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February 7, 2023

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

We wish you success in your employment seeking efforts.

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

Personnel Policy 2.01 – “It is the policy of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, height, weight, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.” You may view all of the Personnel Policies here.

IMPORTANT:

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

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Attorney II - Assistant Prosecutor

Prosecuting Attorney
Salary: K-110 (A) $68,142.12 Annually.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 039-23
Date Posted: 01/18/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open positions

Job Summary:

The purpose of this job is to represent citizens in criminal, quasi-criminal, and civil matters by reviewing, enforcing, and litigating the applicable laws. Conducts screening, charging, and handling complex capital felony and homicide cases in the Appellate, Circuit, District, and Family courts. Conducts trial preparations, including reviewing and assessing investigative reports and evidence. Reviews charging requests and assigns cases and projects to staff. Ensures completion of tasks, develops procedures and best practices, monitors performances and provides legal and tactical strategies to other assistant prosecutors. Advises staff concerning changes in the law and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations.

Responsibilities   

  • Represents the citizens on behalf of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (OPA) by reviewing, enforcing, and litigating criminal, child abuse, neglect, delinquency, child support, and other quasi-criminal and civil matters.
  • Advocates for the OPA's position in various hearings, such as preliminary examinations, motions, restitution, and probation violations.
  • Screens and charges felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.
  • Prepares and files motions, stipulations, responses to defense pleadings, and other legal actions for upcoming and current trials.
  • Researches, evaluate and investigates in preparation for trials, including recording accurate disposition notes and consulting with potential expert witnesses.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, law enforcement, and other relevant parties.
  • Directs legal assistants and victim advocates on producing exhibits for hearings, trials, and subpoena issuance.
  • Responds to case inquiries and legal questions from victims, witnesses, law enforcement, clients, and the public.
  • Research develops and proposes alternative approaches to divert and treat trauma-exposed participants outside the criminal justice system.
  • Meets with victims to discuss strengths and weaknesses of a case, potential solutions or pleas, and explains judicial processes.
  • Establishes and fosters positive and productive relationships with legal staff, court officials, law enforcement, and other members of the judicial system.
  • Calculates sentencing guidelines for felony offenses.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications:

Education:

Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Law license and any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. 

Experience:

1 to 3 years of related work experience practicing law in government or family law.

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Booking Clerk

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-13 (A): $17.59/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA -FOP
Posting: 011-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:                                                                     

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

In addition to the online application: All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet, available upon request or at the Sheriff's Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Civilian Cadet

Sheriff's
Salary: K-102 (A) $14.31/ hr
32 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Posting: 040-23
Date Posted: 01/26/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

To support day-to-day operations within the Sheriff's Office, i.e., Operations, Jail, or Support.

Responsibilities   

  • Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment within the Support, Jail, or Operations division.
  • Assist KCSO visitors at the front desk, enter pistol permits, register sex offenders and take FOIA and inmate account payments.
  • Log out and transport evidence to and from the Crime Lab and the Sheriff's Office.
  • Retrieve and transport SD cards to and from the Crime Lab and the Sheriff's Office.
  • Operate agency computer applications according to departmental policy and procedure.
  • Maintain effective oral and written communications.
  • Promptly reports problems through the chain of command.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Sheriff's Office policy and procedure.
  • Answer routine inquiries and refer calls to appropriate departments and agencies.

Qualifications:

Education:

High school diploma or actively attending high school to earn a diploma.

Experience:

Working knowledge of keyboarding and computer usage includes word processing and spreadsheets, data entry, and retrieval. Good math skills, ability to type. Must be able to multitask. Must be able to pass a physical, drug screen, and thorough background investigation.

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Control Center Operator

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-09 (A-B): $14.20 - $14.62/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 012-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

This position works in a 24-hour lockdown facility. Assignments are made any day of the week and on any shift. This position coordinates, monitors, and allows movement within the jail to maintain security, prevent escapes by inmates and protect the safety of all individuals. This position serves as the point of contact for incoming phone calls to the jail.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma, two years of college, or military service preferred.

