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August 8, 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

Animal Control Officer II

Animal Services & Enforcement
Starting Salary: S-15 (N): $16.81/hr.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 090-22
Date Posted: 05/20/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Two (2) open positions

Responsibilities: 

To enforce State and local animal laws, dog license regulations, and departmental policies to protect the public and promote positive community relations.

  • Communicate with individuals and groups to educate them about responsible pet ownership and applicable State laws and local ordinances. Serve as a departmental representative at public events and community organizations.
  • Investigate citizen reports and complaints of animal-related problems or concerns. Assist local law enforcement agencies with animal-related calls.
  • Capture, rescue, load, transport, and impound stray animals.
  • Sell dog licenses and issue citations for failing to buy licenses.
  • Locate,  quarantine, and release bite animals,  obtain victim statements,  and complete department quarantine forms.
  • Pick up injured animals, trapped wildlife, and dead domestic animals.
  • Euthanize animals as necessary or as required by departmental policy. Decapitate dead bite animals and send the specimens to the State Lab for rabies testing.
  • Perform chemical capture of animals.
  • Inspect kennels and issue kennel licenses records.
  • Maintain a departmental vehicle and equipment in good working order and clean and disinfect the truck cargo bed after transporting animals.
  • Complete departmental forms and logs, criminal reports, affidavits, search warrants, and citations.
  • Testify in court cases.
  • Assist the office and kennel staff with any and all duties, including but not limited to euthanasia and mandatory overtime in the kennel

Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Demonstrated ability to produce clear, legible, and grammatically correct reports. Valid Michigan driver's license and good driving record. Computer literate.

Must have one of the following:

  1. Two years experience as a kennel technician or veterinarian's assistant; or
  2. Two years progressively responsible experience working with people and animals; or
  3. Two years college-level education; or
  4. One year working as a Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO).

ACO certifiable within one year of hire. Certified in chemical capture and euthanasia in the State of Michigan a plus. Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with various people in tense situations. Ability to work independently. Map reading skills and ability to travel extensively throughout Kalamazoo County. Ability to work shift work, weekends, and holidays. Must pass a physical and background check.

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Click Here to Submit Application Online

Booking Clerk

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A): $15.40/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 014-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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

Cashier/Account Specialist

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $15.39/hr
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 031-22
Date Posted: 01/18/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide coverage at the Friend of The Courts payment window, processing all payments received.

  • Provide coverage at Friend of the Court payment window processing payments in applicable computerized case management systems.
  • Deposit clerk – verify bank deposit and take the deposit to the bank.
  • Balance cash drawer.
  • Secondary cashier – in cashier’s absence, process mail and window payments, work suspense reports, transfer funds from Friend of the Court bank account to MiSDU bank account.
  • Accounting work for emancipations, direct pay credits, parenting time abatements, and canceling arrears, back up for invoice entry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must pass the Friend of the Court accounting test.

Experience: Previous cash handling, computer, and banking experience. Secondary accounting classes or previous accounting experience. Legal terminology or previous background in the court system preferred. Knowledge of office equipment and computer programs such as Word and Excel. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written. Two or three years with Friend of the Court preferred. Extensive knowledge of the MiCSES computer system preferred.

Must pass a Federal and State background, LEIN fingerprinting, drug screen, and credit check.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Chief Deputy Probate Register/Probate Attorney

Probate Court
Salary: K-10 (A) $63,793.60/annually
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 008-22
Date Re-Posted: 07/19/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary:

