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October 30, 2020

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

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY I

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: K-10(A) $60,424.00
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Posting: 062-20
Date Posted: 10/08/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 10/30/2020

Represent our citizens as their attorneys in criminal, quasi-criminal and civil matters by reviewing, enforcing and litigating the applicable law. Emphasis is placed on prosecuting misdemeanors and some felonies in District Court, mental commitment hearings in Probate Court, and delinquency proceedings in Family Court. An APA I also has screening and charging responsibilities for delinquency cases, misdemeanor cases and some felony cases

Prepares and presents misdemeanors, civil infraction, mental commitment, juvenile delinquency, and lesser felony cases to ensure that defendants are held accountable for their actions.

Reviews selected investigation reports, authorizes legal proceedings and rejects substandard cases.  Negotiates cases dispositions, according to office policy in order to reach a resolution prior to trial.  Prepares motions, briefs, pleadings and memoranda to inform courts of the office’s position on specific cases.

Accepts special assignments, including legal research and writing.

Qualifications:

License to practice law in the State of Michigan.  Previous experience or interest in the criminal justice/legal systems.  Basic knowledge of evidence, criminal law and court rules. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Willingness to follow office policies, high ethical standards, personally and professionally.

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CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 036-20
Date Re-Posted: 05/05/2020
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.

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CORRECTIONS OFFICER I

SHERIFF
Starting Salary: NF-17 (A) $20.66/hr.
Shifts Varies.
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 029-20
Date Re-Posted: 05/05/2020
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.

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.88 - $15.26/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 030-20
Date Re-Posted: 05/05/2020
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 which 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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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: 069-20
Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 11/07/2020

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 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 pro per parties, prepare and personally serve court orders and petitions on parties present at court hearings.  Prepare Court orders and reports from dictated, handwritten and computer drafted documentation.  Research, analyze, docket, scan and enter accurate information 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 by using the court’s case management system and other resources.  Direct, monitor and provide notice of hearing for all traffic cases, including reporting to the Secretary of State office.  Attend and monitor court proceedings, prepare and draft reports and orders, mark exhibits, operate audio and video recording equipment and maintain logs.  Coordinate a complete program of case management, file management and quality control for child protective, delinquency, and domestic matters.  Jointly coordinate, collaborate and assure movement of all court cases in cooperation with other court-related units.  Review, analyze and monitor legal documentation within court files, and/or submitted for judicial review for legal sufficiency and compliance with court rules and court orders.  Compile, analyze, and monitor statistical data for reports as needed.  Coordinate courtroom security and arrange for appearance of parties, in person, telephonically, or via videoconference, arranging for interpreters and special accommodations as needed.

Monitor case management functions to be in compliance with trial court standards set forth by the Michigan Supreme Court, including set-asides, transfers, apprehension and detention orders, bench warrants and appeals.  Monitor court files and orders for compliance with Title IV-E funding requirements.  Monitor and distribute reports from caseworkers, public and private agencies, and attorneys.  Ensure proper service of all parties, including those to be summonsed, attorneys, outside, agencies and those who are required to receive notice of hearing.  Interview and prepare bail bonds for delinquent juveniles upon their release.  Collect court filing fees, restitution and other court-ordered payments.  Provide back up for security as needed.

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 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, Public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

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CUSTODIAN

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary (S07N):$11.42/hr.
Union Position: AFSCME
Full-time - 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Posting: 048-20
Date Re-Posted: 10/01/2020
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). 

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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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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.
2 open positions
Posting: 011-20
Date Posted: 01/19/2020
Deadline: Until filled

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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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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MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Health & Community Services
Health & Community Services
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 066-20
Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2020

To support daily lab operations in order to ensure clinical and environmental specimens are processed, tested, and resulted accurately and in a timely manner for Health & Community Services.

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

Conduct all levels of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regulated testing.  Maintain equipment and trouble-shoot problems when needed. Assist clinics with phlebotomy if needed.

Associate 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 (Medical Laboratory Technician).

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. Phlebotomy skills are preferred.

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NURSE, CORRECTIONAL

Sheriff's Department
Salary: K-8 (A-D) $50,419.20 - $57,283.20
Fulltime- shift varies
Posting: 044-20
Date Re-Posted: 08/24/2020
Deadline: Until filled

This position works in a medical clinic in the County Jail, a 24 hour locked down facility, using standard medical equipment.  This position provides medical care and treatment for the jail inmate population.

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 LPN/RN’s.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Michigan required. Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan is preferred. Must be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified. Three years of experience in a 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.

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.

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Send Resume to:
Lt. Logan Bishop
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

NUTRITIONIST

HCS - Maternal & Child Health
Starting Salary - K07(A) $20.96/hr
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 068-20
Date Posted: 10/29/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Establish and document medical/nutritional risk factors of pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum women, infants, and children eligible for the WIC program.  Provide nutrition education and community referrals as appropriate to meet the needs of the participant. This is done in order to: Decrease the incidence of infant morbidity/mortality and improve the health status of clients who are impoverished and who have a medical and/or nutritional risk.

Assess and document nutrition/medical risk factors, assign appropriate food package, provide nutrition education, provide appropriate community referrals, and administer and distribute food benefits at WIC offices located within Kalamazoo County.  Approve all Class II infant formula requests. If necessary, seek State approval for Class III special formula requests if Registered dietitian (RD) is not available. 

