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May 20, 2022

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Kalamazoo County. With approximately 1,000 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.

Kalamazoo County Government is an equal opportunity employer; and it is our policy and commitment to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, height, weight, or disability in accordance with all Federal, State or local regulations.

We wish you success in your employment seeking efforts.

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

Animal Control Officer II

Animal Services & Enforcement
Starting Salary: S-15 (N): $16.81/hr.
, Thurs., & Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 090-22
Date Posted: 05/20/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open positions

Responsibilities: 

To enforce State and local animal laws, dog license regulations, and departmental policies to protect the public and promote positive community relations.

  • Communicate with individuals and groups to educate them about responsible pet ownership and applicable State laws and local ordinances. Serve as a departmental representative at public events and community organizations.
  • Investigate citizen reports and complaints of animal-related problems or concerns. Assist local law enforcement agencies with animal-related calls.
  • Capture, rescue, load, transport, and impound stray animals.
  • Sell dog licenses and issue citations for failing to buy licenses.
  • Locate,  quarantine, and release bite animals,  obtain victim statements,  and complete department quarantine forms.
  • Pick up injured animals, trapped wildlife, and dead domestic animals.
  • Euthanize animals as necessary or as required by departmental policy. Decapitate dead bite animals and send the specimens to the State Lab for rabies testing.
  • Perform chemical capture of animals.
  • Inspect kennels and issue kennel licenses records.
  • Maintain a departmental vehicle and equipment in good working order and clean and disinfect the truck cargo bed after transporting animals.
  • Complete departmental forms and logs, criminal reports, affidavits, search warrants, and citations.
  • Testify in court cases.
  • Assist the office and kennel staff with any and all duties, including but not limited to euthanasia and mandatory overtime in the kennel

Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Demonstrated ability to produce clear, legible, and grammatically correct reports. Valid Michigan driver's license and good driving record. Computer literate.

Must have one of the following:

  1. Two years experience as a kennel technician or veterinarian's assistant; or
  2. Two years progressively responsible experience working with people and animals; or
  3. Two years college-level education; or
  4. One year working as a Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO).

ACO certifiable within one year of hire. Certified in chemical capture and euthanasia in the State of Michigan a plus. Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with various people in tense situations. Ability to work independently. Map reading skills and ability to travel extensively throughout Kalamazoo County. Ability to work shift work, weekends, and holidays. Must pass a physical and background check.

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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: 069-22
Date Posted: 03/25/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) Openings

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

  • 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 cases dispositions according to office policy in order to reach a resolution prior to trial.
  • Prepares motions, briefs, pleadings, and memoranda to inform courts of the office’s position on specific cases.
  • Accepts special assignments, including legal research and writing. Other duties as assigned.

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, high ethical standards, personally and professionally.

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Booking Clerk

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A): $15.40/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. No visible tattoos. 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. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours.

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

Care Coordinator

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-6 (A) $20.02/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 058-22
Date Posted: 03/03/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 05/30/2022

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Coordinate maternal and infant services for clients to decrease infant mortality and morbidity in Healthy Babies Healthy Start (HBHS) program target area in Kalamazoo.

  • Provide care coordination services to high-risk pregnant, postpartum women and their infants and partners.
  • Conduct risk assessment, develop a plan of care, and make appropriate referrals and follow up.  Conduct home visitation and monitor child safety.
  • Work as a liaison with medical, mental health, and social service agencies to meet client needs. 
  • Provide one-on-one education and group education to clients per program protocol. 
  • Maintain client charts per program protocol and gather data as requested for research or reporting. 
  • Participate in Healthy Baby Healthy Start Consortium activities as requested, including participation on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/HRSA Learning Collaborative and other activities as assigned

Education: Associates degree in related field or Michigan Social Work Technician certification with a minimum of one year experience in a related field is required; Bachelor degree preferred.

