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December 6, 2022

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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.

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

Accountant I

Finance
Salary: K-08 (A-C) $53,227.20 - $58,073.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 127-22
Date Posted: 09/12/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Job Summary:

Provide financial oversight of departmental programs, services, and operations by performing complex budgeting, reporting, and accounting functions, applying generally accepted accounting principles to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Contributes to overall County processes, including the annual audit, annual budget, policy implementation, and compliance with GASB/GAAP.

Responsibilities   

  • Develop budgets and conduct financial analyses for special revenue and general operating funds/activities.
  • Prepare and issue financial reports for special revenue and general operating funds/activities.
  • Provide analytical or accounting expertise for complex financial assignments or special projects.
  • Prepare year-end closing entries, audit, and supplemental schedules.
  • Provide financial expertise for contract administration, including Request for Proposal (RFP)/bid issuances.
  • Conduct financial assessments of sub-recipient organizations.
  • Prepare journal entries and budget adjustments.
  • Review and approve accounting transactions such as requisitions, payables, and invoices.
  • Complete assigned components of the overall County annual audit, annual budget, policy implementation, and/or GASB/GAAP compliance.

Qualifications:
Education:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related discipline with a minimum of five years experience as an Accounting professional preferably with demonstrated advancement or any combination of comparable training, education, experience, or military equivalency.

Experience:

Key competencies include thorough knowledge and application of accounting principles and procedures; budgeting, reporting, and forecasting experience at an advanced skill level. Analytical expertise and ability to perform complex computations; high degree of proficiency working with financial software and web applications; attention to detail and accuracy; and planning, communication, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume. The position is open until filled.

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Airport Operation Technician

Airport
Starting Salary R105- A-F: $18.93- $25.90/hr.
Starting 01/01/2023
Full-time - Shifts varies
Posting: 087-22
Date Posted: 05/12/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary: 

To provide general manual labor under direct supervision.

Responsibilities: 

  • Operates light vehicles and equipment in various airport operations (snow removal, mowing, etc.). 
  • Performs light, minor vehicle and equipment repair, and preventative maintenance. 
  • Secures, inspects and opens building for use.  
  • Conducts safety, security, and airfield inspections as prescribed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and other procedures. 
  • Serves as the second responder in emergencies. 
  • Complies with safety standards and airport procedures.
  • Performs general airport operations.

Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.  Valid Michigan driver's license and good driving record.  Knowledge of traffic laws, safety rules, and accident prevention practices.  Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.  Subject to FAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. Must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check.

Experience:  Airport experience and knowledge of operations preferred.  Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.  Emergency overtime may be required of those present at the facility.

*County position includes a benefits package with medical coverage, paid holidays, and vacation time. Available supplemental dental and vision. Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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

Deadline to Apply:     Until filled

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I

Prosecuting Attorney
Annual Salary: K-10 (A) $63,793.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 114-22
Date Posted: 08/11/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 case dispositions according to office policy to reach a resolution before 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.

Qualifications:

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, and high ethical standards, personally and professionally.

The County offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, paid time off, holidays, and a pension plan.

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 at https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Booking Clerk

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-13 (A): $17.08/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 014-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

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

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

Qualifications:                                                                     

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

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

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

A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant.   Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

Benefits:

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Care Coordinator

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-06 (A) $20.02/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Posting: 140-22
Date Posted: 10/19/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

Provide mentoring, parent education, support, community referrals, advocacy, and case management through intensive home visiting services targeting high-risk prenatal women and their families. This position involves interfacing with high-risk families, community resources, social service agencies, and health care providers. Services are designed around the evidence-based Healthy Families America model.