The Chief Deputy Probate Register/Probate Attorney serves in all capacities prescribed by statute and court rule. This position participates in the intake, review, and filing of legal documents pertaining to estates, commitments, guardianships, conservatorships, and other probate matters. Additionally, this position provides research and addresses legal questions by staff, other courts, attorneys, community mental health agencies, law enforcement, and the public regarding probate cases, court policies, and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • In uncontested matters, exercise all legal powers granted to a Probate Register by law, including, but not limited to, conducting hearings, determining whether a petitioner or petitioner's attorney has complied with the requirements of law and Supreme Court rules, taking testimony required by law or Supreme Court Rules and issuing orders under the signature of the Judge.
  • Set the time and place for hearings; sign notices, citations, and subpoenas; administer oaths, and conduct conferences with fiduciaries as required to ensure prompt administration of estates. Review, analyze and summarize files for pending hearings, trials, pre‐trial conferences, motions, and status conferences.
  • Participate in the intake and recording of legal documents related to estates, mental commitments, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, and other probate matters. Assist Probate Court staff with complex case processing problems and issues.
  • Interpret and explain policies and procedures for staff, attorneys, the public, clients, and outside agencies; advise of appropriate alternative courses of action.
  • Research and address legal questions by staff, other courts, attorneys, community mental health agencies, and law enforcement regarding probate cases, court policies, and procedures.
  • Perform computerized and manual legal research, write prehearing reports, and provide
  • recommendations regarding options for judicial action, and draft opinions and orders involving complex legal matters.
  • Monitor and analyze new legislation, recent court decisions, court rule changes, and revisions of approved court forms to remain current in applicable fields of law. Provide legal advice to the Probate  Judge regarding changes in and interpretation of statutes, case law, and procedures.
  • Assist in the coordination of courtroom and chamber operations along with corresponding the docket to ensure compliance with statutes, case law, administrative orders, chief judge directives, local administrative orders, and court rules.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Probate Court and Family Division judges, attorneys, litigants, court personnel, law enforcement agencies, Department of Health and Human Services, Prosecuting Attorney's Office, other organizations, agencies, officials, and the media. Including explaining office policies and procedures, addressing complaints and service issues, responding to questions about court cases, responding to service requests, and coordinating programs and services.
  • Collaborate and assist in engaging the community by providing training relevant to Probate matters to outside groups and agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Education: Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing with the Michigan State Bar is required.

Experience: A thorough understanding of the Michigan court rules and Statutes and experience practicing Probate law are preferred. Key competencies include knowledge of mental health issues, human behavior patterns, and administration. Must have strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal relations, analytical, organization, management, telephone, and listening skills. Three (3) years of experience practicing law preferred.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Control Center Operator

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-09 (A-B): $12.41 - $12.81/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 015-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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: NF-10 (A-H): $14.72 - $17.78/hr./hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 013-22
Date Re-Posted: 07/07/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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

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Janine Dales, Administrator
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Corporation Counsel

Administration
Starting Salary: K-15(A-C) $113,547.20 - $123,884.80
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 007-22
Date Re-Posted: 05/23/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Provides legal services to the County Board of Commissioners to ensure that the County complies with all applicable laws, minimizes liability exposure, and maximizes the effectiveness of County resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Board of Commissioner meetings and serve as parliamentarian.
  • Perform legal research, interprets laws and rulings, and provide analysis and fact-gathering related to various issues to provide legal advice to the Board of Commissioners and County Executive level cabinet.
  • Prepare resolutions, proclamations, and ordinances for final drafting and approval by the Board of Commissioners.
  • Oversee with outside counsel claims and lawsuits filed against the County. 
  • Serve as the County’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer. 
  • Draft and review contracts when necessary.
  • Research and inform Board of Commissioners and County Executive level cabinet on new and pertinent legislative and statutory changes that affect the County government. 
  • Works in coordination with County Executive level cabinet. 
  • Serves as parliamentary resources and legal advisor for Board-appointed committees. 
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Board of Commissioners.

Qualifications:

Education:

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

Experience:

Five (5) years of municipal law experience or comparable experience, training, and education. Comprehensive knowledge of municipal law and strong understanding of authorities and responsibilities of Counties, Cities, Villages, and Townships. Up to date on applicable Federal and State laws. Skills in analysis, research, writing, court representation, and oral and written communications.

Submit a cover letter and resume with your application.               

VETERANS:  Please provide your joint services transcript with your application

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Corrections Officer I

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-17 (A): $20.66/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 017-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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: NF-12 (A): $14.88/hr.
Part-time, 20 hours- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 019-22
Date Posted: 01/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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.  

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 Services Specialist II

Circuit Court - Family Division
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 041-22
Date Re-Posted: 06/27/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Three (3) open positions

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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.

  • 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.

Education Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years of the court or related field experience; or comparable training, education, and experience. Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as 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.

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: 064-22
Date Posted: 03/23/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 08/08/2022

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.