Experience: Extensive knowledge of maternal and infant health is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of Kalamazoo's medical, mental health, and social service agencies and services is strongly desired.  Cultural competency with an understanding of low-income urban families' needs and Kalamazoo's African American and Latino communities is preferred.  Good written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, time management skills, and working independently are desired.  Michigan driver's license and reliable transportation are required.

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Caseflow/Customer Service Representative

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $15.39/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Two (2) Open positions
Posting: 033-22
Date Posted: 01/20/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide case-specific information to clients and internal staff regarding provisions of custody, visitation, support, and medical issues for efficient management of Friend of the Court (FOC) records. Update and maintain case records. Provide clients with accurate information, and ensure customer service needs are met in a timely, effective, and efficient manner.

  • Respond to inquiries and answer main phone lines for FOC to answer questions on policy and procedure and answer case-specific questions on custody, parenting time, child support, medical support, and court proceedings. 
  • Update case information in shared database and case files. Pull and refile case files; perform file back and repair of files. 
  • Review, verify and prepare Income Withholding Orders and Notices. 
  • Support enforcement staff by preparing form letters, notices, and correspondence. Provide income verifications for subsidized housing agents. Provide payment history and support obligations for lending institutions. 
  • Batch support payments.
  • Provide Pro Per Packets according to court rules and statutes. Instruct and inform clients of procedures and assist in preparation if the client has special needs.   Imaging of legal documents and correspondence. 
  • Assist other staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

                                                                                                                   

Education: High school diploma or equivalent, minimum 1-2 years related experience, preferably a legal office.

Experience: Skilled in using Windows word-processing, preferably Word, with the ability to learn other software applications quickly. Requires strong verbal and written communication skills, accurate keyboarding/typing, ability to follow detailed procedures and make independent decisions, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain composure. 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Cashier/Account Specialist

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $15.39/hr
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 031-22
Date Posted: 01/18/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide coverage at the Friend of The Courts payment window, processing all payments received.

  • Provide coverage at Friend of the Court payment window processing payments in applicable computerized case management systems.
  • Deposit clerk – verify bank deposit and take the deposit to the bank.
  • Balance cash drawer.
  • Secondary cashier – in cashier’s absence, process mail and window payments, work suspense reports, transfer funds from Friend of the Court bank account to MiSDU bank account.
  • Accounting work for emancipations, direct pay credits, parenting time abatements, and canceling arrears, back up for invoice entry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must pass the Friend of the Court accounting test.

Experience: Previous cash handling, computer, and banking experience. Secondary accounting classes or previous accounting experience. Legal terminology or previous background in the court system preferred. Knowledge of office equipment and computer programs such as Word and Excel. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written. Two or three years with Friend of the Court preferred. Extensive knowledge of the MiCSES computer system preferred.

Must pass a Federal and State background, LEIN fingerprinting, drug screen, and credit check.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Certified Hearing & Vision Technician

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-4 (A) $16.35/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 088-22
Date Posted: 05/16/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Hearing and/or vision screening will be provided to Kalamazoo County residents ages 3-18 as mandated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in order to maximize the quality of life for children through early detection and intervention.

Responsibilities

  • Provide screening and rescreening for vision and hearing to school-age and preschool children within Kalamazoo County.
  • Interpret rescreen results and determine medical referral. 
  • Complete data entry of screening results.
  • Notify and advise parent/guardian and school of children meeting referral criteria.
  • Initiate follow-up contact with parent/guardian that does not respond to initial referral letter. 
  • Establish an annual screening calendar with  Head  Start,  schools, daycare centers, and schedules for regular in-house clinics and summer outreach clinics. 
  • Compile and submit statistical data following MDHHS AND HCS guidelines and collect Medicaid billing information when appropriate.
  • Acquire and maintain screening equipment, medical supplies, and MDCH health forms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. 

Experience: Excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to work independently are required.  Ability to work with individuals of varied backgrounds/special needs.    Previous experience working with children strongly desired.    Must possess or obtain current Michigan Hearing & Vision Certification.   According to ANSI standards, one must have at least 20/30 vision with or without glasses and normal hearing in at least one ear.  Computer experience preferred.  Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.

