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December 1, 2021

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

ACCOUNTANT II

Finance
Salary: K-9 (A) $56,721.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 123-21
Date Posted: 10/22/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Perform diverse accounting tasks and provide financial oversight of specified accounts to provide information for decision making and to meet goals of the Finance Department, generally accepted accounting principles, grant contract specifications and regulations, and Federal and State government laws.

  • Develop budgets, conduct analysis, and prepare financial reports for select governmental funds, internal service funds, enterprise funds, and trust & agency funds.
  • Provide authoritative guidance and direction to County departments and associate agencies in relation to accounting and record-keeping, ensuring the production of appropriate policy/procedure documentation and compliance with GASB and GAAP. Provide analytical or accounting expertise for complex financial assignments or special projects.
  • Prepare audit work papers, supplemental schedules, closing entries, and audit trial balances for various audits and agencies.
  • Provide financial accounting review, analysis, reporting, and inventory audits for the County’s Fixed Assets.
  • Prepare reports, reconciliations, and analyses for the County’s capital project activities.  
  • Provide accounting expertise pertinent to County grant funds, including reporting, monitoring, analyzing activity, resolving audit findings, and maintaining accurate grant files and records.
  • Prepare and/or authorize, monitor, and review all grant transactions such as creating and eliminating positions, accounts payable, purchase requisitions, budget adjustments, and journal entries.
  • Review and provide analysis and recommendations for grant applications and/or acceptances as part of the Internal Grant Review Process.
  • Maintain the County’s financial and human resources systems software as directed by Human Resources or the Finance Director. Serve as primary or backup. Assist Finance Director with special projects.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required with a minimum of 5-7 years of work experience; or comparable training, education, or experience, or military equivalent.

Must demonstrate progressive accounting experience, thorough knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, and auditing standards and guidelines; budgeting methods and processes; laws and regulations affecting the financial operations of organization-wide and departmental operations. Knowledge of governmental budgeting, accounting, and auditing standards and guidelines, and operations preferred. Possess effective time management, organizational, interpretive, and analytical abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer literate with basic knowledge of usage of computerized systems and an advanced level with financial spreadsheet software.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-4 (A-C) $15.95 -17.39/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 117-21
Date Posted: 09/14/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Provide clerical, data entry, and program development support to AAA Division Chief and Area Agency on Aging staff to ensure the effective operation of programs and services.

  • Provide administrative support to AAA Division Chief.
  • Provide clerical support to Older Adult Services Advisory Council.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to telephone calls and email inquiries.
  • Provide clerical, data entry, and program development support to ensure the effective operation of agency services.
  • Maintain state information database, also act as back up to program Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordinator.
  • Develop newsletters, quarterly reports, and annual reports.
  • Troubleshoot office equipment problems, including initial computer application assistance.
  • Coordinate the annual Senior Expo.
  • Coordinate with Information & Assistance Team in supporting public inquiries to programs, design, and creation of digital and printed programmatic documents in accordance with division needs and Federal/State requirements
  • Create and track purchasing requisition orders for the program.

Education:

A high school diploma with five (5) years’ administrative assistant experience is required.

Experience:

Demonstrated experience with computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, and ability to develop fillable documents, reports with charts, and use of web-based resources is strongly preferred. Data entry experience is preferred. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills are desired.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY I

Prosecuting Attorney
Annual Salary: K-10 (A) $62,233.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 111-21
Date Posted: 09/01/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CARE COORDINATOR

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-6 (A) $19.53/hr
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 114-21
Date Re-Posted: 11/19/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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 medical, mental health, and social service agencies and services in Kalamazoo 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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CASEFLOW/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $15.01/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 128-21
Date Posted: 11/01/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Update and maintain case records and provide case specific information to clients and internal staff regarding provisions of custody, visitation, support, and medical issues to ensure efficient management of Friend of the Court (FOC) 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 through preparation of 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 pursuant to court rules and statutes. Instruct and inform clients of procedures and assist in preparation if client has special needs.   Imaging of legal documents and correspondence. 
  • Assist other staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.                                                                                                           