Responsibilities

  • Provide care coordination services to high-risk pregnant, postpartum women and their infants. 
  • Conduct risk assessment, develop a care plan, and make appropriate referrals and follow-ups.
  •  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. 
  • Conduct home visitation and monitor child safety.
  • Maintain client charts per program protocol and gather data as requested for research or reporting.
  • Participate in HFA activities as requested through the Michigan Department of Community Health and other activities as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: Associates degree in a Human Services related field (Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Families Studies, and Psychology) with a minimum of two years of experience in a related field is required; a Bachelor's degree is preferred.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Caseflow/Customer Service Representative

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $15.39/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 153-22
Date Posted: 12/01/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/16/2022

Summary

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 the shared database and case files. Pull and refile case files; perform file back and repair of files. 
  • Review, verify and prepare Income Withholding Orders and Notices. 
  • Support enforcement staff by preparing form letters, notices, and correspondence. Provide income verifications for subsidized housing agents. Provide payment history and support obligations for lending institutions. 
  • Batch support payments.
  • Provide Pro Per Packets according to court rules and statutes. Instruct and inform clients of procedures and assist in preparation if the client has special needs.   Imaging of legal documents and correspondence. 
  • Assist other staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:                                                                                                

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

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

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

To apply: All candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment and a resume.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Claims Analyst

Finance
Salary: K-5 (A-F) $18.36 - $22.53/hr
Posting: 152-22
Date Posted: 11/23/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

The principle function of this job is to coordinate billing/reimbursement activities for clinical programs and the financial management services unit. This maximizes revenue opportunities and allows for the timely identification of any funding issues for management consideration.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare & submit claims for reimbursement, payment posting & collection of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd party claims.
  • Reconcile client/customer accounts, claim rejection handling, and overpayment investigation.
  • Update billing software systems and reporting functions.
  • Medical provider credentialing and insurance contract facilitator.
  • Development and issuance of insurance and software guides.
  • Prepare and submit HCS program invoices for reimbursement.
  • Provide administrative and technical support for HCS systems/applications.

Qualifications

Education: Associate's degree with coursework in accounting or a similar discipline.

Experience: Minimum of two years billing with experience in reviewing, authorizing, and monitoring medical services required, or equivalent combination of education and experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party billing mechanics for applicable rules and regulations is required. Advanced computer skills, good oral and written communication skills, strong human relations skills, organizational capabilities, and problem-solving skills are strongly desired. The ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently is required. Insurance and patient collection knowledge, manual writing, and teaching abilities are 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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Control Center Operator

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-09 (A-B): $13.79 - $14.19/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 015-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

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

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

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

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

Benefits:

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Cook

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-10 (A-H): $16.34- $21.27/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 013-22
Date Re-Posted: 10/31/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Two (2) open position

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:                                                                     

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

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

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

Benefits:

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

Corrections Officer I

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-17 (A): $23.37/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 017-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

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

  • Observe inmate activity to detect unusual or prohibited behavior that might threaten the security of the facility or the safety of others. 
  • Respond quickly to calls for assistance in the jail. 
  • Prepare written reports after responding to critical incidents. 
  • Accurately count inmates under their supervision several times during each shift. 
  • Conduct a thorough search of inmates and jail cells. 
  • Monitor inmate feeding, recreational activities, and inmate visits. 
  • Correctly deliver prescribed medication to inmates. 
  • Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment, and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition. 

Qualification:

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

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan driver's license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, psychological evaluation, L.C.O.P.A.T. fitness test, and the E.M.P.C.O. Correction written test.  Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain the knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, security procedures, and techniques. Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and multitask. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare written reports and communicate effectively. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. Ability to wear and operate respiratory devices. Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent inmates.. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

Benefits:

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Security Deputy

Sheriff's
Starting Salary:$24.00/hr.
Part-time, 20 hours- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 019-22
Date Posted: 01/04/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

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

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

Qualification:

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

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:  A felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant. Must be M.C.O.L.E.S. certified or certifiable.  

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Services Specialist II

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-05 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 143-22
Date Posted: 11/04/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Services Specialist II

District Court
Starting Salary: K-05 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 151-22
Date Posted: 12/01/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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 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.

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

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

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: 157-22
Date Posted: 12/06/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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 to enter all relevant information in the court's case management system.

Responsibilities::

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

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; work independently and as team members; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations, and have excellent organizational/prioritization skills. Have excellent communication skills with Judges, Attorneys, and Public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

                                            

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.

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Custodian

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary S-07 (N-D): $12.05- $14.41/hr.
Monday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 030-22
Date Re-Posted: 05/31/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

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

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

Qualifications:

Education:

Must have a High School diploma or GED Certification.

