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October 14, 2019

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

BOOKING CLERK

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A) $15.02/hr.
Shifts Varies.
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 013-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works at a work station within a 24 hour locked down facility.  This position performs data entry tasks which includes the processing of all jail admissions into the Jail Management System (JMS), and all inmate releases from the JMS through direct inmate interview.

Duties includes:  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 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 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, processes inmate releases.

Two years of college in a law enforcement or related field of study, military or law enforcement equivalent. Preference is given to law enforcement background or Bachelor’s Degree. 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 be able to pass a typing keyboard test.  Must be able to pass a physical and drug screen. Must maintain confidentiality.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

CLERK TYPIST II

Sheriff
NF-13 (A): $15.02/hr
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Posting: 115-19
Date Posted: 10/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 024-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

Visually monitors, primarily by camera, all activity within and around the jail.  Ensures unauthorized visitors are not allowed into the jail and that weapons are placed into lockers outside the jail. Maintains the safety and security of all persons in the jail and cooperatively prevent escapes by inmates.  Operates the intercom and other communication systems to provide instruction to inmates and other individuals.  Answers phones and directs callers to the appropriate resource.  Operate computerized monitoring equipment and locking equipment i.e. gate controls from work console.  Maintains logs; i.e. razors, mail and visitors.

High school diploma, two years of college or military service preferred. Good communications skills both written and verbal. Strong cognitive skills: comprehension and retention ability. Knowledge of word processing, keyboarding and data entry/retrieval is essential. Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment.

No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

CORRECTIONS OFFICER I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Sheriff
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.52 - $14.90/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 012-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position oversees the security of the Court facilities to which they are assigned

Duties includes: Secure buildings and conduct security inspections of citizens who enter or are on County or Court property.  Respond quickly to alarm points or any other breaches of security.  Operate a radio or other transmitting device for communication with Court or other police personnel.  Intervene in potentially problematic situations in order to diffuse possible violence and summon additional law enforcement.  Prepare written reports and records.  Operate screening equipment at court house entry points.  Assist in any area as directed by the Court as it relates to security.

Must have two years of College, or the equivalent with military service and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification.  Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan drivers’ license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, and psychological evaluation. Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, security procedures and techniques.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and multi-task. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare written reports and communicate effectively. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

CUSTODIAN

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-06 (N) $11.20/hr.
Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Posting: 099-19
Date Posted: 08/11/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

Clean offices, dust, sweep and mop, clean windows, bathrooms, mirrors, etc., empty wastebaskets.  Change light bulbs, strip and re-finish floors, clean carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies.  Check lights and secure doors/windows.  Move furniture as necessary and as directed for cleaning and/or re-arranging of offices.  Other duties as assigned.

High School diploma or GED Certification with effective communication skills, including the ability to read and follow 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 positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time.  Available supplemental dental and vision.  Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

LAW CLERK/BAILIFF

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-08 (A) $49,420.80
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 110-19
Date Posted: 09/29/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 10/25/2019

To allow the judge to focus on matters before him/her by providing a foundation on which he/she may build his/her opinions and base his/her decisions; concentrate on jury trials and evidence; be prepared for Courtroom proceedings and render timely decisions and ensure that the due process rights of individuals are protected.

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 liaison between the judge and jurors and attending to jurors during the trial and subsequent deliberations or until they are released by the court.

Responsible for keeping track of and securing all evidence admitted during 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.

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

                       

Click Here to Submit Application Online

NURSE, RN

Sheriff
Salary: K-8 (D) $56,160.00
Fulltime- shift varies
Posting: 022-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works in a medical clinic in the County Jail, a 24 hour locked down facility, using standard medical equipment.

Assess inmates after preliminary examination to determine if emergency or regular medical/dental care is required. Collect specimens and perform routine lab procedures. Evaluate and treat medical concerns/conditions of inmates. Counsel inmates on medical treatments, hygiene, and proper health habits.  Administer medications and care for illness/injuries according to physician orders. Monitor dispensing of medications and authorize or recommend transfer of inmates to medical appointments/hospitals.  Provide emergency nursing care until arrival of physician or transfer to hospital facility.  Thoroughly document and/or chart all pertinent medical information regarding medical treatments/evaluations.  Consult with Food Service relative to special dietary needs and menu recommendations for inmates.  Order and maintain medical and dental supplies. Use and order use of medical devices and equipment.  Arrange psychiatric evaluations as requested or necessary.  Conduct inmate physicals.  Train and educate other RN’s.

Education: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan is required. Must be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.

Experience: Three years of experience in a county health department, hospital, or other health care organization working directly with medical providers, patients, and community organizations preferred. Effective written and verbal communication skills, basic keyboarding and computer skills including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and database entry/retrieval are required.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

PARK MANAGER

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S14-A):$15.85/hr
Full-time; Days, Weekends & Holidays
UNION POSITION - AFSCME 1677.02
Posting: 059-19
Date Re-Posted: 09/29/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Serve as guest service contact for clients and general public. Will answer questions, solve problems, and enforces rules and regulations.  Supervises, trains, and evaluates seasonal staff.  Collects fees, prepares receipt records, deposits, and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Provides clean, safe, well maintained facilities by performing maintenance, repairs, landscaping, grounds keeping, vandalism repair, trash removal, construction activities, and ongoing maintenance for nature trails, roads, parking lots, gates, fences, and park and recreation equipment.  On an as needed basis, may work at all County parks or the fairground and may directly operate multiple parks.  Assists in planning for future park operations and construction of department facilitates as assigned.  May perform duties of Lead Park Manager as assigned. 