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Court Services Specialist II

District Court
Starting Salary: K-05 (A) $18.36/hr.
Posting: 096-22
Date Posted: 07/02/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/01/2022

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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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: Until filled

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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Deputy Register

Probate Court
Starting Salary: K 05-A $18.36/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 095-22
Date Posted: 07/01/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

This position will establish and maintain all case files submitted in Probate Court from the initial petition to discharge to provide quality service to the court members and the public and ensure compliance with all appropriate statutes and rules as mandated by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Responsibilities

  • Review and record petitions, accounts, annual reports, and orders presented to the court. Schedule necessary hearings. Coordinate quality control program for Court hearings and file content.
  • Coordinate with the Prosecuting Attorney and other appropriate parties regarding the movement of cases.
  • Research files for notification of appropriate persons and correctness of documents.
  • Prepare and direct orders for investigations and attorney appointments.  
  • Coordinate Courts' record-keeping and expunction system.
  • Serve as occasional Court Recorder using video and audio recording equipment. Maintain, log, and test equipment as required. Serve as bailiff during jury trials, including liaison between Jury and Judge.   
  • Respond to questions via the phone or at the counter.  
  • Financial duties as assigned: invoicing, daily accounting, deposits, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: Associates degree or paralegal training or a minimum of two years experience with data entry/word processing or two years in legal/law enforcement work in a related area.

Experience: Required skills include word processing, written and verbal communication, interpersonal relations, analytical, organization, management, telephone, and empathic listening skills. Know probate statutes, court rules, legal terminology, mental health issues, human behavior patterns, and administration. Abilities should include team player and working with people from all levels of society. Preferred certifications include Supreme Court certification as an Electronic Recorder and are sworn in as a Deputy Register by the County Clerk.

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District Court Administrator

District Court
Salary: K-15 (A) $113,547.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 106-22
Date Posted: 08/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Job Summary:

Serves as Executive Administrative Officer for the 8th District Court, managing business of all court operations. Provide vision and administrative leadership while monitoring compliance with state and federal laws and court rules.

Responsibilities   

  • Supervision of five unit managers, one magistrate, and one operations coordinator. Indirect supervision/leadership of 75+ employees.   Evaluate and approve performance evaluations. Responsible for disciplinary actions up to and including discharge from employment. 
  • Serve as general liaison for the judges internally and the court system externally.
  • Create and implement policies/procedures that guide the future of the court. Plan, organize, and manage all administrative services required for the effective function of the District Court.
  • Financial Management of the 8th District Court. Maintain responsibility for administration and implementation of the budget and approves budget requests. Forecast and project expenditure/revenue impacts and reallocate resources as necessary. Responsible for the annual operating budget of over $4 million.
  • Maintain quality control processes in the delivery of all services. Assess service needs of the court, community, and departmental personnel.

Qualifications:

Education: 

A Master's degree in public administration, law, or judicial administration.

Experience:

Five to seven years experience in administrative or managerial. Experience working in different aspects of the court system.

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/hrd/openings.php

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Environmental Health Specialist

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-7 (A) $22.13/hr.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 103-22
Date Posted: 07/29/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 08/12/2022

Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Environmental Health Division Chief and /or direction of the Environmental Health Supervisor, the employee will inspect commercial, residential, and public locations in the County to enforce Federal, State, and local laws that safeguard the Public's Health.

Responsibilities:

  • Enforce State regulations and assure all Accreditation and Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) associated with licensed food establishments are met; investigate and respond to consumer complaints, including during foodborne illness outbreaks. 
  • Enforce State regulations associated with public campgrounds by providing annual inspection and complaint responses.  
  • Enforce state and local regulations associated with public swimming pools and spas by providing inspection, complaint response, and review and respond to weekly water sample results. 
  • Provide health and safety contract audits for Adult and childcare facilities. 
  • Educate the public regarding home environment issues; provide advice and resolve issues associated with housing sanitation and safety.
  • Enforce state regulations by providing contract audits and complaint responses for body art facilities. Enforce state and local regulations and assure all MPRs associated with onsite wastewater and sewage treatment systems are met by providing site assessments, inspections, and complaint investigations.
  • Enforce State regulations and ensure all MPRs associated with onsite residential and Type III water supplies are met. Providing oversight of registered water well drilling contractors, site assessments, inspection complaint response, and owner water quality education.
  • Enforce Kalamazoo County Sanitary Code Housing Regulations by complaint response, providing site inspections, issuing correction orders, and resolving public health issues associated with housing sanitation and safety.
  • Coordinate beach monitoring and beach water sampling activities and issue beach health advisories as needed. 
  • Enforce local regulations and perform surveillance of condemned properties associated with Methamphetamine contamination. 
  • During a public health emergency, you may be required to perform duties similar to but not limited to those in their job description. This position is for the Food Safety and Facilities Team.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health, Biology, or related field required; Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)/Registered Sanitarian (RS) preferred.

