Employment

 

 

DECEMBER 22, 2014 - DECEMBER 26, 2014

Applications for the following vacancies will be received at the Personnel Department, Berrien County Administration Building, 701 Main Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085, Between 8:30pm and 5:00pm. Applications are accepted via fax, mail, email or in person. Applications must be in the Personnel Department by close of business on the day of the deadline. All applications are reviewed by the hiring department. The hiring department will decide which candidates to interview and will contact the applicant directly if selected for an interview.

If applying for a job at the
BERRIEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
please read the Employment Requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer

FAX:   269-983-5788
EMAIL:  Dianne Pratt

NOTE: Applications are NOT kept on file. Each open position must be applied for separately with a new application and tracking sheet. Copies are acceptable. Download an application here

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – Marine Division
Marine Deputy ($10.00/hr)

The Sheriff’s Department will be accepting applications for the 2015 boating season. Applications will ONLY be accepted from 12/1/14 through 12/31/14. MUST be postmarked or hand delivered by 12/31/14.

This is a temporary/seasonal position. New deputies will begin training on the weekends during March and April. Patrols will begin with the Memorial Day holiday and end with the Labor Day holiday.

Hours are based on a 40 hour work week, and is weather dependent. Deputies will be required to work weekends with holidays mandatory.

Required: Must be 18 years of age and out of high school at least one year prior to the start of the boating season. Must be able to pass a complete background check. Must also be able to pass a swim test. Able to work well with others. Prior boating knowledge and a mechanical aptitude is a plus.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Marine Lieutenant and/or Senior Deputy responsibilities include enforcement of the Marine Safety Act on Lake Michigan as well as the many inland lakes and rivers within Berrien County. Deputies will be responsible for proper maintenance on boats, engines, trailers and vehicles, and caring for all County issued gear and equipment.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility – Employees work nights – weekends – holidays
Temporary Youth Specialist ($11.75/hr)

Note: This is a temporary part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits.

Required: Thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours of college education which includes three semester or four quarter hours of psychology.

Duties: The Temporary Youth Specialist works as an on-call employee to fill temporary vacancies in the fulltime Youth Specialist schedule.

Participates in supervising and reporting on programs, projects and tasks for youths detained in the Juvenile Center.  Assists with recreational programs and activities.

JUVENILE CENTER  
Therapist ($39,037 - $52,313)

Required: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited institution with at least one year of paid fulltime professional experience working with adolescents in a mental/behavioral health setting. Michigan licensure in Social Work.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Clinical and Treatment Services Manager, the Therapist is responsible for providing mental health and counseling services to youth in the Juvenile Center. The services include, but are not limited to, suicide assessment crisis intervention, treatment planning and individual, group and family therapy. Responsible for providing training and feedback/direction to child care staff regarding mental health and behavioral management issues as well as assisting child care staff in designing and implementing groups that can be conducted by the child care staff and other program staff. Responsible for maintaining accurate case files and all required reports regarding mental health services. Participates in team meetings, staffings, case reviews, court hearings, etc., as assigned.

ANIMAL CONTROL
Animal Control Officer ($27,936)

Required: High school graduation or GED and one year previous experience in the care or custody of animals. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s permit. Certification as an Animal Control Officer by the State of Michigan within 90 days of employment. Certification must be maintained throughout the tenure of employment. Must be deputized by the County Sheriff and maintain such status throughout tenure of employment. Must be certified in CPR and First Aid and maintain status throughout tenure of employment. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Desired: Demonstrated skill in use of firearms. Demonstrated skill in use of pepper spray or related items. Knowledge of roads and principle locations within Berrien County. Ability to defuse potentially emotional and volatile situations; skill in dealing with people of diverse backgrounds.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Animal Control Manager, enforces state and local laws/ordinances dealing with animal control; issues citations for violations of same. Responds to citizen complaints regarding animals and patrols the County to pick up stray animals and responds to other animal related concerns. Patrols an assigned area in a radio-equipped vehicle. Responds to and investigates complaints related to the enforcement of state and county dog laws. Picks up and provides care for unlicensed and stray animals. Works with owners and interested parties in the attempted resolution of animal related problems. Issues citations as necessary. Educates the public regarding appropriate animal care and the law, including speaking at seminars, schools, scouts, 4-H programs, etc. Investigates animal bite complaints. Captures and impounds dogs and cats that have bitten individuals to quarantine them as required. Investigates suspected cases of animal abuse and/or neglect. Investigates suspected cases of livestock kills, including taking photographs and detailed drawings of the scene. Assists in picking up farm or exotic animals that are on the loose. Humanely destroys unclaimed and unadoptable animals according to established procedures. Other duties as assigned.

