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June 17, 2021

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Kalamazoo County. With approximately 1,000 employees, Kalamazoo County Government is the tenth largest employer in the County. Opportunities for employment exist in law enforcement, criminal justice, community health, administration, and other areas under the umbrella of county government. County positions offer an excellent, comprehensive flexible benefit package and retirement program.

Kalamazoo County Government is an equal opportunity employer; and it is our policy and commitment to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, height, weight, or disability in accordance with all Federal, State or local regulations.

We wish you success in your employment seeking efforts.

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

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

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

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

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

Results for Department = 'Parks & Expo Center' - Show All

EXPO CENTER OPERATOR

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-12 (A): $14.71/hr.
Wednesday - Saturday, Full-time, 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Union Position AFSCME 1677.02
Posting: 054-21
Date Posted: 04/28/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 
To keep buildings, grounds, and equipment set up and in good physical condition and effectively attend to the client's and visitors' needs.

Perform all routine and some preventative maintenance to Expo Center, fairgrounds buildings, grounds, and equipment.  Provide services for rental clients, including setting up tables, chairs, and sound equipment; electrical needs; clean up; and other special requests or problems.   Serve as an after-hours contact person for clients, resolve problems, may collect fees, and must enforce rules and regulations.

Store and inventory recreation vehicles in rental storage.  Supervise work crews assigned to fairgrounds, including assigning work and supplies.  Responsible for securing the building.  Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent with two years building maintenance experience and two years public service experience.  Must have experience driving vehicles with standard transmissions and must be able to operate a forklift and tractor. Valid Michigan driver's license with a good driving record required. Must be bondable and able to pass a security check. 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.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

PARK & EXPO CUSTODIAN

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-07 (N): $11.52/hr.
Wednesday thru Sunday - 4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 031-21
Date Posted: 03/04/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 
To provide cleaning service for Parks Office & Expo Center County Buildings; to re‐arrange furniture, change light bulbs as directed.

Clean offices and expo rooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean windows, bathrooms, mirrors, etc., empty wastebaskets.  Change light bulbs, strip and refinish floors, clean carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies.

Check lights and secure doors/windows. Move furniture as necessary and as directed for cleaning and/or re‐arranging of offices and expo rooms.

Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED Certification with effective communication skills, including reading and following written and verbal directions. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver's license and own transportation.

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

PARK ATTENDANT/SEASONAL

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary $10.30 - $10.71/hr.
Part-time 20-40 hrs. /Week
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Varies
Posting: 015-21
Date Posted: 02/08/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Issue park permits, collect fees and monitor vehicles for valid permits.  Assist with event preparation, set‐up and operation.  Provide information and assistance to the general public.  Prepare receipt records, daily deposits and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Assist in providing clean, well maintained, and safe facilities by performing janitorial duties, maintenance work, including operating mowers and driving Parks vehicles.

7 positions: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm focusing on mowing, trimming and park maintenance.

30 positions: Variable hours, evenings, weekends & holidays.  20-40 hours per week focusing on customer service in parks and campgrounds, performing light park maintenance duties and cleaning park facilities.

Must have a high school diploma or GED certification, and be a minimum of 18 years old. Effective communication skills, ability to do simple math, ability to operate vehicles. Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and pass a background check.  Drug testing is a requirement for this position.

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

PARK MANAGER

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S17- N): $19.06/hr.
UNION POSITION - AFSCME
Full-time; Non-traditional hours, Weekends & Holidays
Posting: 024-21
Date Re-Posted: 04/28/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) Open Positions

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

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

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

Qualifications:       

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Contact Us

Kristine D. Cunningham 
Human Resources Director

Jean Michaud
Deputy Human Resources Director 

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