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October 7, 2022

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Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Kalamazoo County Government. With approximately 900+ employees, Kalamazoo County Government is the tenth largest employer in the County. Opportunities for employment exist in law enforcement, criminal justice, community health, administration, and other areas under the umbrella of county government. County positions offer an excellent, comprehensive flexible benefit package and retirement program.

We wish you success in your employment seeking efforts.

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

Personnel Policy 2.01 – “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.” You may view all of the Personnel Policies here.

IMPORTANT:

  • Each Sunday, open job postings are updated. 
  • As indicated, apply separately for each listed position.
  • Do not send your resume via E-mail.  You must complete an application to be considered for a position.
  • A drug test is required for ALL positions.
    • Credit checks and criminal background checks may be required for certain positions.

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

Accountant I

Finance
Salary: K-08 (A) $53,227.20 - $58,073.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 127-22
Date Posted: 09/12/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

Provide financial oversight of departmental programs, services, and operations by performing complex budgeting, reporting, and accounting functions, applying generally accepted accounting principles to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Contributes to overall County processes, including the annual audit, annual budget, policy implementation, and compliance with GASB/GAAP.

Responsibilities   

  • Develop budgets and conduct financial analyses for special revenue and general operating funds/activities.
  • Prepare and issue financial reports for special revenue and general operating funds/activities.
  • Provide analytical or accounting expertise for complex financial assignments or special projects.
  • Prepare year-end closing entries, audit, and supplemental schedules.
  • Provide financial expertise for contract administration, including Request for Proposal (RFP)/bid issuances.
  • Conduct financial assessments of sub-recipient organizations.
  • Prepare journal entries and budget adjustments.
  • Review and approve accounting transactions such as requisitions, payables, and invoices.
  • Complete assigned components of the overall County annual audit, annual budget, policy implementation, and/or GASB/GAAP compliance.

Qualifications:
Education:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related discipline with a minimum of five years experience as an

Accounting professional preferably with demonstrated advancement or any combination of comparable training, education, experience, or military equivalency.

Experience:

Key competencies include thorough knowledge and application of accounting principles and procedures; budgeting, reporting, and forecasting experience at an advanced skill level. Analytical expertise and ability to perform complex computations; high degree of proficiency working with financial software and web applications; attention to detail and accuracy; and planning, communication, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. The position is open until filled.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Airport Operation Technician

Airport
Starting Salary R10/N: $16.32/hr.
Full-time - Shifts varies
Posting: 087-22
Date Posted: 05/12/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

To provide general manual labor under direct supervision.

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.  Valid Michigan driver's license and good driving record.  Knowledge of traffic laws, safety rules, and accident prevention practices.  Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.  Subject to FAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. Must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check.

Experience:  Airport experience and knowledge of operations preferred.  Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.  Emergency overtime may be required of those present at the facility.

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

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

Deadline to Apply:     Until filled

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I

Prosecuting Attorney
Annual Salary: K-10 (A) $63,793.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 114-22
Date Posted: 08/11/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Represents our citizens as their attorneys in criminal, quasi-criminal, and civil matters by reviewing, enforcing, and litigating the applicable law.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and presents misdemeanors, civil infractions, 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 case dispositions according to office policy to reach a resolution before 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. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education:                                                                                                      

License to practice law in the State of Michigan. 

Experience:

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, and high ethical standards, personally and professionally.

The County offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, paid time off, holidays, and a pension plan.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume and a cover letter. The position is open until filled. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Booking Clerk

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-13 (A): $17.08/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 014-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

This position works at a workstation within a 24-hour locked-down facility. This position performs data entry tasks that include processing all jail admissions into the Jail Management System (JMS) and all inmate releases from the JMS through direct inmate interviews.

  • Duties include:  Accurately and with emphasis to detail, process incoming inmates by entering information into the JMS as indicated by the booking form, court document, or other suitable documentation.
  • Obtain medical history from an inmate and forward the information to Deputies, Nurses, and appropriate staff.
  • Receives inmate property receipts and stores property in secure storage.
  • Enters inmate funds into the proper inmate trust account.
  • Prepares inmate files and enters applicable, updated information from sources, i.e., court, LEIN.
  • Reports serious or dangerous situations as required. Accurately and with emphasis to detail, and process inmate releases.

Qualifications:                                                                     

Education: Two years of college in law enforcement or related field of study, military or law enforcement equivalent. Preference is given to law enforcement background or Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience: Ability to multitask and communicate effectively, exceptional cognitive skills; i.e., observation, interpretive, comprehensive, and retention. Candidate must have good computer skills, keyboarding, and data entry/retrieval, and pass a typing keyboard test. Must pass a physical and drug screen and a thorough background investigation. Must maintain confidentiality.

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.