Experience: Knowledge of existing laws and ordinances related to environmental health, good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a team environment required. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required. Additionally, successfully completing an REHS written examination administered by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) within five years of employment and maintaining the REHS credential by fulfilling NEHA's continuing education requirement is strongly recommended. An REHS/RS credential is required to be a Senior Environmental Health Specialist. The Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines are requirements for this position if working in the onsite sewage program.

Senior Environmental Health Specialist                   Salary: K-8 (A) $25.59/hr.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health, Biology or related field required; Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)/Registered Sanitarian (RS) required.  

Experience: Knowledge of existing laws and ordinances related to environmental health, good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a team environment required. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver's license are required. The Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines are requirements for this position if working in the onsite sewage program.

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

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Expo Center Operator

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary S-12A (N): $15.53/hr.
Wednesday thru Saturday, full-time, 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 091-22
Date Posted: 06/03/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 08/08/2022

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 routine and preventative maintenance to Expo Center, fairground buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • Provide services for rental clients, including setting up tables, chairs, 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. 

Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent with two years of building maintenance experience and two years of public service experience.  

Experience: Must have experience driving vehicles with standard transmissions and must be able to operate a forklift and tractor. A valid Michigan driver's license with a good driving record is 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.

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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: Until filled

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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HHW Technician

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-04 (A) $16.35/hr.
Tuesday thru Friday, one Saturday a month, 30 hours weekly
Posting: 074-22
Date Posted: 04/13/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Manage incoming hazardous materials safely and efficiently to process and ship hazardous materials received from 12,000 plus customers per year, according to safety protocols established by OSHA, DOT, and HAZWOPER regulations. Apply principles of HAZMAT chemistry to correctly identify 700-800 different hazardous chemicals.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect, sort, and process a wide variety of hazardous materials at the Household Hazardous Waste facility.
  • Apply principles of organic and inorganic chemistry to identify incoming hazardous chemicals.
  • Assist in the management of the electronics, automotive, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, scrap wire, and inkjet cartridges recycling programs.
  • Ensure that materials are bulked according to contractor specifications.
  • Provide courteous service to customers; Problem-solve regarding disposal of customer materials.
  • Provide environmental education directly to the public on the proper handling/disposal of household hazardous waste.  
  • Complete regular safety inspection of warehouse, grounds, and storage buildings for safety concerns and report problems at the all-staff safety meeting.

Qualifications:

Education: An Associate's Degree in environmental studies, chemistry, biology, or hazardous waste management is required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience: 2-3 years of customer service experience and experience in the environmental field or any comparable combination of training, experience, and education. Strong organizational skills, including prioritizing, written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and computer skills, are strongly desired. Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision desired. Knowledge and experience in hazardous waste management preferred, including knowledge of DOT shipping and labeling requirements and experience with small manual and power tools. Forklift experience preferred.

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Kennel Technician I

Animal Services & Enforcement
Starting Salary: S-09 (N): $13.43/hr.
UNION POSITION - AFSCME
Full-time, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues. & Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Posting: 067-22
Date Re-Posted: 08/01/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

To perform manual labor tasks in connection with care and maintenance of the animals at the shelter and custodial and routine maintenance of the facility.

  • Clean and disinfect animal quarters, offices, and restrooms.
  • Feed, water, and vaccinate animals following instructions. 
  • Responsible for euthanasia of certain animals as necessary or as required by departmental policy by injection using schedule II drugs.
  • Assist public visiting the shelter and potential adopters.
  • Monitor animal health in the shelter, administer medications under a veterinarian's supervision, and keep the Director aware of any animal health issues.
  • Maintain accurate and current computer records of every animal brought into the shelter. Decapitate dead bite animals and send the specimens to the State Lab for rabies testing. Maintain grounds (feces clean up, snow removal, etc.) and buildings (cleaning).
  • Release animals being held for bite cases from quarantine.
  • Testify in court cases. 
  • Oversees and instructs Community Services, K-Pep workers, and the Humane Society Volunteers who assist in kennel work. Other duties as assigned.

High School diploma or equivalent. Valid driver's license and good driving record. Computer literate. Certifiable in injectable euthanasia within four months of hire. Must pass security clearance for administering Schedule II Drugs. Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with various people in tense situations. Must have the physical ability to lift and carry animals weighing 40-50 pounds or more.

.Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/jobs                              

Deadline to Apply:                 04/29//2022

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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: Until filled

Job Summary:

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

Responsibilities   

  • Conduct all testing according to protocols and meet all criteria for quality assurance by successfully completing proficiency surveys as required by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) and MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to maintain certification.
  • Collect, process, and transfer specimens (serum, stool, sputum, or other body fluids) from clinics and programs to MDHHS and other clinical laboratories for analysis as necessary. 
  • Provide education and consultation to Health and Community Services staff and other 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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Law Clerk/Bailiff

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-08 (A) $53, 227.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 076-22
Date Posted: 04/14/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

To allow the judge to focus on matters before them by providing a foundation on which they may build their opinions and base their decisions. Allowing the Judges to concentrate on jury trials and evidence, be prepared for Courtroom proceedings, render timely decisions, and ensure that the due process rights of individuals are protected.

Responsibilities

  • 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 a liaison between the judge and jurors, and attending to jurors during the trial and subsequent deliberations or until the court releases them.
  • Responsible for keeping track of and securing all evidence admitted during the 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.

Qualifications

Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited university and law school.

Experience: 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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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: Until filled

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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Nurse Manager

Sheriff's
Salary: K-10 (A) $71,086.08(includes 20% market adjustment)
Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. some weekends/holidays
Posting: 073-22
Date Posted: 04/08/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary:

This position supervises and leads nursing staff to deliver necessary medical care to inmates within the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in interviews and makes recommendations for the hiring and dismissal of employees.
  • Responsible for orientation and general supervision of medical services staff to ensure that staff members understand and adhere to objectives, policies, procedures, and responsibilities. 
  • Responsible for scheduling, assigning duties, approving leave time, and evaluating staff performance.
  • Coordinates the scheduling and assignment of medical and/or dental providers and office supplies or equipment.
  • Consults with Food Service relative to special dietary needs and menu recommendations for inmates. 
  • Arranges psychiatric evaluations as requested or necessary. 
  • Responsible for keeping standards of care and routing orders current while fulfilling the role and performing the essential functions of a Registered Nurse.
  • Supervises process to assure the quality of care. 
  • Responsible for the appropriate handling of resident/citizen complaints on the telephone and in the medical unit. 
  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse as needed.

Qualifications:

 Education: Bachelor’s Degree, supported by coursework in Administration. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan required.

Experience: Must be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified. Three years of professional experience in a county health department, hospital, or other health care organization working directly with medical providers, patients, and community organizations required. One to three years of experience in a supervisory capacity is preferred. Effective written and verbal communication skills, basic keyboarding, and computer skills are required, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and database entry/retrieval.

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

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Operation Technician

Airport
Starting Salary R10/N: $16.32/hr.
Full-time - Shifts varies
Posting: 087-22
Date Posted: 05/12/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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

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Park Manager

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S17- N): $20.12/hr.
Full-time; Wednesday - Sunday, hours vary
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 093-22
Date Posted: 06/21/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • As assigned, oversee and schedule facility management, equipment, and park improvement projects.
  • 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 a guest service contact for clients, the general public, and special events. Answer questions, solve problems, and enforce rules and regulations.
  • Collect fees, and prepare receipt records, deposits, and other records to properly account for activities.
  • Provide clean, 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:           

Education: 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.

Experience: 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 packages with medical coverage, paid holidays, 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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Pretrial Services Officer

Community Corrections
Starting Salary: K-08 (A) $25.59/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 111-22
Date Posted: 08/05/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Pending Board Approval

Two(2) open position

Summary:

Assess and investigate recently arrested felony and misdemeanor offenders to address threats to public safety and flight risk, prepare bond recommendations for judicial officers, and prepare and administer comprehensive case management plans for offenders enrolled in the pretrial case management program.

