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August 4, 2021

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

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

We wish you success in your employment seeking efforts.

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

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

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

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

Veterans Wanted - Veterans Encouraged to Apply

ACCOUNT SERVICES SPECIALIST

Circuit - Friend of the Court
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $15.01/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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ACCOUNTANT II

Finance
Salary: K-9 (A) $56,721.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 095-21
Date Posted: 07/26/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Perform diverse accounting tasks and provide financial oversight of specified accounts to provide information for decision making and to meet goals of the Finance Department, generally accepted accounting principles, grant contract specifications and regulations, and Federal and State government laws.

  • Develop budgets, conduct analysis, and prepare financial reports for select governmental funds, internal service funds, enterprise funds, and trust & agency funds.
  • Provide authoritative guidance and direction to County departments and associate agencies in relation to accounting and record-keeping, ensuring the production of appropriate policy/procedure documentation and compliance with GASB and GAAP.
  • Prepare audit work papers, supplemental schedules, closing entries, and audit trial balances for various audits and agencies.
  • Provide financial accounting review, analysis, reporting, and inventory audits for the County’s Fixed Assets.
  • Prepare reports, reconciliations, and analyses for the County’s capital project activities.  
  • Provide accounting expertise pertinent to County grant funds, including reporting, monitoring, analyzing activity, resolving audit findings, and maintaining accurate grant files and records.
  • Prepare and/or authorize, monitor, and review all grant transactions such as creating and eliminating positions, accounts payable, purchase requisitions, budget adjustments, and journal entries.
  • Review and provide analysis and recommendations for grant applications and/or acceptances as part of the Internal Grant Review Process.
  • Maintain the County’s financial and human resources systems software as directed by Human Resources or the Finance Director. Serve as primary or backup. Assist Finance Director with special projects.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required with a minimum of 5-7 years of work experience; or comparable training, education, or experience, or military equivalent.

Must demonstrate progressive accounting experience, thorough knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, and auditing standards and guidelines; budgeting methods and processes; laws and regulations affecting the financial operations of organization-wide and departmental operations. Knowledge of governmental budgeting, accounting, and auditing standards and guidelines, and operations preferred. Possess effective time management, organizational, interpretive, and analytical abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer literate with basic knowledge of usage of computerized systems and an advanced level with financial spreadsheet software.

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

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CERTIFIED HEARING & VISION TECHNICIAN

Health & Community Services
Starting Salary: K-4 (A) $15.95/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 088-21
Date Posted: 07/08/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Hearing and/or vision screening will be provided to Kalamazoo County residents ages 3-18 as mandated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in order to maximize the quality of life for children through early detection and intervention.

  • Provide screening and rescreening for vision and hearing to school-age and preschool children within Kalamazoo County.
  • Interpret rescreen results and determine medical referral. 
  • Complete data entry of screening results.
  • Notify and advise parent/guardian and school of children meeting referral criteria.
  • Initiate follow-up contact with parent/guardian that does not respond to initial referral letter. 
  • Establish an annual screening calendar with  Head  Start,  schools, daycare centers, and schedules for regular in-house clinics and summer outreach clinics. 
  • Compile and submit statistical data following MDHHS AND HCS guidelines and collect Medicaid billing information when appropriate.
  • Acquire and maintain screening equipment, medical supplies, and MDCH health forms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to work independently are required.  Ability to work with individuals of varied backgrounds/special needs.    Previous experience working with children strongly desired.    Must possess or obtain current Michigan Hearing & Vision Certification.   According to ANSI standards, one must have at least 20/30 vision with or without glasses and normal hearing in at least one ear.  Computer experience preferred.  Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.

This position is subject to a .5 FTE reduction from June to August annually.

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

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COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST

Community Corrections
Salary: K-6 (A) $19.53/hr.
Full-time -Days varies, First shift
Posting: 094-21
Date Posted: 07/23/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position provides administrative support to case management and programming functions, and delivers substance abuse testing to females.

  • Monitor and update judicial and departmental case management systems, assigning clients to appropriate departmental programs, prepare appropriate reports to external agencies and make appropriate case-notes within departmental case management systems. 
  • Maintain the Eden financial support software package for use in processing receivables and payables for services and products, and produce appropriate weekly and monthly reports.
  • Keep up-to-date with departmental and county-wide methods of revenue capture, including updates on all software databases via appropriate training.
  • Develop and maintain substance abuse testing program statistical database for use by the Drug Testing Administrator.
  • Utilizing appropriate evidence-based instruments, assist with client intakes and assessments. 
  • Collect and process specimens in accordance with accepted testing protocol and departmental procedures. Exercise appropriate professional judgement during non-traditional business hours when management may not be present. 
  • Develop and maintain telephone operations and confidential filing system, including the purging of documents and files after statutory and contractual retention periods. 
  •  Monitor/maintain the use of supplies and equipment through use of appropriate methods. 
  •  Provide support to Community Corrections Advisory Board, including initial review of FOIA requests and providing HR interface for all candidate selection processes. 
  • Testify in judicial proceedings regarding substance abuse testing protocol and procedures.