This position is subject to a .5 FTE reduction from June to August annually.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Chief Deputy Probate Register/Probate Attorney

Probate Court
Salary: K-10 (A) $63,793.60/annually
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 008-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities:

The Chief Deputy Probate Register/Probate Attorney serves as prescribed by statute and court rule in all capacities.

  • In uncontested matters, exercise all legal powers granted to a Probate Register by law, including, but not limited to conducting hearings, determining whether a petitioner or petitioner's attorney has complied with the requirements of law and Supreme Court rules, taking testimony required by law or Supreme Court Rules and issuing orders under the signature of the Judge.
  • Set the time and place for hearings; sign notices, citations, and subpoenas; administer oaths; and conduct conferences with fiduciaries as required to ensure prompt administration of estates. Review, analyze and summarize files for pending hearings, trials, pre‐trial conferences, motions, and status conferences.
  • Participate in the intake and recording of legal documents related to estates, mental commitments, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, and other Probate matters. Assist Probate Court staff with complex case processing problems and issues.
  • Interpret and explain policies and procedures for staff, attorneys, the public, clients, and outside agencies; advise appropriate alternative courses of action.
  • Research and address legal questions by staff, other courts, attorneys, community mental health agencies, law enforcement regarding probate cases, court policies, and procedures.
  • Perform computerized and manual legal research, write prehearing reports, and provide
  • recommendations regarding options for judicial action, and draft opinions and orders involving complex legal matters.
  • Monitor and analyze new legislation, recent court decisions, court rule changes, and revisions of approved court forms to remain current in applicable fields of law. Provide legal advice to the Probate Judge regarding changes in and interpretation of statutes, case law, and procedures.
  • Assist in coordinating courtroom and chamber operations and corresponding the docket to ensure compliance with statutes, case law, administrative orders, chief judge directives, local administrative orders, and court rules.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Probate Court and Family Division judges, attorneys, litigants, court personnel, law enforcement agencies, Department of Health and Human Services, Prosecuting Attorney's Office, other organizations, agencies, officials, and the media. Including explaining Office policies and procedures, addressing complaints and service issues, responding to questions about court cases, responding to service requests, and coordinating programs and services.
  • Collaborate and engage the community by providing training relevant to Probate matters to outside groups and agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Education: Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing with the Michigan State Bar is required.

Experience: Five years of experience practicing law preferred. A thorough understanding of the Michigan court rules and Statutes and experience practicing Probate law is preferred. Key competencies include knowledge of mental health issues, human behavior patterns, and administration. Must have strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal relations, analytical, organization, management, telephone, and listening skills

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Control Center Operator

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-09 (A-B): $12.41 - $12.81/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. No visible tattoos. 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: NF-10 (A-B): $14.72 - $15.17/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 013-22
Date Re-Posted: 05/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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.

No visible tattoos. An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment: A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant.   Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

Corporation Counsel

Administration
Starting Salary: K-15(A-C) $113,547.20 - $123,884.80
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 007-22
Date Posted: 01/01/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provides legal services to the County Board of Commissioners to ensure that the County complies with all applicable laws, minimizes liability exposure, and maximizes the effectiveness of County resources.

  • Attend all Board of Commissioner meetings and serve as parliamentarian.
  • Perform legal research, interprets laws and rulings, and provide analysis and fact-gathering related to various issues to provide legal advice to Board of Commissioners and County Executive level cabinet.
  • Prepare resolutions, proclamations, and ordinances for final drafting and approval by the Board of Commissioners.
  • Oversee with outside counsel claims and lawsuits filed against the County. 
  • Serve as the County’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer. 
  • Draft and review contracts when necessary.
  • Research and inform Board of Commissioners and County Executive level cabinet on new and pertinent legislative and statutory changes that affect the County government. 
  • Works in coordination with County Executive level cabinet. 
  • Serves as parliamentary resources and legal advisor for Board-appointed committees. 
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Board of Commissioners.