Responsibilities

  • Utilizing evidence‐based instruments or other best practice standards, conduct a risk assessment and investigate offenders. Determine the threats to public safety and flight risk if released from confinement into the community while awaiting the final disposition of their criminal charges. Then, make appropriate recommendations for arraigning judicial officers based on the investigation. This responsibility requires certification as a LEIN operator, which includes complying with the mandates of Michigan and Federal CJIS Security policies.
  • Utilizing evidence‐based instruments or other best practice standards, conduct assessments of offenders for referral to the pretrial services programs for eligibility, and assign appropriate felony or misdemeanor supervision levels.
  • Enroll eligible offenders into the pretrial services program and conduct evidence‐based or other best practice standards need assessments. Develop comprehensive case management and supervision strategy to include contact frequency and modality (e.g., electronic devices, home visits, or other intervention/monitoring modalities as indicated). Compliance measures, referrals to appropriate ancillary services, and post‐discharge fee collections enforcement.
  • Identify and investigate allegations of violations of pretrial supervision conditions determined and take the appropriate course of action (e.g., bench warrants, alternative sanctions, arrest of defendants), including the processing of required documentation with the supervising judicial officer and appearing in court to provide documentary or testimonial evidence.
  • In consultation with appropriate external service providers and the Michigan Department of Corrections, provide interim and final reports (with programming, restitution, support services, and sentencing recommendations) to the supervising judicial officer.
  • Collect program data and update electronic files and databases. Provide requested data to the Programming Administrator and any necessary recommendations to adapt or modify departmentally offered programs to target populations.
  • Conduct home visits to verify compliance with court orders and case management plan.
  • Assist in collecting and processing specimens from clients for drug and alcohol testing.
  • Transport inmates from jail to OCC.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's degree in criminal justice/corrections, law enforcement, psychology, sociology, social work or related field required, or military equivalency.

Experience:

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, substance abuse and mental health issues, assessments, and treatment principles, as evidenced by a minimum of three years experience in the field, with at least one year of experience providing services to inmates, parolees, probationers or juveniles in a correctional or disciplinary atmosphere required.

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

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Programming Services Officer

Community Corrections
Starting Salary: K-08 (A) $25.59/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 110-22
Date Posted: 08/05/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Pending Board Approval

Two(2) open position

Summary:

Assess and investigate arrested (pre‐conviction) and convicted felony and misdemeanor offenders to assess public safety and flight risk threats. Prepare cognitive and educational/vocational programming recommendations for judicial officers, and prepare and administer comprehensive case management plans for offenders enrolled in the cognitive, educational and vocational programs. 

Responsibilities

  • Using evidence‐based instruments and other best practice standards, conduct a risk assessment and investigate offenders. Assess threats to public safety and flight risk if released from confinement into community‐based cognitive, educational and vocational programming while awaiting the final disposition of their criminal charges. Then, make appropriate recommendations to arraign judicial officers based upon the investigation. This responsibility requires certification as a LEIN operator, which includes complying with the mandates of Michigan and Federal CJIS Security policies.
  • Utilizing evidence‐based instruments and other best practice standards, conduct specialized assessments of felony and misdemeanor offenders to determine eligibility for referral to programming services. Assign appropriate intervention modalities and levels, and conduct varying modalities of cognitive training classes to offenders, which may occur inside and outside a correctional facility.
  • Conduct needs assessments of referred offenders and provides referrals to appropriate cognitive, educational, and employment programs. Enroll eligible offenders into the programs and use evidence‐based and best‐practice standards to conduct needs assessments and develop a comprehensive case management strategy, including intervention modalities and frequency, based on identified needs, targeted outcomes, and fee collections.
  • Identify and investigate violations of case supervision conditions and take the appropriate course of action (e.g., recommendation of bench warrants, dismissal from program), including processing required documentation with the supervising judicial officer and appearing in court to provide documentary or testimonial evidence.
  • In consultation with appropriate external service providers and the Michigan Department of Corrections, provide interim and final reports (with programming, attendance, progress reports, and continuing post‐discharge case management recommendations) to the supervising judicial officer.
  • Collect program data and update electronic files and databases. Provide requested data to the Programming Administrator and any necessary recommendations to adapt or modify departmentally offered programs to target populations.
  • Conduct site visits to verify compliance with court orders and case management plan.
  • Assist in collecting and processing specimens from clients for drug and alcohol testing.
  • Transport inmates from jail to OCC.
  • Assist pretrial service officers with Electronic Monitoring Devices.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's degree in criminal justice/corrections, education‐related curriculum, psychology, sociology or social work or related field, or military equivalency.

Experience:

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, substance abuse and mental health issues, assessments, and treatment principles. A minimum of three years of field experience, with at least one year, comprises providing services directly to inmates, parolees, probationers or juveniles in a correctional or another disciplinary atmosphere.

This position is required (at time of hire or within 90 days of hire) to have Specialization/Certification in Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Trauma, and, or Cognitive Behavioral Training, all based upon SAMHSA congruent, evidence‐based curriculum.