High school diploma or equivalent, minimum 1-2 years related experience, preferably a legal office. Skilled in use of Windows word-processing, preferably Word, with the ability to easily learn other software applications. 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

CHIEF DEPUTY PROBATE REGISTER/PROBATE ATTORNEY

Probate Court
Salary: K-10 (A) $62,233.60/annually
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 126-21
Date Posted: 10/28/2021
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

CLERK TYPIST II

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A): $15.40- $15.87/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 131-21
Date Posted: 11/10/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:                                                                     

High school diploma with an additional two (2) years college, preference is given to those with experience in 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, a good computer and keyboard skills, ability to transcribe using standard transcription equipment accurately. 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 to be considered for this position. Application packets may be picked up in person at the front desk of the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office front desk is open Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Benefits:

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff's
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
Posting: 005-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Date Re-Posted: 09/17/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

COOK

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary, JV-11: $12.95 - $14.78/hr.
Fulltime: Shift 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 106-21
Date Posted: 09/05/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

COOK

Sheriff's Jail
Starting Salary: NF-10 (A- B) $14.72 - $15.17/hr
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-NFOP
Posting: 028-21
Date Re-Posted: 11/04/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Prepare meals following the dietary content guidelines of the facility menu and recommend essential adaptations when necessary.  Prepare service of the meals to the inmates and staff.  Perform and record cleanup and maintenance of the kitchen equipment.  Report equipment malfunctions and supply needs to the Chief Cook.  Direct and monitor the activities of the inmate workers who work in the kitchen.

High School diploma and experience cooking in an institutional setting. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Must be knowledgeable of computers and data entry.  A working knowledge of state and local sanitary codes related to food storage, preparation and service safety is preferred.

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

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). 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

CORPORATION COUNSEL

Annual Salary: K-15(A-C) $110,780.80 -$120,868.80
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 050-21
Date Posted: 04/26/2021
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 and to minimize liability exposure and maximize effectiveness of County resources.

Attend all Board of Commissioner meetings and serve as parliamentarian.  Perform legal research, interprets laws and rulings, and provides 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 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 Board of Commissioners.

Education:

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

Experience:

Five (5) years municipal law experience, or comparable combination of 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.
Shifts Varies.
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 096-21
Date Posted: 08/02/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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 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.

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 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). 

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Sheriff's
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.88 - $15.26/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
Posting: 004-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

Must have two years of College, or the equivalent with military service and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification.  Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan drivers’ license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, and psychological evaluation. Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, security procedures and techniques.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and multi-task. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare written reports and communicate effectively. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.   

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST II

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $17.91 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 091-21
Date Posted: 07/20/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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, appeal, and personal protection order cases.
  • Assist Judges and referees at hearings, schedule hearings, resolve scheduling conflicts of judges, referees, attorneys, or proper parties, prepare and personally serve court orders and petitions on parties present at court hearings. 
  • Research, analyze and respond to all inquiries made by anyone in person, by telephone, e-mail, or in writing regarding the court's records and procedures.   
  • Review, analyze and certify court documents regarding their accuracy and then release the certified documents to appropriate parties and agencies.
  • Receive, process, document, and accept all filing fees, court ordered payments, restitution, and bonds according to applicable laws and auditing requirements.
  • Review, analyze, document, and disburse appropriate fees to all witnesses subpoenaed to the court by the District Court, Circuit Court, and Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.
  • Direct the specific appointment of attorneys for indigent clients, make arrangements for interpreters, special accommodations, and any other due process requirements.
  • Coordinate, analyze, monitor, and produce the court schedule for all criminal, civil, appeal, and personal protection order 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, civil, and domestic appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Monitor all appeals to the Circuit Court from the lower courts or agencies.   Other duties as assigned.

