Trial Court Performance Standards promulgated by the Michigan Supreme Court and in adherence to federal, state and local laws, court rules, codes, and administrative orders.

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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COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST II

Circuit Court - Family Division
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $17.39 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 077-21
Date Posted: 06/13/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

To coordinate and jointly direct the efficient processing of all child protective, delinquency, and domestic cases, monitoring all functions that are needed to move a case through the system from the creation of a record through the disposition of a case, as well as post-disposition proceedings, and to enter all relevant information in the court's case management system.

  • 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 proper 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 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 case management program, 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 parties' appearance, 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 summoned, attorneys, outside agencies, and those required to have a 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 backup for judicial Aides if needed in her/his absence. 
  • Back up for security as needed.

Education Qualifications

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 the ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as team members; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations; and have excellent organizational/prioritization skills. Have excellent communication skills with Judges, Attorneys, and Public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

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CUSTODIAN

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary (S07 N):$11.42
Full-time - 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 056-21
Date Posted: 04/30/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities:
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.


Qualifications:
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 positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time. Available supplemental dental and vision. Defined Benefit pension after vesting period

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION DIRECTOR

Administration
Starting Salary: K-12(A-C) $75,649.60 - $82,513.60 annually
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 071-21
Date Posted: 05/30/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

General Summary:

This position implements the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Work Plan, develops and manages comprehensive agency‐wide DEI programming, and provides guidance to leadership and employees at every level of the organization. This position will provide training, technical expertise, coordination, and guidance for DEI committees and teams in order to build efficacy and cultural competency across Kalamazoo County Government.

Essential Functions:

  • In conjunction with the Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials, cultivate a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive culture throughout the County’s internal and external community.
  • Provide strategic vision to Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials and their staff on diversity‐related issues. Consult with Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials.
  • Assist Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials with the development and enhancement of policies, procedures, and programs related to DEI.
  • Design and collect quantitative and qualitative DEI data collection and analysis to regularly gauge the DEI efforts within Kalamazoo County Government and those we serve. 
  • Attend Committee meetings, Advisory Board meetings, and other applicable committees to assist with ensuring that the function and business of each Committee are accomplished through an equity lens. 
  • Develop, implement and facilitate Employee Resource Groups and Community Stakeholder Groups. Advocate and provide strategic guidance to the groups, and serve as a liaison to Department Heads/Court administrators/Elected Officials.
  • Research and coordinate employee training events regarding implicit bias, diversity in the workplace, and other DEI pertinent topics. 
  • Research and present recommendations to Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials regarding DEI best practices to facilitate the integration of DEI into all aspects of Kalamazoo County Government.
  • Develop and recommend long‐term diversity, equity, and inclusion infrastructure needs internally and externally.  Other duties as assigned

Employment Qualifications:

Education:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, such as Social Work, Diversity and Inclusion, Education or similar preparation in group development, adult learning, training design, or military equivalency.

Experience:

At least five years of progressively responsible experience developing, organizing, and leading a DEI initiative. Governmental experience preferred.

Must demonstrate that they have experience in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local civil rights laws, principles of equal opportunity, fair housing laws, community resources, and the knowledge to make recommendations concerning the County’s DEI work.
  • Skill in analyzing, trending, and researching information and data, drafting reports and other documents; maintaining records and files; and skill in using a personal computer and software to perform functions such as word processing, excel, access, and PowerPoint, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of DEI and organizational development best practices;
  • Proven experience with analyzing organizational structures to enhance and foster DEI strategies at all levels of an organization;
  • Professional experience in DEI strategies, training adult learners in a workplace setting and working effectively across differences;
  • Demonstrated success in group development and change management;
  • Significant mediation and conflict resolution skills to reframe issues, reduce tensions within workgroups, and intervene when conflicts arise;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Collaboration, facilitation, and interviewing skills for needs assessment, cooperation with other professionals and a variety of workgroups;
  • Established intercultural awareness and skills sufficient to enable collaboration with diverse groups within the workforce or with external partners;
  • Experience and judgment sufficient to make prompt decisions when issues need to be escalated or referred, and to whom; and
  • Proven ability to coach and train others.