COUNTY CLERK
Deputy Circuit Court Clerk I ($23,087)

Required: High school diploma or GED, one year of office experience and a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute net. Note: Please contact Personnel to schedule a typing test if you have not taken one before with our office. Your application will not be forwarded until you have taken, and successfully passed, the typing test at the net speed. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Desired: Coursework in legal office administration, business or a related area. Experience in a legal or governmental organization.

Duties: Under supervision, performs responsible clerical/administrative tasks, including maintenance of an accurate record and information retention system. Responds to confidential requests for information from citizens, attorneys and others, provides information, collects fees and prepares certified documents. Responds to walk-in and telephone inquiries; provides information regarding departmental practices and procedures. May schedule hearings and case conferences; receive case files; review to determine applicable hearing; notify all parties to be present at hearings and instruct them of court date and procedures. Scan and maintain a log of documents scanned. Other duties as assigned.

EQUALIZATION
Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) Appraiser ($37,183)

Required: High school diploma or GED. Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) certification as an Assessor by the State Tax Commission must be held and maintained for continued employment. Certified as a Michigan Personal Property Examiner by State Tax Commission. Possession of a valid, unrestricted vehicle operator’s license. Net typing speed at 40 words per minute. Maintain regular, reliable and predictable attendance. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds, walk for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, and work in all weather conditions.

Note: Please contact Personnel to schedule a typing test if you have not taken one before with our office. Your application will not be forwarded until you have taken, and successfully passed, the typing test at the net speed.

Consideration will be given to applicants for a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO) position.

Desired: Working experience with BSA Equalizer Software for real property appraisals and studies and familiar with the process of generating reports within. Experienced with Apex Software and familiar with GIS technology. Strong knowledge and skill in the use of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director and/or Real Property Appraisal Supervisor, performs technical work requiring extreme accuracy in the preparation of County Equalization reports. Analyzes real property deeds and sales information for completeness and accuracy. Handles confidential property related information. Formulates credible real property sales studies from raw sales information in a proper and timely manner. Prepares, by statutory deadline dates, all County Equalization reports from information gathered by the department’s property appraisal staff and by local government unit assessors. Performs field inspections of complex real estate properties and assists others with the more intricate ones. Reviews appraisals made by others and assists in the auditing of municipality assessment roll data. Confers with local officials, property appraisers and other interested parties regarding the equalization of county assessments. Establishes and maintains digital and hard copies of equalization information. Actively participates as a member of the damage assessment group for the Berrien County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (extended work hours may be required). Other duties as assigned.

EQUALIZATION
Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO) Appraiser ($30,728)

Required: High school diploma or GED. Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO) certification as an Assessor by the State Tax Commission must be held and maintained for continued employment. Possession of a valid, unrestricted vehicle operator’s license. Net typing speed at 40 words per minute. Maintain regular, reliable and predictable attendance. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds, walk for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, and work in all weather conditions.

Note: Please contact Personnel to schedule a typing test if you have not taken one before with our office. Your application will not be forwarded until you have taken, and successfully passed, the typing test at the net speed.

Consider will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled in the Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO) program.