Associate Degree in human/social services field. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or military equivalent.  Two years in the human/social services field with demonstrated experience in offender population interaction, data and specimen collection and front office operations required.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and simultaneously handle multiple tasks of varying degrees of difficulty. Ability to appropriately respond to crisis situations. Proficiency with standard office applications (e.g.: Apache OpenOffice, Corel WordPerfect Office, and Microsoft Office).

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CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff's
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-POAM
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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COOK

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Salary, JV-11: $12.22 - $13.94/hr.
Fulltime: Shift 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posting: 084-21
Date Posted: 06/27/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 08/31/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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 a moderate-size kitchen. Knowledge of volume cooking and maintaining high vitamin content in foods.

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COOK

Sheriff's Jail
Starting Salary: NF-10 (A- B) $14.72 - $15.17/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

CORPORATION COUNSEL

Annual Salary: K-15(A-C) $110,780.80 -$120,868.80
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 050-21
Date Posted: 04/26/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

Attend all Board of Commissioner meetings and serve as parliamentarian.  Perform legal research, interprets laws and rulings, and provides analysis and fact gathering related to various issues to provide legal advice to 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 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 Board of Commissioners.

Education:

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

Experience:

Five (5) years municipal law experience, or comparable combination of 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.

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CORRECTIONS OFFICER I

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-17 (A) $20.66/hr.
Shifts Varies.
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 096-21
Date Posted: 08/02/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 12/31/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

  • Observe inmate activity to detect unusual or prohibited behavior which might be a threat to the security of the facility or to the safety of others. 
  • Respond quickly to calls for assistance in the jail. 
  • Prepare written reports after responding to critical incidents. 
  • 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. 

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

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a valid Michigan driver's license. Ability to pass a post-offer medical exam, drug screen, psychological evaluation, LCOPAT fitness test, and the EMPCO Correction written test.  Must pass a thorough background investigation. Ability to complete First Aid certification. Understand and retain 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. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James E. VanDyken
1500 Lamont Ave.
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-POAM
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) $17.91 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 057-21
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 08/09/2021

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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST II

Circuit Court - Family Division
Starting Salary: K-5 (A) $17.91 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 077-21
Date Posted: 06/13/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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 proper 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 assure movement of all court cases 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 her/his absence. 
  • Back up for security as needed.

Education Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice or related field; two years court or related field experience; or comparable combination of 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-5 (A) $17.91 /hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 091-21
Date Posted: 07/20/2021
Deadline: Until filled

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 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, appeal, and personal protection order cases.
  • Assist Judges and referees at hearings, schedule hearings, resolve scheduling conflicts of judges, referees, attorneys, or proper parties, prepare and personally serve court orders and petitions on parties present at court hearings. 
  • Research, analyze and respond to all inquiries made by anyone in person, by telephone, e-mail, or in writing regarding the court's records and procedures.   
  • Review, analyze and certify court documents regarding 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 according to applicable laws and auditing requirements.
  • Review, analyze, document, and disburse appropriate fees to all witnesses subpoenaed to the court by the District Court, Circuit Court, and Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.
  • Direct the specific appointment of attorneys for indigent clients, make arrangements for interpreters, special accommodations, and any other due process requirements.
  • Coordinate, analyze, monitor, and produce the court schedule for all criminal, civil, appeal, and personal protection order 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, civil, and domestic appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Monitor all appeals to the Circuit Court from the lower courts or agencies.   Other duties as assigned.

Education Qualifications

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 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, public; maintain confidentiality; and potential for LEIN certification.

                                                                        

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Click Here to Submit Application Online

CUSTODIAN

Building & Grounds
Starting Salary (S07 N):$11.42
Full-time - 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Union Position: AFSCME
Posting: 056-21
Date Posted: 04/30/2021
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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION DIRECTOR

Administration
Starting Salary: K-12(A-C) $77,916.80 - $84,988.80
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 071-21
Date Posted: 05/30/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

General Summary:

This position implements the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Work Plan, develops and manages comprehensive agency‐wide DEI programming, and guides leadership and employees at every level of the organization. This position will provide training, technical expertise, coordination, and guidance for DEI committees and teams to build efficacy and cultural competency across Kalamazoo County Government.