Education Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years court or related field experience; or comparable combination of education and experience. Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess 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, public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

                                                                        

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Click Here to Submit Application Online

COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST II

District Court
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $17.91 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 097-21
Date Posted: 08/04/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

  • Review, analyze and assess for proper filing all legal pleadings that will serve as the court record; update the court record regarding the judicial action of all court events in criminal, civil, traffic and appealed cases.
  • Research, analyze and respond to all inquiries made by anyone in person, by telephone, email or in writing regarding the court’s records and procedures.
  • Review, analyze and certify court documents as to their accuracy and then release the certified documents to appropriate parties and agencies.
  • Receive, process, document and accept all filing fees, court ordered payments, restitution and bonds in accordance with applicable laws and auditing requirements
  • Review, analyze and document all witnesses subpoenaed to the court for the 8th District Court.
  • Make arrangements for interpreters, special accommodations and any other due process requirements. 
  • Coordinate, analyze, monitor and produce the court schedule for all criminal, civil, and traffic cases.
  • Compile, analyze, monitor and submit reports to agencies and the Supreme Court for disposition, criminal history and compliance with case management standards.
  • Monitor the processing of criminal and civil appeals to the Circuit Court.

Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years court or related field experience; or comparable combination of education and experience. Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as team member; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations; excellent organizational/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills with judges, attorneys, and public; maintain confidentiality; maintain eligibility for LEIN certification and become LEIN certified within 6 months of employment.

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR

Building & Grounds
Salary: K-7 (A) $21.59/hr.
Monday-Friday 4:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Posting: 104-21
Date Re-Posted: 11/08/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

 Supervise custodians and ensure cleaning, set-up, and minor maintenance tasks are performed to provide a safe and clean workplace. Provides security checks for county buildings, orders and maintains inventory, the first responder to after-hour security, fire alarms, and mechanical systems problems.

  • Supervise, train and evaluate employees to ensure that County properties are properly maintained.
  • Provides nightly checks of County buildings; interact with employees, elected officials, and the public to support Board/Departmental Meetings held during the evening hours; ensure the buildings are secure.
  • Orders and maintain cleaning supply inventory
  • First responder to after-hour security, fire alarms, and mechanical systems problems
  • Performs preventative maintenance and repairs to ensure the proper functioning of machines, tools, and equipment.  
  • Oversees custodial duties and assist with the daily activities to ensure facilities are clean.
  • Evaluate and research prices of cleaning products for maximum benefit while minimizing costs

Education

High school diploma or equivalent, one-year supervisory experience, 2-3 years custodial experience in a commercial environment with knowledge of cleaning supplies and equipment used for cleaning. A valid Michigan Driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation are required. Must pass security checks.

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application

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CUSTODIAN

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary (S07 N):$11.76
Full-time - 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 056-21
Date Posted: 04/30/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities:
Clean bathrooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean bathroom mirrors & glass, empty
wastebaskets. Clean offices, strip and re-finish floors, vacuum and extract carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies.

Check lights and secure doors/windows. Move furniture as needed and as directed for cleaning and/or re-arranging of offices.


Qualifications:
Must have a High School diploma or GED Certification, effective communication skills, including the ability to read and follow written and verbal directions in English.

Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and own transportation.


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

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

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DEPUTY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR - INTERNAL SERVICES

Administration
Salary: K-16 (A) $124,196.80 Annually
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 134.21
Date Posted: 11/19/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 12/03/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position assists the county administrator in mobilizing teams, preparing and executing the County's business strategy, providing central management, supervision, leadership, and facilitating extraordinary governance for the County.

  • Present to and work with County Administrator on major strategic initiatives and organizational excellence.
  • Assist with the overall positive image of internal services and continuously improve the financial viability of County operations and services provided to the community.
  • Provide supervision and direction to Finance, Information Systems, Buildings & Grounds, Equalization, and Human Resources.
  • Liaise with and assist Courts and elected offices and their departments to collaborate effective overall operations.
  • Assist County Administrator in developing the general operating budget according to Act 621 and capital improvement and cost allocation plans.
  • Represent County during collective bargaining process to negotiate labor union agreements, when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the County Administrator, or assume County Administrator responsibilities in their absence.

Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and five-year senior management experience; or any comparable combination of education, training, and experience. Master's degree in public administration or related field preferred.