Experience:  Good communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong cognitive skills: comprehension and retention ability. Knowledge of word processing, keyboarding, and data entry/retrieval is essential. Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment.

Must pass a physical, drug test, and a thorough background investigation.

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

Benefits:

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

In addition to the online application: All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet, available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Cook

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-10 (A): $16.83/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 002-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) Open Positions

Summary:

To prepare and serve meals in compliance with FDA guidelines, American Correctional, and State regulations, and to clean and maintain kitchen equipment.

Responsibilities: 

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

 Qualifications:          

Education: High School diploma and experience cooking in an institutional setting.

Experience: Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Must be knowledgeable of computers and data entry. Knowledge of state and local sanitary codes related to food storage, preparation, and service safety is preferred.

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

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

In addition to the online application: All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet, available upon request or at the Sheriff's Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Corrections Officer I

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-17 (A): $24.07/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 007-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

The function oversees inmates' custody, safety, and security in the Kalamazoo County Jail. This position works in a 24-hour lockdown facility. Assignments are made any day of the week and on any shift.

Responsibilities: 

  • Observe inmate activity to detect unusual or prohibited behavior that might threaten the facility's security or others' safety. 
  • 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 the facility's security systems, firefighting equipment, and other equipment are operating. 

Qualification:

Education: Must have: Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating Training Council (M.S.C.T.C.) certification within one year of hire.  Two years of college or the equivalent with military service.  Michigan Law Enforcement commission on Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certification is accepted but must still have M.S.C.T.C. certification within one year of hire.

Experience: Two years of  law enforcement or corrections experience,

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan driver's license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, psychological evaluation, L.C.O.P.A.T. fitness test, and the E.M.P.C.O. Correction written test.  Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain 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.

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
  • Over time, when available

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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

Deadline to Apply:                 Until Filled

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Security Deputy

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: $24.72/hr.
Part-time, 20 hours- shift varies
Posting: 008-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Duties include Securing buildings and conducting security inspections of citizens who enter or are on County or Court property. 
  • Respond quickly to alarm points or any other breaches of security. 
  • Operate a radio or other transmitting device to communicate with Court or police personnel. 
  • Intervene in potentially problematic situations to diffuse possible violence and summon additional law enforcement. 
  • Prepare written reports and records. 
  • Operate screening equipment at courthouse entry points. 
  • Assist in any area as directed by the Court related to security

Qualification:

Education: Must have two years of college or the equivalent with military service and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certification. 

Experience: 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 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. 

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, and psychological evaluation. 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 apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Services Specialist II

District Court
Starting Salary: K-105 (A) $18.93/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 003-23
Date Posted: 01/03/2023
Deadline (must be received by): 02/28/2023

Summary

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Experience: Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions. Work independently and as a team member and produce high volume capacity.

Must maintain composure in confrontational situations and have excellent organizational/prioritization and communication skills with judges, attorneys, and the public. Must maintain confidentiality and eligibility for LEIN certification. Must become LEIN certified within 6 months of employment.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Services Specialist II

Circuit Court - Family Division
Starting Salary: K-105 (A) $18.93/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 021-23
Date Posted: 01/03/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) Open Positions

Summary:

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

Responsibilities::

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

Qualifications:

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

Experience: Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions. Must work independently and as a team member, produce high volume capacity, maintain composure in confrontational situations; and have excellent organizational/prioritization skills. Have excellent communication skills with Judges, Attorneys, and the Public; maintain confidentiality; and have the potential for LEIN certification.

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Custodian

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: 101: $15.48/hr.
Monday - Friday - 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Posted: January 17, 2023
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 032-23
Date Posted: 01/18/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

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

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

Qualifications:
Education:

Must have a High School diploma or GED Certification.

Experience:

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

County positions include a 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, go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side). 