Desired: Considerable knowledge of the Michigan Equalization process and assessment administration terminology. Working Experience with BSA Equalizer Software for real property appraisals and studies. Experienced with Apex Software and familiar with GIS technology.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director and/or Real Property Appraisal Supervisor, performs technical work requiring extreme accuracy in the preparation of County Equalization reports. Formulates credible real property sales studies from raw sales information in a proper and timely manner. Prepares, by statutory deadline dates, all County Equalization reports from information gathered by the department’s property appraisal staff and by local government unit assessors. Performs field inspections of real estate properties. Formulates credible real property sales studies from raw sales information in a proper and timely manner. Other duties as assigned.

TRIAL COURT
Deputy Register ($26,380)

Required: Associate’s Degree and/or paralegal certification; OR, high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of legal or government office experience and a net typing speed of 40 words per minute. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance is required.

Note: Please contact Personnel to schedule a typing test if you have not taken one before with our office. Your application will not be forwarded until you have taken, and successfully passed, the typing test at the net speed.

May be required to obtain and maintain SCAO Certified Electronic Operator certification.

Desired: Knowledge of applicable Michigan codes, statutes, and court rules.

Duties: Under supervision of the Intake Manager-Juvenile Register and/or Probate Register, performs clerical/administrative tasks including maintenance of an accurate record and information retention system on a variety of Family Division cases. Schedules hearings and case conferences, prepares paperwork and certified documents, answers the phone and responds to inquiries. Types material and uses a computer to maintain information. Receives petitions, orders, inventories, accountings, and other legal documents related to juvenile, child protective and probate proceedings and examines them for sufficiency, accuracy, and completeness. Responds to inquiries from citizens, attorneys and others; provides information, receives and receipts filing and other statutory fees. Attends court hearings and assists as required in creating court records of proceeding, responds to any procedural and factual questions of the judge and dockets judge’s order and follows up on any instructions beyond the order. Schedules case conferences, citation hearings or show cause hearings for those fiduciaries that are not fulfilling their responsibilities in a timely manner and arranges service on interested parties for those conferences/hearings. Processes mental commitment cases. Performs a variety of tasks, including receiving and filing wills, making certified copies of documents, maintaining case activity statistics, computing fees, processing mail. Other duties as assigned.

CIRCUIT COURT/FRIEND OF THE COURT
Accounting Supervisor ($40,867 - $54,765)

Required: Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of two years of experience in accounting or finance which includes one year in a supervisory capacity; OR, Associate’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of four years of experience in accounting or finance which includes two years of supervisory experience. Valid driver’s license.

Desired: Coursework and/or experience in governmental accounting or finance. Knowledge of mainframe and personal computer, computerized accounting applications and automated information systems.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Deputy Friend of the Court, supervises the account clerk division of the Friend of the Court, handles both internal and external confidential documents and information as directed. Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of accurate financial records and reports for the Berrien County Trial Court Family Division, Friend of the Court, state and federal agencies; responsible for all customer service aspects related to individual account computerized bookkeeping and data systems for the Friend of the Court office. Liaison to the Berrien County Information Systems Department in matters relating to finance. Duties performed may vary according to the requirements of the Court and are carried out in accordance with the Court’s statutory purpose, policies and procedures, Berrien County’s policies and procedures, and with State of Michigan and Federal Funding Guidelines. May be assigned to serve in any court location as needed.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Breast Feeding Peer Counselor – 20.6hrs/week ($12,055)

Required: High school diploma or GED and significant personal breastfeeding experience (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).  Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle.

Note: The following needs to be accomplished in the first year in this classification: Loving Support Peer Counseling training, attend WIC Breastfeeding Basic (two day training), attends the MSUE Peer counselor update trainings, attends the annual WIC Conference, on-site visits by State WIC Lactation Consultants, reads assigned books and materials about breastfeeding, attends other breastfeeding related conference/training as appropriate, is a paid member of the local chapter of the La Leche League.

Desired: Is committed and enthusiastic about promoting and supporting breastfeeding. Demonstrates the ability to communicate with diverse populations. If possible, has been/is a WIC participant.