A Kalamazoo County Sheriff's office application packet must be submitted and received by the deadline to be considered for this position. Application packets may be picked up in person at the front desk of the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office front desk is open Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Benefits:

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Control Center Operator

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-09 (A-B): $13.79 - $14.19/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 015-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

This position works in a 24-hour lockdown facility where assignments are made any day of the week and any shift.

  • Visually monitors all activity within and around the jail, primarily by the camera. 
  • 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 prevents 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 the 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. Must pass a physical, drug test, and a thorough background investigation.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:  A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant.  

Benefits:

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

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

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet, which is available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Cook

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-10 (A-H): $16.34- $21.27/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 013-22
Date Re-Posted: 08/31/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open position

Responsibilities: 

  • 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.

Qualifications:                                                                     

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.

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. 

A Kalamazoo County Sheriff's office application packet must be submitted and received by the deadline to be considered for this position. Application packets may be picked up in person at the front desk of the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office front desk is open Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Benefits:

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Janine Dales, Administrator
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Corrections Officer I

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-17 (A): $23.37/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 017-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

The function is to oversee inmates' custody, safety, and security in the Kalamazoo County Jail.

  • Observe inmate activity to detect unusual or prohibited behavior that might threaten the security of the facility or the safety of others. 
  • Respond quickly to calls for assistance in the jail. 
  • Prepare written reports after responding to critical incidents. 
  • Accurately count inmates under their supervision several times during each shift. 
  • Conduct a 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. 

Qualification:

Education: Must have: Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating Training Council (M.S.C.T.C.) 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 (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certification is accepted but must still have M.S.C.T.C. 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, L.C.O.P.A.T. fitness test, and the E.M.P.C.O. Correction written test.  Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain the 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.. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:  A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant.

Benefits:

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

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

All applicants must complete a K.C.S.O. Application Packet, which is available upon request or at the Sheriff's Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Security Deputy

Sheriff's
Starting Salary:$24.00/hr.
Part-time, 20 hours- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 019-22
Date Posted: 01/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

This position oversees the security of the Court facilities assigned to them.

  • Duties include Securing buildings and conducting 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 to diffuse possible violence and summon additional law enforcement. 
  • Prepare written reports and records. 
  • Operate screening equipment at courthouse entry points. 
  • Assist in any area as directed by the Court related to security

Qualification:

Education: Must have two years of college or the equivalent with military service and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) 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 the knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, security procedures, and techniques.  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.   

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 be M.C.O.L.E.S. certified or certifiable.  

Benefits:

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

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

All applicants must complete a K.C.S.O. Application Packet, which is available upon request or at the Sheriff's Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Services Specialist II

District Court
Starting Salary: K-05 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 129-22
Date Posted: 10/01/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 11/30/2022

Summary

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, analyze and assess for proper filing of 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 any inquiries anyone makes in person, by telephone, email, or in writing regarding the court’s records and procedures.
  • Review, analyze and certify court documents for 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 per 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.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years in court or related field experience, or a comparable combination of education and experience.

Experience: Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as a team member; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations; excellent organizational/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills with judges, attorneys, and the public; maintain confidentiality; maintain eligibility for LEIN certification and become LEIN certified within 6 months of employment.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Custodian

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary S-07 (N-D): $12.05- $14.41/hr.
Monday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 030-22
Date Re-Posted: 05/31/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

To provide cleaning service for County buildings; to re-arrange furniture, change light bulbs as directed.

  • Clean offices, dust, sweep and mop, clean windows, bathroom mirrors & glass and, empty wastebaskets. 
  • Change light bulbs, strip, refinish floors, clean, vacuum, extract carpets, and buff floors.
  • Distribute and replenish supplies.
  • Check lights and secure doors/windows.
  • Move furniture as needed and directed for cleaning and/or re-arranging offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education:

Must have a High School diploma or GED Certification.

Experience:

Must have effective communication skills, including reading and following written and verbal directions in English. Must be able to lift to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and own transportation.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Deputy County Administrator - Internal Services

Administration
Salary: K-16 (A-F) $127,296.00 - $156,187.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 098-22
Date Re-Posted: 09/19/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Kalamazoo County, MI (pop. 261,670). Kalamazoo County is searching for a leader with excellent communication, project implementation, and strategic planning skills. Kalamazoo County is a growing county in a thriving metropolitan area located at a strategic midpoint between Chicago and Detroit, where I-94 and US-131 intersect in West Michigan. Kalamazoo is 45 minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the west and Grand Rapids to the north. Kalamazoo is located on Amtrak’s Wolverine Line from Chicago. Kalamazoo County is known as family-oriented, has excellent public and parochial schools and higher education institutions, and hosts internationally known corporate offices. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and five other higher educational institutions provide a full range of lifelong learning opportunities. The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), the Air Zoo, and the Gilmore Car Museum are located within the County, as well as the corporate offices and world headquarters for Pfizer-Kalamazoo and Stryker. Bountiful natural resources include 101 lakes and related recreational amenities, connected by 507 miles of trails and bikeways, including the popular 34-mile Kal-Haven Trail to Lake Michigan and the 22-mile Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Kalamazoo Parks are exceptional and are partly supported by an innovative Parks Foundation of Kalamazoo County. The County’s eight major parks are crown jewels and provide abundant swimming, camping, fishing, and hiking. Within the County is the historic Downtown Kalamazoo which features a casual yet vintage atmosphere with farm-to-table restaurants, a diverse array of culinary choices, restaurants, cafes, and contemporary retail centers. Kalamazoo County is the 9th most populous County in the state and encompasses 580 square miles. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional looking to make a difference and who is interested in public service first and politics second.