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EPIDEMIOLOGIST

HCS- Clinical Services
Annual salary: K-10 (A-F) $60,424.00 - $74,152.00
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 064-20
Date Posted: 10/09/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Manage the Public Health Disease Surveillance System for Kalamazoo County and regularly analyze & report on the health status of residents, identifying corrective actions for adverse trends. Consult internally and externally on epidemiologic issues, providing leadership and expertise for program evaluation, grant applications, and program, management, and community decision-making. Manage the Kalamazoo County Data Hub and work closely with Public Information Officers on communication of county public health data. 

Manage the Kalamazoo County Health Surveillance System. Management of the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) program and staff. Epidemiological consultation to HCS programs regarding grant applications, needs assessments, program evaluation, presentations, publications & media.

Manage the Outbreak Response Team for the Department. Participate in emergency preparedness and response for department and 5th District Medical Response Coalition.

Provide epidemiological expertise and consultation as a participant on community teams, workgroups and task forces.

Education:

Master’s Degree in Epidemiology with three to five years’ experience in local, state, or national epidemiology programs is required, or military equivalency.

Experience developing, implementing and monitoring an active surveillance program preferred. Public Health experience and program management experience preferred. Knowledge of statistical tests and Public Health Systems desired. Ability to analyze multi-factorial health issues, interpret data, build and utilizing databases for data analysis, evaluate data collection methods, and direct disease investigation preferred. Excellent technical/computer skills, organizational skills and oral and written communication skills preferred.

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EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $17.39/hr.
32 Hours weekly
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 065-21
Date Posted: 05/19/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide direct assistance and administrative support to HCS (Health & Community Services) Administration (Director/Health Officer, Deputy Health Officer, and Medical Director).

Including coordination of meetings and transcription of minutes. Coordinate and maintain purchasing and travel systems as directed by the Finance Department. Ensure all purchases and travel follow County financial & procurement policies. Review and process requests for employee training and travel expenditures for HCS Administration and HCS.

Maintain departments County commercial credit card responsibilities for HCS. Manage departmental supply inventory needs and place orders following County financial & procurement policies.

Assist Department's Public Information Officers by drafting and proofing materials before they print and serve as communications liaison to community and stakeholders.

Coordinate and maintain department policies and procedures to ensure alignment with County policies as well as State public health accreditation requirements.

Coordinate departmental contracting system, including compliance and facilitation. Serve as back‐up to the Administrative Assistant and Customer Assistant in all job accountabilities and duties ‐ includes serving as a Notary for the department and the public.

During public health emergencies, serve on the emergency response team. Provide 24/7 response to Emergency Preparedness events requiring Public Health mobilization and fill the assigned role designated by the Incident Commander.

Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, public health, public administration, Communication, English or similar discipline, or any comparable combination of education, training, experience, or military equivalency.

Experience: Three to five years related experience. Experience with a multi‐line phone, strong knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and strong clerical skills. Must have knowledge of purchasing systems. Advanced computer skills with excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and grammar skills required, strong organizational capabilities, and problem‐solving skills required. Must be able to multi‐task and work independently with frequent interruptions. Familiarity with automated/paperless purchasing, understanding of financial policies and procedures, and some college coursework in a financial course(s). Ability to obtain certification as a Notary Public within six (6) months of hire.

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EXPO CENTER OPERATOR

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-12 (A): $14.71/hr.
Wednesday - Saturday, Full-time, 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Union Position AFSCME 1677.02
Posting: 054-21
Date Posted: 04/28/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 
To keep buildings, grounds, and equipment set up and in good physical condition and effectively attend to the client's and visitors' needs.

Perform all routine and some preventative maintenance to Expo Center, fairgrounds buildings, grounds, and equipment.  Provide services for rental clients, including setting up tables, chairs, and sound equipment; electrical needs; clean up; and other special requests or problems.   Serve as an after-hours contact person for clients, resolve problems, may collect fees, and must enforce rules and regulations.

