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November 17, 2019

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

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL (please include cover letter)

Administrative Services
Salary: K-12 (A-F) $74,172.80 - $91,000.00
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 048-19
Date Posted: 03/24/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Assists Corporation Counsel in providing legal services to all County boards and committees, commissions, and departments; Represents the County’s interest in State and Federal Courts, tribunals, or administrative bodies and coordinates with outside legal counsel for insured claims. Drafts and reviews policies, agenda items, and contracts. Serves as Litigation Coordinator.

Under direction of the Corporation Counsel, provides legal services to County boards, commissions, and departments in order to minimize liability and maximize resources.  Provides legal representation in various areas of County Government including litigating matters in State and Federal courts in order to represent and defend the County’s interests.  This position does not encompass labor law and related issues.

Reviews and drafts contracts, resolutions, legal opinions, and other legal documents for all County     Departments. Maintaining current knowledge of new developments in legislation and case law is expected.  Assistance with negotiation and drafting of real estate lease agreements.  Attends public meetings in the absence of the Corporation Counsel.  Assists Corporation Counsel in developing responses to Freedom of Information requests.  Serves as Litigation Coordinator.  Provides legal advice in public health law and HIPAA matters.

Juris Doctorate degree, or military equivalent and licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.  At least five (5) years legal experience in municipal law and/or litigation, transactional contracts, business law, and real estate law is preferred.

Please include cover letter.

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BOOKING CLERK

Sheriff
Starting Salary: NF-13 (A) $15.02/hr.
Shifts Varies.
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 013-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works at a work station within a 24 hour locked down facility.  This position performs data entry tasks which includes the processing of all jail admissions into the Jail Management System (JMS), and all inmate releases from the JMS through direct inmate interview.

Duties includes:  Accurately and with emphasis to detail, process incoming inmates by entering information into the JMS as indicated by the booking form, court document or other suitable documentation.  Obtain medical history from inmate and forward the information to Deputies, Nurses and appropriate staff.  Receives inmate property receipts and stores property in secure storage.  Enters inmate funds into proper inmate trust account.  Prepares inmate files and enters applicable updated information from sources i.e. court, LEIN.  Reports serious or dangerous situations as required.  Accurately and with emphasis to detail, processes inmate releases.

Two years of college in a law enforcement or related field of study, military or law enforcement equivalent. Preference is given to law enforcement background or Bachelor’s Degree. Ability to multitask and communicate effectively, exceptional cognitive skills; i.e. observation, interpretive, comprehensive and retention. Candidate must have good computer skills, keyboarding and data entry/retrieval and be able to pass a typing keyboard test.  Must be able to pass a physical and drug screen. Must maintain confidentiality.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

CONTROL CENTER OPERATOR

Sheriff
NF-09 (A-B) $12.11 - $12.49/hr.
Fulltime- shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 024-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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

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.

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

Sheriff's
Starting Salary: NF-10 (A) $14.36/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union Posting- KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 043-19
Date Posted: 03/10/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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.

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

CORRECTIONS OFFICER I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

COURT SECURITY DEPUTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Here to Submit Application Online

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

CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT

HCS - Administration
Salary: K-2 (A) $13.47/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 058-19
Date Posted: 04/21/2019
Deadline: Until filled

To provide customer assistance at the Health & Community Services Department and to provide administrative back‐up support including mail services for the facility. This position provides Spanish language translation services for customers and Department staff. This is done in order to maintain positive customer relations, be responsive to a customer base that is seeking assistance, to provide a safety/security presence, and necessary coverage of administrative functions.

Greet customers and refer them to appropriate service area(s) in the Department. Answer basic program questions.  Provide back‐up for Administrative Services and Mail Services.  Provide written and/or verbal Spanish translation services for customers and staff.  Maintain marquee and conference room/meeting signs and closure signs throughout the department.  Perform clerical assignments upon request (e.g. typing, stuffing envelopes, address labels, sorting).