Essential Functions:

  • In conjunction with the Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials, cultivate a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive culture throughout the County’s internal and external community.
  • Provide strategic vision to Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials and their staff on diversity‐related issues. Consult with Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials.
  • Assist Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials with the development of DEI policies, practices, procedures, and implementation.
  • Design and collect quantitative and qualitative DEI data collection and analysis to regularly measure the
  • DEI benchmarks established within Kalamazoo County Government, and those we serve.
  • Participate in committee meetings, Advisory Board meetings, and other applicable committees to assist with ensuring that the function and business of each Committee are accomplished through an equity lens.
  • Convene and facilitate Employee Resource Groups and Community Stakeholder Groups. Lead and provide strategic guidance to the groups, and serve as a liaison to Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials.
  • Research and coordinate employee training events regarding implicit bias, diversity in the workplace, and other pertinent DEI topics.
  • Research and present recommendations to Department Heads/Court Administrators/Elected Officials regarding DEI best practices to facilitate the integration of DEI into all aspects of Kalamazoo County Government.
  • Develop and recommend long‐term diversity, equity, and inclusion infrastructure needs internally and externally. Other duties as assigned

Employment Qualifications:

Education:

A bachelor's degree and/or at least five (5) years experience developing, organizing and/or leading a DEI initiative, including the development and oversight of a DEI plan, and/or military equivalency of the above.

Experience:

At least 3‐5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in government, community and/or educational programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Prefer experience in the following areas:

  • 2‐3 years of supervisory and strategic planning experience.
  • Working in a public agency serving a large diverse population.
  • Knowledge of principles of equal opportunity, and community resources, and the knowledge to make recommendations concerning the County’s DEI work.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing information and data, drafting reports and other documents; maintaining records and files; and skill in using a personal computer and software to perform functions such as word processing, excel, access, and PowerPoint, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of DEI and organizational development best practices;
  • Analyzing organizational structures to enhance and foster DEI strategies at all levels of an organization;
  • Effectively communicating DEI strategies, delivering training to adult learners in a workplace setting, and working effectively across differences;
  • Group development and change management;
  • Mediation and conflict resolution skills to reframe issues, reduce tensions within workgroups, and intervene when conflicts arise;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Facilitation experience in conducting focus groups, needs assessments, and training with professionals and a variety of community and staff workgroups;
  • Intercultural awareness and skills sufficient to enable collaboration with diverse groups within the workforce or with external partners;
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions when issues need to be escalated or referred, and to whom; and
  • Proven ability to coach and train others.

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EXPO CENTER OPERATOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FAMILY SUPPORT AIDE

Circuit Court - Administrative Division
Salary: K-4 (A) $15.95/hr
Part-Time, up to 20 hrs. Weekly
Posting: 093-21
Date Posted: 07/25/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 08/06/2021

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Provide support to participants enrolled in Treatment & Recovery Court and their family so that the juvenile may remain in the community and successfully complete the terms and conditions of the program. 

  • Maintain frequent face‐to‐face contact with T&RC juveniles. Communicate and collaborate with the T&RC probation officer and the T&RC team.
  • Establish rapport with juveniles and the family. Advocate, mentor, support and coach juveniles. Help juveniles develop and maintain a supportive network.
  • Assist juveniles with meeting the expectations of the probation officer and court.   Assist juvenile with homework, completing job/college applications, and finding community service opportunities.
  • Provide transportation to and from appointments, activities, and other destinations as necessary.  Assist transporter or juvenile probation officer in transporting youth to, or from, detention or residential facility.
  • Enter and manage program data in Drug Court Case Management Information Systems (DCCMIS) to assist in statistical reporting to the State Court Administrative Office.
  • Complete weekly written reports to the Court detailing juvenile progress. Provide accurate, reliable and relevant information to the judge and T&RC team. 
  • Teach and demonstrate coping and conflict resolution skills to the youth and model exemplary behavior for the juvenile. Assist the juvenile and/or family with de‐escalation during times of crisis.  Perform other duties as assigned. 

High school diploma/GED required. Possession of a valid Michigan’s driver’s license with acceptable driving record, vehicle registration and insurance. Previous experience working with juvenile and/or families from a variety of social, economic, education, and cultural backgrounds is preferred but not required. Will consider relevant volunteer work and/or internship experience.