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Deputy Treasurer

Treasurer
Annual Salary: K-110 (A-) $68,142.12
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 037-23
Date Posted: 01/18/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

The purpose of this job is to collaborate with the Chief Deputy Treasurer and serves as a backup in their absence. Manages forfeiture and foreclosure processes, coordinating troubleshooting issues with information technology and daily matters arising within the department, such as performance reviews and hiring and promotion decisions. Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Assesses the impact of new and existing proposed legislations, along with providing recommendations to enhance overall department functionalities. Acts as the primary spokesman for annual tax sale auctions reviews bank account reconciliation work performed by department staff, and supports the management of banking relationships.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Manages all title work, liaising with the Title Check, Register of Deeds, and Internal Tax Adjusters to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Oversees the forfeiture and foreclosure processes.
  • Reviews documentation to limit legal liabilities. 
  • Revise forms and enforces policies and procedures for the Treasurer’s Office.
  • Assesses the impact of new and proposed legislation and provides recommendations to increase departmental efficiency.
  • Coordinates the implementation of new software packages and facilitates coordinating training for the staff.
  • Assists in resolving technical issues and troubleshooting with the IT department.
  • Creates and approves electronic account transfers and wires, journal entries, and other daily transactions with and on behalf of the Chief Deputy Treasure in their absence.
  • Serves as the primary contact for annual tax sale auctions, including related fund accounting work.
  • Review bank account reconciliations completed by staff members.
  • Establishes productive banking relationships, including investment policy compliance and online electronic banking.
  • Perform related work as required

Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science, Math, or a related field or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities

Experience:  3 to 5 years of related work experience in project management, software development, and finance. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB), and applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Analytical and complex computation skills. Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment and software. Principles and practices of employee supervision. English grammar, spelling, punctuation

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Deputy-Director-Finance & Administration

Airport
Salary: K-112 (A) $85,478.04
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 027-23
Date Posted: 01/06/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Airport Director and through subordinate personnel, directs and manages the day‐to‐day business and financial functions related to the Airport. Functional areas of responsibility include Accounting and Finance, Administration, and Property Management.

Responsibilities  

  • Lead the development and administration of annual operating and capital budget and business plan. Develop and maintain accounting and cash management policies and procedures. Monitor and analyze revenues, expenses, cash flow & investments.
  • Hire, train, discipline, and terminate staff. Participate as a management team member during the collective bargaining process.
  • Oversee federal and state-regulated financial programs and grant administration, including the Airport Improvement Program, Passenger Facility Charges, and the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Program.
  • Assist in creating and managing fundamental airport documents, including the Airport Rates & Charges and Airport Rules and Regulations.
  • Oversee the Airport's risk management program, including obtaining appropriate policies and monitoring for and filing notices and claims. Acts as liaison with brokers and insurers.
  • Provide general leadership and management support to the property management function, which includes: the creation and negotiation of contracts, ensuring conformity with contract terms and conditions, rent increases, and reporting requirements. Oversee and monitor the operation of the Airport parking lot. Oversee and monitor the Airport's concessions program (airport restaurant, terminal advertising, and car rentals). Oversee and monitor the Airport ground transportation program.

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor's in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or related field, with seven years of progressively responsible experience in the management of accounting and fiscal services, or comparable combination of experience, education, and training; or military equivalency. Master's degree in business or financial administration preferred.

Experience:

Previous Airport finance experience is desirable. Thorough working knowledge of the principles and practices of funding accounting, and public finance, accepted general accounting principles, practices, and standards. Real estate and/or lease management experience is desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to develop positive working relationships with employees, businesses, governmental agencies, and the general public. Working knowledge of computer hardware & software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and accounting software. Previous airport finance and administration experience is desirable. Must possess effective decision‐making skills.