Experience:

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

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

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

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Director of Animal Services & Enforcement

Animal Services & Enforcement
Salary: K-12 (A) $79,872.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 137-22
Date Posted: 10/18/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Job Summary:

Manage Animal Services & Enforcement (ASE) operations to protect the community from animal problems and diseases. Protect pets that have strayed or been abandoned, enforce State laws and ordinances, manage animal shelters, sell dog licenses, and educate the public on animal care and safety.

Responsibilities   

  • Directly manage employees in ASE to maintain communication and an efficiently run department.
  • Balance and run budget within established policies and procedures, evaluating costs and revenues.
  • Handle citizen complaints of service and complicated animal problems, and respond to questions of state and local laws and department policies as an authority.
  • Reviews and manages felony investigations of animal cruelty or neglect, coordinating needed resources for the housing of confiscated animals.
  • Create and maintain a department Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Promote programs that increase adoption and spay/neuter rates, lower euthanasia rates, and educate the community about the laws and responsible pet ownership.
  • Work with regional Animal Control officers and local law enforcement agencies on disaster preparedness and mutual aid.

Qualifications:

Education:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or Animal Related Sciences or military equivalent.

Experience:

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a supervisory position with experience in regulatory/compliance in law enforcement matters is preferred. Considerable problem-solving skills, especially in dealing with angry and upset people. Basic understanding of domestic animals. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required. State-certified in euthanasia through a licensed veterinarian, recognized by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and State or National certification as an Animal Control Officer through the National Animal Control Association or the Michigan Department of Agriculture preferred with the requirement to obtain within the first year of employment in this position.

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 at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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Expo Center Operations Coordinator

Parks & Expo Center
Salary: K-107 (A-F) $48,502.02 - $59,011.08
Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Posting: 135-22
Date Posted: 10/14/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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.
  • Maintained 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 in special event services, building operations, supervising employee, experience with equipment, facility, and building Maintenance. 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 at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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Expo Center Operator

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-12A (N-A): $15.53 - $16.26/hr.
Wednesday thru Saturday; full-time, 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Posting: 125-22
Date Posted: 09/06/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary:

Provide customer service to Expo Center clients and visitors. Prepare and set up for events. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of building and grounds

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide services for event rentals, including setting up tables & chairs, sound equipment, and electrical needs. Prepare and clean before and after events. Securing the building and grounds.
  • Provide customer service to clients and visitors. Serve as the contact person for clients, and resolve problems. Enforce rules and policies during event rentals.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of buildings, including cleaning floors, restrooms, general building repairs, improvement projects, painting, waxing floors, light plumbing repairs, and maintaining building equipment.
  • Provide services and support during the event. Open and secure rooms, operate public address systems, manage HVAC operations, implement event parking plans, and identify and resolve safety or policy issues that need to be resolved.
  • Implement emergency procedures, enforce rules and regulations and ensure promoters adhere to policies and contracts. Single point of contact for promoters and event operations during events.
  • Perform routine maintenance grounds, including lawn mowing, trimming, snow removal, leaf removal, fencing, and landscaping.

Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: One to three years of experience in Customer service, special events, building maintenance, and lawn care.

 A valid Michigan driver's license with a good driving record is required. Must be able to work independently and willing to work nontraditional hours, weekends, and some holidays.

*County position includes a benefits package with medical coverage, paid holidays, and vacation time. Available supplemental dental and vision. Eligible for Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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Finance Director

Administration
Salary: K-14 (A-F) $101,587.20 - $124,675.20
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 100-22
Date Posted: 07/15/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Kalamazoo County, MI (pop. 261,670). Kalamazoo County is searching for a leader with excellent financial, budget, and strategic planning skills. Kalamazoo County is a growing county in a thriving metropolitan area located at a strategic midpoint between Chicago and Detroit, where I-94 and US-131 intersect in West Michigan. Kalamazoo is 45 minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the west and Grand Rapids to the north. Kalamazoo is located on Amtrak's Wolverine Line from Chicago. Kalamazoo County is known as family-oriented, has excellent public and parochial schools,  higher education institutions, and hosts internationally known corporate offices. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and five other higher educational institutions provide a full range of lifelong learning opportunities. The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), the Air Zoo, and the Gilmore Car Museum are located within the County, as well as the corporate offices and world headquarters for Pfizer-Kalamazoo and Stryker. Bountiful natural resources include 101 lakes and related recreational amenities, connected by 507 miles of trails and bikeways, including the popular 34-mile Kal-Haven Trail to Lake Michigan and the 22-mile Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Kalamazoo Parks are exceptional and are partly supported by an innovative Parks Foundation of Kalamazoo County. The County's eight major parks are crown jewels and provide abundant swimming, camping, fishing, and hiking. Within the County is the historic Downtown Kalamazoo which features a casual yet vintage atmosphere with farm-to-table restaurants, a diverse array of culinary choices, restaurants, cafes, and contemporary retail centers. Kalamazoo County is the 9th most populous County in the State and encompasses 580 square miles. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional looking to make a difference and who is interested in public service.

