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January 19, 2021

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

CARE COORDINATOR

HCS-Maternal Child Health, HFA
Starting Salary: K6(A) $18.96/hr.
Part-time 32 hrs. /Week
Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Posting: 085-20
Date Posted: 01/04/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 01/24/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide mentoring, parent education, support, community referrals, advocacy and case management through intensive home visiting services targeting high-risk prenatal women and their families.  This position involves interfacing with high-risk families, community resources, social service agencies, and health care providers.  Services are designed around the evidence-based Healthy Families America model.

Provide care coordination services to high risk pregnant, postpartum women and their infants.  Conduct risk assessment, develop plan of care, and make appropriate referrals and follow up.  Work as a liaison with medical, mental health, and social service agencies to meet client needs.  Provide one-on-one education and group education to clients per program protocol.  Conduct home visitation and monitor child safety. Maintain client charts per program protocol and gather data as requested for research or reporting. Participate in HFA activities as requested through Michigan Department of Community Health, and other activities as assigned.

Associates degree in a Human Services related field (Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Families Studies, and Psychology) with a minimum of two years’ experience in related field is required; Bachelor degree preferred. Extensive knowledge of maternal and infant health strongly preferred.  Knowledge of medical, mental health and social service agencies and services in Kalamazoo is strongly desired. Cultural competency with an understanding of needs of low income urban families and of the African American and Latino communities in Kalamazoo is preferred.  Good written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, time management skills and the ability to work independently are desired. Michigan driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.

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CIRCUIT/PROBATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Annual Salary: $120,577.60
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 008-21
Date Posted: 01/15/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This Position Serve as senior non-judicial officer of the court responsible for all administrative and non-judicial operations providing leadership to subordinate managers and other staff to ensure operations are in compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and court rules.

Analyze trends and plan for the fiscal, staffing, physical, and technological needs of the Court as they relate to the long-range goals.  Supervise staff and provide general managerial guidance and oversight of functions delegated to subordinate managers, including personnel management, daily operations, and special projects.

Oversee and control the annual budgets of the Court, integrating and implementing those factors which will enable the Court to attain its long-range goals.  Develop administrative and personnel policies for the Court.  Acts as the Court’s central point of contact with individuals, agencies and groups outside the Circuit Court including membership in key organizations, committees, and boards.

Serve as the Court’s central internal point of contact ensuring maximum exchange of information between the Chief Judge, other judges, the court management team, and members of the staff.  Other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree in business administration or public administration or law; and a minimum of five to ten years public or private sector administrative managerial experience, with four to five years of that experience preferably in court-related positions.

Knowledge of federal and state laws, court rules, and other regulations which govern the functioning of the court. Knowledge of how criminal, civil and juvenile justice systems operate. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and make sound and accurate decisions. Ability to build relationship among elected officials, judges and the legal community. Ability to interact with individuals from diverse cultural, educational and socio-economic backgrounds. Ability to gather and analyze data and trends, make recommendations regarding proper course of action. Motivational, leadership, goal-setting, negotiation, listening and teamwork skills.

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CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff's
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
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.

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

COOK

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-10 (A) $14.72/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union Position NFOP
Posting: 074-20
Date Posted: 11/25/2020
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.

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Sheriff's
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.88 - $15.26/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
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

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: Until filled

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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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: 007-21
Date Posted: 01/08/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 01/22/2021

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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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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ELECTIONS COORDINATOR

Clerk/Register of Deeds
Starting salary: K-07 (A) $20.96/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 086-20
Date Posted: 12/23/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 01/29/2021

General Summary:

Provide oversight and direction in all areas of the elections process to ensure that every election in Kalamazoo County is run effectively and according to State Law and practice. Assist with coordination of County ID Program.

Essential Functions:

  1. Collect information for placement on ballots; accept filings of county and school candidates; and assist with ballot layout, programming and testing for all scheduled Election Days.  Maintain a thorough understanding of election laws, concepts, schedules, hardware, software, testing and security procedures, and current best practices.
  2. Serve as point person for all Campaign Finance functions in the County. Plan and conduct candidate training on Michigan Campaign Finance Act requirements along with the Clerk/Register. Provide support for candidates in the establishment and maintenance of campaign finance committees. Review and analyze all reports for accuracy and compliance with Act requirements. Prepare all notices and correspondence regarding the Act, including assessing and collecting late filing fees and initiating and monitoring adherence payment plans. Evaluate fee waiver requests.
  3. Contact election inspectors as needed. Conduct election inspector training along with county Clerk/Register. Complete payroll forms, prepare supplies, mail and receive absent voter applications and ballots.
  4. Coordinate election activities among local clerks. Arrange for Election Night workers. Collaborate with and support local clerks to identify, evaluate and resolve any election/voter issues. Collect precinct data and facilitate public dissemination of election information.
  5. Facilitate arrangements for the Board of Canvassers, prepare official canvass documents, ensure materials are organized prior to Board meeting, compile meeting minutes as necessary and transmit official election information to Bureau of Elections, elected officials, and the media.
  6. Conduct election audits following each election with the Clerk/Register at the direction of the Bureau of Elections. Perform recounts and coordinate recalls with the Clerk/Register as necessary.
  7. Create and maintain accurate campaign finance records in accordance with State law.
  8. Administer oaths of office, issue certified copies of public documents, and implement and enforce departmental policies and provide Notary Public service as needed.
  9. Assist all applicants for a County ID card; review application documentation; issue ID cards according to County policy.

Employment Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred (or other post‐baccalaureate education) in the areas of Public Administration, Political Science or other social science; or military equivalency.

Experience: Previous election experience and knowledge of accounting and election process; 5‐years’ experience in a related field preferred. Additional training in elections, accounting, real estate, law, or library procedures desired. Must have word processing and other common computer skills, including data entry; microfilm equipment and cash balancing a plus. Must have graphic design experience and ability to use professional graphic design software. Excellent grammar; communication, written and oral; interpersonal; and listening skills. Ability to prioritize job responsibilities and pay strict attention to detail within time restraints and to work both independently and as a team member in a fast‐ paced environment. Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to deal with all types of people and constant interruptions. Must be bondable.

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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 SUPPORT ANALYST

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-8 (A-F) $50,419.20 - $61,880.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 087-20
Date Posted: 12/24/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Provide frontline primary technical support to end users for new and existing computers, operating systems, printers, phone systems and software applications.  This is done in order to provide a comprehensive, reliable and secure technology platform that supports technology systems which meet departmental, County, State and Federal requirements and needs, maximizes end user productivity and meets essential business functions.

Work with end-users to provide competent, reliable, and effective technical support for hardware and software related issues, escalating issues to next level as necessary.  Use established tracking system to log requests, monitor progress, and track problem resolution. Identify patterns of failure, research bug fixes, implement solutions and communicate with management regarding unresolved problems.  Perform software, hardware, and other peripheral configuration, installation, repair, and maintenance for end users. Hardware supported includes desktops, laptops, mobile devices, etc. Assist in the support of virtual desktops, software, and related equipment.

Create and manage Active Directory objects to include user accounts, workstation objects, security and distribution groups, organizational units, and group policy objects, including group policy printer preferences. Leverage Active Directory objects to configure appropriate file/data access rights and troubleshoot related issues.  Analyze enhancements and changes performed by other Information Technology staff concerning core applications, as well as department specific applications and Windows operating systems; providing end-user perspective.

Provide formal and informal ongoing training to First Responders and end-users on the use and features of various applications and systems.  Maintain and create various types of documentation such as user manuals, computer operational procedures and technical documents.  Assist in special projects and other tasks to support Information Technology goals and objectives.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, or appropriate technical certifications and 2-4 years of Information Technology and user support experience; or any comparable combination of education, training and experience; or military equivalency.

Experience: 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, understanding needs and effectively addressing 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, Office 365, SCCM, Cisco, SolarWinds, Hyper-V, IBM Power 8, ZENworks, and SQL.

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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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MMAP REGIONAL COORDINATOR

HCS - AAA
Starting Salary - K-08 (A) $24.24/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 075-20
Date Posted: 11/25/2020
Deadline: Until filled

The MMAP Regional Coordinator is responsible for the program management and leadership of the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) for the Area Agency on Aging IIIA serving Kalamazoo County.

Collaborate with MMAP Inc. to advance the MMAP mission.  Ensure compliance with MMAP Program Standards, including SHIP contract, SMP contract, MMAP Service Provider’s manual, and any other MMAP contracts or policies.

Ensure compliance with MMAP reporting standards, including timeliness and confidentiality.  Manage contracts and/or Memorandums of Understanding for local MMAP sites and counseling locations.  Ensure the participation in quality assurance activities, including the distribution of client satisfaction survey materials. Coordinate and conduct program publicity and outreach activities.