The position is at will and reports directly to the County Administrator & Controller. The successful candidate will work in concert with the County Administrator & Controller in providing operations management for designated County departments and functions.

The Deputy County Administrator will administer the county-wide operating and capital budgets using the County’s strategic, long-term goals as the top priority. They will identify goals and objectives for subordinate staff and provide access to training and development to facilitate professional and personal goals, including DEI cultural competency. They will be involved in projects that strengthen our organization internally and externally.

Relationship building is essential to success. Selfless leadership, a person who will listen, collaborate, mentor and help transform multi-disciplinary teams throughout the County, is essential. Innovation and proven experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving are critical as they aid in researching and evaluating issues and proposing actions, policies, and solutions for a growing and progressive community.

The Deputy County Administrator position has a salary range of $127,296- $156,187.20, with a hiring range of up to $138,860.80 based on experience and qualifications. The County offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, paid time off, holidays, and pension plans. https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php.

Job Summary:

Assist the County Administrator in ensuring that Board of Commissioner goals and objectives are implemented, liaising with government agencies and local partners to execute the County’s business strategy, providing leadership, and facilitating extraordinary governance for the County.

Responsibilities   

  • Work with County Administrator on major strategic initiatives and organizational excellence;
  • Assist County Administrator with oversight, forecasting, planning, and submission of agenda items to ensure  Board of Commissioner goals and objectives are met
  • Assist County Administrator by providing executive leadership to Finance, Information Technology, Buildings & Grounds, Human Resources, and Equalization departmental directors to resolve organizational challenges and ensure extraordinary governance.
  • Liaise and collaborate with Courts and elected offices to ensure effective overall operations.
  • Assist County Administrator in developing funding recommendations for the general operating budget and capital improvement projects;
  • Provide direction to Finance Director, Human Resources Director, and Labor Counsel regarding collective bargaining processes.
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the County Administrator, or assume County Administrator responsibilities in their absence.

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration; or military equivalency.

Experience:

Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in the public or business administration field with senior management expertise and a background working directly with a policy-making board.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume and a cover letter no later than 8/5/22. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Expo Center Operator

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-12A (N-A): $15.53 - $16.26/hr.
Wednesday thru Saturday; full-time, 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Posting: 125-22
Date Posted: 09/06/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary:

Provide customer service to Expo Center clients and visitors. Prepare and set up for events. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of building and grounds

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide services for event rentals, including setting up tables & chairs, sound equipment, and electrical needs. Prepare and clean before and after events. Securing the building and grounds.
  • Provide customer service to clients and visitors. Serve as the contact person for clients, and resolve problems. Enforce rules and policies during event rentals.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of buildings, including cleaning floors, restrooms, general building repairs, improvement projects, painting, waxing floors, light plumbing repairs, and maintaining building equipment.
  • Provide services and support during the event. Open and secure rooms, operate public address systems, manage HVAC operations, implement event parking plans, and identify and resolve safety or policy issues that need to be resolved.
  • Implement emergency procedures, enforce rules and regulations and ensure promoters adhere to policies and contracts. Single point of contact for promoters and event operations during events.
  • Perform routine maintenance grounds, including lawn mowing, trimming, snow removal, leaf removal, fencing, and landscaping.

Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: One to three years of experience in Customer service, special events, building maintenance, and lawn care.

 A valid Michigan driver's license with a good driving record is required. Must be able to work independently and willing to work nontraditional hours, weekends, and some holidays.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Finance Director

Administration
Salary: K-14 (A-F) $101,587.20 - $124,675.20
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 100-22
Date Posted: 07/15/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Kalamazoo County, MI (pop. 261,670). Kalamazoo County is searching for a leader with excellent financial, budget, and strategic planning skills. Kalamazoo County is a growing county in a thriving metropolitan area located at a strategic midpoint between Chicago and Detroit, where I-94 and US-131 intersect in West Michigan. Kalamazoo is 45 minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the west and Grand Rapids to the north. Kalamazoo is located on Amtrak's Wolverine Line from Chicago. Kalamazoo County is known as family-oriented, has excellent public and parochial schools,  higher education institutions, and hosts internationally known corporate offices. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and five other higher educational institutions provide a full range of lifelong learning opportunities. The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), the Air Zoo, and the Gilmore Car Museum are located within the County, as well as the corporate offices and world headquarters for Pfizer-Kalamazoo and Stryker. Bountiful natural resources include 101 lakes and related recreational amenities, connected by 507 miles of trails and bikeways, including the popular 34-mile Kal-Haven Trail to Lake Michigan and the 22-mile Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Kalamazoo Parks are exceptional and are partly supported by an innovative Parks Foundation of Kalamazoo County. The County's eight major parks are crown jewels and provide abundant swimming, camping, fishing, and hiking. Within the County is the historic Downtown Kalamazoo which features a casual yet vintage atmosphere with farm-to-table restaurants, a diverse array of culinary choices, restaurants, cafes, and contemporary retail centers. Kalamazoo County is the 9th most populous County in the State and encompasses 580 square miles. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional looking to make a difference and who is interested in public service.

