Kalamaoo County

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July 28, 2016
The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

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Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: $14.64 /hr.
M-F 8-5pm
Posting: #068-16
Date Posted: 07/24/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 08/05/2016
Monitor and maintain the collection and disbursement of probation accounts, filing fees, court orders payable, bond, garnishment, and proper accounting procedures.      Analyze orders, judgments, and court files for accuracy and completion. Review and balance monthly accounts. Respond to victim inquiries regarding monies, research issues and develop solutions. Examine bond forms for disbursement and transfer to probation accounts, prepare bond release checks for  administrative  signature,  enter  data  into  shared  database,  and  maintain  bond monies ensuring funding.  Review appellate requests from convicted defendants. Select counsel pursuant to Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System (MAACS) guidelines and court procedures. Prepare court orders appointing counsel and submit for signature.   Prepare and process required paperwork for appointed attorneys, and update MAACS pursuant to guidelines.        Review attorney vouchers making recommendations to Judges for payment to appointed appellate attorneys and prepare vouchers for submission to Finance Department. Maintain roster of appellate attorneys distributing to appropriate personnel and agencies.   Provide counter and phone support, and examine documentation for court requirements  Cash out receipts and balance daily voucher to be sent to Treasurers Office and secure monies in safety deposit box. Process NSF checks received from the Treasurer’s Office.   Perform as Liaison and coordinate transportation of records and monies from Gull Road location.  Pull all files including Monday’s for hearings each week and distribute to courtroom teams, and file all documentation regarding probation accounts.
Associate’s degree in business or accounting or five years court, legal, or accounting experience.  Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal relations, keyboarding at 70 wpm, and ability to make independent decisions.  Other requirements are knowledge of the criminal justice system, court policies and rules, and court procedures. Should be able to be sworn in as a Deputy County Clerk.

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Shelia Parkman
Gull Road Justice complex, 1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo MI 49048

Buildings & Grounds
Salary (K12):$30.61/hr
Fulltime, M-F 8-5 pm
Posting: #070-16
Date Posted: 07/24/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 08/07/2016
Manage the day-to-day maintenance operations. Manage Remedial Repair, CIP, and Building Projects.  Oversees special Projects.  Building inspections.  Represents the Director in his/her absence.  Supervises trains and evaluates employees to ensure that County properties are properly maintained. 
A comprehensive knowledge of Facility Management and system operations is required. Understanding of mechanical systems and their operation, and knowledge of building envelopes and their structure. The ability to communicate on a level with trades people and professionals. Have an understanding of the construction industry.  Bachelor degree in Engineering/Facility Management Degree required.  3-5 years experience in a Facility Management position. Supervisory experience is necessary in order to manage staff resources, with experience in cost evaluation and tracking. Communication skills are essential.

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Department of Buildings & Grounds
201 West Kalamazoo, Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Circuit Court Family Division
Salary $14.64/hr
Fulltime M-F 8-5pm
Posting: 060-16
Date Posted: 06/19/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 07/28/2016
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.
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 judge’s attorneys, public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

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Kay Budas, Administrative Assistant
1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary Range: Contract
Part-time 2 days per week/16 hours
Posting: #004-15
Date Posted: 01/04/2015
Deadline: Until filled
Provide dental care for the patients of Kalamazoo County Dental Clinic to ensure that County residents, who cannot afford services, are uninsured, or who have Medicaid access to regular dental care. Principle accountabilities include diagnose and services, treat dental/oral conditions, record patient dental encounters, educate individuals on the nature of oral health and related conditions, and provide consultation to the division manager and assist with updates to dental program protocols, policies and procedures. D.D.S. or D.M.D from a CODA accredited institution, Michigan Dental License with DEA License. Current CPR training and liability insurance. Experience in general dentistry and with hard-to-serve, behaviorally challenged patients preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills with basic computer skills strongly preferred.

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HCS Employment Coordinator
3299 Gull Road
P.O. Box 42
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

HCS - Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Starting Salary: $20.41/hr.
M-F, Days
Posting: 067-16
Date Posted: 07/24/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 07/31/2016
Collaborate with public and private agencies to coordinate department emergency response with local/regional emergency management activities.  Provide direction and leadership to senior management during emergency response, mitigation, and recovery activities.  Develop and maintain the Crisis and Risk Communication Plan to inform the public during a public health emergency.   Develop and implement protocols for HCS to ensure coordinated agency response for public health emergencies.  Serve as the contact point for community entities, state, and federal agencies for public health response.   Develop and implement methods for delivering information/messages related to public health threats and emergencies.  Provide training and health education to the community on emerging public health issues, threats, bioterrorism, and emergency preparedness.
Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, nursing, health education or related field required, Master's degree preferred.  Knowledge of epidemiology, environmental health, health education, infectious disease control, and risk communication with 3-5 years of experience in public health is preferred.  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with a calm demeanor during a crisis; basic computer skills, and experience sustaining collaborative, multi-systems projects is strongly desired. Experience conducting training needs assessments, developing training materials, and conducting training sessions desired.  Ability to work independently and creatively, ability to work well under high-pressure situations/deadlines, and must be able to communicate technical information to both general and technical audiences.