Store and inventory recreation vehicles in rental storage.  Supervise work crews assigned to fairgrounds, including assigning work and supplies.  Responsible for securing the building.  Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent with two years building maintenance experience and two years public service experience.  Must have experience driving vehicles with standard transmissions and must be able to operate a forklift and tractor. Valid Michigan driver's license with a good driving record required. Must be bondable and able to pass a security check. Must be able to work independently and willing to work nontraditional hours, weekends, and some holidays.

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

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-13 (A) $83,990.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 068-21
Date Posted: 05/25/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 08/20/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Manager to oversee day-to-day activities of Information Technology staff, manage major functional areas of the department, and assist with evaluation and analysis of Countywide information and telecommunication systems and automation needs to effectively and efficiently support all County departments in meeting their customers' needs and state and federal requirements.

Assist Director with the overall management of the department.

Supervise, guide, direct, and evaluate direct report staff.

Evaluate and recommend technology supporting county infrastructure needs, networking solutions, telecommunication solutions, security requirements, and departmental application solutions.

Manage networking and telecommunication projects, systems and operations of the department, and all County automated functions.

Assist with evaluation and analysis of departmental automation solutions. Perform feasibility studies, system design, and implementation.

Design, oversee and manage wide-area network throughout County facilities with multiple external agency connections.

Review, analyze and authorize user department requests for system modifications or enhancements and software or hardware purchases.

Must maintain broad knowledge of current trends in technology and their application.

Education: Bachelor's degree with major in Computer Science or a related field, or military equivalency with five years' experience in system analysis and design and project management; or any comparable training, experience, or education.

Experience: Experience: Previous supervisory experience and three to five year's experience managing networking and telecommunications environments required. Strong technically with the ability to align and coordinate resources, priorities, work plans, and activities. Communication and human relation skills are very important.

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IT SYSTEMS ANALYST

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-9 (A-F) $55,078.40 - $67,620.80
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 023-21
Date Posted: 02/26/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Assist with installation and preventative maintenance for new and existing servers, operating systems, and software applications. Perform updates/upgrades as dictated by organization or technological needs as well as provide Tier II technical support for IT Support escalation process in order to provide a comprehensive, reliable, and secure technology platform that supports technology systems. This is done in order to ensure all systems comply with departmental, County, State and Federal requirements and needs, maximize user productivity and meet essential business functions.

Engineer, design, analyze, and implement system architecture and recommend, plan and design efficient, secure and effective practices while recommending and implementing continuous improvements for both system architecture and end‐user devices alike. Assist with SQL database administration, including database migration; ensuring storage, backup, and recovery procedures are appropriate and functioning as intended; working closely with application developers to ensure the current database architecture meets requirements; and assessing future scalability.

Apply business and technical support concepts to provide support for automated systems including planning, coordinating, integrating, documenting, testing, scripting, implementing and managing applications, databases and system interfaces. Assist with technical analysis in the design, implementation, and maintenance of network security platforms and technology, including network monitoring, VPN, content filtering, intrusion detection, network segmentation, and threat defense firewalls.

Multi‐phased project management involving coordination and implementation of core technical projects involving internal departments, external organizations, and vendors. Work with a cross‐section of internal IT personnel, external IT professionals, State and local government IT staff, vendors, first responders and the management team to coordinate delivery of network communications functions. Develop technical and instructional documentation on assigned focus areas and provide associated training for IT staff and/or end‐users while maintaining an in‐house library of information and resources.

Provide planning, direction, technical expertise and consulting services as a resource to IT Management and County departments. Maintain a broad knowledge of state‐of‐the‐art technology, equipment, and systems. Continue professional development and knowledge of IT products and solutions. Provide evening and weekend support for mission critical IT services and emergency support; perform system administration work on off‐hours and cover for support staff to maintain 7:00 am to 5:00 pm operations.

Bachelor's degree, or appropriate technical certifications and 4‐6 years of Information Technology and user support experience; or any comparable combination of education, training and experience; or military equivalency.

A self‐managed individual that requires minimal or no supervision; ability to learn quickly; excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact in a professional and effective manner with customers, the ability to understand their needs and effectively address issues are essential. The candidate shall have demonstrated skills in business network environments and knowledge and experience with many of the following enterprise software and systems: Microsoft server, Office365, Active Directory including Azure AD, Intune (MDM), SCCM, Cisco, SolarWinds, Hyper‐V, VMware, IBM Power 8 (I‐Series), ZENworks, and SQL DB's.