Experience: Experience working with a policy-making board and knowledge of executive administration preferred.  Must have the ability to analyze and interpret technical information and demonstrate high-quality verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Must possess and maintain effective working relationships with employees, County Officials, and the Public.

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JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER I & II

Circuit Court - Family Division
Salary: J-10 (A) $21.23/hr.
Salary: J-12 (A) $23.34/hr. with MJI Certification
Full-time, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Posting: 110-21
Date Posted: 09/02/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

To assess and evaluate children and families in order to recommend a rehabilitation plan to the Court and to develop and implement child welfare service.

  • Conducts investigations to ascertain problem areas of the child and family in delinquency cases.
  • Prepares summary reports of cases and makes recommendations to the Court to resolve problems and provide opportunities for adjustment.
  • Supervises and monitors the behavior of youth on probation.
  • Provide a range/frequency of direct interventions as dictated by the family and program status needs.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods concerned with personal and social problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of factors concerned with delinquency, neglect, and abuse of children.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics and the effects of social conditions on family functioning.
  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and children's services programs.
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of child welfare work.
  • Ability to apply social casework methods to child welfare services.
  • Ability to develop child welfare programs with community organizations.
  • Ability to relate effectively to the public and individuals on their caseload.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.

Education:

Bachelor's degree in social sciences or a related human services field and must complete the Michigan Judicial Institute certification training for Juvenile Court staff within two years after the date of employment. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required.

Union position: UAW Technical

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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, Thur. & Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Posting: 138-21
Date Posted: 11/29/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 01/31/2022

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.  Remove dead animals bites 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 a variety of people in tense situations. Must have the physical ability to lift and carry animals weighing 40-50 pounds or more.

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LABORATORY SCIENTIST

Health & Community Services
Salary Range: K-7 (A-F) $44,907.20 - $55,182.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 075-21
Date Posted: 06/24/2021
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.
  • Collection, processing and transfer of specimens (serum, stool, sputum or other body fluids) from clinics and programs to MDHHS and other clinical laboratories for analysis as necessary. 
  • Provide education and consultation to Health and Community Services staff and other agencies within the region on specimen collection, handling and testing recommendations.  Participate in interdepartmental committees, task forces or teams and participate in continuing education programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or equivalent based on current CLIA regulations with knowledge of bacteriology and biochemistry and at least one year of experience in a clinical laboratory; or a bachelor's degree in a related field with at least one to two years’ experience in a clinical laboratory required, or comparable training, education and experience.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in a clinical laboratory preferred.
  • Must have ASCP certification (or equivalent) as MLS/MT, or be eligible.
  • Detailed knowledge of healthcare and biological sciences with an emphasis on clinical laboratory sciences including microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, serology and molecular biology is required.
  • Knowledge of universal precautions, Bloodborne pathogens and other infectious organisms is necessary.
  • Computer knowledge and skills are necessary for daily functions including programming analytical instruments and reporting results. 

Benefits:

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

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MAINTENANCE WORKER I

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-10A (N):$13.91/hr.
Full-time - 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Posting: 070-21
Date Re-Posted: 11/08/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Performs a variety of 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 as 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 a variety of 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.   

High School diploma or GED certification.  Ability to read and understand maintenance manuals and logs.  Ability to read, write and speak in a clear and concise manner.  (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 package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time.  Available supplemental dental and vision.  Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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Send Resume to:
Ron Kuivenhoven
Department of Buildings & Grounds,
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

NFP PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-4 (A) $15.95 hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 108-21
Date Re-Posted: 10/15/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The principal function of the job is to: Work with Nurse family Partnership Program staff and eligible families to complete program paperwork and link resources to ensure that eligible women and their families receive case management services, thus contributing to their quality of life.       