Duties: Builds and maintains a caseload of WIC women (pregnant and breastfeeding mothers). Makes routine periodic contacts with all assigned mothers. Gives basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, including overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding. She also helps mothers prevent and handle common breastfeeding concerns. Establishes an effective working relationship with local hospitals and agencies as appropriate. Teaches breastfeeding classes and/or recruits mothers at WIC clinics. Helps organize a local breastfeeding support group/mom’s club. Refers clients to other breastfeeding resources and/or health professionals when needed. Maintains strict client confidentiality. Keeps accurate records of all contacts made with WIC mothers. May assist WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding peer counseling through special projects and duties as assigned.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Public Health Nutritionist – ($19.07/hr)

Note: This is a temporary part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, or its equivalent in terms of education, experience or training.

Desired: Registration as a Dietician in the State of Michigan. Thorough knowledge of the principles of human nutrition. Considerable knowledge of dietary control of diseases. Knowledge of the principles of health education and public health administration.

Duties: Provides consultation and in-service training on nutrition to departmental employees and employees of related health organizations. Plans, develops and implements nutritional education and high risk care plans for program participants in conjunction with the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program and the general health education programs of the department. Serves as an advisor on nutrition to special health projects such as Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health programs. Plans and conducts classes on nutrition and diets to groups with special nutritional needs such as heart and diabetic patients, and other participants in Health Department programs. May conduct surveys, home visits, etc. to determine nutritional needs. May conduct assessments for medical/nutritional eligibility for departmental programs.

FINANCIAL SERVICES
Financial Accountant/Analyst ($54,393)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related financial area and three years related accounting experience, preferably in a governmental environment. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license. Required to work extended workdays as needed at busy times, such as month-ends and year-end. Must maintain regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Demonstrable achievement towards certification as a certified public accountant (CPA), masters of business (MBS) or certified management accountant (CMA) may be substituted for experience requirements.

If a current CPA license is acquired or already possessed by the applicant, Berrien County will pay for the biennial license fee during the term of employment.

Duties: Under general supervision of the Financial Services Director, is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the General Ledger. Develops, communicates, and enforces policies and procedures to complete required financial processes and prepares records necessary to safeguard assets and provide reliable financial information. Participates in budget preparation and revision, grant administration, financial report preparation, accounts payables/receivables, third party billing and purchasing. Alerts management to non-conforming transactions, non-compliance with budget expectations, and other accounting related problems or concerns. Prepares for and assists outside auditors in the annual audit of the County's financial statements. Prepares financial data for grant applications. Monitors and assists departments with compliance to County fiscal policies and procedures. Assists departments in understanding and practicing generally accepted accounting principles as well as compliance with local, state and federal financial reporting requirements. Researches applicable law for procedural changes and notifies appropriate County employees of compliance requirements. Assists with updating and re-engineering projects for County fiscal systems to include those systems statutorily under the control of the constitutional officers and Drain Commissioner. Other duties as assigned.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Custodian ($10.86/hr)

Note: This is a temporary part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits. This position works evenings and hours will be assigned by the evening supervisor.

Required: High school graduation or GED and one year experience in custodial services. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Duties: Perform a variety of custodial related tasks for all Berrien County facilities. Duties include floor care, sweeping, mopping, waxing and buffing. Other duties as assigned.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Building Maintenance Worker ($10.86/hr)

Note: This is a temporary part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits.

Required: High school graduation or GED and one year experience in custodial service and/or building maintenance.

Duties: Performs a variety of custodial and related tasks for Berrien County facilities. Light duty general maintenance.

TRIAL COURT
Part-Time Court Security Officer ($14.00/hr)

Note: This is a temporary part-time position working under 1,000 hours per calendar year. This position is on-call with flexible work hours. There are no benefits.