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Epidemiologist

Health & Community Services
Annual Salary: K-110 (A-I) $68,142.12 - $93,257.58
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 016-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

Manage the Public Health Disease Surveillance System for Kalamazoo County and regularly analyze & report on the health status of residents, identifying corrective actions for adverse trends. Consult internally and externally on epidemiologic issues. Providing leadership and expertise for program evaluation, grant applications, and program, management and community decision-making. This is done to regularly monitor and report on the health of Kalamazoo County residents, respond to emergencies, prevent illness and promote health, thus reducing the financial burden of chronic infectious diseases in the community

Responsibilities   

  • Manage the Kalamazoo County Health Surveillance System.
  • Management of the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) program and staff.
  • Epidemiological consultation with HCS programs regarding grant applications, needs assessments, program evaluation, presentations, publications & media.
  • Project manager for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) workgroup.
  • Manage the Outbreak Response Team for the Department.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness and response for the department and 5th District Medical Response Coalition.
  • Provide epidemiological expertise and consultation as a participant on community teams, workgroups, and task forces.

Qualifications:

Education:

Master's Degree in Epidemiology or Master's Degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology or military equivalency. 

Experience: 

Three to five years of experience in local, state, or national epidemiology programs is required. Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring an active surveillance program is preferred. Public Health experience and program management experience are preferred. Knowledge of statistical tests and Public Health Systems is desired. Ability to analyze multi-factorial health issues, interpret data, build and utilize databases for data analysis, evaluate data collection methods, and direct disease investigation preferred. Excellent technical/computer, organizational, and oral and written communication skills are preferred. 

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

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Equipment Operator II

Airport
Starting Salary 105 (A): $18.93/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 017-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

 To performs snow removal and airfield maintenance. Ensures the safety of the airfield and surrounding property. Maintains and operates heavy equipment. Manages wildlife to ensure the safety of passengers and the airfield. Provides lite maintenance of airport-owned airfield facilities.

Responsibilities: 

  • Snow and Ice Removal from surfaces in the aircraft operations area.
  • Mowing and maintaining grass and grounds around and between airfield surfaces to maintain safety and manage wildlife hazards to aircraft.
  • Maintained, repaired, and performed general maintenance on heavy and light-duty vehicles and equipment.
  • Wildlife Hazard Management
  • Escorting contractors and personnel into T.S.A. secure areas and F.A.A. regulated and controlled areas.
  • Special Projects (non-routine, supervisor-requested tasks)
  • General and Routine Maintenance

Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency. 

Experience 3 to 5 years experience in Snow plowing, mowing, mechanical skills, operation and maintenance of heavy automotive equipment in a variety of weather conditions, general maintenance, firearm safety and use, communication/teamwork skills, decision-making, time management, basic computer skills, knowledge of fire safety, familiarity with Air Traffic Control communication protocol, valid Michigan driver’s license and good driving record, knowledge of traffic laws, safety rules, and accident prevention practices, ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, experience/knowledge of safety management systems.

*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.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Expo Center Operations Coordinator

Parks & Expo Center
Salary: K-07 (A-I) $23.32 - $31.91/ hr.
Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Posting: 004-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

Manage and coordinate event services and facilities at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground.

Responsibilities   

  • Special event coordination and planning includes meeting setup needs/deadlines, coordinating work of direct reports to meet schedule and event needs, and coordinating with/meeting the needs of event promoters and contract holders.
  • Maintains buildings, equipment, facilities, and grounds of the Expo Center.
  • Provide customer service to customers and visitors. Answer questions, provide information, and resolve problems or issues that arise during events.
  • Provide staff supervision and training, coordinate employees' schedules and daily work assignments, and ensure completed work meets customer and visitor needs.
  • Perform risk management assessments, implement emergency procedures, enforce rules and regulations and ensure promoters adhere to policies and contracts.
  • Purchasing and coordinating services from outside vendors for operations and events to support events and maintain and operate buildings and grounds.

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor's degree in recreation management, hospitality, business or public administration, or degree in a technical discipline (mechanical, electrical, industrial, civil) related field, or military equivalency. 

Experience: 5 to 7 years of experience purchasing and coordinating services from outside vendors for operations and events to support events and maintain and operate buildings and grounds. Must have strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills and computer skills. A valid Michigan driver's license with a good driving record is required. Must be willing to work non‐traditional hours, weekends, and some holidays. 