  • Perform accurate data entry into the NFP National Service Office’s data management system and other data collection projects as needed. Work closely with Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) team members to collect ongoing data and documentation required for data entry, referrals processing, client enrollment and discharge information required for program participation. Maintain up to date knowledge of the data management system, navigational changes, and additions.
  • Maintain and update program records (client rosters, referrals, data entry forms) and other documents for data collection and client education. Ensure the implementation, proper usage and/or data processing of new and revised NFP materials. Coordinate client transfers and navigate and update client records in the data management system.
  • Perform program daily support tasks such as: complete and submit purchase orders, maintain stock of office supplies and client support materials, create, and send notification letters, file and chart management, document team meeting minutes, answer telephones, use variety of typical office equipment.
  • Provide technical supportive services to NFP team regarding community resources, NFP education and data collection materials. Create and update documents for program use as needed. Understand and actively participate in monitoring NFP budget/expenditures.
  • Serve as a first line of contact for community agencies, potential clients, and community members seeking information regarding NFP services, advertising materials and referrals. Participate in community outreach and marketing activities as needed for program services and referral promotions.

Education:

High school diploma or GED certificate, and previous experience working with low-income families.

Experience:

Knowledge of family dynamics and crisis intervention. Understanding of community services and programs for Kalamazoo County families. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively provide program information. Effective time management, verbal, and written communication skills. Accurate record keeping, keyboarding, data entry/processing and computer skills. Basic knowledge of medical terminology. Reliable transportation is required.

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NURSE, CORRECTIONAL

Sheriff's
Salary: K-8 (A-D) $51,937.60 - $59,009.60
Two Openings
Fulltime- night shift
Posting: 130.21
Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Two Openings:

esponsibilities and Qualifications

This position works in a medical clinic in the County Jail, a 24 hour locked down facility, using standard medical equipment.  This position provides medical care and treatment for the jail inmate population.

  • Assess inmates after preliminary examination to determine if an 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 the arrival of the physician or transfer to a 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 the use of medical devices and equipment. 
  • Arrange psychiatric evaluations as requested or necessary. 
  • Conduct inmate physicals. 
  • Train and educate other LPN/RN’s.

Education: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Michigan required. A current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan is preferred. Must be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.

Experience: Three years of experience in a health care organization working directly with medical providers, patients, and community organizations 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.

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.

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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PARK & EXPO CUSTODIAN

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-07 (N): $11.76/hr.
Wednesday thru Sunday - 4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 031-21
Date Posted: 03/04/2021
Date Re-Posted: 08/24/2021
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 as directed for cleaning and/or re‐arranging of 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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PARK MANAGER

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S17- N): $19.636/hr.
UNION POSITION - AFSCME
Full-time; Non-traditional hours, Weekends & Holidays
Posting: 024-21
Date Re-Posted: 04/28/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

Oversee park operations as assigned. On an as needed basis, may work at all County Parks or the Expo Center and may directly operate multiple parks. Oversee and schedule facility management, equipment management, and park improvement projects as assigned.  Ensure preventative and operational maintenance is planned for and completed on buildings, equipment, and properties. Hire, supervise, train, evaluate, discipline and/or terminate seasonal staff.

Assist with the planning and implementation of capital improvement and park improvement projects.  Serve as guest service contact for clients, the general public, and special events. Answer questions, solve problems, and enforce rules and regulations.  Collect fees, prepare receipt records, deposits, and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Provide clean, safe, well maintained facilities by assigning or performing maintenance, repairs, landscaping, grounds keeping, vandalism repair, trash removal, construction activities, and ongoing maintenance for nature trails, roads, parking lots, gates, fences, and park and recreation equipment. Assist in the planning and implementation of future park operations, customer service policies, operational policies, park rules, special event agreements, and staffing

Qualifications:       

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

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

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

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

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PEER COUNSELOR

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-3 (A) $15.01/hr.
Part-Time, 20 hours per week
Posting: 121-21
Date Posted: 10/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide WIC pregnant or postpartum women with counseling, advice, and follow-up for breastfeeding information, support, or problem-solving. These functions are performed per the hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standard

  • Counsel WIC pregnant and breastfeeding women by telephone or in the WIC clinics and assist with breastfeeding promotional activities.
  • Provide close contact and follow-up to mothers during the early postnatal period.
  • Assist with breastfeeding nutrition education data entry. 
  • Track all client contact in Michigan logs, Women, Infant & Children database.
  • Assist with classes and support groups.
  • Issue breast pumps and provides information to participants on using, cleaning, and storing breastmilk and pumps.