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Buildings & Grounds
8:00- 4:30PM
Posting: #054-16
Date Posted: 06/05/2016
Deadline: Until filled
Install, service, and repair environmental control systems according to applicable codes in County buildings utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory and pipe fitting. Cut and bend tubing, cut and thread pipe, join tubing or pipe to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings, or unions and solders joints. Install expansion and discharge valves in circuit. Connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating-ventilation fans to control panels. Test systems and add Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure. Observe pressure and vacuum gauges and adjust controls to ensure efficient operation. Test joints and connections for gas leaks. May repair and service air conditioners and replace defective components.  Record cause of malfunctions, repairs, and replacements made. Operate automatically fired boilers to heat buildings. Observe pressure, temperature to verify specified operation. Adjust control to set specified fuel feed, draft openings, water level, and steam pressure of boiler. Observe boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions and make repairs. May test and treat boiler feed water, using specified chemicals. Maintain log of meter and gauge readings and record data, such as water test results and quantity of fuel consumed.

High School diploma or equivalent. Valid Michigan driver’s license and good driving record.  Certificate of completion from accredited trade school in related heating and air conditioning areas.  Minimum of two years experience in boiler and air conditioning maintenance, service and repairs.  Demonstrate ability and/or knowledge in refrigeration and boiler theory, repair, and service.  Knowledge of state and national codes.  Ability to read and work from blue prints, schematics, and service manuals.  Must have, or be able to obtain, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) certification for handling CFC's.

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

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Randy Winterowd
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Rm 106
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Parks & Fairgrounds
$9.53/ hr
M-F,7:am-3:pm/varies 20-37/hrs per wk.
45 Seasonal Positions
Posting: #028-16
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Deadline: Until filled
Issues Park permits, collects fees and monitors vehicles for valid permits.  Provides information and assistance to the general public.  Prepares receipt records, daily deposits and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Assists in providing clean and safe facilities by performing light maintenance work, including driving Parks vehicles.

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

35 Positions, variable hours, evenings, weekends & holidays:  20-37 hours per week focusing on customer service in parks and campgrounds, performing light park maintenance duties and cleaning park facilities.

Must have a high school diploma or GED certification, and be a minimum of 18 years old. Effective communication skills, ability to do simple math, ability to operate vehicles with either an automatic or standard transmission. Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license , pass a security check and drug screen.

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Daniel Ward, Kalamazoo County Parks
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary (K08- E):$24.49/hr.
Fulltime,M-F days
Posting: #026-16
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Deadline: Until filled
Implement STD Program by providing STD education & STD assessments to assist in the diagnoses, treatment, referrals & follow-up of STDs.  Implement the Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) program by administering vaccine & providing education of vaccine & VPD.  Obtain comprehensive STD medical & social history of clients, perform male and female genitalia exams, and assist in partner contact interviews.  Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events.  Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals, their personal lifestyles and the community.  Perform quality assurance activities regarding vaccines, chart audits, disease surveillance, and medication supply and inventory control. Maintain adequate vaccine, medication and supply inventory for the clinic.

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-talk, function independently, problem solves and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions.  Demonstrate assessment and interviewing and excellent communication skills.  Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of child development, reproductive health & disease processes as well as human sexuality.  Must obtain HIV counseling and testing certification through MDCH in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications. Proficient use of computers, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired. 

**Note** New salary rate (K08- E):$24.49/hr.

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Circuit Court- Juvenile Home
Starting Salary:$10.75/hr
Posting: 061-16
Date Posted: 06/26/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 07/30/2016
Monitor and ensure the safety and security of all residents and facility staff.  Possess clear knowledge of and adhere to all facility policies and procedures.  Ensure individual and group interaction with residents.  Conduct individual and group interactions with co-workers and administration.  Paperwork/ information management.
Two (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 trouble youths preferred.

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HCS - AAA & Veterans
Starting Salary: $15.96/hr.
M-F 8:00-5:00pm
Posting: #069-16
Date Posted: 07/24/2016
Deadline (must be received by): 08/07/2016
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.
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. Honorable discharge from the United States military required.

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