Inform and recruit families/children for the WIC program (outreach).  Coordinate Breastfeeding, Nutrition Education, and Outreach activities for local WIC office (includes tracking inventory of equipment/supplies and maintaining database).      

Perform hematological and lead testing; maintain CLIA requirements as established by WIC and County policy.  Prepare nutrition education lesson plans for information mall/bulletin boards; create quarterly newsletter.  Assure that the WIC Program performance standards are met as required by State/Federal guidelines and Local County Health and Community Services.  Collaborate with community agencies and Human Services Department programs (i.e. Housing Resources, Community Centers,

Health clinics, Loaves & Fishes) to provide resources and support to assist families.  Inform families/individuals of community activities that are instrumental toward self- growth and community involvement.  Submit weekly, monthly, and annual reports as it relates to departmental activities.

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

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $50,419.20 - $55,016.00
(2) Full-time openings
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 058-20
Date Posted: 09/22/2020
Deadline: Until filled

                                            

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable disease affecting Kalamazoo County residents and schools to ensure appropriate treatment and investigation and to prevent 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/MDCH and schools, daycares/preschools, community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication.  Maintain CD information and other educational/instructional materials for schools, daycares/preschools, health care and other professionals in the community.   Provide24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events.

Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals, schools, daycares/preschools, and the community.  Effective communication is to be maintained with MDCH through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDCH.   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 excellent assessment, 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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PUBLIC INFORMATION MANAGER

Administration
Salary: K-10 (A) $60,424.00
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5p.m.
Occassional after hours, as necessary
Posting: 067-20
Date Posted: 10/27/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 11/21/2020

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Under the direction of the Deputy County Administrator – External Services, this position will assist County Administration, County Departments and Elected Officials/Court Administrators by providing proactive leadership and support in the areas of internal and external communication and public relations, in order to achieve the County’s strategic priorities. The position will devise and deploy a countywide communications plan, lead and manage specific projects and will respond to inquiries from the media and the public. 

Devise and execute strategies to achieve the vision for County communications and public relations set by County Administration. Develop, implement and reinforce communication and branding standards, strategies, campaigns and programs.  Develop, design and coordinate the production and distribution of print, electronic, broadcast and other informational, marketing and promotional media explaining & promoting County programs & services. Guides the County’s social media presence & social networks. Continuously survey the communication landscape for emerging trends and technologies.                                                

Serves as liaison with local media, receive and respond to information requests. Select newsworthy items to be released to television, radio and newspapers. Foster working relationships with local media. Monitor and respond to local television, radio and print media as appropriate.  Prepare and (when necessary) present the organization's official response to sensitive or critical issues releasing appropriate information to the general public. Organize and manage press conferences; conduct media briefings. Ensure that communication projects are cost effective.

Act as a resource for County departments, meeting a variety of communication needs including, but not limited to, training and leading crisis communication. Act as public information officer, public information team leader or otherwise support crisis communication as requested.  Represents Administration to internal staff and external constituents including community groups, media, local and regional organizations and the general public.

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related field and 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience with communications programs and activities, or military equivalency. Master’s degree preferred.  Prior governmental experience and bilingual skills preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

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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 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Posting: 060-20
Date Posted: 09/28/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 12/26/2020

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.  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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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: 059-20
Date Posted: 09/28/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 12/26/2020

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, work 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-FOP
Posting: 031-20
Date Re-Posted: 05/05/2020
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.

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 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) $21.66/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 032-20
Date Re-Posted: 05/05/2020
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 employmentNo visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

VETERANS SERVICES SPECIALIST

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-06 (A) $18.96/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 065-20
Date Posted: 10/21/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Pending Board Approval                                                           

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Advise and assist veterans, their dependents and/or survivors in obtaining financial, health (both physical and mental), educational benefits and emergency relief utilizing a variety of state, local, and federal resources.  Advisement and assistance spans from initial application until final adjudication, including any appeals processes.  Disseminate information regarding veteran’s benefits throughout Kalamazoo County and provide support to the Veterans Service Coordinator.

Counsel veterans/dependents and file disability compensation, pension claims and appeals for the veterans/dependents of Kalamazoo County, in addition to other VA programs.  Serve as the Authorized Agent for the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund.  Counsel and refer veterans to various agencies to provide additional assistance.

Initiate emergency payments from the county’s emergency relief fund.  Apply for veteran’s health care benefits for services at the Battle Creek VAMC and other nearby medical facilities.  Speak at various events in order to make the public aware of services offered through the Kalamazoo County Veterans Service Office.  Maintain records in accordance with General Schedule #21- County Veterans Affairs.  Maintain individual accreditation with the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs as required to submit claims on a veteran’s behalf.

Veterans who are honorably discharged will be provided preference under law (MCL 35.401) and/or due to the duties of the position.  Bachelor's degree in social work, humanities or related field or 4 years’ experience in veteran's services or related area.  Knowledge of principals, practices, and procedures related to federal, state and local veterans benefits, laws and regulations strongly preferred.  Skilled in use of Microsoft Office products and other office equipment required.  Accreditation through a congressionally chartered service organization with the Department of Veterans Affairs required within 12 months of hire.  Ability to explain and apply complex laws governing veterans benefits, prepare clear, concise and effective written materials, and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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

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