Organization Overview

A County Administrator & Controller appointed by the County Board of Commissioners oversees the day-to-day operations of the county government. The Department Heads, including the Finance Director, are all appointed by and report indirectly to the County Administrator & Controller. Direct supervision of this specific position is exercised by the Deputy County Administrator – Internal Services. The organization is comprised of nearly 1000 employees across 21 departments: Elected Officials Departments – Clerk/Register of Deeds, Drain Commissioner, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Surveyor, Treasurer; Courts – Circuit/Probate and District; Board of Commissioners – Corporation Counsel; Administrative Departments (those under the purview of the Board of Commissioners and managed by the County Administrator/Controller) – Administrative Services, Animal Services & Enforcement, Building & Grounds, Communications, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Finance, Health & Community Services, Housing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Parks & Expo Center, and Planning & Development. The County's 2022 all-funds budget is $285 million with a General Fund balance of $32 million (unrestricted unallocated General Fund reserve of approximately 30%). The 2022 General Fund budget is $113 million, and the planned capital improvement investment is $3 million.

The Position

The position is at will and reports directly to the Deputy County Administrator – Internal Services. There are two (2) Deputy County Administrators (Internal and External Services) who report to the County Administrator & Controller. The successful candidate will work in concert with the Deputy County Administrator in managing the financial operation of the county government to include: but not limited to developing and implementing financial policies, coordinating the annual budget process, financial forecasting and reporting, auditing, debt management, and purchasing. The Finance Director prepares or oversees the preparation of County budget submissions and other budgetary and reporting information required by State and/or Federal agencies; assists in preparing funding proposals for innovative approaches to providing services, and supervises all finance department staff. Lastly, the Finance Director will also be expected to propose a long-term financial strategy for the County, facilitate capital improvements planning and provide financial analysis of economic development projects. The Finance Director will be a selfless leader, a person who will listen, collaborate, mentor, and help transform multi-disciplinary teams throughout the County is essential. Innovation and proven experience in financial management and problem-solving are critical as they aid in researching and evaluating issues and proposing actions, policies, and solutions for a growing and progressive community.

The Finance Director position has a salary range of $101,587.20 – $124,675.20, with a hiring range of up to $110,822.40 based on experience and qualifications. The County offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, paid time off, holidays, and a pension plan. https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Job Summary:

Plan, implement, manage, and provide oversight of all financial accounting and auditing, accounting policies and procedures and advise County officials and employees regarding Kalamazoo County's financial decisions to ensure that the County complies with sound financial management and internal control practices.

Responsibilities   

  • Serve as the primary financial advisor for the County and provide relevant financial information to the County Administrator/Controller and Executive Leadership Team on all strategic matters as they relate to financial management and reporting:  cost-benefit analysis, financial forecasting, management of debt service, risk management and the securing of new funding.
  • Collaborate with elected officials and department directors to assess internal and external trends and issues, revenue sources, expenditure requirements, other relevant matters, and facility development of long-term fiscal strategies.
  • Establish, maintain, and oversee all financial, project/program, risk management, grant application, and accounting systems, including asset management and plan administration of the retirement and retiree health systems pursuant to Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting, planning, and monthly budget monitoring and analysis. Work with County Administrator/Controller and Deputy County Administrators to provide funding recommendations for the general operating budget and capital improvement projects.
  • Design, analyze, and, if necessary, present financial reports to various audiences, including outside agencies, county personnel, numerous grants, states, and federal reports.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and internal controls to manage the County's financial risks by researching, analyzing, and implementing accepted governmental accounting policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate Board actions as applicable for financial impact, compliance with policy, and accounting/reporting requirements.