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

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IT SYSTEMS ANALYST

Information Technology
Annual Salary: K-9 (A-F) $56,721.60 - $69,659.20
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

Health & Community Services
Salary Range: K-7 (A-F) $44,907.20 - $55,182.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 075-21
Date Posted: 06/24/2021
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.
  • 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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LEGAL ASSISTANT I - MAC

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $15.01/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 081-21
Date Posted: 06/23/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Act as initial representative of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office by greeting all walk-in citizens, law enforcement and court related personnel.

  • Serve as receptionist screening incoming mail, telephone calls, and walk-in visitors. Explain office policy and procedure or refer to appropriate personnel within the office.
  • Assist the Charging Specialist by obtaining basic screening information needed for all assaultive crimes, to include Assault and Battery, and Domestic Violence complaints. This is approximately 75% of all citizen contact.
  • Prepare all legal documents involving the dismissal of cases by our office (Nolle Prosequi) by obtaining defendant's name, charge, court & reason for the dismissal from the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.
  • Provide weekend and holiday coverage for the Charging Specialist on a rotating basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

High School diploma or GED.  Previous multi-line telephone/receptionist experience.  1-2 years’ experience in a law office or previous experience working in the criminal justice system preferred.  Ability to be patient, understanding, and empathetic when assisting traumatized, frustrated and/or angry persons.  Ability to work under pressure and multi-task.

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LEGAL ASSISTANT II - CHILD SUPPORT

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: K-04 (A) $15.95/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 080-21
Date Posted: 07/06/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provide all residents within Kalamazoo County their rights pursuant to the Paternity Act and Michigan Family Support Act. Provide office policy and procedural expertise for adherence to legal and procedural requirements, ensuring expedient and qualitative case processing.

  • Coordinate and control paternity tests in a timely manner to facilitate the resolution of disputed cases.
  • Acts as primary reception person for the Family Support Division to assist the needs of citizens, attorneys, and police agencies.
  • Conducts and executes service of civil process on defendants to allow the case to proceed to final resolution.
  • Coordinates the preparation and execution of support orders to ensure their production and submission to the proper agencies.
  • Coordinates, controls, and reviews the execution of legal pleadings by child support clients to ensure accuracy.
  • Operates computer equipment to input, access, and retrieve necessary legal documents and correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma. 2-3 years’ experience in a law office and/or experience working in the criminal justice system. Working knowledge of the criminal justice system. Clerical skills & computer data entry and retrieval. Being able to work under stress, at a fast pace, and with constant interruptions. Strong ability to multi-task and work independently. Maintain excellent rapport with the public as well as police & court personnel. Ability to be patient, understanding, and empathetic when assisting traumatized, frustrated, and/or angry persons. Experience with MiCSES Child Support Database preferred. Working knowledge with the Child Support Process preferred. Familiarity with Civil Court Process preferred.  

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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.
Posting: 070-21
Date Posted: 05/27/2021
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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Ron Kuivenhoven
Department of Buildings & Grounds,
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

Airport
Starting Salary R10/N: $15.46/hr.
Full-time - Shifts varies
Posting: 074-21
Date Posted: 06/07/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities: 

To provide general manual labor under direct supervision.
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 second responder in emergency situations.  Complies with safety standards and airport procedures.  Performs general airport operations.

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent.  Valid Michigan driver 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.   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 benefits package with medical coverage, paid holidays and vacation time. Available supplemental dental and vision. Defined Benefit pension after vesting period.

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PARK & EXPO CUSTODIAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PARK ATTENDANT/SEASONAL

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

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

PARK MANAGER

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

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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PROBATE REGISTER/PROBATE DIVISION ADMINISTRATOR

Probate Court
Starting Salary: K-11 (A) $70,491.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 090-21
Date Posted: 07/16/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position administers all of the non‐judicial functions of the Probate Court. It assists the Circuit/Probate Court Administrator in providing central management, development, implementation, administration, and improvement of Probate Court policies, procedures, and programs. This is done to promote access to justice for all members of the public. The Probate Register/Probate Division Administrator directs the budget, calendar, case‐flow management, and record-keeping functions of the Probate Court. This position ensures substantive and procedural compliance with all Michigan court rules and State Court Administrative Office's requirements in the daily operation of the Probate Court and the review and reporting of the Court's performance.

