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April 14, 2021

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

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

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

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

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

ACCOUNT SERVICES SPECIALIST

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $14.57/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 039-21
Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

According to Friend of the Court administrative policy, this position enters accounting information, following court orders ordered by the Family Division of Circuit Court

Review proposed orders submitted by all parties, including modifications, visitation abatements, etc., clarify unclear language, reconcile figures, recalculate and revise figures as pursuant to court orders, and contact appropriate parties regarding disposition. Record and consolidate all data on parties and children in physical file and database, linking case numbers where appropriate. Monitor case development and establish suspense account. Manage support account balances.

Adjust accounts due to emancipation, death, termination of parental rights, etc. Forward to appropriate departments as necessary. Verify daily deposits before checks are printed.

Review Income Withholding orders, verify employment, update the database accordingly, and prepare orders as required. Investigate account discrepancies, corrections, and pending enforcement. Correspond with clients regarding emancipation, case inquiries, balances, and reconcile differences.

Liaise with staff and State agencies regarding accounting policies and procedures and other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent with some college-level courses in accounting or bookkeeping or equivalent experience. Previous background in the court system. Previous experience with computer software including Excel, Word Processing, and Group Wise, typing 45 wpm. Proficient on a 10-key calculator. Must have extensive knowledge in legal terminology, accounting practices, statewide Child Support Enforcement System, and office procedures and equipment. Must be able to pass the FOC accounting test and be sworn in as a Deputy Court Clerk.  

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

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CARE COORDINATOR

HCS-Maternal Child Health, HFA
Starting Salary: K6 (A) $18.96/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Posting: 044-21
Date Posted: 04/08/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 04/15/2021

PENDING BOARD APPROVAL

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

Provide care coordination services to high risk pregnant, postpartum women and their infants.  Conduct risk assessment, develop plan of care, and make appropriate referrals and follow up.  Work as a liaison with medical, mental health, and social service agencies to meet client needs. 

Provide one-on-one education and group education to clients per program protocol.  Conduct home visitation and monitor child safety. Maintain client charts per program protocol and gather data as requested for research or reporting. Participate in HFA activities as requested through Michigan Department of Community Health, and other activities as assigned.

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

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

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CASHIER/ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $14.57/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 036-21
Date Posted: 04/05/2021
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 deposit to 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 cancelling arrears.  Back up for invoice entry.  Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must pass the Friend of the Court accounting test. Previous cash handling, computer, and banking experience. Secondary accounting classes or previous accounting experience. Legal terminology or previous background in 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.

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Chief Deputy Probate Register/Probate Attorney

Probate Court
Salary: K-10 (A) $60,424.00/annually
Posting: 042-21
Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

The Chief Deputy Probate Register/Probate Attorney serves in all capacities as prescribed by statute and court rule.

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, 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 to engage the community by providing training relevant to Probate matters to outside groups and agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Juris doctorate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing with the Michigan State Bar is required.  Five years’ of experience practicing law with a thorough understanding of the Michigan court rules and statutes. Experience practicing Probate law is 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.

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CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff's
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 005-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

Visually monitors, primarily by camera, all activity within and around the jail.  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 prevent 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 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.

No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

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 are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

COOK

Sheriff's Jail
Starting Salary: NF-10 (A) $14.72/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-NFOP
Posting: 028-21
Date Posted: 03/03/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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.

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.

No visible tattoos. 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). 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

Sheriff's
Salary NF-12 (A-B) $14.88 - $15.26/hr.
Part-time: 20 hrs. Hours varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 004-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST II

District Court
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $17.39 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 040-21
Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 04/16/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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.

Review, analyze and assess for proper filing 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 all inquiries made by anyone in person, by telephone, email or in writing regarding the court’s records and procedures.  Review, analyze and certify court documents as to their 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 in accordance with 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.

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

Basic knowledge of Microsoft package; propensity to learn new computer applications. Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities and continuous interruptions; work independently and as team member; produce high volume capacity; maintain composure in confrontational situations; excellent organizational/prioritization skills; excellent communication skills with judges, attorneys, and public; maintain confidentiality; maintain eligibility for LEIN certification and become LEIN certified within 6 months of employment.

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CUSTODIAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CUSTODIAN

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary (S07N):$11.42/hr.
Union Position: AFSCME
Full-time - 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Posting: 048-20
Date Re-Posted: 10/01/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

Clean bathrooms, dust, sweep and mop, clean bathroom mirrors & glass, empty wastebaskets.  Clean offices, strip and re-finish floors, vacuum and extract carpets, buff floors, distribute and replenish supplies. Check lights and secure doors/windows. Move furniture as needed and as directed for cleaning and/or re-arranging of offices.

Qualifications:

Must have a High School diploma or GED Certification, effective communication skills, including the ability to read and follow written and verbal directions in English.  Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and own transportation.

County positions include 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). 

Click Here to Submit Application Online

DEPUTY/TRIAL DIVISION ADMINISTRATOR

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Starting Salary: K-13 (A) $83,990.40/yr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 041-21
Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position will administer all of the non-judicial functions of the Trial Division of the 9th Circuit Court. This is done to allow the judges to devote their time to judicial functions by placing the Trial Division's overall administration in the hands of a trained administrator.