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: 082-22
Date Re-Posted: 06/02/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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 Information Officer

Administration
Salary: K-10 (A) $63,793.60
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 101-22
Date Posted: 07/25/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 08/22/2022

Job Summary:

Develop, implement and reinforce communication and branding strategies, standards, campaigns, and programs. Prepare and present the organization's official response to sensitive or critical issues, releasing appropriate information to the media and general public. Develop, design, and coordinate the production and distribution of print, electronic, broadcast, and other information of marketing promotional media. Explaining and promoting County programs and services on the County social media platforms.

Responsibilities   

  1. Prepare and present the organization's official response to sensitive or critical issues, releasing appropriate information to the general public. Respond to social media questions, calls, and emails from the public and local media outlets.
  1. Develop, implement and reinforce communication and branding standards, strategies, campaigns, and content. Manage social media, website updates, and newsletters.
  1. Act as a resource for the Administration department, meeting various communication needs, including tech support and data collection.
  1. Represent Administration to external staff and constituents, including community groups, local media, and regional organizations in the general public. 

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related field; or military equivalency. Master's degree preferred. 

Education:

Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience with communications programs and activities, crisis communication, and software knowledge. Prior governmental experience and bilingual skills are preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license.

To apply: all candidates must submit a Kalamazoo County Application for Employment accompanied by a resume, a cover letter, and at least two writing and design samples each. The position is open until 8/22/2022. Application materials may be submitted online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

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Relief Kitchen Worker

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary $10.62/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: 108-22
Date Posted: 08/08/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/31/2022

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.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
Shifts: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 107-22
Date Posted: 08/08/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/31/2022

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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Seasonal Park Attendant

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary $12.75 - $13.25/hr.
Part-time 20-40 hrs. /Week
Posting: 051-22
Date Posted: 02/20/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Issue park permits, collect fees and monitor vehicles for valid licenses. 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 Parks vehicles.

Seven (7) positions: Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm focusing on mowing, trimming, and park maintenance.

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

Education: 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

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: Until filled

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- Road Patrol

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A): $21.61/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union Position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 016-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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: NF-19 (A): $21.61/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union Position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 018-22
Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Deadline: Until filled

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: Until filled

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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Social Worker, Info & Assistance Specialist

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-7 (A-F) $22.13 - $27.19)/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 104-22
Date Posted: 08/04/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

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

Responsibilities

  • Daily responsibilities will also include database entry and phone-based assessments related to program enrollment and resource referrals.
  • Conduct phone-based comprehensive evaluations to determine potential clients' social, financial, emotional, and environmental strengths and limitations.
  • Coordinate the client's eligibility process for program assistance. 
  • 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; a master preferred.

Experience: Formal education emphasizes gerontology, and two years of experience working with older adults is strongly preferred. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills are preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication 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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Trailway Program Coordinator

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: K-07 (A) $22.13/hr
Part-Time, 20 hours a week, hours vary
Posting: 094-22
Date Posted: 07/07/2022
Deadline: Until filled

Summary

Supervise staff and operations of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail and programs to promote the trail way system's safe use and continued development.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise Kalamazoo River Valley Trail program staff and operations.
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder and other networking contacts to identify community recreation habits and needs. Research industry trends and emerging collaborative opportunities; develop a marketing plan and promotional events to increase local/regional recognition and usage of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.
  • Lead strategic planning for continued maintenance and development of the trail way system, including recruitment and coordination of trail way program volunteers; coordinate fundraising efforts and other trail fund development.
  • Write press releases and advertisements copy; generate and produce print, broadcast, electronic, or other media advertising for the trail way system.
  • Monitor advertising and marketing budget; place media buys and order promotional giveaway items.
  • Review trail way usage and promotional event participation information; generate statistical and other reports to project and improve the effectiveness of operation and marketing efforts.
  • Oversee trail maintenance and repair projects; complete monthly trail safety inspections and coordinate contracted services to repair and maintain the trail.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's degree in parks & recreation management, business or public administration, or related field, or military equivalency, with two years progressive parks management experience, or any comparable combination of experience, education, or training.

Experience:

Must have strong verbal and written communications and organizational skills and experience with fundraising and event programing & marketing. Also, must have a valid Michigan driver's license and reliable transportation.

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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: 109-22
Date Posted: 08/08/2022
Deadline (must be received by): 10/31/2022

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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