                                                                                                                

Education:       High school diploma.

Experience:     The experience and ability to successfully assist Mothers in breastfeeding skills.  Administrative experience in a clinical setting.  Experience working with children. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Professional level written and verbal communication skills.  Cross-cultural communication skills and ability to communicate with participants and staff members.  Ability to attend the first available breastfeeding basic training.

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PROBLEM-SOLVING COURT CASE MANAGER

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K8-A $24.97/hr.
Full-time, hours varies
Posting: 133-21
Date Posted: 11/19/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 12/03/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide ongoing support, guidance, planning, and monitoring to problem‐solving court participants in the community by adhering to the 10 Key Components of Drug Treatment Court Programs (DTCP) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals standards to minimize recidivism due to substance use disorders and criminal behavior, increase the savings in jail space, and reduce foster care days while reuniting families. Screen, assess, and provide case management for problem‐solving court participants who are either eligible for deferred prosecution or probation offenders and are eligible for substance abuse treatment.

  • Interview felony offenders charged with abuse and neglect offenses by utilizing a validated screening instrument to assess and evaluate their risks and needs and their social and criminal history to determine program eligibility.
  • Conduct and review biopsychosocial assessments to develop in‐depth, individualized treatment plans and to assess and evaluate offender risk to the community. Make appropriate referrals to treatment agencies and treatment providers. Develop treatment plan goals, behavioral objectives, and time-framed implementations. Monitor and amend treatment plans according to outcomes.
  • Maintain daily and/or weekly face-to-face contact in the community with participants to determine program compliance. Monitor and report progress or regress to treatment team members and the Court. Maintain daily or weekly contact with treatment service providers and community agencies, including referral sources.
  • Investigate and verify alleged violations and prepare Problem‐Solving Court violation hearing reports (due process hearings), including recommendations of continued program participation. Prepare bench warrants. Provide testimony at Problem‐Solving Court violation hearings and bench warrant arraignment hearings.
  • Coordinate and lead a team of treatment service providers, including both treatment and ancillary services (KPEP, DHHS, Recovery Institute, etc.). Facilitate bi‐weekly planning sessions with these providers to identify and develop collaborative and coordinated responses addressing multiple problematic life domains of the participants.
  • Complete weekly/bi‐weekly written reports to the Court detailing participant progress. Provide accurate, reliable, and relevant information to the judge and the Problem‐Solving Court team. Prepare independent, unbiased, and often critical recommendations to the judge based on participant progress regarding participants' potential incarceration or placement. Identify appropriate placements, including location, length of stay, programming availability, and level of care.
  • Conduct drug and alcohol testing using urine specimens, breath analysis, and other drug screenings.
  • Facilitate monthly Family Orientation sessions and represent the Problem‐Solving Courts at community meetings and functions.
  • Provide crises intervention and resolution.
  • Enter and manage program data in the Drug Court Case Management Information System to assist in statistical reporting to the State Court Administrators Office. Prepare program data reports to assist the Problem Solving Court Administrator in grant writing and grant reporting.

Education:

Bachelor's degree, or military equivalent, in Social Science or related field required, with experience in criminal justice and substance abuse evaluation preferred.

Experience:

Essential skills include above-average computer skills and software knowledge, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal relations, investigating, multi‐tasking, interviewing, evaluating, and crisis intervention. Vital knowledge includes biopsychosocial assessment tests and in-depth knowledge of family dynamics related to substance abuse, co‐dependence, and dysfunctional homes. Must also identify and respond to potential program problems and work with clients from all socio‐economic backgrounds. Knowledge of community resources and treatment options such as anger management, criminal thinking, grief, family, trauma, and recovery coaching is preferred. Certification includes current Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals certification in this field within two years of employment and a valid Michigan Driver's License.