Organization Overview

A County Administrator & Controller appointed by the County Board of Commissioners oversees the day-to-day operations of the county government. The Department Heads, including the Finance Director, are all appointed by and report indirectly to the County Administrator & Controller. Direct supervision of this specific position is exercised by the Deputy County Administrator – Internal Services. The organization is comprised of nearly 1000 employees across 21 departments: Elected Officials Departments – Clerk/Register of Deeds, Drain Commissioner, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Surveyor, Treasurer; Courts – Circuit/Probate and District; Board of Commissioners – Corporation Counsel; Administrative Departments (those under the purview of the Board of Commissioners and managed by the County Administrator/Controller) – Administrative Services, Animal Services & Enforcement, Building & Grounds, Communications, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Finance, Health & Community Services, Housing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Parks & Expo Center, and Planning & Development. The County's 2022 all-funds budget is $285 million with a General Fund balance of $32 million (unrestricted unallocated General Fund reserve of approximately 30%). The 2022 General Fund budget is $113 million, and the planned capital improvement investment is $3 million.

The Position

The position is at will and reports directly to the Deputy County Administrator – Internal Services. There are two (2) Deputy County Administrators (Internal and External Services) who report to the County Administrator & Controller. The successful candidate will work in concert with the Deputy County Administrator in managing the financial operation of the county government to include: but not limited to developing and implementing financial policies, coordinating the annual budget process, financial forecasting and reporting, auditing, debt management, and purchasing. The Finance Director prepares or oversees the preparation of County budget submissions and other budgetary and reporting information required by State and/or Federal agencies; assists in preparing funding proposals for innovative approaches to providing services, and supervises all finance department staff. Lastly, the Finance Director will also be expected to propose a long-term financial strategy for the County, facilitate capital improvements planning and provide financial analysis of economic development projects. The Finance Director will be a selfless leader, a person who will listen, collaborate, mentor, and help transform multi-disciplinary teams throughout the County is essential. Innovation and proven experience in financial management and problem-solving are critical as they aid in researching and evaluating issues and proposing actions, policies, and solutions for a growing and progressive community.

The Finance Director position has a salary range of $101,587.20 – $124,675.20, with a hiring range of up to $110,822.40 based on experience and qualifications. The County offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, paid time off, holidays, and a pension plan. https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Job Summary:

Plan, implement, manage, and provide oversight of all financial accounting and auditing, accounting policies and procedures and advise County officials and employees regarding Kalamazoo County's financial decisions to ensure that the County complies with sound financial management and internal control practices.

Responsibilities   

  • Serve as the primary financial advisor for the County and provide relevant financial information to the County Administrator/Controller and Executive Leadership Team on all strategic matters as they relate to financial management and reporting:  cost-benefit analysis, financial forecasting, management of debt service, risk management and the securing of new funding.
  • Collaborate with elected officials and department directors to assess internal and external trends and issues, revenue sources, expenditure requirements, other relevant matters, and facility development of long-term fiscal strategies.
  • Establish, maintain, and oversee all financial, project/program, risk management, grant application, and accounting systems, including asset management and plan administration of the retirement and retiree health systems pursuant to Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting, planning, and monthly budget monitoring and analysis. Work with County Administrator/Controller and Deputy County Administrators to provide funding recommendations for the general operating budget and capital improvement projects.
  • Design, analyze, and, if necessary, present financial reports to various audiences, including outside agencies, county personnel, numerous grants, states, and federal reports.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and internal controls to manage the County's financial risks by researching, analyzing, and implementing accepted governmental accounting policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate Board actions as applicable for financial impact, compliance with policy, and accounting/reporting requirements.

Qualifications:

Education:

A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or any combination of experience and education would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities required (minimum 9+ years) or military equivalency. Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field preferred.

Experience:

9+ years experience in Accounting/Finance; experience overseeing departmental operations and finances for a large organization.