Required: High school diploma or GED and one year of civil/military security or law enforcement/corrections training. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Note:  May be required to obtain and maintain a Michigan Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon. In addition, the person may be required to purchase a firearm (type to be approved by the Chief Judge), successfully complete ongoing firearm qualification training, and carry a firearm during the course of employment.

Desired: Prior experience as a police officer or other security related position. Ability to deal with difficult people. Keyboarding skills and knowledge of computer mainframe and PC.

Duties: Provides protection and security for judges, jurors, witnesses, court staff and the public involved in court proceedings. Performs patrol and security checks of hallways, offices, and other areas of any court or county facility where court proceedings are occurring. Transports prisoners. May be required to make arrests and may be assigned to assist in monitoring of metal detection equipment and/or other security/emergency duties. Assists law enforcement officers and court officials in emergencies by following established procedure for the evacuation of personnel from the building, conducting searches, etc. Prepares the courtroom and oversees the jury before, during and after deliberations. Maintains continuous radio monitoring and contact using proper radio protocol policies and procedures with court and county security personnel. Responds to calls as needed at Trail Court facilities.

TRIAL COURT
Enforcement Officer ($37,152)

Required: High school diploma or GED and four years of paid fulltime experience with collection of delinquent financial obligations, loss prevention, investigative or law enforcement experience; OR, an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Criminal Justice or a related field and a minimum of two years of paid fulltime experience with collection of delinquent financial obligations, loss prevention, investigative or law enforcement experience.

Valid driver’s license.

Desired: Coursework and/or experience in business and/or public administration, finance/accounting, criminal justice or law.

Duties: Under supervision of the Trial Court Accounting Manager and Deputy Accounting Manager, conducts investigations regarding collection of court ordered financial obligations; investigates the financial ability, occupation and earning capacity of parties involved in court cases who have been ordered to pay monetary obligations. Closely monitors parties for compliance and taking necessary actions as appropriate. Prepares reports and statistical data.

Trial Court
Assistant Pretrial Officer ($16.00/hr)

Note: This is a grant funded temporary part-time position working under 1,000 hours per calendar year. The position will expire upon loss of funding. There are no benefits.

Required:   An associate’s degree with two years of experience in a related field; or a high school diploma and four years of experience, two years of which must include law enforcement, corrections, probation or parole with direct defendant contact.  Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must pass a pre-employment physical, including drug testing, criminal record, character, and mental health screening before employment.  Employees will be fingerprinted.  Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Desired:  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to condense large volumes of information into clear and concise reports; a working knowledge of the Criminal Justice System; analytical ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a defendant; demonstrated ability to use diplomacy and tact in dealing with others; demonstrated ability to quickly analyze and resolve problems; computer experience entering data and creating Excel spreadsheets, charts, graphs and Word documents, etc.

Duties:  Investigates defendant’s background information by using data systems and contacting personal references, employments references to determine authenticity of information provided to the court. Identify pretrial defendants with substance abuse, mental health and other emotional problems and refer them for drug testing and/or community rehabilitation programs that provide substance abuse and/or mental health treatment.  Makes recommendations regarding bond violations when a defendant fails to observe the conditions of release.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Public Health Nurse STD ($40,900)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Registration as a Nurse in the State of Michigan; OR, Registration as a Nurse in the State of Michigan and an accumulated total of two years paid, fulltime experience in a hospital, clinic or the military services which includes an accumulated total of one year paid fulltime experience in community or public health field nursing. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

Duties: Provides health education, and/or administer treatment to clients of the Health Department related to the treatment of Tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Obtaining medical history, interviewing clients, disease surveillance, field investigations, performing basic health assessments and early intervention services to persons living with HIV. The field work may include visits to client homes, area hospitals, missions and/or shelters. Other requirements include case management and epidemiological follow-up on reportable communicable diseases. Will actively maintain a presence in the community by conducting outreach/social marketing to target populations as well as collaborating with community providers to locate clients living with HIV who are unaware of their status and/or lost to care. Non-traditional work hours may be required on occasion.


 
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