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-4 (A) $15.95/hr.
32 hours per week, day shift
This position is made possible by a grant.
Posting: 132-21
Date Posted: 11/17/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Supports the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP) Local Coordinating Agency office by processing electronic data, maintaining medical records, and responding to medical claims and referral inquiries to ensure efficient program operations for a twelve‐county region.

  • Perform accurate data entry, respond to customer and provider inquiries, and claim processing issues as needed to ensure program efficiencies and customer satisfaction.
  • Assure that screening and follow‐up service data meets minimum State/Federal requirements as specified for adherence to BCCCNP medical protocol.
  • Guide provider site staff and medical billing staff at 100 participating provider sites as needed. 
  • Maintain multiple databases for BCCCNP and supplemental programs as needed.
  • Coordinate schedule and plan for annual service provider meetings throughout the twelve counties and assist with the facilitation of the meetings.
  • Ensure monthly completion of re‐screen reminder protocol.
  • Address periodic program reports from MDHHS by communicating issues to providers. 
  • Participate in outreach activities

Education:

High School diploma or equivalent with three to five years’ experience in a medical office required, or any comparable combination of education, training, and experience; Associates Degree and medical billing experience (e.g., ICD10 & CPT Coding) preferred.

Experience:

Knowledge of medical terminology and women’s health issues is strongly preferred. Microsoft Office applications and the ability to accurately and efficiently enter data with a typing/keyboarding speed of 60 wpm are required. Must have strong customer service skills and experience using office machines and computers. Strong experience and skills with agency communication and training, including medical professionals and database management, are strongly preferred. A Michigan driver’s license and reliable transportation are required; must travel within the twelve‐county region.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Health & Community Services, AAA3
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $51,937.60- $56,659.20
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 139-21
Date Posted: 11/22/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Functions as a team nurse and Care Consultant within the Choices for Independence team; responsible for completing and maintaining client assessments/reassessments and developing and implementing care plans to provide long-term care management services for program clients. Connects clients with supportive services in the community to maintain their independence and prevent or delay long-term care placement.

  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine psychosocial, financial, and environmental strengths and limitations and medical status/conditions of potential clients. 
  • Develop a care plan in conjunction with the client, designated caregivers, and Choices for Independence Social Worker(s).
  • Monitor client condition and provision of service pertaining to plans for care. Adjust plan as determined through reassessment, normal monitoring, and client's desired outcomes. 
  • 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 the purchase of service providers. 
  • 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.

Education: Current Michigan Registered Nurse License emphasizes gerontology and three years experience working with older adults; or any comparable combination of education, training, or experience.

Experience: Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of community resources, especially geriatric and chronic disease management. Reliable transportation and current Michigan driver's license.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT PROJECT INVESTIGATOR

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: $28.10/hr
Fulltime, hours vary
Posting: 092-21
Date Posted: 07/22/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Temporary Position

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Or send resume to:    Scott W. Brower

                                     Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

                                     227 W. Michigan Ave.

                                     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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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-POAM
Posting: 002-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Benefits:

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

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

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.61/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
Posting: 003-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become LEIN, First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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).

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

SOCIAL WORKER

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-7 (A-C) $21.59 - $23.59/hr.
2 Open Positions
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 089-21
Date Re-Posted: 08/04/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This Social Work position perform assessments, provide information and assistance, develop person-centered care plans and coordinate activities related to the client's social, emotional, and financial needs in order 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 social, financial, emotional and evironmental strengths and limitations of potential clients. 
  • 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 normal 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 purchase of service providers. 
  • Establish and maintain liaison with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, Department of Human Services and other referring agencies. 
  • Provides information, advocacy, and linking to resources for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities.

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

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

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SOCIAL WORKER

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-7 (A) $21.59/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 113-21
Date Posted: 09/02/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

Licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan with Bachelor's degree in Social Work is required; Masters preferred.  Formal education emphasizes gerontology, and two years of experience working with older adults is strongly preferred. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills are preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication 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

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary: JV-N, $15.82/hr.
Fulltime, Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 105-21
Date Posted: 09/05/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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.

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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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