Extensive knowledge of governmental accounting principles (including GASB rules and GAAP standards), methods and applications; modern management and organizational principles and practices; budgetary methods and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of computerized accounting systems and their integration with other administrative systems. The ability to analyze various complex problems and independently develop alternative solutions within critical deadlines. To communicate effectively orally and in writing; set work priorities and train, direct, motivate and evaluate the work of assigned staff; and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with a variety of persons including officials, management, and staff.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume and a cover letter. The position is open until filled, with the first round of application review to begin on August 29, 2022. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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Household Hazardous Waste Technician

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-04 (A) $16.35/hr.
Tuesday thru Friday, one Saturday a month, 30 hours weekly
Posting: 074-22
Date Re-Posted: 09/19/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Manage incoming hazardous materials safely and efficiently to process and ship hazardous materials received from 12,000 plus customers per year, according to safety protocols established by OSHA, DOT, and HAZWOPER regulations. Apply principles of HAZMAT chemistry to correctly identify 700-800 different hazardous chemicals.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect, sort, and process a wide variety of hazardous materials at the Household Hazardous Waste facility.
  • Apply principles of organic and inorganic chemistry to identify incoming hazardous chemicals.
  • Assist in the management of the electronics, automotive, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, scrap wire, and inkjet cartridges recycling programs.
  • Ensure that materials are bulked according to contractor specifications.
  • Provide courteous service to customers; Problem-solve regarding disposal of customer materials.
  • Provide environmental education directly to the public on the proper handling/disposal of household hazardous waste.  
  • Complete regular safety inspection of warehouse, grounds, and storage buildings for safety concerns and report problems at the all-staff safety meeting.

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or GED required. Associate's degree in environmental studies, chemistry, biology, or hazardous waste management preferred or any comparable combination of training and experience.

Experience: One (1) to three (3) years’ customer service experience and experience in the environmental field. Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize, written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and computer skills are strongly desired. Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision desired. Knowledge and experience in hazardous waste management preferred including knowledge of DOT shipping and labeling requirements, HAZWOPER certification, and experience with small manual and power tools preferred.

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

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Laboratory Scientist

Health & Community Services
Salary Range: K-7 (A-F) $46,030-40 - $56,555.20
Full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 005-22
Date Posted: 01/01/2022
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) and MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to maintain certification.
  • Collect, process, and transfer 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 is preferred.
  • Must have ASCP certification (or equivalent) as MLS/MT or be eligible.
  • Detailed knowledge of healthcare and biological sciences, emphasizing 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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Law Clerk/Bailiff

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-08 (A) $53, 227.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 076-22
Date Posted: 04/14/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

To allow the judge to focus on matters before them by providing a foundation on which they may build their opinions and base their decisions. Allowing the Judges to concentrate on jury trials and evidence, be prepared for Courtroom proceedings, render timely decisions, and ensure that the due process rights of individuals are protected.

Responsibilities

  • Review, analyze and summarize files for pending hearings, trials, pre-trial conferences, motions, and status conferences. 
  • Research applicable case law and statutes and prior court decisions to prepare the judge by writing opinions, orders, and legal memoranda. 
  • Assume complete responsibility for jurors by escorting them to and from the courtroom, monitoring jury breaks, answering questions, acting as a liaison between the judge and jurors, and attending to jurors during the trial and subsequent deliberations or until the court releases them.
  • Responsible for keeping track of and securing all evidence admitted during the trial. 
  • Monitor appeals and all cases under advisement, ensuring that decisions are issued within time guidelines per Michigan statutes and court rules. 
  • Maintain the courtroom, which includes filling water pitchers, maintaining video equipment, and unlocking and securing all courtroom entrances. 
  • Perform clerical duties, including retrieving files and scheduling impromptu matters, not on the weekly master schedule. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited university and law school.

Experience: Must possess extensive knowledge of the Michigan legal system, including regional/federal civil and criminal procedures, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to handle a heavy workload, change priorities, meet deadlines, perform legal research using available research tools and legal citations, and as part of the primary judicial support staff, deal with tense/confrontational situations with dignity, professionalism, and confidence.

                

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

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Maintenance Worker I

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-10A (N): $13.91/hr.
Full-time - 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Posting: 045-22
Date Posted: 02/11/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

Education: High School diploma or GED certification. 

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

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

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Nurse Home Visitor

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $53,227.20 -$58,073.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 131-22
Date Posted: 09/29/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/21/2022

Summary

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing care to eligible first-time moms and their children. Nurse home visitors partner with families to promote a healthy pregnancy, improve child health and development and support family self-sufficiency. The NHV is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model and the policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards of the NFP and the Kalamazoo County HCS.

Responsibilities

  • Performs home visiting following the essential elements of the evidence‐based NFP model
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment
  • Assesses women's and their family's physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs as they relate to the NFP domains.
  • Provides education, support, and referrals to assist women and their families in attaining their targeted goals
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and their families
  • Actively engages in professional development and skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.

Qualifications

Education: Current Michigan Registered Nurse license required. Bachelor's degree required – with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred, or military equivalency

Experience: Experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting, or mental health/behavioral health nursing is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Valid driver's license and transportation required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some early evenings depending on client needs.