Provides procedural and administrative guidance and leadership to all employees assigned to the problem-solving courts and the Trial Division, including judicial aides, law clerks, and financial staff. Serves as the Circuit Court Deputy Administrator and back up for the Court Administrator in his/her absence.

Administer and make accountable all areas of the Trial Division's personnel administration, including training, hiring, and disciplinary actions. Provide administrative personnel recommendations to 4 elected judges in hiring, training, and disciplinary actions.

Administer the maintenance of court files and court records within the Trial Division, including overseeing the accuracy, certifications, authenticating and certification, creation, retention, access, storage, and destruction, including video records and transcription in accordance with state records management standards.

Approve all budget expenditures, line item transfers, and grant expenditures within the Trial Division budget. Conduct ongoing assessment of existing line items and future budget needs, including space, personnel, and equipment.

Review and analyze court processes for compliance with the law. Administer the present and future operations of the Trial Division, including court-appointed counsel system, countywide jury services, caseflow management, and alternate dispute resolution programs.

Communicate and inform the media, security, other courts, and citizens regarding court policies and procedures. Represent the court and handle any complaints or issues with regard to court operations. Administer the Court's Appointed Counsel Plan, Caseflow Management Plan, and Alternate Dispute Resolution Plan as required by the Supreme Court.

Review and analyze court processes to strategize potential management changes that may affect the court's daily operation and compliance with court rules, statutes, and state guidelines. Develop policies and procedures to meet requirements of new court rules and statutes that govern the Trial Division's operations. Prepare long and short-range planning goals for the Trial Division.

Monitor, analyze, and coordinate judicial resources' use and needs among and with the circuit, district, probate, and specialty courts to better utilize and share judicial resources.

Serves as liaison with community partners and law enforcement agencies. Perform other duties as delegated by the Circuit Court Administrator or assume Court Administrator duties in his/her absence serving a total of eight elected judges and 200 plus staff members.

Extensive knowledge and experience of adult criminal and civil law, court rules, and court procedures; knowledge of management principles and ability to delegate and manage multiple priorities; extensive knowledge of budget and fiscal management; strong human relation skills and ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written and electronic form; strong conceptual skills in problem analysis and program development; thorough knowledge of the county and community resources; ability to effectively manage the media; strong leadership and team-building skills.

Master's degree in criminal justice, judicial administration, public administration, psychology, social work, law degree, or closely related field. Preferred completion of the National Center for State Courts Court Executive Development Program. Minimum three years of experience working in a court or legal setting with administrative or managerial experience.

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EPIDEMIOLOGIST

HCS- Clinical Services
Annual salary: K-10 (A-F) $60,424.00 - $74,152.00
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 064-20
Date Posted: 10/09/2020
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Manage the Public Health Disease Surveillance System for Kalamazoo County and regularly analyze & report on the health status of residents, identifying corrective actions for adverse trends. Consult internally and externally on epidemiologic issues, providing leadership and expertise for program evaluation, grant applications, and program, management, and community decision-making. Manage the Kalamazoo County Data Hub and work closely with Public Information Officers on communication of county public health data. 

Manage the Kalamazoo County Health Surveillance System. Management of the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) program and staff. Epidemiological consultation to HCS programs regarding grant applications, needs assessments, program evaluation, presentations, publications & media.

Manage the Outbreak Response Team for the Department. Participate in emergency preparedness and response for department and 5th District Medical Response Coalition.

Provide epidemiological expertise and consultation as a participant on community teams, workgroups and task forces.

Education:

Master’s Degree in Epidemiology with three to five years’ experience in local, state, or national epidemiology programs is required, or military equivalency.

Experience developing, implementing and monitoring an active surveillance program preferred. Public Health experience and program management experience preferred. Knowledge of statistical tests and Public Health Systems desired. Ability to analyze multi-factorial health issues, interpret data, build and utilizing databases for data analysis, evaluate data collection methods, and direct disease investigation preferred. Excellent technical/computer skills, organizational skills and oral and written communication skills preferred.

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ASSISTANT

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K 02-A $13.74/hr.
Part-time position up to 700 hours annually
Hours varies- Monday thru Saturday
Posting: 013-21
Date Posted: 01/25/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position Manage incoming hazardous materials in a safe and efficient manner in order to process and ship hazardous materials received from 8,000 plus customers per year, in accordance with safety protocols established by OSHA, DOT and HAZWOPER regulations.  Apply principles of HAZMAT chemistry in order to correctly identify 700-800 different hazardous chemicals.

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 ink jet 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 all-staff safety meeting.

Associate's Degree in environmental studies, chemistry, biology or hazardous waste management is required, Bachelor's Degree preferred with 2-3 years customer service experience and experience in the environmental field or any comparable combination training, experience and education. Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, 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.