Education:

Juris Doctorate and licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.

Experience:

Five (5) years of municipal law experience or comparable experience, training, and education. Comprehensive knowledge of municipal law and strong understanding of authorities and responsibilities of Counties, Cities, Villages, and Townships. Up to date on applicable Federal and State laws. Skills in analysis, research, writing, court representation, and oral and written communications.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Corrections Officer I

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-17 (A): $20.66/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. 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.

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: NF-12 (A): $14.88/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. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. 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

Circuit Court - Family Division
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 041-22
Date Posted: 02/14/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open positions

Responsibilities and Qualifications

To coordinate and jointly direct the efficient processing of all child protective, delinquency, and domestic cases, monitoring all functions that are needed to move a case through the system from the creation of a record through the disposition of a case, as well as post-disposition proceedings, and to enter all relevant information in the court's case management system.

  • Direct and specify appointment of attorneys for the indigent.
  • Perform bailiff duties for jury trials.
  • Assist Judges and referees at hearings, schedule hearings, resolve scheduling conflicts of judges, referees, attorneys, or pro per parties, prepare and personally serve court orders and petitions on parties present at court hearings. 
  • Prepare Court orders and reports from dictated, handwritten, and computer-drafted documentation. Research, analyze, docket, scan, and enter accurate information into the court's case management system. 
  • Certify documents, release information to appropriate parties, and research court files. 
  • Respond to inquiries regarding court procedures and case information from attorneys, court staff, other agencies, and the public using the court's case management system and other resources. Direct, monitor, and provide notice of hearing for all traffic cases, including reporting to the Secretary of State office.
  • Attend and monitor court proceedings, prepare and draft reports and orders, mark exhibits, operate audio and video recording equipment, and maintain logs.
  • Coordinate a complete case management program, file management, and quality control for child protective, delinquency, and domestic matters. 
  • Jointly coordinate, collaborate and ensure all court cases' movement in cooperation with the other court-related units. 
  • Review, analyze and monitor legal documentation within court files and/or submitted for judicial review for legal sufficiency and compliance with court rules and court orders. 
  • Compile, analyze, and monitor statistical data for reports as needed. 
  • Coordinate courtroom security and arrange for parties' appearance, in person, telephonically, or via videoconference, arranging for interpreters and special accommodations as needed.
  • Monitor case management functions to be in compliance with trial court standards set forth by the Michigan Supreme Court, including set-asides, transfers, apprehension and detention orders, bench warrants, and appeals.
  • Monitor court files and orders for compliance with Title IV-E funding requirements.
  • Monitor and distribute reports from caseworkers, public and private agencies, and attorneys. 
  • Ensure proper service of all parties, including those to be summoned, attorneys, outside agencies, and those required to have a notice of hearing. 
  • Interview and prepare bail bonds for delinquent juveniles upon their release. 
  • Collect court filing fees, restitution, and other court-ordered payments. 
  • Provide backup for Judicial Aides if needed in their absence. 
  • Back up for security as needed.

Education Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years of the court or related field experience; or comparable training, education, and 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 team members; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations, and have excellent organizational/prioritization skills. Have excellent communication skills with Judges, Attorneys, and Public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

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Court Services Specialist II

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-05 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 064-22
Date Posted: 03/23/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

The principle function of this position is to provide timely, fair, efficient, and cost‐effective disposition of all matters properly presented to the Court and coordinate the jury needs for the Kalamazoo County Courts (Circuit, District, and Probate).

