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January 27, 2020

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

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

The most recent listing of open positions available within the County are updated each Sunday.

  • Apply separately for each listed position as indicated.
  • Please do not send your resume via E-mail.
  • Pre-employment criminal background checks and drug tests are required for ALL positions.
    • Credit background checks may be required for certain positions.

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Human Resources
Salary: K-4 (A) $15.49/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 012-20
Date Posted: 01/22/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 02/02/2020

Provide administrative support to the Human Resources Department.

Assist with processing department accounts payable, accounts receivable and purchasing functions. Assist with preparing electronic reimbursement/invoice processing, and purchase requisitions. Maintain office supply inventory.  Verify calculations and invoice tuition reimbursements; check for tuition reimbursement already allocated to the employee and adjust accordingly.  Schedule and track post offer, annual and DOT physicals along with drug screens, and transmit determination to department. Maintain information and distribute profiles with occupational medical service providers.

Maintain human resources related information in software, including, but not limited to, assets, trainings, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I‐9) information, Physical/Drug Screen documentation, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training status, generate and run reports as needed.  Produce County Access cards through Security System; maintain access control records and provide reports to requesting departments. Maintain County Access Card System, time zones, holidays, etc.  Cross‐train HR department staff on system.  Screen and refer telephone calls and provide information to employees and the public along with routine functions of the office such as scanning, filing, copying, and distributing documents. Review electronic communications from web and email resources. Open and distribute incoming mail. Assist HR staff with coordinating and scheduling meetings.

Create and maintain official personnel records for County employees, both offsite and onsite; ensure all forms are acquired at time of hire.  Provide demographical employee verification information.  Assist, as needed, with other human resources related projects and trainings.

Associate degree in human resources or related field, and human resources or related experience preferred; or any comparable combination of experience, education, or training. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.  Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills. Regular attendance is required.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

HCS-Veterans Service Office
Starting Salary: K-4 (A) $15.49/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 013-20
Date Posted: 01/26/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 02/08/2020

Assist the Veterans Services Coordinator with development of agency objectives, goals, and evaluations, and prepare reports and other documents as required for office run programs and the Veterans' Affairs Committee.  Coordinate functions and maintain office communication with the Veterans' Affairs Committee, and provide planning support for annual office events including the Veteran's Stand Down.  Perform daily support tasks such as: sorting incoming mail, completing and submitting purchase orders, maintaining stock of office supplies, document all meeting minutes, answer telephones, and use a variety of typical office equipment.

Organize, update and maintain records and data for the Veterans Service Office.   Provide office support through calendar maintenance and appointment scheduling for the Veterans Service Officers.   Assist in the development of and maintenance of brochures, flyers and other educational materials for the Veterans Service Office.

Associates degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience is required (Bachelor's degree preferred); or equivalent military experience or a combination of comparable education, training, and experience.  Experience in human services environment working with economically disadvantaged individuals and families is strongly preferred. Excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required. Ability to work independently with frequent interruptions required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information regarding office issues and clients. Must demonstrate competency regarding financially disadvantaged populations.  Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license required. 

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CLERK TYPIST II

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A): $15.02/hr
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FOP Union position
Posting: 001-20
Date Posted: 01/05/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:                                                                 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

ELECTRONIC/COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Buildings & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-16 (N):$16.70/hr.
Full-time 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Posting: 008-20
Date Posted: 01/13/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 01/31/2020

Maintain and install electronic equipment, computer networking and phone systems and completion of basic electrical assignments along with performing other maintenance tasks as requested.

Maintenance of Buildings & Grounds equipment, such as building automation system, alarm systems, public address system, and emergency lighting systems.  Installation, repair, and maintenance of electronic communications equipment including computers, telephone systems, and other County-owned equipment such as televisions, cable TV runs and connections, and electronic locks.

Inspection of assembled, installed, or repaired equipment to verify conformance to company standards and government regulations.  Test electronic installations using testing apparatus.  Assist the Electrician on various projects and performs basic electrical tasks, such as running wire and the removal and installation of ballasts, switches, and receptacles.  Perform other maintenance tasks as required, such as snow removal, furniture moves, and routine maintenance work as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent and two years post high school coursework in basic and applied electronics, computer science, or similar applicable technical training.  Two or more years’ experience in installation and maintenance of electronics/communication equipment. Demonstrate ability to read and work from drawings and schematics and knowledge of applicable codes.  Valid Michigan driver's license and a good driving record required.

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

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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Sheriff
Starting Salary: K-11 (A) $68,432.00
Day Shift, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Posting: 014-20
Date Posted: 01/26/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 05/01/2020

To maintain current and accurate accounting records for Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Supervise staff performing accounting functions. Assist the Sheriff's Office in high level financial decision making and preparation of union negotiation materials and financial reports. Maintain current and accurate reconciliations for the KCSO. Ensure financial reporting requirements of the county, state and federal governments are met. Standardize accounting procedures and strengthen internal controls for the KCSO. Maximize revenue to provide funding for operating expenses, seeking new revenue sources, including grant opportunities, as appropriate.

Coordinate relevant KCSO contracts. Provides technical accounting support and assistance to other KCSO Office divisions. Other relevant accounting functions as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with a minimum of 5-7 years accounting experience required; or a combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Must demonstrate progressive advancement in previous work experience through knowledge of accounting principles, practices and standards.