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

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Financial Specialist, Finance

Finance
Salary: K-106 (A-) $20.82/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 024-23
Date Re-Posted: 02/03/2023
Deadline (must be received by): 02/10/2023

Job Summary:

Perform financial operations within the Finance Department to provide efficient, accurate, timely, and supportive services and financial transactions for team members, County departments, County employees, vendors, and the public in compliance with Federal and State laws, County policies, and County procedures. This position focuses on County disbursements, general accounting support and coordination, and divisional accounting support and procurement.

Responsibilities   

  • Coordinate daily editing and flow of financial transactions. Schedule processing functions, including check printing/EFT generation, report creation and generation, and special year-end procedures. Void, re‐issue, and clear checks as necessary. Reconcile the bi‐monthly claims disbursements listing and prepaid travel advances. Manage the annual escheats and 1099 issuance processes. Validate journal entry requests; prepare the journal entries for departments and the monthly costing out allocation journal entries. Oversee the A/R process, including creating A/R records for departments, generating monthly A/R bills, and processing payment applications and adjustments. Create and maintain electronic files for accounting records. Provide application training to departments. Communicate errors and/or discrepancies to customers and respond to customer inquiries. Serve as backup for the daily deposit and processing of vendor payments.
  • Coordinate and oversee divisional purchasing and payables. Assemble departmental and divisional cash receipts and prepare the daily deposit. Review and process requests for divisional training and travel. Educate divisional customers on purchasing policies and procedures. Administer divisional purchasing card responsibilities, including purchases and processing of invoices. Provide assistance to ensure funding sources for disbursements are appropriate. Communicate errors and/or discrepancies to customers and, respond to customer inquiries, back up the Purchasing Manager as necessary.
  • Review, edit, and process vendor payment documents, journal entries, budget adjustments, and cash receipts. Create and maintain filing systems for vendor payment documents, journal entries, budget adjustment entries, and cash receipts. Audit travel reimbursement requests; correct and obtain additional support documentation as necessary. Review daily e-trans and receipt submission from the Treasurer's Office, post, then file. Sort, seal and distribute produced checks as appropriate. Communicate errors and/or discrepancies to customers and respond to customer inquiries.
  •  Assist the Finance Director with special projects.

Qualifications:

Education:

Associate's degree, 2‐5 years of related work experience, or a combination of comparable education, training, or related work experience. 

Experience:

Demonstrated ability to produce accurate work under pressure in a timely fashion. Must be able to problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently. Previous experience working with accounting records, procurement, government, and/or grants. Proficiency with office applications.

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Financial Specialist, Treasurer

Treasurer
Starting Salary: K-106 (A) $20.82/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 038-23
Date Posted: 01/18/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Education:                                                                                       

High school diploma or GED.

Experience:

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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IT Support Analyst

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-108 (A-I) $54,323.16 - $74,344.74
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 028-23
Date Posted: 01/06/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Provide front-line primary technical support to end-users for new and existing computers, operating systems, printers, phone systems, and software applications. This is done to provide a comprehensive, reliable, and secure technology platform that supports technology systems that meet departmental, County, State, and Federal requirements and needs, maximize end-user productivity, and meet essential business functions.

Responsibilities

  • Work with end-users to provide competent, reliable, and effective technical support for hardware and software-related issues, escalating issues to the next level as necessary.
  • Use an established tracking system to log requests, monitor progress, and track problem resolution. Identify failure patterns, research bug fixes, implement solutions, and communicate with management regarding unresolved problems.
  • Perform software, hardware, and other peripheral configuration, installation, repair, and maintenance for end-users. Hardware supported includes desktops, laptops, mobile devices, etc. Assist in support of virtual desktops, software, and related equipment.
  • Create and manage Active Directory objects to include user accounts, workstation objects, security and distribution groups, organizational units, and group policy objects, including group policy printer preferences. Leverage Active Directory objects to configure appropriate file/data access rights and troubleshoot related issues.
  • Analyze enhancements and changes performed by other Information Technology staff concerning core applications, department-specific applications, and Windows operating systems, providing end-user perspective.
  • Provide formal and informal ongoing training to First Responders and end-users on the use and features of various applications and systems.
  • Maintain and create various types of documentation such as user manuals, computer operational procedures, and technical documents.
  • Assist in special projects and other tasks to support Information Technology goals and objectives.
  • Installation and maintenance of network and telecommunication cable infrastructure, support structures, and terminations.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree or appropriate technical certifications and 2-4 years of Information Technology and user support experience; or any comparable combination of education, training, and experience; or military equivalency.