Four year degree in Park Management or related field, or four years progressively responsible experience in park operations; or any comparable combination of experience, education, or training. Valid Michigan driver's license and good driving record. No felony convictions. Must be able to drive vehicles with standard transmission and operate equipment with hand and/or foot controls. Driving and criminal background checks will be completed. Post offer physical required.  Must be able to pass a drug screen and background 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. 

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Maternal & Child Health
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $49,420.80 -$53,934.40
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 082-19
Date Posted: 07/22/2019
Deadline: Until filled

The principle 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 in order to assure that all children with disabling conditions reach their full potential, through advocacy and education of the family, thus improving the overall health of the community.

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

                                                              

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $23.76- 25.93/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 117-19
Date Posted: 10/07/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 11/08/2019

Provide comprehensive-nursing services independently and in conjunction with the physician of the Juvenile Home to ensure that highest quality health care is provided to the total population of the Juvenile Home.

Examine, evaluate, and review the total physical and medical health needs of all residents including treatment for emergency injury or illness. Inventory, maintain, secure and distribute all medication, and medical supplies. Maintain accurate individual medical records, providing and/or obtaining information, to or from, appropriate agencies when applicable. Establish and execute laboratory procedures to obtain all necessary information for diagnosis. Counsel and provide training for residents on issues of hygiene, health care, and social issues that regard health.

Assist physician with all physical exams and evaluate all medical complaints for prioritizing schedule. Train facility staff on medical procedures and observation and reporting skills in compliance with American Medical Association (AMA).  Assure compliance with State and Federal regulations regarding health related policies. Research and develop standard policies and procedures for clinical health care services. Other duties as assigned. 

Current Registered Nurse and have at least two years’ experience working with adolescents. Skills required include medical observation, assessment and physical examination techniques, verbal and written communication, and highly developed interpersonal relationship skills with adults and juveniles. Knowledge in counseling juveniles, nursing techniques in a correctional setting, and interviewing techniques specifically for Adolescent Sex Offenders (ASO) assessment and treatment is essential. Necessary certifications include State certified to teach Sex Education, CPR instructor, American Red Cross first aid and stress management instructors’ certification.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $49,420.80- $53,934.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fulltime Positions
Posting: 028-19
Date Posted: 02/04/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

Develop and implement effective focused planning for increasing communicable disease (CD) reporting and decreasing transmission in Kalamazoo County residents.  Serve as liaison between HCS/MDHHS and community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication.

Administer the CD and TB control programs including maintaining CD information and other educational/instructional materials for health care and other professionals in the community providing TB services for people immigrating to Kalamazoo County, and rotation on-call responsibilities as part of a 24/7 operation for reporting communicable disease to Kalamazoo County health care providers.  Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events

Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals and the community.  Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDHHS.  Assist with community outbreak investigations to reduce or eliminate further disease transmission.

Current Michigan R.N. License required with a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination training, experience, or education.  Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience.  Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, problem solve and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions.  Demonstrate assessment and interviewing and communication skills.  Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes as well as infection control principles.  Must obtain TB management certification through MDCH in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications.  Proficient in use of computers, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $23.76- $25.93/hr.
Part-time 24 hours per week
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 044-19
Date Posted: 03/24/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable disease affecting Kalamazoo County residents to ensure appropriate treatment and investigation and to prevent further transmission.

Develop and implement effective focused planning for increasing communicable disease (CD) reporting and decreasing transmission in Kalamazoo County residents.   Serve as liaison between HCS/MDHHS and community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication.  Maintain CD information and other educational/instructional materials for health care and other professionals in the community.   Provide24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events.

Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals and the community.  Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDHHS.   Assist with community outbreak investigations to reduce or eliminate further disease transmission.

Current Michigan R.N. License required with a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination training, experience, or education.  Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience.  Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, problem solve and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions.  Demonstrate excellent assessment, interviewing and communication skills.  Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes as well as infection control principles.  Must obtain TB management certification through MDCH in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications.  Proficient in use of computers, valid driver's license and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.

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RELIEF KITCHEN WORKER

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Posting: 109-19
Date Posted: 09/29/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 12/25/2019

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

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

                                                                                                                                              

High school diploma or equivalent.  Certification through the Michigan School Food Service Association. Two years’ experience working in moderate size kitchen.  Knowledge of volume cooking and maintaining high vitamin content in foods.