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based model of care that supports women who are experiencing their first pregnancy throughout that pregnancy until their child is 2 years of age. Please visit www.nursefamilypartnership.org for comprehensive information about this model.

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume.

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Park Manager

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S17- N): $20.12/hr.
Full-time; Wednesday - Sunday, hours vary
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 093-22
Date Re-Posted: 08/15/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) Open positions.

Summary: 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee park operations as assigned. On an as-needed basis, may work at all County Parks or the Expo Center and may directly operate multiple parks.
  • As assigned, oversee and schedule facility management, equipment, and park improvement projects.
  • Ensure preventative and operational maintenance is planned for and completed on buildings, equipment, and properties.
  • Hire, supervise, train, evaluate, discipline and/or terminate seasonal staff.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of capital improvement and park improvement projects.
  • Serve as a guest service contact for clients, the general public, and special events. Answer questions, solve problems, and enforce rules and regulations.
  • Collect fees, and prepare receipt records, deposits, and other records to properly account for activities.
  • Provide clean, well-maintained facilities by assigning or performing maintenance, repairs, landscaping, grounds keeping, vandalism repair, trash removal, construction activities, and ongoing maintenance for nature trails, roads, parking lots, gates, fences, and park and recreation equipment.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of future park operations, customer service policies, operational policies, park rules, special event agreements, and staffing

Qualifications:           

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

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

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

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

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Public Health Nurse

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 A - C, $53,227.20 - $58,073.60
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 082-22
Date Re-Posted: 06/02/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open positions

Summary

The principal function of the job is to provide care coordination/case management services in the home/office setting encompassing psychosocial, medical, educational, and functional assessment and intervention for children with disabling conditions. This is done to ensure that all children with disabling conditions reach their full potential through advocacy and education for the Family, thus improving the community's overall health.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Provide case management/care coordination for recipients who have complex medical care and/or complex psychosocial issues.  
  • Provide appropriate resources for the recipient and Family. 
  • Provide monitoring and follow‐up per Plans of Care. 
  • Resolve billing issues with families and providers.  
  • Develop a pool of providers that provide services for the recipient and Family.

Qualifications:                                                                     

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with a minimum of two years experience in Public Health Nursing, Maternal and Child Health, or Pediatric Clinical Care is required, or a Diploma in Nursing with a minimum of three years experience, or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) with a minimum of four years' experience, or military equivalency. A current Michigan Nursing license is required.

Experience:  Nursing experience, including Family-centered care focusing on medically fragile children, is strongly preferred. Knowledge of health care and biological sciences with an emphasis on pediatrics is desired. Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills are desired. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required.

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

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

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Public Health Nurse

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $53-227.20- 58,073.60
Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 124-22
Date Posted: 09/01/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Provides direct client services in the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and Immunization Clinic using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to promote and protect the health of individuals and the general public in Kalamazoo County.

Responsibilities

  • Implement a Sexually Transmitted Disease (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 vaccines & providing education on vaccines & 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.
  • Maintained adequate vaccine, medication, and supply inventory for the clinic.

Qualifications

Education: Current Michigan R.N. License requires a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination of training, experience, or education.

Experience: Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience. Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, solve problems, 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, and human sexuality. Must obtain HIV counseling and testing certification through the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) in the 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 is highly desired. 

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume and a cover letter.

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Public Health Nurse Specialist

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $53,227.20 - $53,934.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 122-22
Date Posted: 09/01/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable diseases, including Tuberculosis, affecting Kalamazoo County residents to ensure appropriate investigation, treatment, and prevention of further transmission.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement effective, focused planning to increase communicable disease (CD) reporting and decrease transmission in Kalamazoo County residents. 
  • Serve as liaison between HCS/MDHHS and community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals, and the public through accessibility and effective communication.
  • Administer the CD and T.B. control programs, including maintaining CD information and other educational/instructional materials for health care and other professionals in the community providing T.B. services for people immigrating to Kalamazoo County, and rotation on-call responsibilities as part of a 24/7 operation for reporting communicable disease to Kalamazoo County, health care providers.
  • Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals and the community.
  • Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparing reports, proposals, and other documentation required by MDHHS.
  • Assist with community outbreak investigations to reduce or eliminate further disease transmission.

Qualifications

Education:

Current Michigan R.N. License requires a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination of training, experience, or education. 

Experience:

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 assessment and interviewing, and communication skills. Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes, and infection control principles. Must obtain T.B. management certification through MDHHS in the first year and maintain continued licensure and certification requirements. Proficient in the use of computers, valid driver's license, and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is highly desired.

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume and a cover letter.

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Relief Kitchen Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $15.00/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 108-22
Date Posted: 08/08/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/31/2022

Summary

Work with other cooks to serve varied and nutritious meals to the Juvenile Home's residents and staff using Federal Standardized Recipes.