Experience: A self-managed individual that requires minimal or no supervision; ability to learn quickly; excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact professionally and effectively with customers; understanding needs and effectively addressing issues are essential. The candidate shall have demonstrated skills in business network environments and knowledge and experience with many of the following enterprise software and systems: Microsoft server, Office 365, SCCM, Cisco, SolarWinds, Hyper-V, IBM Power 8, ZENworks, and SQL.

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Juvenile Probation Officer I & II

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary: J-107 (A) $23.32/hr.
Salary: J-108 (A) $26.12/hr. with MJI Certification
Union position: UAW Technical
Posting: 020-23
Date Posted: 01/03/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summary

To assess and evaluate children and families, recommend a rehabilitation plan to the Court, and develop and implement child welfare services.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts investigations to ascertain child and family problem areas 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.

Qualifications

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.

Experience:

 Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required.

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Laboratory Scientist

Health & Community Services
Salary Range: K-8 (A-I) $54,323.16 - $74,344.74
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 018-23
Date Posted: 01/04/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

Perform essential testing and provide laboratory technical support to the Health and Community Services clinics and programs.

Responsibilities   

  • Conduct all testing according to protocols and meet all criteria for quality assurance by successfully completing proficiency surveys as required by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) and MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to maintain certification.
  • Collect, process, and transfer specimens (serum, stool, sputum, or other body fluids) from clinics and programs to MDHHS and other clinical laboratories for analysis as necessary. 
  • Provide education and consultation to Health and Community Services staff and other regional agencies on specimen collection, handling, and testing recommendations. Participate in interdepartmental committees, task forces, or teams and participate in continuing education programs

Qualifications:

Education: 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.

Experience: A minimum of four years of experience in a clinical laboratory is preferred. Must have ASCP certification (or equivalent) as MLS/MT or be eligible. Detailed knowledge of healthcare and biological sciences, emphasizing clinical laboratory sciences, including microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, serology, and molecular biology, is required. Knowledge of universal precautions, Bloodborne pathogens, and other infectious organisms is necessary. Computer knowledge and skills are necessary for daily functions, including programming analytical instruments and reporting results. 

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

Benefits:

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Probation Officer

District Court
Annual Salary: K-108 (A) $26.12/hr
Posting: 043-23
Date Posted: 01/27/2023
Deadline (must be received by): 02/19/2023

Summary

The purpose of this job is to enforce compliance with court orders for criminal offenders sentenced to probation by a district court judge. Supervises high-risk and needs individuals placed into treatment court programs. Develops treatment plans and strategies per the client's needs and case. Implements crisis intervention and resolution when necessary. Investigates noncompliant behavior and bring charges of probation violation against the offender.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises individuals placed on district and circuit court probation to ensure compliance with court orders.
  • Provides crisis intervention and resolution; develops individual treatment plans and strategies for each client based; analyzes information; assesses background and character and makes a judgment regarding the probability of future criminal behavior; conducts intake interviews with new defendants.
  • Investigates non-compliance of court orders and brings charges of probation violation against probationer; petitions for warrants; provides testimony and cross-examination; responds to judicial inquiry; makes appropriate sentence recommendations.
  • Conducts State of Michigan-mandated alcohol and drug screenings for regular probation and treatment court cases; administers and interprets screening tools; interviews defendants to determine the necessary treatment level; provides a recommendation to Judge.
  • Conducts consultations with individuals referred from the courtroom; provides guidance and referrals to appropriate counseling and/or community resources.
  • Interviews defendants and prepares a Judicial Review Report to identify any barriers to completing probation and rehabilitation goals; prepares a Presentence Report that provides sentencing recommendations to the Judge.  
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Services, or a related field or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Master's degree preferred. CCJP-M or similar certification preferred