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JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER I & II

Circuit Court - Family Division
Salary: J-10 (A) $20.61/hr.
Salary: J-12 (A) $22.66/hr. with MJI Certification
Fulltime, shift varies 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Posting: 045-21
Date Re-Posted: 05/07/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

To assess and evaluate children and families in order to recommend a rehabilitation plan to the Court and to develop and implement child welfare service.

Conducts investigations to ascertain problem areas of the child and family in delinquency cases.

Prepares summary reports of cases and makes recommendations to the Court to resolve problems and provide opportunities for adjustment.

Supervises and monitors the behavior of youth on probation.

Provide a range/frequency of direct interventions as dictated by the family and program status needs.

Knowledge of the principles and methods concerned with personal and social problem-solving.

Knowledge of factors concerned with delinquency, neglect, and abuse of children.

Knowledge of family dynamics and the effects of social conditions on family functioning.

Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and children's services programs.

Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of child welfare work.

Ability to apply social casework methods to child welfare services.

Ability to develop child welfare programs with community organizations.

Ability to relate effectively to the public and individuals on their caseload.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Education:

Bachelor's degree in social sciences or a related human services field and must complete the Michigan Judicial Institute certification training for Juvenile Court staff within two years after the date of employment. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required.

Union position: UAW

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KENNEL TECHNICIAN I

Animal Services & Enforcement
Starting Salary: S-09 a (N):$13.04/hr.
Full-time, Saturday thru Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 063-21
Date Re-Posted: 06/01/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 07/31/2021

Responsibilities: 

To perform manual labor tasks in connection with care and maintenance of the animals at the shelter as well as custodial and routine maintenance of the facility.

Clean and disinfect animal quarters, office and restrooms. Feed, water and vaccinate animals in accordance with instructions.  Responsible for euthanasia of certain animals as necessary or as required by departmental policy by injection using schedule II drugs.  Assist public visiting the shelter and potential adopters.

Monitor animal health in the shelter; administer medications under supervision of veterinarian, and keeping the Director aware of all or any animal health issues. Maintain accurate and current computer records of every animal brought into the shelter.  Decapitate dead bite animals and send the specimens to the State Lab for rabies testing.  Maintain grounds (feces clean up, snow removal, etc...) and buildings (cleaning).  Release animals being held for bite cases from quarantine.

Testify in court cases.  Oversees and instructs Community Services, K-Pep workers and the Humane Society Volunteers who assist in kennel work.  Other duties as assigned.

High School diploma or equivalent.  No animal allergies. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Computer literate. Certifiable in injectable euthanasia within four months of hire. Must pass security clearance for administering Schedule II Drugs. Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with a variety of people in tense situations. Must have the physical ability to lift and carry animals weighing 100 pounds or more.

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LABORATORY SCIENTIST

HCS - Laboratory Services
Salary Range: K-7 (A-F) $43,596.80 - $53,580.80
Full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 040-20
Date Posted: 06/10/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

  • Perform essential testing and provide laboratory technical support to the Health and Community Services clinics and programs.

Responsibilities   

  • Conduct all testing according to protocols and meet all criteria for quality assurance by successfully completing proficiency surveys as required by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment), DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) and MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to maintain certification.
  • Collection, processing and transfer of specimens (serum, stool, sputum or other body fluids) from clinics and programs to MDHHS and other clinical laboratories for analysis as necessary. 
  • Provide education and consultation to Health and Community Services staff and other agencies within the region on specimen collection, handling and testing recommendations.  Participate in interdepartmental committees, task forces or teams and participate in continuing education programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or equivalent based on current CLIA regulations with knowledge of bacteriology and biochemistry and at least one year of experience in a clinical laboratory; or a bachelor's degree in a related field with at least one to two years’ experience in a clinical laboratory required, or comparable training, education and experience.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in a clinical laboratory preferred.
  • Must have ASCP certification (or equivalent) as MLS/MT, or be eligible.
  • Detailed knowledge of healthcare and biological sciences with an emphasis on clinical laboratory sciences including microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, serology and molecular biology is required.
  • Knowledge of universal precautions, Bloodborne pathogens and other infectious organisms is necessary.
  • Computer knowledge and skills are necessary for daily functions including programming analytical instruments and reporting results. 

