MAY 20, 2013 - MAY 24, 2013
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 5:0pm. 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
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.
Temporary Youth Specialist ($11.75/hr)
24 hour facility – Employees have to work nights – weekends - holidays
Please 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.
Temporary Cook ($9.50/hr)
Please note this is a temporary part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits.
Required: Completion of the eighth grade. Experience working in an institutional or commercial food service facility.
Duties: Works as an on-call, temporary employee to fill scheduled or emergency vacancies within the facility food service department. Under the direction of a designated supervisor, is responsible for preparing and serving meals according to recipes and the established menus.
FRIEND OF THE COURT
Domestic Investigator ($38,319)
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field; OR, high school diploma or GED and a minimum of four years fulltime experience in direct human service counseling and/or investigative duties with a criminal justice agency. Possession of a valid Michigan vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.
Desired: Previous social work or related experience.
Duties: Under general supervision of the Domestic Investigator Supervisor, conducts investigations and prepares recommendations concerning child custody, child support, parenting time and alimony in domestic relations cases involving minor children. Initiates proceedings to enforce Court Orders. Conducts field work; visits and investigates homes of dependent minor children; investigates school, health and social adjustment of children. Reviews cases to determine child support arrearages; assists in collecting child support payments. Investigates complaints regarding the welfare and well-being of dependent minor children. Interviews parties who have petitioned for divorce. Assists walk-in clients and receives phone inquiries regarding domestic relations cases; provides appropriate information. Other duties as assigned.
Required: Completion of the eighth grade. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required. May be subject to call-in outside of normal work hours.
Desired: High school diploma or GED; previous experience in commercial or institutional food preparation is preferred; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with supervisors, other employees and the inmate workers.
Duties: Under general supervision, performs duties required to prepare food, serve meals, clean up and maintain sanitary kitchen facilities. Assists Food Services Coordinator in planning menus. Performs related work as required.
BUILDING & GROUNDS
Building Maintenance Worker ($27,659)
Required: High school diploma or GED and two years of experience in skilled building maintenance work. Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.
Duties: Under the supervision of the Building & Grounds Supervisor, performs skilled maintenance work on county buildings, equipment and grounds. Inspects, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Installs, repairs and replaces plumbing fixtures. Installs, repairs and/or replaces electrical wiring and fixtures. Installs, repairs and replaces computer wiring, security systems, video and audio systems, communication systems and power equipment. Performs a variety of carpentry tasks. Inspects, cleans, tunes and repairs boilers. Lays cement, tile floors and ceilings. Operates pick-up truck, front-end loader, snowplow and lawnmower in performance of job duties. Other duties as assigned.
Nutritionist WIC ($36,815)
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; ability to plan, organize and develop a public nutrition consultation and education program; ability to apply education and public information techniques to the science of nutrition; ability to work with community organizations in the development of nutrition programs; considerable skill in speaking and writing concerning nutrition.
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 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.
Public Health Nurse ($40,495)
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.
Desired: Thorough knowledge of nursing theory and skills.
Duties: Promotes the health of individual, families, and the community through education, counseling, and appropriate preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. Provides nursing service in homes and clinics including services such as immunization of children and adults; communicable disease control; childhood lead poisoning; adolescent school services; case management of children with special needs; women, infants and children; nutrition education, and family planning services. Participates in the determination of priorities for nursing service according to identified community needs and the kind and amount of available nursing service. Maintains communication with professional and lay members of the community and with other social service agencies regarding public health services. Provides supportive care by listening, managing client interactions and making referrals to appropriate agencies and organizations. Documents client interaction, activities, phone calls and follow-up. Participates in activities to promote professional advancement through conferences, workshops and professional readings. Performs a variety of assessments and uses problem solving techniques to determine a client’s level of health risk. Provides and maintains a confidential environment. Performs other duties as required.
Office Assistant – WIC ($11.08/hr) (Temporary Part-Time)
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 diploma or GED and a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute net. 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 a typing test at the NET speed.
Desired: Previous clerical or related experience.
Duties: Types a variety of routine memorandum, orders, charts, letters and reports as requested by departmental personnel. Performs receptionist duties; greets visitors and provides information to the public regarding departmental policies and procedures. Performs switchboard operation duties; answers the phone, transfers calls to appropriate person(s) and takes messages when parties are unavailable, screens calls as appropriate. Schedules appointments for various meetings, programs, doctors and clinics; reschedules appointments as necessary. Performs additional duties which may include; issuing coupons, recording test results, distributing reports, data entry, pulling patient charts, monitoring office supplies, completing and distributing standard forms and collecting fees. May conduct client interviews to obtain necessary information for departmental records such as phone numbers, insurance coverage, addresses, etc. Other duties as assigned.
Office Coordinator/Legal Secretary – ($27,659)
Required: Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science or Criminal Justice and one year of paid, full-time secretarial/clerical experience OR High school diploma or GED and three years paid full-time secretarial/clerical experience. Also required is a minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute net. (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 a typing test at the NET speed).
Desired: Considerable knowledge of the establishment and enforcement of child support orders. Understanding of policies and procedures of the child support division of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and of the child support procedures of the Family Independence Agency; knowledge of the operating procedures of the Berrien County court system. Ability to exercise independent judgment and handle a broad range of tasks; function effectively in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions; handle public contacts with initiative and resourcefulness; prepare a variety of legal documents, correspondence and reports; work effectively with other employees and the general public; understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; prepare and maintain accurate records. Must possess the ability to think and act independently.
Duties: Under the supervision of an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Division Director, oversees the office and makes recommendations to the Director to improve office procedures and quality of services provided. Performs paraprofessional legal work and office duties which require extensive knowledge of departmental practices and procedures.
Judicial Administrative Assistant ($30,400)
Required: Associate’s Degree in Business or a related field and two years of fulltime paid responsible administrative and clerical support experience which includes one year of word processing experience; OR high school diploma or GED and four years of fulltime paid responsible administrative and clerical support experience which includes one year of word processing experience. A typing speed of 60 words per minute net is required. 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 a typing test at the NET speed. Required to obtain and maintain certification as a certified electronic recorder in the State of Michigan within one year to maintain employment (Certified Electronic Recorder status required for an elected district judge; Certified Electronic Operator status required for an elected circuit and probate judge or as directed by the hiring judge). Overtime may be required due to after or before business hours court hearings. May be required to work at any Trial Court location on a temporary or regular basis.
Desired: Knowledge of court operations, courtroom procedures and recording equipment, and agencies within the State of Michigan and/or Berrien County. Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to create and maintain various spreadsheet programs; familiarity with ICLE and other legal resources that can be accessed on the computer. Ability to be flexible and work well in a team situation.
Duties: Appointed by and under the direction of a Trial Court judge, performs complex administrative duties and responsibilities that require extensive knowledge of the rules, regulations, practices and procedures of the Trial Court division to which the judge is assigned. Regularly attends and records courtroom hearings to assure that a permanent verbatim record is made of courtroom proceedings and hearings. Handles both internal and external highly confidential documents and information related to the judge’s official duties. Must be self-directed and exercise independent judgment and initiative in the performance of assigned job duties. May be required to prepare transcripts of courtroom proceedings and hearings. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.