Experience: 3 to 5 years of related work experience in crisis intervention 

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Relief Kitchen Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $15.00/hr
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
Shifs, 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 030-23
Date Posted: 01/09/2023
Deadline (must be received by): 03/31/2023

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Experience:

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Relief Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary: $14.13/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
Shifts: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 036-23
Date Posted: 01/18/2023
Deadline (must be received by): 03/31/2023

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Sheriff's Deputy - Airport Security

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-12 (A): $16.93/hr.
Fulltime: Day or Night shift
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 005-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

Under contract with the Airport Authority, to provide armed security to the facilities, grounds, employees, and patrons of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport in conformance with the Federal Aviation Agency (F.A.A.) and the Transportation Safety Administration (T.S.A.).

Responsibilities: 

  • Secure and open buildings and conduct security inspections of buildings and the perimeter grounds according to airport policies and procedures, F.A.A. and T.S.A. regulations, and procedures.
  • Monitor security surveillance equipment; respond to access control alarm points and calls for assistance from T.S.A. or other airport personnel.
  • Investigate criminal, suspicious, or other security-related activity reports.
  • Arrest persons for criminal activity or active warrants, summoning backup assistance when necessary. Respond to resistance as necessary per policy.
  • Prepare written reports, document investigation progress, and perform data entry of other security-related logs and reports. Testify in court.
  • Load, maintain, and use lethal and non-lethal weapons
  • Patrol curbside and other areas adjacent to the terminal; issue parking citations and enforce parking regulations.
  • Operate emergency vehicles and vehicle equipment.

Qualifications:                                                        

Education: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified or certifiable required. A bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred, associate's Degree or two years of military service in an equivalent field is acceptable. Candidate must be 21 yrs of age and possess a valid Michigan driver's license.

Experience:  Must have effective written and verbal skills, composure during stressful situations, and must be able to communicate at a high degree of effectiveness and understanding. Must be knowledgeable with a computer, including keyboarding, word processing, and database data entry. Must be able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices. Must be able to apply self-defense and other response to resistance procedures for dealing with hostile or violent persons. Upon hire, must be able to certify as a LEIN user, First Aid, C.P.R., and AED. Must pass a physical and psychological examination, drug screen, TSA-mandated ten-year fingerprint check, and thorough background investigation.

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.

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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

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Sheriff's Deputy - Airport Security

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-12 (A): $16.93/hr.
Parttime, 20 hours: Day or Night shift
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 006-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

Under contract with the Airport Authority, to provide armed security to the facilities, grounds, employees, and patrons of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport in conformance with the Federal Aviation Agency (F.A.A.) and the Transportation Safety Administration (T.S.A.).

Responsibilities: 

  • Secure and open buildings and conduct security inspections of buildings and the perimeter grounds according to airport policies and procedures, F.A.A. and T.S.A. regulations, and procedures.
  • Monitor security surveillance equipment; respond to access control alarm points and calls for assistance from T.S.A. or other airport personnel.
  • Investigate criminal, suspicious, or other security-related activity reports.
  • Arrest persons for criminal activity or active warrants, summoning backup assistance when necessary. Respond to resistance as necessary per policy.
  • Prepare written reports, document investigation progress, and perform data entry of other security-related logs and reports. Testify in court.
  • Load, maintain, and use lethal and non-lethal weapons
  • Patrol curbside and other areas adjacent to the terminal; issue parking citations and enforce parking regulations.
  • Operate emergency vehicles and vehicle equipment.

Qualifications:                                                        

Education: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified or certifiable required. A bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred, associate's Degree or two years of military service in an equivalent field is acceptable. Candidate must be 21 yrs of age and possess a valid Michigan driver's license.

