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March 29, 2020

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, height, weight, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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

  • Apply separately for each listed position as indicated.
  • Please do not send your resume via E-mail.
  • Pre-employment criminal background checks and drug tests are required for ALL positions.
    • Credit background checks may be required for certain positions.

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

CLERK TYPIST II

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A): $15.02/hr
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Union Position NFOP
Posting: 024-20
Date Posted: 03/15/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

To provide clerical and receptionist support to a section of the Sheriff’s Office. 
Transcribe reports, forms and correspondence. Minimum 60 wpm. Answer incoming calls and provide information and/or direct caller to appropriate personnel. Coordinate with section staff and other government agencies. Maintain records system for the administration staff, greet and correspond with citizens and officials.   

Qualifications:                                                                 

High school diploma with an additional two (2) years college, preference given to those with experience in the field of criminal justice, law or law enforcement. One-year experience as receptionist/clerical person preferred. Must have exceptional office skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft WORD and Excel programs, good computer and keyboard skills, ability to accurately transcribe using standard transcription equipment. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and accounting.  Ability to maintain confidentially. No visible tattoos. Must pass a thorough background investigation and drug test.

A Kalamazoo County Sheriff's office application packet must be submitted and received by the deadline in order 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.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CORRECTIONS OFFICER I

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-17 (A) $20.16/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 023-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

Observe inmate activity to detect unusual or prohibited behavior which might be a threat to the security of the facility or to the safety of others.  Respond quickly to calls for assistance in the jail.  Prepare written reports after responding to critical incidents such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the jail security.  Accurately count inmates under his/her supervision several times during each shift. 

Conduct thorough search of inmates and jail cells.  Monitor inmate feeding, recreational activities and inmate visits.  Correctly deliver prescribed medication to inmates.  Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment, and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition. 

Must have: Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating Training Council (MSCTC) certification within one year of hire.  Two years of College, two years law enforcement or corrections experience, or the equivalent with military service.  Michigan Law Enforcement commission on Standards (MCOLES) certification is accepted but must still have MSCTC certification within one year of hire.

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, psychological evaluation, LCOPAT fitness test and the EMPCO Correction written test.  Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, security procedures and techniques. Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and multitask. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare written reports and communicate effectively. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. Ability to wear and operate respiratory devices. Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent inmates. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation..

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:

A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant.

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Sheriff
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.52 - $14.90/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 012-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
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.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

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

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff, James VanDyken
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

MAINTENANCE WORKER III

Parks & Expo
Starting Salary: S-13B (N):$15.61/hr.
Full-time - 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 022-20
Date Posted: 03/01/2020
Deadline: Until filled

This position duties are to maintain Parks Department buildings, grounds, and equipment to provide clean, safe park facilities for park and fairground guests.

Maintain, repair, and improve Kalamazoo County Park facilities and equipment, including maintaining and repairing Parks Department buildings, grounds, and equipment; snowplowing; landscaping; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing repairs; welding and metal fabrication; general construction; and lawn mowing.

Must be able to drive vehicles with standard transmissions and operate large equipment with hand and/or foot controls. Other duties as assigned.

High School diploma or equivalent with at least four years related experience, preferably in a park system, including experience in equipment operation and repair, building repair and construction. Valid Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and good driving record. Must also have Commercial Pesticide Applicators license. The successful applicant will have 90 days to get his/her CDL and 180 days to obtain his/her Commercial Pesticide Applicators license.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

SEASONAL PARK ATTENDANT

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary $10.30 - $10.71/hr
Part-time 20-40 hrs. /Week
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Varies
Posting: 015-20
Date Posted: 02/02/2020
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Lisa Conley
Kalamazoo Parks & Expo Center
2900 Lake Street,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 010-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
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 and physical/medical examination.  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.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation. 

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. 

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 011-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
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 and physical/medical examination. 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.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

SOCIAL WORKER

HCS - REGION IIIA AAA
Salary: K-7 (A-C) $20.96 - $22.90/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
32 hours weekly
Posting: 020-20
Date Posted: 02/23/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 05/24/2020

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

Daily responsibilities will also include database entry and phone-based assessments related to program enrollment and resource referrals.  Conduct comprehensive phone based assessments to determine social, financial, emotional and environmental strengths and limitations of potential clients.  Coordinate the client's eligibility process for program assistance.  Work with family members and volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal supports.

Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from purchase of service providers.  Establish and maintain liaison with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, Department of Human Services and other referring agencies.  Provides information, advocacy, and linking to resources for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities. 

Licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan with Bachelor's degree in Social Work is required; Masters preferred.  Formal education with an emphasis on gerontology and two years’ experience working with older adults is strongly preferred. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer/database management skills desired. Knowledge of community resources, especially geriatric and chronic care resources preferred. Reliable transportation and current Michigan driver's license is required.  Experience in outreach, marketing and Medicare/Medicaid eligibility preferred.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

SOIL EROSION AGENT

Drain Commissioner
Salary: K-5 (A) $17.39/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
20 hours weekly
Posting: 021-20
Date Posted: 02/23/2020
Deadline: Until filled

This position will assist citizens in need of earth change permits, inspect and report violations of Michigan’s Part 91 program regarding soil and sediment control in order to properly administer the provisions of the act.

Daily responsibilities will include iinterviewing applicants and issuing earth change permits. Reviewing plans for proposed projects, perform on-site inspections to examine conditions and soil erosion control measures.  Inspecting permitted sites, documenting violations to Michigan’s Part 91 program, and facilitate compliance with applicable laws.  Meet with Township officials, building inspectors, and road agencies to explain provisions of the law and encourage support for permit issuance and compliance.

Prepare reports, letters and maintain files according to the legal requirements.  Confer with Office of the Prosecuting Attorney to evaluate misdemeanor violations and propriety of legal procedures. Report violations to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.  Assist with other operations of the Soil Erosion Control Program as well as the Drain Commissioners Office.  Educate the public on the Part 91 State law and its purpose.

High school diploma and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.  certification required: however, may be completed after hire with successful training and testing within 6 months of hire. Previous experience in public service. Must have knowledge of soil erosion and sedimentation issues. Experience understanding maps and landscapes. Writing skills, office skills to include Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to communicate effectively with governmental agencies and the public. Ability to use a tablet and smartphone for documentation and record keeping. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver’s license is required.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

STATE LIAISON

Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-02 (A) $13.74/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 088-19
Date Re-Posted: 08/25/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Investigate and update FOC records to match DHS records, account balances and the errors reported on monthly reports.  Interpret neglect and delinquency orders; determine appropriate action of established court orders regarding child and related support obligations.  Redirect support if required.  Investigate alerts received daily for errors on FOC records from the DHS interface.  Process DHS Reimbursement and recalled payments.  Certify and decertify family member’s participation with DHS programs.  Ensure complete DHS history associated with the docket.  Correct system errors caused by central interface with DHS when alerted by clients and coworkers.  Create new member or IV-D cases to establish billing.  Research possible adoptions.  Process "Notices to Prior Court Hearing Affecting Minors".                                                                                                             

College level courses in accounting or bookkeeping or equivalent in experience.  One year previous court system or social worker employment preferred.   Basic knowledge of legal terminology encouraged. Understanding of Federal mandates to assure accuracy of arrearages in various categories and in compliance in Federal audits.  Ability to handle multi-task, high volume responsibilities accurately. Knowledge of computers.  A thorough understanding of IV-D and IV-A cases and the support billing differences.  Ability of investigate, interpret and use independent judgment to maintain accounts billed to the state and other agencies.

Click Here to Submit Application Online