Qualifications:

Education:

A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or any combination of experience and education would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities required (minimum 9+ years) or military equivalency. Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field preferred.

Experience:

9+ years experience in Accounting/Finance; experience overseeing departmental operations and finances for a large organization.

Extensive knowledge of governmental accounting principles (including GASB rules and GAAP standards), methods and applications; modern management and organizational principles and practices; budgetary methods and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of computerized accounting systems and their integration with other administrative systems. The ability to analyze various complex problems and independently develop alternative solutions within critical deadlines. To communicate effectively orally and in writing; set work priorities and train, direct, motivate and evaluate the work of assigned staff; and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with a variety of persons including officials, management, and staff.

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, with the first round of application review to begin on August 29, 2022. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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IT Systems Analyst

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-9 (A-F) $58,136.00 - $71,406.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 134-22
Date Posted: 10/13/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

Assist with installation and preventative maintenance for new and existing servers, operating systems, and software applications. Perform updates/upgrades as dictated by the organization or technological needs and provide Tier II technical support for the IT Support escalation process to provide a comprehensive, reliable, and secure technology platform that supports technology systems. This is done to ensure all systems comply with departmental, County, State, and Federal requirements and needs, maximize user productivity and meet essential business functions.

Responsibilities

  • Engineer, design, analyze, and implement system architecture and recommend, plan, and design efficient, secure, and effective practices while recommending and implementing continuous improvements for system architecture and end‐user devices.
  • Assist with SQL database administration, including database migration; ensuring storage, backup, and recovery procedures are appropriate and functioning as intended; working closely with application developers to ensure the current database architecture meets requirements; and assessing future scalability.
  • Apply business and technical support concepts to provide support for automated systems, including planning, coordinating, integrating, documenting, testing, scripting, implementing, and managing applications, databases, and system interfaces.
  • Assist with technical analysis in designing, implementing, and maintaining network security platforms and technology, including network monitoring, VPN, content filtering, intrusion detection, network segmentation, and threat defense firewalls.
  • Multi‐phased project management involves coordinating and implementing core technical projects involving internal departments, external organizations, and vendors. 
  • Work with a cross‐section of internal IT personnel, external IT professionals, State and local government IT staff, vendors, first responders, and the management team to coordinate the delivery of network communications functions.
  • Develop technical and instructional documentation on assigned focus areas and provide associated training for IT staff and/or end‐users while maintaining an in‐house library of information and resources.
  • Provide planning, direction, technical expertise, and consulting services as a resource to IT Management and County departments.
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of state‐of‐the‐art technology, equipment, and systems. Continue professional development and knowledge of IT products and solutions.
  • Provide evening and weekend support for mission-critical IT services and emergency support; perform system administration work on off‐hours and cover for support staff to maintain operations from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree or appropriate technical certifications and 4‐6 years of Information Technology and user support experience; or any comparable combination of education, training, and experience; or military equivalency.

Experience: A self‐managed individual that requires minimal or no supervision; the ability to learn quickly; excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to interact professionally and effectively with customers. The ability to understand their needs and effectively address issues is essential. The candidate shall have demonstrated skills in business network environments and knowledge and experience with many of the following enterprise software and systems: Microsoft server, Office365, Active Directory including Azure AD, Intune (MDM), SCCM, Cisco, SolarWinds, Hyper‐V, VMware, IBM Power 8 (I‐Series), ZENworks, and SQL DBs.