Experience:  Must have effective written and verbal skills, composure during stressful situations, and must be able to communicate at a high degree of effectiveness and understanding. Must be knowledgeable with a computer, including keyboarding, word processing, and database data entry. Must be able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices. Must be able to apply self-defense and other response to resistance procedures for dealing with hostile or violent persons. Upon hire, must be able to certify as a LEIN user, First Aid, C.P.R., and AED. Must pass a physical and psychological examination, drug screen, TSA-mandated ten-year fingerprint check, and thorough background investigation.

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.

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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

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Sheriff's Deputy- Road Patrol

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-19 (A): $25.41/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 009-23
Date Posted: 01/01/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Summary: 

This position performs the law enforcement functions of a Deputy Sheriff for Kalamazoo County. This position provides enforcement of all criminal and traffic laws.

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualification:

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

Experience: Must know law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills, including experience with word processing and database data entry.

The candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen, physical/medical examination, and thorough background investigation. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices and learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become LEIN, First Aid, C.P.R., and AED certified.

An individual with 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
  • Over time, when available

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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

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Victim Advocate

Prosecuting Attorney
Annual Salary: K-108 (A-) $26.12/ hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 035-23
Date Posted: 01/17/2023
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open positions                                                     

Summary

The purpose of this job is to provide crisis intervention assistance and advocacy to crime victims, serving as a community resources liaison. Provides information about the criminal justice system to victims according to the Crime Victim Rights Act (CVRA). Interviews victims and compiles pertinent information. Provides explanations and updates of court proceedings to victims through various communication channels. Assists prosecutor with trial management and preparation, providing police reports and witness material. Arranges translation and special-needs services. Maintains detailed information about crime victim demographics. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides crisis intervention and advocacy for crime victims. Assists victims with community referrals and resources, filing for crime victim compensation and emergency personal protective orders; assists with benefit applications for the Department of Health and Human Services, emergency housing programs, and Secretary of State.   
  • Provides support to victims and witnesses to maintain cooperation with ongoing criminal cases; acts as the liaison between victims and prosecuting attorneys in compliance with the Crime Victim Rights Act. 
  • Collects restitution information and victim impact statements relied upon by judges, probation officers, law enforcement, and prosecutors; provides explanations and updates of court proceedings to victims via letter, in-person, phone, and email communications; maintains victim/witness contact information with multiple agencies. 
  • Produces and mails subpoenas for Circuit, District, and Family court trials and proceedings; monitors service of subpoenas and alerts witnesses of changes in scheduled hearings; assists prosecutors with witness issues and scheduling conflicts.
  • Communicate with police, probation, and other court officers regarding the status of subpoenas and trials; assists prosecutor with trial management and preparation by providing police reports, videos, and other information to witnesses before testimony; arranges translation and special needs services.
  • Conducts interviews with victims. Provides a history of victimization and crime information to the prosecutor to aid in charging decisions; communicates with jail staff to set up notification of defendant jail releases for victims; identifies victim needs and assesses emergency services based on the review of police reports and interviews.    
  • Serves on multiple community panels, advisory groups, and programs; provides educational presentations and information.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed statistical information regarding crime victim demographics; collects information on the amount and type of contacts and interactions with victims; compiles statistical information into online reporting systems. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Law Enforcement, or a related field. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities

Experience: 1 to 3 years of related work experience in criminal justice, social services, or law enforcement. National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP). Victim Advocate Basic Training.

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online.

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Youth Specialist I & II

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary: J-105, (A-B) $18.93- $19.68/hr.
Salary: J-106, (A-B) $20.82 - $21.65/hr. With M.J.I. Certification
Fulltime, Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 029-23
Date Posted: 01/09/2023
Deadline (must be received by): 03/31/2023

Summary

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Youth Services II:

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

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

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

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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Kristine D. Cunningham 

Kristine D. Cunningham 
Human Resources Director
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Jean Michaud

Jean Michaud
Deputy Human Resources Director
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Office Hours
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Closed on County Holidays

Human Resources Contact Information: 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
Phone: (269) 383-8998 
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