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Good writing skills in Spanish and English as well as the ability to speak both languages fluently preferred.  Minimum of two years’ experience in a customer service position preferred. Excellent communication skills, computer and phone skills, and basic administrative assistant skills required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

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FATHERHOOD INTERN

HCS- Maternal & Child Health
Salary: $14.00/hr.
Part-time 20/hrs. thru 9/30/19
Posting: 057-19
Date Posted: 04/21/2019
Deadline: Until filled

The principal function of this position is to assist in administrative support, community engagement and awareness of the 4Dad Fatherhood program.  This intern position will increase HCS's 4Dad Program outreach and marketing within the community.

Provide administrative support to the 4Dad FH program care coordinator.  Assist in planning, and facilitation of 4Dad FH community education classes.  Assist in the development of a power point presentation for FH community trainings.  Assist in development of radio and digital marketing ads.

This position may assist with: Special projects, Data entry, Development of promotional materials, brochures, etc.  Hands-on projects as appropriate, specifically in the content areas identified in principal accountability.  Community outreach and program delivery

Undergraduate or graduate level student with a major in the area of Family Life Studies, Public Health, or related field.  Good communication and organizational skills required.  Ability to work independently while also able to work effectively in a team is required.  Work or volunteer experience in public or nonprofit sector in fields or health, education, human services preferred.  Strong technical/computer skills needed.  Understanding of Public Health.

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LEGAL ASSISTANT I - MAC

Prosecuting Attorney
Starting Salary: K-03 (A) $14.28/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 056-19
Date Posted: 04/14/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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.  Prepares all criminal files for court by assembling all pertinent data relative to a case, such as criminal complaint, police report, progress sheets, intake score sheets, and other supporting documents.  Read, gather and interpret information from jury questionnaires (Approx. 225-300 each week) and transfer information to summary sheets for Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys’ use before Circuit Court trials.  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.  Enter pertinent information into a form letter for the Assault and Battery victims, mail letters out, and file in a tickler system from victims last name A-Z.  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.

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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Send Resume to:
Shellie Stapert - Administrator
227 W. Michigan Avenue, 5th Floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

HCS - Laboratory Services
Starting Salary: K-06 (A) $18.59hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 087-18
Date Posted: 12/01/2018
Deadline: Until filled

Conduct all levels of CLIA regulated testing from high complexity to waived testing accurately and efficiently, while abiding by all pertinent laboratory regulations.  Collect and process specimens, including potentially infectious blood samples and transfer specimens (serum, stool, sputum, and other body fluids) from HCS clinics and programs to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other laboratories for analysis as necessary.  Specimen processing of all clinical, environmental health, and send-out specimens.  Conduct all levels of Department of Environmental Quality regulated testing.  Maintain equipment and trouble shoot problems when needed.

Associate's degree in Medical Technology or equivalent based on current CLIA regulations with knowledge, education, and experience in clinical laboratory, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, serology, and molecular biology required.  Must have ASCP certification (or equivalent) as MLT, or be eligible. Eligible technicians must receive certification within 1 year of hire date.  Phlebotomy skills are preferred. Knowledge of Biohazards, Chemical Hazards and Universal Precautions are required. Computer skills are required for daily operations including user-based programming of analytical instruments, data entry, testing and resulting. Good communication skills, ability to multi-task, strong interpersonal and organizational skills are preferred.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Aaron Hoogenboom
311 East Alcott Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

NURSE HOME VISITOR

HCS - MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $49,420.80 -$53,934.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 026-19
Date Posted: 03/10/2019
Deadline: Until filled

The NFP Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing service to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program in order to promote healthy pregnancies, normal growth and development for the child, and achievement of family self-sufficiency.

Performs home visiting in accordance with the essential elements of the evidence-based Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) model.  Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment.  Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as relate to the NFP domains.  Provide education, support and referrals to assist women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.  Consults and collaborates with other professional involved in providing services to women and their families.  Actively engages in professional development and skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence based model of care that supports women who are experiencing their first pregnancy throughout that pregnancy until their child is 2 years of age.  Please visit www.nursefamilypartnership.org for comprehensive information about this model.

Current Michigan Registered Nurse license required. Bachelor’s degree required with a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree preferred, or military equivalency. Experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental health/behavioral health nursing is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Valid driver’s license and transportation required.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some early evenings depending on client needs.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

NURSE, RN

Sheriff
Salary: K-8 (D) $56,160.00
Fulltime- shift varies
Posting: 022-19
Date Posted: 01/23/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position works in a medical clinic in the County Jail, a 24 hour locked down facility, using standard medical equipment.