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Laboratory Scientist

Health & Community Services
Salary Range: K-7 (A-F) $46,030-40 - $56,555.20
Full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 005-22
Date Posted: 01/01/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Job Summary:

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

Responsibilities   

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

Qualifications:

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

Benefits:

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

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Maintenance Worker I

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-10A (N): $13.91/hr.
Full-time - 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Posting: 045-22
Date Posted: 02/11/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Performs various routine maintenance and semi-skilled labor activities, including identifying and correcting problems with buildings, systems, and equipment. Makes deliveries and performs landscaping duties.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team on maintenance, repairs, and other duties assigned by the supervisor. 
  • Assist senior skilled trades and building operators with repairs and maintenance tasks. 
  • Perform and assist with the repairs and maintenance of facilities and equipment as assigned. 
  • Assist in the moving and installation of furniture and equipment.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment needed in the care and maintenance of facilities. 
  • Assist in snow removal as assigned.  
  • Ability to independently maintain logs for a routine maintenance program.
  • Perform various routine maintenance tasks, including mowing grass, snow removal, sweeping and cleaning lighting repairs, and other routine building maintenance. 
  • Performs emergency custodial duties such as mopping and cleaning during the day. 
  • Other duties as assigned.   

Education: High School diploma or GED certification. 

Experience: Ability to read and understand maintenance manuals and logs. Ability to read, write and speak clearly and concisely. (3) Three years of facilities maintenance work. Familiar with applicable safety standards. Building maintenance, construction, roofing, welding, electrical, or HVAC experience. Lift and carry up to 75 pounds. Valid Michigan driver's license, good driving record, and reliable transportation. Basic to intermediate computer skills. Self-motivated candidate with solid experience in one or more of the construction trades preferred.

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

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Medical Assistant

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-105, $18.93/ hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 155.22
Date Posted: 12/02/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Pending Board Approval

Job Summary:

Provide support to various clinical and educational services in the Clinical Services Division; collect and process data for client records and ensure efficient, effective, and confidential workflow of clinic processes. Perform a variety of duties in the Clinical Services Division under the direction of the primary care provider, working with the client to prepare for a visit to Health and Community Services clinic

Responsibilities   

  • Prepare patient and assist the nurse with patient care
  • Collect specimens, and perform routine tests and procedures under the direction of the Nurse Practitioner. Procedures include: Vital signs, blood glucose monitoring, Hemocue, urine testing, injections, venipunctures, or treatments
  • Record test results, complete and validate forms, and operates other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests.
  • Identify problem areas that may interrupt the continuous delivery of services and report such issues to the Nurse or Nurse Practitioner
  • Administer injections, and give medication only as delegated by the Nurse or Nurse Practitioner.
  • Maintain equipment, inventory, and order medicine, medical supplies, and material for the program.
  • Provide clerical support, computer data entry, answering the phone, completing insurance forms and reports, and greeting patients.

Qualifications:

Education:  Medical Assistant Associates degree required or professional equivalent. Current AAMA certification or equivalent required. Certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

Experience:  One (1) to three (3) years of progressively responsible or expansive experience in a related field preferred. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to multi-task simultaneous projects requiring concentration and attention to detail with frequent distractions due to people or telephone calls. 

To apply: All candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment and a resume.

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Nurse Home Visitor

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $53,227.20 -$58,073.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 131-22
Date Re-Posted: 11/07/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing care to eligible first-time moms and their children. Nurse home visitors partner with families to promote a healthy pregnancy, improve child health and development and support family self-sufficiency. The NHV is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model and the policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards of the NFP and the Kalamazoo County HCS.

Responsibilities

  • Performs home visiting following the essential elements of the evidence‐based NFP model
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment
  • Assesses women's and their family's physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs as they relate to the NFP domains.
  • Provides education, support, and referrals to assist women and their families in attaining their targeted goals
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and their families
  • Actively engages in professional development and skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.

Qualifications

Education: Current Michigan Registered Nurse license required. Bachelor's degree required – with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred, or military equivalency

Experience: Experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting, or mental health/behavioral health nursing is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Valid driver's license and transportation required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some early evenings depending on client needs.

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based model of care that supports women who are experiencing their first pregnancy throughout that pregnancy until their child is 2 years of age. Please visit www.nursefamilypartnership.org for comprehensive information about this model.

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.

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Problem-Solving Court Case Manager

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K8-A $25.59/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 142-22
Date Re-Posted: 11/18/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 for 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 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 crisis 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 Administrator's Office. Prepare program data reports to assist the Problem Solving Court Administrator in grant writing and reporting.