Responsibilities

  • Review, analyze and assess for proper filing of all juror questionnaires and legal pleadings that will serve as the court record, as well as update the court record regarding the judicial action of all court events in criminal, civil, appeal, and personal protection order cases
  • Research, analyze and respond to all inquiries from the public, clients, and jurors made in person, by telephone, e‐mail, or in writing regarding the court records, processes, and jury procedures.
  • Review, analyze and certify court documents for accuracy and then release the certified documents to appropriate parties and agencies.
  • Receive, process, and receipt all filing fees, Court-ordered payments, restitution, and bonds following applicable laws and auditing requirements
  • Process payrolls for all jurors and disburse appropriate fees to all witnesses subpoenaed to the Court.
  • Direct the appointment of appellate attorneys for indigent clients, make arrangements for interpreters, and any other due process requirements.
  • Provide jury services to all County courts regarding all aspects of juror requirements by coordinating and managing the summoning, qualification and selection, and enforcement processes, including forecasting the number of jurors required for daily, monthly, and yearly trial operations.
  • Compile, analyze, monitor, and submit reports to law enforcement agencies and the Supreme Court in compliance with case management standards and compiling and submitting juror yield and the jury reimbursement cost report to SCAO.
  • Monitor the processing of criminal, civil, PPO, and domestic appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and monitor and process all appeals to the Circuit Court from the lower courts and/or administrative agencies.
  • Review, analyze, and submit disposition abstracts to the Michigan Department of State and coordinate juror pool data lists between the Michigan Department of State and the Court's jury system vendor.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree; two years court or related field experience; or comparable combination of education or experience.

Experience: Familiarity with Michigan Court Rules and basic knowledge of Microsoft package with the propensity to learn new computer applications and systems quickly. Must possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as a team member; produce high volume work product; maintain composure in confrontational situations; excellent organizational/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills; be able to maintain confidentiality and able to be sworn as a Deputy County Clerk.

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

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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: 068-22
Date Posted: 04/01/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 07/01/2022

Two (2) Openings

Responsibilities and Qualifications

To provide timely, fair, efficient, and cost-effective disposition of all matters properly presented to the court in compliance with all Trial Court Performance Standards promulgated by the Michigan Supreme Court and in adherence to federal, state, and local laws, court rules, codes, and administrative orders.

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

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years 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.

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

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Custodian

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-07 (N-D): $11.76 - $14.06/hr.
Wednesday thru Sunday - 4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 010-22
Date Re-Posted: 03/07/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 
To provide cleaning service for Parks Office & Expo Center County Buildings; to re‐arrange furniture, change light bulbs as directed.

Clean offices and expo rooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean windows, bathrooms, mirrors, etc., empty wastebaskets. Change light bulbs, strip and refinish floors, clean carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies.

Check lights and secure doors/windows. Move furniture as necessary and directed for cleaning and/or re‐arranging offices and expo rooms.

Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED Certification with effective communication skills, including reading and following written and verbal directions. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver's license and own transportation.

*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.

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

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Custodian

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary S-07 (N-D): $11.76 - $14.06/hr.
Monday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 030-22
Date Re-Posted: 03/07/2022
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). 

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Customer Service Specialist

Animal Services & Enforcement
Salary Range: K-4 (A) $16.35/hr.
Tuesday- Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 053-22
Date Re-Posted: 04/14/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

Assists customers in the shelter and over the phone with animal-related problems and legal issues, documenting the citizen complaints and maintaining all Animal Services records. Conducts the sales of dog licenses and the management of spay/neuter programs to enforce state and local laws and protect animal welfare and public safety.