Responsibilities

  • Daily preparation of nutritious and varied meals utilizing Federal Standardized Recipes. 
  • Follow daily cleaning schedule for assigned shift (see attached). 
  • Inventory all knives at the beginning and end of each shift.
  • Properly operate and maintain kitchen and appliances. 
  • Provide direction to Day Treatment participants who are assigned to kitchen duty.
  •  Clear knowledge of and adherence to all facility policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure that all foods are prepared, served, and stored at proper temperatures.

                                                                                                                                 Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.  Certification through the Michigan School Food Service Association.

Experience: Two years' experience working in a moderate-size kitchen.  Knowledge of volume cooking and maintaining high vitamin content in foods.

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

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Relief Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary: $13.00/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
Shifts: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 107-22
Date Posted: 08/08/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/31/2022

Summary

To supervise juvenile court wards' safety and security and provide positive reinforcement and discipline.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

Education: Two (2) years of college in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or related human services, with completion of an undergraduate degree preferred.

Experience:  Working with juveniles is required; working with troubled youths is preferred.

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

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Seasonal Park Attendant

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary $12.75 - $13.25/hr.
Part-time 20-40 hrs. /Week
Posting: 051-22
Date Posted: 02/20/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

Seven (7) positions: Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm focusing on mowing, trimming, and park maintenance.

Thirty positions (30): Variable hours, evenings, weekdays, weekends & holidays. 20-40 hours per week focusing on customer service in parks and campgrounds, performing light park maintenance duties, and cleaning park facilities.

Education: Must have a high school diploma or GED certification and be a minimum of 18 years old. Effective communication skills, ability to do simple math, ability to operate vehicles. Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and pass a background check. Drug testing is a requirement for this position.

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

Senior Account Clerk II

Treasurer
Starting Salary: K-05 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 126-22
Date Posted: 09/09/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

This position maintains County's cash flow by collecting and recording tax payments on taxable values of over $8,000,000,000, in addition to recording, verifying, and balancing monies deposited from over 26 County departments for the operation of the County Government.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Provide extensive County and telephone assistance to the public. Compute, collects, and answer questions regarding delinquent taxes, payments, and forfeiture/foreclosure procedures on property.
  • Provide a clear audit trail and balance multiple fund accounts.
  • Investment Liaison-prepare all banking documentation, monthly reporting on investments to the Board, and track receipt of interest and bond coupons.
  • Serve as Accommodation Tax Collection Software Administrator and technical support.
  • Prepare and reconcile all department invoices.
  • Balance and prepare daily cash, check and credit card deposits, edit and process cash receipts journal entries, and maintain a filing system.
  • Assist with Deputy Treasurer on daily reporting of electronic banking activity.
  • Research tax records to verify payments requested by banks, mortgage, and title insurance companies. Verify legal descriptions to issue tax clearances for all warranty deeds and land contracts.
  • Act as backup for the Senior Audit Clerk and the Tax Adjustment Specialist.

Qualifications

Education:                                                                                       

High school diploma or GED.

Experience:

Basic knowledge of government procedures, both local and state, and the use of accounting software. Ability to produce accurate work under pressure of deadlines. Fast and accurate keyboard skill. Previous experience working with automated accounting systems with demonstrated time management and problem-solving skills.

                 

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume.

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Sexual Assault Kit Project Investigator

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: $29.51/hr
Fulltime, hours vary, Temporary Position
Posting: 085-22
Date Posted: 05/06/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities

  • Conduct criminal investigations arising from testing 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 and maintain a proper chain of custody.
  • Work with other law enforcement agencies in joint operations. Arrest and process suspects charged with crimes arising from testing 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. 

Qualifications:

Education: Must have a high school diploma.

Experience: Five years of experience with a law enforcement agency as an 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.

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

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Sheriff's Deputy- Road Patrol

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-19 (A): $24.67/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union Position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 016-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

This position performs the law enforcement functions of a Deputy Sheriff for Kalamazoo County.

  • Duties include: Operate emergency vehicles and patrol County areas to enforce traffic laws and respond to emergencies or other calls for assistance 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 completing 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification:

Education: 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, the 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 know 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 learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become LEIN, First Aid, C.P.R., and AED certified.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:  A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Benefits:

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

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

All applicants must complete a K.C.S.O. Application Packet, which is available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Sheriff's Deputy-Transport

Sheriff
Starting Salary: D-19 (A): $24.67/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union Position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 018-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

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. To or from other jurisdictions and prisons as necessary; provide ambulatory transportation 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.