Qualifications

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 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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Public Health Nurse

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 A - C, $53,227.20 - $58,073.60
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 082-22
Date Re-Posted: 06/02/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Two (2) open positions

Summary

The principal function of the job is to provide care coordination/case management services in the home/office setting encompassing psychosocial, medical, educational, and functional assessment and intervention for children with disabling conditions. This is done to ensure that all children with disabling conditions reach their full potential through advocacy and education for the Family, thus improving the community's overall health.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

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

Qualifications:                                                                     

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

Experience:  Nursing experience, including Family-centered care focusing on medically fragile children, is strongly preferred. Knowledge of health care and biological sciences with an emphasis on pediatrics is desired. Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills are desired. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required.

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

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

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Public Health Nurse

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $53-227.20- 58,073.60
Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 124-22
Date Posted: 09/01/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

Provides direct client services in the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and Immunization Clinic using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to promote and protect the health of individuals and the general public in Kalamazoo County.

Responsibilities

  • Implement a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) program by providing STD education & STD assessments to assist in the diagnoses, treatment, referrals & follow-up of STDs. 
  • Implement the Vaccine-Preventable Disease (VPD) program by administering vaccines & providing education on vaccines & VPD. 
  • Obtain comprehensive STD medical & social history of clients, perform male and female genitalia exams, and assist in partner contact interviews. 
  • Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals, their personal lifestyles, and the community. 
  • Perform quality assurance activities regarding vaccines, chart audits, disease surveillance, and medication supply and inventory control.
  • Maintained adequate vaccine, medication, and supply inventory for the clinic.

Qualifications

Education: Current Michigan R.N. License requires a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination of training, experience, or education.

Experience: Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience. Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, solve problems, and make clinically accurate decisions under high-stress conditions. Demonstrate assessment and interviewing and excellent communication skills. Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of child development, reproductive health & disease processes, and human sexuality. Must obtain HIV counseling and testing certification through the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) in the first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications. Proficient use of computers, valid driver's license, and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is highly desired. 

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.

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Public Health Nurse Practitioner

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-111 (A-I), $76,319.46 - $104,449.02 annually
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 154-22
Date Posted: 12/02/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Pending Board Approval

Job Summary:

Works autonomously within the scope of practice and credentials in managing health problems and providing health care to clients in the Family Planning and STD clinic. Provide comprehensive reproductive health assessment with education, diagnosis, and treatment of reproductive health needs for women at high risk for unintended pregnancy. This is done to positively impact infant/maternal mortality/morbidity and assist the women in facilitating a healthy lifestyle that encourages planning, preparation, and choice in pregnancy.

Responsibilities   

  • Assess and document client medical history and symptoms for Family Planning and STD clients.
  • Perform routine, problem-focused, and/or comprehensive physical exams as indicated.
  • Order, perform, and interpret screening and diagnostic tests. 
  • Diagnose various acute and chronic health ailments related to Family Planning.
  • Order and/or administer medications and treatments to clients of the Family Planning/STD clients.
  • Complete invasive medical procedures within the scope of practice and per established policies and standards.
  • Counsel and educate clients and families on positive health-promoting lifestyle choices and disease, injury, and illness prevention.

Qualifications:

Education:

A Master's Degree in nursing from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program is required. Current Michigan R.N./Nurse Practitioner License required with a nurse practitioner specialty certification. 

Experience:

One (1) to three (3) years of acute care and/or public health experience. Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, problem-solve and make clinically accurate decisions under high-stress conditions. Demonstrate assessment and interviewing, and communication skills. Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes, and infection control principles. Must obtain T.B. management certification through MDHHS in the first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications. Proficient in the use of computers, valid driver's license, and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is highly desired.

To apply: All candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment and a resume.

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Purchasing Specialist

Salary: K-7 (A) $22.13 hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 148-22
Date Posted: 11/04/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Summary

Assist with the daily activities of the County’s purchasing division. Ensure compliance with the County’s purchasing policies and applicable State and Federal laws and regulations.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare and follow up with the online request for proposals/bids and contract extensions.
  2. Prepare and maintain requisitions for goods and services $5,000 and above to ensure they comply with Purchasing Policies. Creating the Purchase Orders from the requisitions and quarterly reviewing open purchase orders.
  3. Monitor paper inventory supply and distribute to all departments, order business cards, letterhead, and envelopes. Order supplies.
  4. Assist with creating fixed asset records, ensuring records are complete and include proper support.
  5. Assist with the administration of the County PCard program.