  • In coordination with the Presiding Probate Judge, provide procedural and administrative guidance and leadership to all employees assigned to the Probate Court, including the Chief Deputy Register/Probate Attorney, Deputy Registers, Adoption Coordinator, Probate Court Caseworker, and the Judicial Aide to the Probate Court Presiding Judge.
  • Administer and make accountable all areas of the personnel administration of the Probate Court, including making effective hiring decisions, training, and disciplinary actions up to and including termination. Oversee payroll, step increases, and approval of leave time.
  • Administer the maintenance of court files and records within the Probate Court, including overseeing the accuracy, certifications, authentication, creation, retention, access, storage, and destruction, including video records and transcription, in accordance with the state records management standards. Direct the establishment of case files and records. Ensure petitions and documents are correctly completed and in compliance with the law. Ensure proper data entry into the case management and document management system and case files are properly maintained. Oversee the intake and recording of legal documents related to estates, mental commitments, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, and other probate matters.
  • In uncontested matters, exercise legal powers granted to a Probate Register by law, including, but not limited to, conducting hearings, determining whether a petition 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 Probate Court Judge. Supervise the processing of probate proceedings involving decedents' estates, including the execution of orders and admission of wills to probate.
  • Review and analyze court processes to strategize potential changes that may affect the daily operations of the Court in order to remain compliant with the court rules, statutes, and state guidelines. Develop policies and procedures to meet requirements of new court rules and statutes that govern the operations of the Probate Court. Prepare long and short-range planning goals for the Probate Court.
  • Review and analyze court processes for compliance with the law. Interpret and explain policies and procedures for attorneys, the public, clients, outside agencies, and staff; advise an appropriate alternative course of action.
  • Approve all budget expenditures, line item transfers, and grant expenditures within the budget of the Probate Court. Conduct ongoing assessment of existing line items and future budget needs, including space, personnel, and equipment.
  • Review and analyze relevant daily, weekly, and monthly reports for court administration, the Probate Court Presiding Judge, and the State Court Administrative Office. Prepare and submit Probate Court statistical reports as required by the State Court Administrative Office or as requested by the Probate Court Presiding judge or court administration.
  •  Assist in coordinating courtroom and chamber operations and corresponding the docket to ensure compliance with statutes, case law, administrative order, local administrative orders, chief judge directives, and court rules. 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.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Probate Court/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. Explain office policies and procedures, address complaints and service issues, respond to questions about court cases, respond to service requests, and coordinate programs and services. Collaborate and assist in engaging the community by providing training relevant to Probate matters to outside groups and agencies.

Education: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, judicial administration, public administration, psychology, social work, law degree or closely related field required or any comparable combination of education, training, experience, or military equivalency.

Experience: Minimum five years' experience working in a court or legal setting with administrative or managerial experience. Extensive knowledge and experience with Probate 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, thorough knowledge of the county and community resources; ability to effectively manage the media strong leadership and team-building skills.

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

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Health & Community Services, AAA3
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $51,937.60 - $56,659.20
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 061-21
Date Posted: 05/10/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Functions as a team nurse and Care Consultant within the Choices for Independence team; responsible for completing and maintaining client assessments/reassessments and developing and implementing care plans to provide long-term care management services for program clients. Connects clients with supportive services in the community to maintain their independence and prevent or delay long-term care placement.

Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine psychosocial, financial, and environmental strengths and limitations and medical status/conditions of potential clients.  Develop a care plan in conjunction with the client, designated caregivers, and Choices for Independence Social Worker(s).

Monitor client condition and provision of service pertaining to plans for care. Adjust plan as determined through reassessment, normal monitoring, and client's desired outcomes.  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 the 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.

Current Michigan Registered  Nurse License emphasizes gerontology and three years experience working with older adults; or any comparable combination of education, training, or experience. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of community resources, especially geriatric and chronic disease management. Reliable transportation and current Michigan driver's license.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT PROJECT INVESTIGATOR

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: $28.10/hr
Fulltime, hours vary
Posting: 092-21
Date Posted: 07/22/2021
Deadline: Until filled

Temporary Position

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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

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

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

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Or send resume to:    Scott W. Brower

                                     Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

                                     227 W. Michigan Ave.

                                     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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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-POAM
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-POAM
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).

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

SOCIAL WORKER

Health & Community Services
Salary: K-7 (A-C) $21.59 - $23.59/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 089-21
Date Posted: 07/08/2021
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 evironmental 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.

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

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YOUTH SPECIALIST

Circuit Court - Juvenile Home
Starting Salary JV-16: $14.92/hr.
Fulltime, Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Posting: 085-21
Date Posted: 06/27/2021
Deadline (must be received by): 08/31/2021

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

Two (2) years college, a minimum of 30 college credit hours 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

  • 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.

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Contact Us

Kristine D. Cunningham 
Human Resources Director

Jean Michaud
Deputy Human Resources Director 

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