Qualification:

Education: 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, the 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 know 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 learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become LEIN, First Aid, C.P.R., and AED certified.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:  A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Benefits:

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

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

All applicants must complete a K.C.S.O. Application Packet, which is available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Social Worker

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-7 (A-F) $22.13 - $27.19/hour
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 105-22
Date Posted: 08/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Three (3) Full-time positions

Summary

This Social Work position performs assessments, provides information and assistance, develops person-centered care plans, and coordinate activities related to the client's social, emotional, and financial needs to reduce the number of nursing home placements for frail elders helping them to remain at home or move back to the community from a long-term care facility.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine potential clients' social, financial, emotional, and environmental strengths and limitations. 
  • Develop care plans and coordinate the client's eligibility process for program assistance.
  • Monitor client condition and provision of service pertaining to plans for care.
  • Adjust plan as determined through reassessment or routine monitoring. 
  • Work with family members and volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal support.
  • Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from service providers purchases.
  • Establish and maintain liaisons with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, the Department of Human Services, and other referring agencies.
  • Provides information, advocacy, and linking to resources for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities. 

Qualifications

Education: Licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work is required; Master's preferred. Formal education emphasizes gerontology, and two years of experience working with older adults is strongly preferred.

Experience:  Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills are preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer/database management skills are desired. Knowledge of community resources, primarily geriatric and chronic care resources preferred. Reliable transportation and a current Michigan driver's license are required. Experience in outreach, marketing, and Medicare/Medicaid eligibility preferred.

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

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Social Worker, Info & Assistance Specialist

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-7 (A-F) $22.13 - $27.19)/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 104-22
Date Posted: 08/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

This is a Social Work position for the Information & Assistance Specialist. The position will be responsible for program and community resource education and act as a program liaison to the aging network.

Responsibilities

  • Daily responsibilities will also include database entry and phone-based assessments related to program enrollment and resource referrals.
  • Conduct phone-based comprehensive evaluations to determine potential clients' social, financial, emotional, and environmental strengths and limitations.
  • Coordinate the client's eligibility process for program assistance. 
  • Work with family members and volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal support.
  • Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from service providers purchases.
  • Establish and maintain liaisons with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, the Department of Human Services, and other referring agencies.
  • Provides information, advocacy, and linking to resources for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities. 

Qualifications:

Education: Licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work is required; a master preferred.

Experience: Formal education emphasizes gerontology, and two years of experience working with older adults is strongly preferred. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills are preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication and computer/database management skills are desired. Knowledge of community resources, primarily geriatric and chronic care resources preferred. Reliable transportation and a current Michigan driver's license are required. Experience in outreach, marketing, and Medicare/Medicaid eligibility preferred.

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

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Trailway Program Coordinator

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: K-07 (A) $22.13/hr
Part-Time, 20 hours a week, hours vary
Posting: 094-22
Date Posted: 07/07/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Supervise staff and operations of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail and programs to promote the trail way system's safe use and continued development.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise Kalamazoo River Valley Trail program staff and operations.
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder and other networking contacts to identify community recreation habits and needs. Research industry trends and emerging collaborative opportunities; develop a marketing plan and promotional events to increase local/regional recognition and usage of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.
  • Lead strategic planning for continued maintenance and development of the trail way system, including recruitment and coordination of trail way program volunteers; coordinate fundraising efforts and other trail fund development.
  • Write press releases and advertisements copy; generate and produce print, broadcast, electronic, or other media advertising for the trail way system.
  • Monitor advertising and marketing budget; place media buys and order promotional giveaway items.
  • Review trail way usage and promotional event participation information; generate statistical and other reports to project and improve the effectiveness of operation and marketing efforts.
  • Oversee trail maintenance and repair projects; complete monthly trail safety inspections and coordinate contracted services to repair and maintain the trail.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's degree in parks & recreation management, business or public administration, or related field, or military equivalency, with two years progressive parks management experience, or any comparable combination of experience, education, or training.

Experience:

Must have strong verbal and written communications and organizational skills and experience with fundraising and event programing & marketing. Also, must have a valid Michigan driver's license and reliable transportation.

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Youth Specialist I & II

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary: JV-16,N-B) $16.61- $18.02/hr.
Salary: JV-17, (N-B) $17.61 - $19.12/hr. with MJI Certification
Fulltime, Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 109-22
Date Posted: 08/08/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/31/2022

Summary

To supervise juvenile court wards' safety and security and provide positive reinforcement and discipline.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications

Education: Two (2) years of college in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or related human services, with an undergraduate degree preferred. A minimum of 30 college credit hours in the related field is required. 

Experience: Experience working with juveniles is required; working with troubled youths is preferred.    

  • Interact with residents and exercise control over or restrain residents at times of outbursts to prevent injury to staff, other residents, or themselves.
  • Complete behavior management information charts, logs, and written reports.
  • Communicate with co-workers and residents.

Youth Services II:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or related human services, completing an undergraduate degree, preferred, or M.J.I. certification.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience working with juveniles required, work with troubled youths preferred.

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application

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Contact Us

Kristine D. Cunningham 
Human Resources Director
Email

Jean Michaud
Deputy Human Resources Director
Email

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Closed on County Holidays

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

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