Responsibilities   

  • Provides customer services at the counter and over the phone for animal-related issues.
  • Provides data entry and word-processing to maintain departmental records.
  • Documents reports of lost animals, complaints, and other incidents, including quarantines and requests for rabies testing.
  • Receive (and log receipt of) animals brought into the shelter by the general public.
  • Facilitate pet redemptions and adoptions, confirm pet ownership (for redemptions), and do background checks on adoption applications using various sources for informational searches.
  • Sell/issue dog licenses, recording current rabies information and license or license renewal information.
  • Maintain cash register drawer, receiving payments for licenses, adoptions, redemptions, board, Vaccinations, penalty fees, trap rental, citations, or other fees.
  • Generate reports and correspondences: court case information, subpoenas, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, vet disposal billings, non-sufficient funds (NSF) check processing.
  • Perform Dispatch duties as needed.
  • Assist with other department programs: Cat/Pit-bull Neutering, live trap rental and maintenance, Pet Finder updates, microchipping, website maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High School diploma or GED Certificate, and at least two years advanced education in a legal or animal-related field or any comparable combination of training, experience, or education.
  • Experience:: Customer service and money handling experience (cashiering) preferred. Basic Computer skills with an aptitude for word-processing and data entry and retrieval. Ability to type 50WPM minimum preferred. No animal allergies or fears. Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to deal with a variety of people in tense situations

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Environmental Health Division Supervisor

Health & Community Services
Annual Salary: K-9 (A-C) $58,136.00 - $63,440.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 072-22
Date Re-Posted: 05/13/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities

Supervise the daily work activities of assigned staff to ensure assigned programs are implemented according to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to protect the health of citizens and the environment and assist the EH Division Manager with oversight and administration of all programs.

  • Provide program administration for the Food Service & Facilities programs and/or the Land, Water, and Wastewater programs; hire/supervise staff. 
  • Assist EH Division Chief with administration and management of EH Division program operations and assume responsibility in the absence of EH Chief.
  • Provide training and guidance for assigned programs. 
  • Assist in emergency response for HCS Department & EH Division. 
  • Maintain liaison with the municipal, county, state, and federal agencies with responsibility programs. 
  • Provide problem resolution between public and department. 

Education:

Bachelor's degree in environmental health, biology, chemistry, or related field. A Master's degree is recommended. 

Experience :

Must have registration with the State of Michigan as a Sanitarian or through the National Environmental Health Association as an Environmental Health Specialist. Must have or be able to obtain Michigan Department of Public Health Certification as a food survey officer. A minimum of 5 years of experience in assigned programs and some supervision experience is recommended. Leadership and excellent interpersonal communication skills experience.

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Fair Coordinator

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: K-07 (A) $22.13/hr
20 Hours weekly-shift varies
Posting: 070-22
Date Posted: 03/28/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Responsible for the overall operation and direction of the annual county fair to ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for spectators and exhibitors, financially self‐sufficient, meeting the needs of event participants, and attracting visitors.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as staff to the Fair Council, which consists of nine appointed members, and maintain relationships with fair stakeholders.
  • Develop, recommend, and administer the annual budget, fair goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop events, activities, attractions, and entertainment that attract visitors and generate revenue to support the fair.
  • Develop and implement a successful marketing plan, promotional events, and advertising plan that promotes fair agriculture, tourism and increases fair attendance.
  • Collect event fees, prepare receipt records, and prepare deposits.
  • Successfully recruit, train, and utilize volunteers to plan and operate the fair.
  • Plan for the future of the fair and develop and implement an annual action plan.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, communication, recreation or a related program or military equivalency, or four years related experience in special events, festival or community event planning, or comparable combination of experience, education, or training.

  Experience: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and basic   computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and the internet.  Must  have a valid Michigan Driver’s License.

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

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HHW 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 Posted: 04/13/2022
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: An Associate's Degree in environmental studies, chemistry, biology, or hazardous waste management is required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience: 2-3 years of customer service experience and experience in the environmental field or any comparable combination of training, experience, and education. Strong organizational skills, including prioritizing, 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 and experience with small manual and power tools. Forklift experience preferred.

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

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Kennel Technician I

Animal Services & Enforcement
Starting Salary: S-09 (N): $13.43/hr.
UNION POSITION - AFSCME
Full-time, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues. & Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Posting: 067-22
Date Re-Posted: 04/21/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 05/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

To perform manual labor tasks in connection with care and maintenance of the animals at the shelter and custodial and routine maintenance of the facility.