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance

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LEGAL ASSISTANT II VICTIM WITNESS UNIT

Prosecuting Attorney
Salary: K-4 (A) $15.49/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 058-21
Date Posted: 05/06/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide secretarial duties for the Victim/Witness Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office in order to ensure efficient and personalized services to victims, witnesses, law enforcement personnel, and the general public as it pertains to this Unit.  The duties of this position ensure that the OPA complies with the 1985 Michigan Crime Victim Rights Law and the Michigan Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights.

Act as initial resource person for all who enter or call the Victim/Witness Services Unit. Direct to proper unit, answer general questions & maintain daily witness log.  Receive & screen all incoming phone calls; provide information, answer queries & resolve basic problems of victims or witnesses; refer complex problems to Victim Advocates or APAs.                                      

Coordinate & complete daily mailings to crime victims as mandated by law; to include (but not limited to): letter, brochure of rights, impact statement, survey, MDOC forms/brochures, etc.  Review charging sheets on a daily basis in order to verify victim/defendant information entered by VAs into the Case Tracking system to ensure letters run properly.  Responsible for the processing of all completed & returned Victim Impact Statements by logging information into Adult Case Tracking, making copies for the APA file, and forwarding the original to Court or to the Probation Department as dictated by the internal procedure.

High school diploma. 2-year degree and/or 5 years’ experience working in the criminal justice system is preferred.  Previous multi-line telephone/receptionist work is preferred.  Working knowledge of the criminal justice system.  Clerical skills & computer data entry and retrieval.  Being able to work under stress, at a fast pace, and with constant interruptions.  Strong ability to multi-task and work independently.  Maintain excellent rapport with the public as well as police & court personnel.  Ability to be patient, understanding, and empathetic when assisting traumatized, frustrated and/or agitated persons.

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MAINTENANCE WORKER I

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-10A (N):$13.50/hr.
Full-time - 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Posting: 070-21
Date Posted: 05/27/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Performs a variety of routine maintenance and semi-skilled labor activities including identifying and correcting problems with buildings, systems and equipment. Makes deliveries and performs landscaping duties.

Ability to work independently or in a team on maintenance, repairs and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.  Assist senior skilled trades and building operators with repairs and maintenance tasks.  Perform and assist with the repairs and maintenance of facilities and equipment as assigned.  Assist in the moving and installation of furniture and equipment.  Maintain supplies and equipment needed in the care and maintenance of facilities.   Assist in snow removal as assigned.   Ability to independently maintain logs for a routine maintenance program.  Perform a variety of routine maintenance tasks, including mowing grass, snow removal, sweeping and cleaning, lighting repairs and other routine building maintenance.  Performs emergency custodial duties such as mopping and cleaning during the day.  Other duties as assigned.   

High School diploma or GED certification.  Ability to read and understand maintenance manuals and logs.  Ability to read, write and speak in a clear and concise manner.  (3) Three years of facilities maintenance work.  Familiar with applicable safety standards.  Building maintenance, construction, roofing, welding, electrical, or HVAC experience.  Lift and carry up to 75 pounds.  Valid Michigan driver's license, good driving record and reliable transportation.  Basic to intermediate computer skills. Self-motivated candidate with solid experience in one or more of the construction trades preferred.

County positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time.  Available supplemental dental and vision.  Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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Ron Kuivenhoven
Department of Buildings & Grounds,
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

Airport
Starting Salary R10/N: $15.46/hr.
Full-time - Shifts varies
Posting: 074-21
Date Posted: 06/07/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

To provide general manual labor under direct supervision.
Operates light vehicles and equipment in various airport operations (snow removal, mowing, etc.).  Performs light, minor vehicle and equipment repair and preventative maintenance.  Secures, inspects, and opens building for use.  Conducts safety, security, and airfield inspections as prescribed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and other procedures.  Serves as second responder in emergency situations.  Complies with safety standards and airport procedures.  Performs general airport operations.