Assess inmates after preliminary examination to determine if emergency or regular medical/dental care is required. Collect specimens and perform routine lab procedures. Evaluate and treat medical concerns/conditions of inmates. Counsel inmates on medical treatments, hygiene, and proper health habits.  Administer medications and care for illness/injuries according to physician orders. Monitor dispensing of medications and authorize or recommend transfer of inmates to medical appointments/hospitals.  Provide emergency nursing care until arrival of physician or transfer to hospital facility.  Thoroughly document and/or chart all pertinent medical information regarding medical treatments/evaluations.  Consult with Food Service relative to special dietary needs and menu recommendations for inmates.  Order and maintain medical and dental supplies. Use and order use of medical devices and equipment.  Arrange psychiatric evaluations as requested or necessary.  Conduct inmate physicals.  Train and educate other RN’s.

Education: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan is required. Must be First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.

Experience: Three years of experience in a county health department, hospital, or other health care organization working directly with medical providers, patients, and community organizations preferred. Effective written and verbal communication skills, basic keyboarding and computer skills including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and database entry/retrieval are required.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria. No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

NOTE: Any person with a felony conviction, a felony misdemeanor charge pending, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment. No visible tattoos.

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

OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

Airport
Starting Salary R10/N: $15.16/hr.
Full-time - Shifts varies
Union Position - AFSCME AIRPORT
Posting: 042-19
Date Posted: 03/10/2019
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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

PARK MANAGER

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary: (S14-A):$15.85/hr
Full-time; Days, Weekends & Holidays
UNION POSITION - AFSCME 1677.02
Posting: 059-19
Date Posted: 04/21/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Serve as guest service contact for clients and general public. Will answer questions, solve problems, and enforces rules and regulations.  Supervises, trains, and evaluates seasonal staff.  Collects fees, prepares receipt records, deposits, and other records to provide proper accounting of activities.  Provides clean, safe, well maintained facilities by 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.  On an as needed basis, may work at all County parks or the fairground and may directly operate multiple parks.  Assists in planning for future park operations and construction of department facilitates as assigned.  May perform duties of Lead Park Manager as assigned. 

Four year degree in Park Management or related field, 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.  Must be able to pass a drug screen and background 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. 

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:
Kalamazoo Parks & Expo Center
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

HCS- AAA
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $49,420.80- $53,934.40
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fultime
Posting: 034-19
Date Posted: 02/24/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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 as well as medical status/conditions of potential clients.  Develop plan of care 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 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 with an emphasis  on 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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $49,420.80 - $53,934.40
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(2) Fulltime Positions
Posting: 028-19
Date Posted: 02/04/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable diseases including Tuberculosis, affecting Kalamazoo County residents to ensure appropriate investigation, treatment and prevention of 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/MDHHS and community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication.

Administer the CD and TB control programs including maintaining CD information and other educational/instructional materials for health care and other professionals in the community providing TB services for people immigrating to Kalamazoo County, and rotation on-call responsibilities as part of a 24/7 operation for reporting communicable disease to Kalamazoo County health care providers.  Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events

Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals and the community.  Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDHHS.  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 assessment and 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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST

HCS - Clinical Services
Salary: K-8 (A-C) $23.76 - $25.93/ hr.
Part-time 24 hours per week
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting: 044-19
Date Posted: 03/24/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable disease affecting Kalamazoo County residents 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/MDHHS and 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 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 and the community.  Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDHHS.   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.

Click Here to Submit Application Online

SEASONAL PARK ATTENDANT

Parks & Expo Center
Starting Salary $10.09 - $10.50/hr.
Part-time 20-40 hrs. /Week
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Varies
Posting: 040-19
Date Posted: 03/03/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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.

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

35 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 security check.

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Dan Ward
Kalamazoo County Parks
2900 Lake Street,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-ROAD PATROL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-TRANSPORT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

SOCIAL WORKER

HCS - REGION IIIA
Salary: K-7 (A-C) $20.55 - $22.45/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(3) Fulltime Positions
Posting: 036-19
Date Posted: 03/03/2019
Deadline: Until filled

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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