Possess effective time management, organizational, interpretive and analytical abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer literate with extensive knowledge of computerized systems and office equipment. Position requires the completion of a background investigation, physical and drug test. No visible tattoos are permitted

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IT SYSTEMS ANALYST

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-9 (A-F) $55,078.40 - $67,620.80
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2 open positions
Posting: 011-20
Date Posted: 01/19/2020
Deadline: Until filled

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

Engineer, design, analyze, and implement system architecture and recommend, plan and design efficient, secure and effective practices while recommending and implementing continuous improvements for both system architecture and end‐user devices alike. 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 the design, implementation, and maintenance of network security platforms and technology, including network monitoring, VPN, content filtering, intrusion detection, network segmentation, and threat defense firewalls. Multi‐phased project management involving coordination and implementation of 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 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 7:00 am to 5:00 pm operations.

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.

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

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LAW CLERK/BAILIFF

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-08 (A) $50,419.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 110-19
Date Posted: 09/29/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

Review, analyze and summarize files for pending hearings, trials, pre-trial conferences, motions and status conferences.  Research applicable case law and statutes and prior court decisions to prepare the judge by writing opinions, orders and legal memoranda.  Assume complete responsibility for jurors by escorting them to and from the courtroom, monitoring jury breaks, answering questions, acting as liaison between the judge and jurors and attending to jurors during the trial and subsequent deliberations or until they are released by the court.

Responsible for keeping track of and securing all evidence admitted during trial.  Monitor appeals and all cases under advisement ensuring that decisions are issued within time guidelines per Michigan statutes and court rules.  Maintain the courtroom which includes filling water pitchers, maintaining video equipment and unlocking and securing all courtroom entrances.  Perform clerical duties including retrieving files and scheduling impromptu matters not on the weekly master schedule.  Other duties as assigned.

Must be a graduate of an accredited university and law school. Must possess extensive knowledge of the Michigan legal system including regional/federal civil and criminal procedures; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to handle a heavy workload, change priorities, meet deadlines, perform legal research using available research tools and legal citations; and as part of the primary judicial support staff, deal with tense/confrontational situations with dignity, professionalism and confidence.

                       

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LEGAL ASSISTANT II VICTIM WITNESS UNIT

Prosecuting Attorney
Salary: K-4 (A) $15.49/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 010-20
Date Posted: 01/19/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Provide secretarial duties for the Victim/Witness Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office in order to ensure efficient and personalized services to victims, witnesses, law enforcement personnel, and the general public as it pertains to this Unit.  The duties of this position ensure that the OPA complies with the 1985 Michigan Crime Victim Rights Law and the Michigan Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights.

Act as initial resource person for all who enter or call the Victim/Witness Services Unit. Direct to proper unit, answer general questions & maintain daily witness log.  Receive & screen all incoming phone calls; provide information, answer queries & resolve basic problems of victims or witnesses; refer complex problems to Victim Advocates or APAs.

Coordinate & complete daily mailings to crime victims as mandated by law; to include (but not limited to): letter, brochure of rights, impact statement, survey, MDOC forms/brochures, etc.  Review charging sheets on a daily basis in order to verify victim/defendant information entered by VAs into the Case Tracking system to ensure letters run properly.  Responsible for the processing of all completed & returned Victim Impact Statements by logging information into Adult Case Tracking, making copies for the APA file, and forwarding the original to Court or to the Probation Department as dictated by the internal procedure.

High school diploma. 2-year degree and/or 5 years’ experience working in the criminal justice system is preferred.  Previous multi-line telephone/receptionist work is preferred.  Working knowledge of the criminal justice system.  Clerical skills & computer data entry and retrieval.  Being able to work under stress, at a fast pace, and with constant interruptions.  Strong ability to multi-task and work independently.  Maintain excellent rapport with the public as well as police & court personnel.  Ability to be patient, understanding, and empathetic when assisting traumatized, frustrated and/or angry persons.

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MAINTENANCE WORKER I

Buildings & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-10A (N):$13.50/hr
Full-time 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Posting: 007-20
Date Posted: 01/13/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 01/31/2020

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

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

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

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

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PARK MANAGER

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S17- N): $19.06/hr.
Full-time; Non-traditional hours, Weekends & Holidays
UNION POSITION - AFSCME 1677.02
Posting: 009-20
Date Posted: 01/19/2020
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

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

County positions include benefits package with medical coverage, paid holiday and vacation time. Available supplemental dental and vision. Defined Benefit pension after vesting period. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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RELIEF KITCHEN WORKER

Circuit Court-Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs./Week
Shifts: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Posting: 003-20
Date Posted: 01/12/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 03/25/2020

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

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

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

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RELIEF WORKER

Circuit Court-Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $13.00/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs./Week
Shifts:6:30a.m.-2:30p.m./2:00p.m.-10:00p.m./9:30p.m.-7:30a.m.
Posting: 002-20
Date Posted: 01/12/2020
Deadline (must be received by): 03/25/2020

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

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

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

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SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT PROJECT INVESTIGATOR

Prosecuting Attorney
Annual Salary: $58,448.00
Fulltime, hours vary
Posting: 006-20
Date Posted: 01/13/2020
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

STATE LIAISON

Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-02 (A) $13.74/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 088-19
Date Re-Posted: 08/25/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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