  • Clean and disinfect animal quarters, offices, and restrooms.
  • Feed, water, and vaccinate animals following instructions. 
  • Responsible for euthanasia of certain animals as necessary or as required by departmental policy by injection using schedule II drugs.
  • Assist public visiting the shelter and potential adopters.
  • Monitor animal health in the shelter, administer medications under a veterinarian's supervision, and keep the Director aware of any animal health issues.
  • Maintain accurate and current computer records of every animal brought into the shelter. Decapitate dead bite animals and send the specimens to the State Lab for rabies testing. Maintain grounds (feces clean up, snow removal, etc.) and buildings (cleaning).
  • Release animals being held for bite cases from quarantine.
  • Testify in court cases. 
  • Oversees and instructs Community Services, K-Pep workers, and the Humane Society Volunteers who assist in kennel work. Other duties as assigned.

High School diploma or equivalent. Valid driver's license and good driving record. Computer literate. Certifiable in injectable euthanasia within four months of hire. Must pass security clearance for administering Schedule II Drugs. Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with various people in tense situations. Must have the physical ability to lift and carry animals weighing 40-50 pounds or more.

.Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs                              

Deadline to Apply:                 04/29//2022

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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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Legal Assistant II - Child Support

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: K-04 (A) $16.35/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 084-22
Date Posted: 05/06/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Provide all residents within Kalamazoo County their rights pursuant to the Paternity Act and Michigan Family Support Act. Provide office policy and procedural expertise for adherence to legal and procedural requirements, ensuring expedient and qualitative case processing.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and control paternity tests in a timely manner to facilitate the resolution of disputed cases.
  • Acts as primary reception person for the Family Support Division to assist the needs of citizens, attorneys, and police agencies.
  • Conducts and executes service of civil process on defendants to allow the case to proceed to final resolution.
  • Coordinates the preparation and execution of support orders to ensure their production and submission to the proper agencies.
  • Coordinates, controls, and reviews the execution of legal pleadings by child support clients to ensure accuracy.
  • Operates computer equipment to input, access, and retrieve necessary legal documents and correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: High school diploma.

Experience: 2-3 years experience in a law office and/or experience working in the criminal justice system. Working knowledge of the criminal justice system. Clerical skills & computer data entry and retrieval. Working under stress, at a fast pace, and with constant interruptions. Strong ability to multi-task and work independently. Maintain excellent rapport with the public as well as police & court personnel. Ability to be patient, understanding, and empathetic when assisting traumatized, frustrated, and/or angry persons. Experience with MiCSES Child Support Database preferred. Working knowledge of the Child Support Process is preferred. Familiarity with Civil Court Process preferred.  

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 Manager

Sheriff's
Salary: K-10 (A) $71,086.08(includes 20% market adjustment)
Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. some weekends/holidays
Posting: 073-22
Date Posted: 04/08/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary:

This position supervises and leads nursing staff to deliver necessary medical care to inmates within the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in interviews and makes recommendations for the hiring and dismissal of employees.
  • Responsible for orientation and general supervision of medical services staff to ensure that staff members understand and adhere to objectives, policies, procedures, and responsibilities. 
  • Responsible for scheduling, assigning duties, approving leave time, and evaluating staff performance.
  • Coordinates the scheduling and assignment of medical and/or dental providers and office supplies or equipment.
  • Consults with Food Service relative to special dietary needs and menu recommendations for inmates. 
  • Arranges psychiatric evaluations as requested or necessary. 
  • Responsible for keeping standards of care and routing orders current while fulfilling the role and performing the essential functions of a Registered Nurse.
  • Supervises process to assure the quality of care. 
  • Responsible for the appropriate handling of resident/citizen complaints on the telephone and in the medical unit. 
  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse as needed.

Qualifications:

 Education: Bachelor’s Degree, supported by coursework in Administration. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan required.

Experience: Must be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified. Three years of professional experience in a county health department, hospital, or other health care organization working directly with medical providers, patients, and community organizations required. One to three years of experience in a supervisory capacity is preferred. Effective written and verbal communication skills, basic keyboarding, and computer skills are required, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and database entry/retrieval.