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RELIEF WORKER

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary: $13.00/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
Shifts: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. /2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m./9:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Posting: 108-19
Date Posted: 09/29/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 12/25/2019

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

Monitor and ensure the safety and security of all residents and facility staff.  Possess clear knowledge of and adhere to all facility policies and procedures.  Ensure individual and group interaction with residents.  Conduct individual and group interactions with co-workers and administration.  Paperwork/information management.  Interact with residents and exercise control over and restrain residents at times of outbursts to prevent possible injury to staff, other residents or themselves. Complete behavior management information charts, logs and written reports.  Communicate with co-workers and residents.

Two (2) years college in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or related human services, with completion of undergraduate degree preferred.  Experience working with juveniles required, work with troubled youths preferred.

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SENIOR ACCOUNT CLERK

Treasurer
K-4 (A) $15.19/hr
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 116-19
Date Posted: 10/06/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 10/18/2019

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 County Government.

Compute, collects, and answer questions regarding delinquent taxes, payments, and forfeiture/foreclosure procedures on property.  Research tax records for verification of payments requested by banks, mortgage and title insurance companies.  Verify legal descriptions in order to issue tax clearances for all warranty deeds and land contracts.     Balance and prepare daily cash, check and credit card deposits.  Provide extensive counter and telephone assistance to the public.  Edit and process cash receipts, journal entries, maintain filing system for same.

High school diploma or GED.  Basic knowledge of government procedures, both local and state, and 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 skills in time management and problem solving.

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SENIOR FINANCE SPECIALIST

Circuit Court - Family Division
Starting Salary: K-6 (A) $18.59/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 103-19
Date Posted: 09/08/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Manage all Court receivables, payables, and pass-thru funds handled in the Court Finance Unit and manage all information needed to update all financial records of the Court Finance Unit, associated activities and programs. This is to ensure all financial activities are in accordance with County and State policies, general accounting standards, and to maximize Court revenues, secure and remit all funds available for victims of juvenile crime, and pay for vendor services in a timely manner. 

Maintain Finance Units manual and automated records. Record child placements and movements, foster care home listings, juvenile crime victims, Medicaid coverage of in-care minors, and verify and maintain care records of State Wards.  Create, adjust, and control client account activity and manually prepare parent client account billing. Open and document all incoming payments received by mail or in person.

Manage Court Finance restitution records ensuring matching victims receive proper restitution, and manage witness fee fund.  Verify attorney invoices, general vendor payables, and foster care parents for minors in Court care.  Prepare petitions and court order forms.  Review and identify cases in arrears, refer to Financial Officer for Show Cause proceedings, and prepare background information to support petition.  Prepare report to State regarding parent reimbursements.  Explain Court policies and procedures to client parents and serve as back up for Financial Officer in their absence.  Other duties as assigned.

Associates degree in accounting, business, or related field with progressive experience in business and/or legal system required. Requisite skills include verbal and written communication, interpersonal relations, and accurate keyboarding skills of 45 wpm. Should possess knowledge in current computer accounting software, word processing software, good accounting practices, and ability to interpret Court orders, financial documents forms, and reports. A valid Michigan driver’s license is required and a certification by the Michigan Judicial Institute is recommended.

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SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 010-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

Duties includes: Operate emergency vehicle and patrol County areas to enforce traffic laws and respond to emergencies or other calls for assistance received from the dispatcher.  Investigate traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, and reports of criminal activity; conduct surveillance/searches and gather evidence.  Pursue suspects, issue traffic & appearance citations, make probable cause & warrant arrests, and transport suspects in custody.  Prepare written reports and records, including the completion of Vehicle Pursuit forms, Use of Force forms, arrest reports, On-the-job Injury reports, and other case related documentation.  Testify in case related court proceedings.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen and physical/medical examination.  Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation. 

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment. 

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

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 011-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

Provide vehicular transport of inmates between Kalamazoo County Jail and the courthouse, and to or from other jurisdictions and prisons as necessary; provide ambulatory transport of inmates within the jail and between the courthouse holding area and the courtroom.  Provide courtroom security; make courtroom arrests after sentencing.  Operate courthouse security checkpoints.  Arrest persons detained at the probation/parole office and courthouse security checkpoints.  Prepare accurate and complete written reports and records, including investigation data entry and preparation of bond release papers.  Conduct Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) searches and data entry or revisions.  Testify in court on jail related investigations.  Assist with jail security and inmate supervision.  Perform all the duties of a Corrections Officer and a Sheriff’s Deputy-Corrections.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, with Michigan Corrections Officer Training Council (M.C.O.T.C.) certification and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.

Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen and physical/medical examination. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become LEIN, First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment

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

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

STATE LIAISON

Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-02 (A) $13.47/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 088-19
Date Re-Posted: 08/25/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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WINTER SEASONAL PARK ATTENDANT

Kalamazoo Parks & Expo Center
$10.09/hr - $10.50/hr.
Monday-Sunday 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. and Monday-Sunday 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Posting: 111-19
Date Posted: 10/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Open and close gates/restrooms at various Kalamazoo County Parks.  Provides information and assistance to the general public.  Communicate daily issues to appropriate Park Staff. 

Morning shift is 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Evening shift is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

up to seven days a week.  Position works November 2019 to March 2020.

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

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