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent.  Valid Michigan driver license and good driving record.  Knowledge of traffic laws, safety rules, and accident prevention practices.  Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.  Subject to FAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. Must pass a fingerprint based criminal history records check.   Airport experience and knowledge of operations preferred.  Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.  Emergency overtime may be required of those present at the facility.

*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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PARK & EXPO CUSTODIAN

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-07 (N): $11.52/hr.
Wednesday thru Sunday - 4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 031-21
Date Posted: 03/04/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 
To provide cleaning service for Parks Office & Expo Center County Buildings; to re‐arrange furniture, change light bulbs as directed.

Clean offices and expo rooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean windows, bathrooms, mirrors, etc., empty wastebaskets.  Change light bulbs, strip and refinish floors, clean carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies.

Check lights and secure doors/windows. Move furniture as necessary and as directed for cleaning and/or re‐arranging of offices and expo rooms.

Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED Certification with effective communication skills, including reading and following written and verbal directions. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver's license and own transportation.

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

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

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

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PARK ATTENDANT/SEASONAL

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary $10.30 - $10.71/hr.
Part-time 20-40 hrs. /Week
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Varies
Posting: 015-21
Date Posted: 02/08/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Issue park permits, collect fees and monitor vehicles for valid permits.  Assist with event preparation, set‐up and operation.  Provide information and assistance to the general public.  Prepare receipt records, daily deposits and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Assist in providing clean, well maintained, and safe facilities by performing janitorial duties, maintenance work, including operating mowers and driving Parks vehicles.

7 positions: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm focusing on mowing, trimming and park maintenance.

30 positions: Variable hours, evenings, weekends & holidays.  20-40 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. Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and pass a background check.  Drug testing is a requirement for this position.

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Lisa Conley
Kalamazoo Parks & Expo Center
2900 Lake Street,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

PARK MANAGER

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S17- N): $19.06/hr.
UNION POSITION - AFSCME
Full-time; Non-traditional hours, Weekends & Holidays
Posting: 024-21
Date Re-Posted: 04/28/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) Open Positions

Manage and operate County Parks on a daily basis within guidelines to provide quality park services, facilities, and experiences for park visitors.

Oversee park operations as assigned. On an as needed basis, may work at all County Parks or the Expo Center and may directly operate multiple parks. Oversee and schedule facility management, equipment management, and park improvement projects as assigned.  Ensure preventative and operational maintenance is planned for and completed on buildings, equipment, and properties. Hire, supervise, train, evaluate, discipline and/or terminate seasonal staff.

Assist with the planning and implementation of capital improvement and park improvement projects.  Serve as guest service contact for clients, the general public, and special events. Answer questions, solve problems, and enforce rules and regulations.  Collect fees, prepare receipt records, deposits, and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Provide clean, safe, well maintained facilities by assigning or performing maintenance, repairs, landscaping, grounds keeping, vandalism repair, trash removal, construction activities, and ongoing maintenance for nature trails, roads, parking lots, gates, fences, and park and recreation equipment. Assist in the planning and implementation of future park operations, customer service policies, operational policies, park rules, special event agreements, and staffing

Qualifications:       

Four-year degree in Park Management or related field, or military equivalency, or four years progressively responsible experience in park operations; or any comparable combination of experience, education, or training.

Valid Michigan driver's license and good driving record. No felony convictions. Must be able to drive vehicles with standard transmission and operate equipment with hand and/or foot controls. Driving and criminal background checks will be completed. Post offer physical required

County positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time.  Available supplemental dental and vision.  Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Health & Community Services, AAA3
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $50,419.20 - $55,016.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 061-21
Date Posted: 05/10/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Functions as a team nurse and Care Consultant within the Choices for Independence team; responsible for completing and maintaining client assessments/reassessments and developing and implementing care plans to provide long-term care management services for program clients. Connects clients with supportive services in the community to maintain their independence and prevent or delay long-term care placement.

Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine psychosocial, financial, and environmental strengths and limitations and medical status/conditions of potential clients.  Develop a care plan in conjunction with the client, designated caregivers, and Choices for Independence Social Worker(s).

Monitor client condition and provision of service pertaining to plans for care. Adjust plan as determined through reassessment, normal monitoring, and client's desired outcomes.  Work with family members and volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal supports.

Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from the purchase of service providers.  Establish and maintain liaison with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, Department of Human Services, and other referring agencies.

Current Michigan Registered  Nurse License emphasizes gerontology and three years experience working with older adults; or any comparable combination of education, training, or experience. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of community resources, especially geriatric and chronic disease management. Reliable transportation and current Michigan driver's license.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $50,419.20 - $57,283.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 052-21
Date Posted: 04/26/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Implement, coordinate and manage the Vaccine for Children/Michigan-Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program within Kalamazoo County and assure optimal health of all Kalamazoo County residents by decreasing the incidence and spread of Vaccine-Preventable Disease (VPD), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity rates.

Develops and designs Incident Action Plans (lAP) program objectives, goals, and evaluation techniques for reporting and decreasing transmission in VPD Kalamazoo County residents.  Serve as liaison between (HCS/MDHHS) Health and Community Services/Michigan Department of Health & Human Services 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 or Bioterrorism events.  Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues regarding VPD affecting individuals and the community.  Effective communication must be maintained with MDHHS by preparing 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-solving, and make clinically accurate decisions under high-stress conditions.  Demonstrate excellent assessment, interviewing, and communication skills.  Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes, and infection control principles.  Must obtain Immunization Nurse Educator certification through MDHHS in the first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications.  Proficient in the use of computers, valid driver's license, and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is highly desired.

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RELIEF KITCHEN WORKER

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 066-21
Date Posted: 05/24/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 08/24/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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.  Ensure 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 a moderate size kitchen.  Knowledge of volume cooking and maintaining high vitamin content in foods.

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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: 067-21
Date Posted: 05/24/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 08/24/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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; working with troubled youths preferred.

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SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.61/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
Posting: 002-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
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, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. 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.

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.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance
  • Holiday Pay

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet that are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7 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). 

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.61/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
Posting: 003-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
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, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. 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.

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.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance
  • Holiday Pay

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

TEMPORARY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT SPECIALIST

Clerk/Register of Deeds
Salary: K-5 (A) $17.39/ hr.
Monday - Friday, 20 hours per week
Two (2) 20-hour position
Posting: 072-21
Date Posted: 06/03/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 06/15/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

General Summary:

Analyze, record, maintain, and control all vital and land records filed in Kalamazoo County and provide quality, efficient and confidential services to all customers to comply with state law and statutes and policies, to provide quality and efficient services to all, and to preserve and protect the records in perpetuity. Assist with coordination of the County ID Program.

Essential Functions:

1) Deputy Clerk: Administer oaths of office; issue certified copies of official documents on behalf of Clerk/Register. 

2) Document Analyst: Analyze each document presented for recording using State Law and office standards; record each document for permanent record according to Law and standards.   

3) Records Management: Maintain vital and land records using automated and paper systems; ensure documents are created, recorded, indexed, and made available for public use. 

4) Customer Support: Assist all customers (in person, by telephone, or by mail) efficiently and effectively according to policy, procedure, and Law. 

5) Financial Management Functions: Ensure that each transaction is performed accurately; balance and prepare daily cash reconciliation. 

      6) Elections: Answer basic questions regarding the election process.    

7) County ID Card Coordinator: Assist all applicants for a County ID card; review application documentation; issue ID cards according to County policy. 

Employment Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent or 5-years’ experience in a related field preferred.

Experience: Experience with computer data entry, microfilm equipment, and cash balancing a plus. Strict attention to detail is required. Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills and deal with all types of people and constant interruptions. Must be bondable. Additional training in accounting, real estate, Law, or library procedures desired.

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Contact Us

Kristine D. Cunningham 
Human Resources Director

Jean Michaud
Deputy Human Resources Director 

Contact Information: 
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
Phone: (269) 383-8998 
Fax: (269) 359-3481
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