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IT SYSTEMS ANALYST

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-9 (A-F) $55,078.40 - $67,620.80
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 023-21
Date Posted: 02/26/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

Engineer, design, analyze, and implement system architecture and recommend, plan and design efficient, secure and effective practices while recommending and implementing continuous improvements for both system architecture and end‐user devices alike. Assist with SQL database administration, including database migration; ensuring storage, backup, and recovery procedures are appropriate and functioning as intended; working closely with application developers to ensure the current database architecture meets requirements; and assessing future scalability.

Apply business and technical support concepts to provide support for automated systems including planning, coordinating, integrating, documenting, testing, scripting, implementing and managing applications, databases and system interfaces. Assist with technical analysis in the design, implementation, and maintenance of network security platforms and technology, including network monitoring, VPN, content filtering, intrusion detection, network segmentation, and threat defense firewalls.

Multi‐phased project management involving coordination and implementation of core technical projects involving internal departments, external organizations, and vendors. Work with a cross‐section of internal IT personnel, external IT professionals, State and local government IT staff, vendors, first responders and the management team to coordinate delivery of network communications functions. Develop technical and instructional documentation on assigned focus areas and provide associated training for IT staff and/or end‐users while maintaining an in‐house library of information and resources.

Provide planning, direction, technical expertise and consulting services as a resource to IT Management and County departments. Maintain a broad knowledge of state‐of‐the‐art technology, equipment, and systems. Continue professional development and knowledge of IT products and solutions. Provide evening and weekend support for mission critical IT services and emergency support; perform system administration work on off‐hours and cover for support staff to maintain 7:00 am to 5:00 pm operations.

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

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

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LABORATORY SCIENTIST

HCS - Laboratory Services
Salary Range: K-7 (A-F) $43,596.80 - $53,580.80
Full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 040-20
Date Posted: 06/10/2020
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), DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) and MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to maintain certification.
  • Collection, processing and transfer of 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 preferred.
  • Must have ASCP certification (or equivalent) as MLS/MT, or be eligible.
  • Detailed knowledge of healthcare and biological sciences with an emphasis on 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
Annual Salary: K-8 (A) $50,419.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 030-21
Date Posted: 03/04/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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MAINTENANCE WORKER I

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary: S-10A (N):$13.50/hr.
Full-time - 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 047-21
Date Posted: 04/13/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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PARK MANAGER

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S17- N): $19.06/hr.
UNION POSITION - AFSCME
Full-time; Non-traditional hours, Weekends & Holidays
Posting: 024-21
Date Posted: 02/22/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

Qualifications:       

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

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

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

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

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $50,419.20 - $55,016.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 058-20
Date Posted: 09/22/2020
Deadline: Until filled

                                            

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable disease affecting Kalamazoo County residents and schools to ensure appropriate treatment and investigation and to prevent further transmission.

Develop and implement effective focused planning for increasing communicable disease (CD) reporting and decreasing transmission in Kalamazoo County residents.   Serve as liaison between HCS/MDCH and schools, daycares/preschools, community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication.  Maintain CD information and other educational/instructional materials for schools, daycares/preschools, health care and other professionals in the community.   Provide24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events.

Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals, schools, daycares/preschools, and the community.  Effective communication is to be maintained with MDCH through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDCH.   Assist with community outbreak investigations to reduce or eliminate further disease transmission.

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

Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience.  Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, problem solve and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions.  Demonstrate excellent assessment, interviewing and communication skills.  Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes as well as infection control principles.  Must obtain TB management certification through MDCH in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications.  Proficient in use of computers, valid driver's license and reliable transportation.  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.

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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: 010-21
Date Posted: 01/22/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 05/01/2021

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

Daily preparation of nutritious and varied meals utilizing Federal Standardized Recipes.  Follow daily cleaning schedule for assigned shift (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.  Insure that all foods are prepared, served and stored at proper temperatures. 

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

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RELIEF WORKER

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary: $13.00/hr.
Part-time 8-40 hrs. /Week
Shifts: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. /2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m./9:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Posting: 009-21
Date Posted: 01/31/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 05/01/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

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SEASONAL PARK ATTENDANT

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

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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Lisa Conley
Kalamazoo Parks & Expo Center
2900 Lake Street,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.61/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 002-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. 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

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

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.61/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 003-21
Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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

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

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

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

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. 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).

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SOCIAL WORKER

HCS - Region IIIA AAA
Salary: K-7 (A) $20.96 - $22.90/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 038-21
Date Posted: 03/24/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This Social Work position perform assessments, provide information and assistance, develop person-centered care plans and coordinate activities related to the client's social, emotional, and financial needs in order 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.

Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine social, financial, emotional and environmental strengths and limitations of potential clients.  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 normal monitoring.  Work with family members and volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal supports

Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from purchase of service providers.  Establish and maintain liaison with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, Department of Human Services and other referring agencies.  Provides information, advocacy, and linking to resources for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities.

Licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan with Bachelor's degree in Social Work is required; Masters preferred. Formal education with an emphasis on gerontology and two years’ experience working with older adults is strongly preferred. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer/database management skills desired. Knowledge of community resources, especially geriatric and chronic care resources preferred. Reliable transportation and current Michigan driver's license is required.

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