Attend semiannual MMAP Statewide Coordinators Training, MMAP, Contract Workshops, the MMAP Annual Team Member Recognition, Coordinators Advisory Council (CAC) meetings, and other statewide MMAP activities. Recruit, train, oversee and support MMAP Team Members (volunteers) and ensure adequate screening, training, and compliance with data entry, reporting, and customer service.  Oversee the orientation, staffing, work and service of Site Coordinators and Team Members within the region, assisting with problem identification, research, and resolution.  Participate in Older Adult Services/Area Agency on Aging IIIA team initiatives for community outreach for the underserved population in Kalamazoo County.

Associate's degree required; training regarding Medicare and Medicaid preferred.

A minimum of three (3) years' experience in insurance counseling or equivalent. Criminal background check required every three (3) years. Knowledge and understanding of the complexity of medical insurance for Medicare & Medicaid. Experience managing, leading and supporting MMAP programs and Site Coordinators or similar insurance consultation programs for underserved populations preferred. Experience with advocacy for older adults, underinsured, and beneficiaries. Excellent communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational and critical thinking skills desired. Experience with virtual counseling platforms and documentation preferred. Demonstrated ability to problem solve and follow through with resolution. Successful completion of the initial Training for new MMAP Team Members within six (6) months of hire.

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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 HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Health Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $50,419.20 - $55,016.00
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fulltime: 80/20 split
Posting: 077-20
Date Posted: 11/25/2020
Deadline: Until filled

                                           

Pending Board Approval

Responsibilities and Qualifications:   

80% of duties:The principal function of this job is to provide care coordination/case management services in the home/office setting with families experiencing childhood lead poisoning (CLP). Providing active and passive lead surveillance and education of high risk lead levels affecting Kalamazoo County residents to ensure appropriate treatment, investigation and action to reduce lead exposure.

Quarterly participation in the Quality Improvement Learning Community organized by State Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP).  Serve as liaison between Health & Community Services (HCS)/Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) and community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals, and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication in providing up-to-date blood lead testing policy, procedures, and educational materials including MDHHS toolkit.

Maintain lead information and other education/instructional materials for families and healthcare professionals. Provide interdepartmental/county/regional coordination of services.  Effective communication maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals, and other documentation required by MDHHS, ensuring program administration compliance.  Conduct educational prevention activities and/or case management services in homes of families with children with elevated blood lead levels equal to or greater than 5 micrograms/deciliter, and in homes of Medicaid enrolled pregnant women living in homes built prior to 1960.

Provide nursing case management, environmental assessments, assessment of service needs and referral to appropriate medical and community resources for Kalamazoo County residents.  Provide Community CLP education and prevention for seven counties in southwest Lower Michigan.  Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events. Other duties as assigned.

20% of duties: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 degree in nursing/health preferred or comparable combination training, experience, or education. Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience.   Must demonstrate 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 use of computers, valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $50,419.20 - $55,016.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 076-20
Date Posted: 11/25/2020
Deadline: Until filled

PENDING BOARD APPROVAL                                                               

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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 around reporting and decreasing transmission in of 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 in regards to VPD affecting individuals, and the community.  Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDHHS.  Assist with community outbreak investigations to reduce or eliminate further disease transmission.

Current Michigan R.N. License required with a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination training, experience, or education.  Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience.  Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, problem 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 as well as infection control principles.  Must obtain Immunization Nurse Educator certification through MDHHS in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications.  Proficient in use of computers, valid driver's license and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.

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RELIEF KITCHEN WORKER

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/hr.
Part-time 8-40 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): 01/30/2021

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.  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): 01/30/2021

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, work with troubled youths preferred.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT PROJECT INVESTIGATOR

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: $28.10/hr
Fulltime, hours vary
Temporary Position
Posting: 006-21
Date Posted: 01/07/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Conduct criminal investigations arising from the testing of previously untested sexual assault kits as assigned. Locate victims and suspects. Interview potential witnesses, including victims, and interrogate suspects. Assist in drafting search warrants and direct or participate in the execution of search warrants. Collect evidence, maintaining proper chain of custody. Work with other law enforcement agencies in joint operations. Arrest and process suspects charged with crimes arising from the testing of previously untested sexual assault kits.  Assist attorneys in their courtroom presentations. Serve subpoenas. Appear at court proceedings, maintain evidence and coordinate witnesses. Provide truthful testimony at court proceedings.  Provide data about investigations and prosecutions. Track progress of investigations. 

Must have high school diploma and five years of experience with a law enforcement agency as a MCOLES certified police officer conducting investigations in a criminal investigation unit or detective bureau.  Must have and maintain MCOLES certification and possess a valid Michigan driver's license.

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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: 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.

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-FOP
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.

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 VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048