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting, military equivalency, or comparable combination of experience, education, and training.

Experience:

Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in business, accounting, or purchasing. Strong communication and organizational skills. Experience with web navigation and cybersecurity. Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations regarding purchasing policies. Familiar with Adobe and Microsoft Applications.

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

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Relief Kitchen Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $15.00/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 146-22
Date Posted: 11/04/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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.

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Relief Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary: $13.00/hr.
Shifts: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Part-time 8-40 hrs./Week
Posting: 145-22
Date Posted: 11/04/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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.

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Senior Account Clerk II

Treasurer
Starting Salary: K-05 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 126-22
Date Posted: 09/09/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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 and Qualifications

  • 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 skill. 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.

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Sexual Assault Kit Project Investigator

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: $29.51/hr
Fulltime, hours vary, Temporary Position
Posting: 085-22
Date Posted: 05/06/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications:

Education: Must have a high school diploma.

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

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

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Sheriff's Deputy - Airport Security

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-12 (A): $16.44/hr.
Parttime, 20 hours: Day or Night shift
Posting: 139-22
Date Posted: 10/14/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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 (FAA) and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA).

Responsibilities: 

  • Secure and open buildings and conduct security inspections of buildings and the perimeter grounds according to airport policies and procedures, FAA and TSA regulations, and procedures.
  • Monitor security surveillance equipment; respond to access control alarm points and calls for assistance from TSA 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 in accordance with 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 (MCOLES) 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, CPR, 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.

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. 1500 Lamont Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. 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

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Sheriff's Deputy - Airport Security

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-12 (A): $16.44/hr.
Fulltime: Day or Night shift
Posting: 138-22
Date Posted: 10/14/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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 (FAA) and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA).

Responsibilities: 

  • Secure and open buildings and conduct security inspections of buildings and the perimeter grounds according to airport policies and procedures, FAA and TSA regulations, and procedures.
  • Monitor security surveillance equipment; respond to access control alarm points and calls for assistance from TSA 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 in accordance with 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 (MCOLES) 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, CPR, 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.

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. 1500 Lamont Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. 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

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Sheriff's Deputy- Road Patrol

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: D-19 (A): $24.67/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union Position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 016-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

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

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

Qualification:

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

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

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

Benefits:

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

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

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

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Sheriff's Deputy-Transport

Sheriff
Starting Salary: D-19 (A): $24.67/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union Position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 018-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Responsibilities: 

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

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

Qualification:

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

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

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

Benefits:

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

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

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

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Social Worker

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-7 (A-F) $22.13 - $27.19/hour
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 105-22
Date Posted: 08/04/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

Three (3) Full-time positions

Summary

This Social Work position performs assessments, provides information and assistance, develops person-centered care plans, and coordinate activities related to the client's social, emotional, and financial needs to reduce the number of nursing home placements for frail elders helping them to remain at home or move back to the community from a long-term care facility.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine potential clients' social, financial, emotional, and environmental strengths and limitations. 
  • Develop care plans and coordinate the client's eligibility process for program assistance.
  • Monitor client condition and provision of service pertaining to plans for care.
  • Adjust plan as determined through reassessment or routine monitoring. 
  • Work with family members and volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal support.
  • Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from service providers purchases.
  • Establish and maintain liaisons with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, the Department of Human Services, and other referring agencies.
  • Provides information, advocacy, and linking to resources for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities. 

Qualifications

Education: Licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work is required; Master's preferred. Formal education emphasizes gerontology, and two years of experience working with older adults is strongly preferred.

Experience:  Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills are preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer/database management skills are 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.

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

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Youth Specialist I & II

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary: JV-16, (N-B) $16.61- $18.02/hr.
Salary: JV-17, (N-B) $17.61 - $19.12/hr. with MJI Certification
Fulltime, Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 147-22
Date Posted: 11/04/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2022

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 required, work with troubled youths preferred.

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

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Contact Us

Kristine D. Cunningham 
Human Resources Director
Email

Jean Michaud
Deputy Human Resources Director
Email

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Closed on County Holidays

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

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