NOTE: Any person with a felony conviction, a felony misdemeanor charge pending, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment. No visible tattoos.

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Official Document Specialist

Clerk/Register of Deeds
Salary: K-5 (A) $18.36/ hr.
Part-time 20 hrs./Week
Monday - Friday
Posting: 083-22
Date Posted: 05/06/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 05/20/2022

General Summary:

Analyze, record, maintain, and control all vital and land records filed in Kalamazoo County and provide quality, efficient and confidential services to all customers to comply with state law and statutes and policies, to provide quality and efficient services to all, and to preserve and protect the records in perpetuity. Assist with coordination of the County ID Program.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

1) Deputy Clerk: Administer oaths of office; issue certified copies of official documents on behalf of Clerk/Register. 

2) Document Analyst: Analyze each document presented for recording using State Law and office standards; record each document for permanent record according to Law and standards.   

3) Records Management: Maintain vital and land records using automated and paper systems; ensure documents are created, recorded, indexed, and made available for public use. 

4) Customer Support: Assist all customers (in person, by telephone, or by mail) efficiently and effectively according to policy, procedure, and Law. 

5) Financial Management Functions: Ensure that each transaction is performed accurately; balance and prepare daily cash reconciliation. 

      6) Elections: Answer basic questions regarding the election process.    

7) County ID Card Coordinator: Assist all applicants for a County ID card; review application documentation; issue ID cards according to County policy. 

Employment Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent or 5-years’ experience in a related field preferred.

Experience: Additional training in accounting, real estate, Law, or library procedures desired. Experience with computer data entry, microfilm equipment, and basic accounting skills is a plus. Strict attention to detail is required. Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with all types of people and constant interruptions. Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred. Must be bondable.

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Operation Technician

Airport
Starting Salary R10/N: $15.92/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

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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: 077-22
Date Posted: 04/14/2022
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.
  • Maintain adequate vaccine, medication, and supply inventory for the clinic.

Qualifications

Education: Current Michigan R.N. License required with 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. 

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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 Posted: 05/03/2022
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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Relief Kitchen Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 080-22
Date Posted: 04/15/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 07/31/2022

Summary

To 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: 079-22
Date Posted: 04/15/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 07/31/2022

Summary

To supervise the safety and security of juvenile court wards and provide both 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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Send Resume to:
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: 039-22
Date Posted: 02/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

To Maintain 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.

  • 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, 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.

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.

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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: NF-19 (A): $21.61/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. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. 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: NF-19 (A): $21.61/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. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. 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

HCS - Region IIIA AAA
Starting Salary: K-7 (A-) $22.13/hr
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Two (2) Full-time positions
Posting: 020-22
Date Posted: 01/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This Social Work position performs assessments, provide information and assistance, develop 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.

  • 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 supports.
  • Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from service providers' purchases.
  • Establish and maintain liaison 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. 

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

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Youth Specialist I & II

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary: JV-16, $16.61- $18.02/hr
Salary: JV-17, $17.61 - $18.35/hr. with MJI Certification
Fulltime, Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 065-22
Date Posted: 04/02/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 07/31/2022

Responsibilities and Qualifications

To supervise the safety and security of juvenile court wards and provide both positive reinforcement and discipline.

  • Monitor and ensure the safety and security of all residents and facility staff.
  • Possess clear knowledge of and adhere to all facility policies and procedures.
  • Ensure individual and group interaction with residents.
  • Conduct individual and group interactions with co-workers and administration.
  • Paperwork/information management

Two (2) years 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 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:

Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or related human services, with completion of an undergraduate degree, preferred, or M.J.I. certification. 2 years experience working with juveniles required, work with troubled youths preferred.

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

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Contact Us

Kristine D. Cunningham 
Human Resources Director

Jean Michaud
Deputy Human Resources Director 

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