Employment

 

 

APRIL 27, 2015 - MAY 1, 2015

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

PARKS & RECREATION
Lifeguard (starting pay: $9/hour)

Note: This is a temporary part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year at Silver Beach County Park. There are no benefits. This position works weekends and holidays on a regular basis. Lifeguards are on duty from early June through August.

Required: Must be at least 16 years old. Must be certified in Red Cross Lifeguard Training, or equivalent, and trained in CPR for Adult, Infant, and Child. Must pass written and water tests demonstrating individual physical fitness and endurance and skill and knowledge of water rescue techniques, first aid and CPR.

Duties: Perform a variety of Lifeguard duties for the protection of swimmers and control of beach activities. In charge of all beach and water related activities and shall discourage unsafe practices therein.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility
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.

CIRCUIT COURT/FRIEND OF THE COURT
Accounting Supervisor ($41,275 - $55,313)

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.

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.

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
Deputy Register ($26,644)

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.

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. Other duties as assigned.

TRIAL COURT-CIVIL and CRIMINAL DIVISIONS
Civil/Criminal Division Administrator ($69,640 - $93,324)

Required: a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Public Administration, Personnel Administration, Criminal Justice, Industrial/Labor Relations, Business Accounting, Management or Economics, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Counseling, Political Science, Education or other related field and three years of progressively more responsible administrative, supervision and management experience in a court or criminal justice agency; OR, Master’s Degree in one of the above noted Bachelor’s Degree majors and one year of progressively more responsible administrative, supervision and management experience in a court or criminal justice agency. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

NOTE: Upon selection for an interview, a copy of college transcripts must be provided.

Desired: Considerable knowledge of the Michigan Trial Courts, court administration, budgets, labor relations, human resource management, and project management. Ability to manage, supervise and coordinate professional and support employees; evaluate employee performance; develop and implement staff training; analyze data; recommend/make policy, procedural, operational changes; supervision of case/work flow; prepare/monitor budgets; interpret and effectively communicate administrative and professional policies and procedures to employees, attorneys, governmental agencies and the general public; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Duties: Responsible for direct oversight of all administrative functions of the Civil and Criminal Divisions for all court locations of the Berrien County Trial Court; is the Clerk of the Fifth District Court, who is responsible for all duties and reporting requirements mandated by Michigan Statutes and Court Rules. Provides direct management and supervision of the civil and criminal staff responsible for court services; case/records procession, management, retention, and destruction; Trial Court probation; information technology input and output; court recording; and other judicial support functions. Develops and makes recommendations for intra-court operations; court and personnel policies; court budgets and services; information technology; and participates in establishing goals, services, and programs that fulfill the purposes and functions of the Berrien County Trial Court. Work is performed under the direction of the Trial Court Chief Judge, Criminal Division Presiding Judge, Civil Division Presiding Judge, and the Trial Court Administrator.

TRIAL COURT – FAMILY DIVISION
Juvenile Probation Officer ($37,550 - $50,321)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Science or a related field and a minimum of one year paid fulltime experience working with youth within the juvenile court system or social service agency.

Complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) juvenile probation officer certification training within two years of employment.

Desired: Thorough knowledge of the theory, laws, and procedures pertaining to probation activities, casework supervision, counseling skills and techniques, community service process and substance abuse. Knowledge of the criminal law component of the Michigan court system. Master’s Degree in one of the aforementioned programs and two years of casework in a juvenile court or related child welfare agency.

Duties: Under general supervision of the Family Division Administrator and other supervisory personnel, performs juvenile casework for the Berrien County Trial Court-Family Division. Conducts investigatory processes to gather information about a youth and family. Provides dispositional recommendations to assist the Court with appropriate offender disposition. Develops, implements and oversees an individualized plan for counseling, treatment and direction for probationer rehabilitation with the application of evidence-based risk assessment tools. Develops and implements case plans which may include counseling and treatment programs to assist and guide juvenile offenders and their families in rehabilitation efforts. Supervises probationers to increase assurance they follow court ordered probation terms and conditions.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility
Assistant Supervisor ($37,524 - $50,285)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in the behavioral sciences or a related field; OR, 60 semester hours of college credit with a minimum of two years of paid fulltime experience working with juvenile delinquents or adult offenders in the justice field, or with clients in the social service/mental health fields. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Desired: Coursework in criminal justice, corrections or administration. Supervisory experience in the field of juvenile or adult corrections. Knowledge of accreditation standards and administrative rules relating to juvenile detention and residential treatment facilities. Knowledge of computer applications in the justice system.

Duties: Provides ongoing supervision of facility security, programs, residents, and personnel, in accordance with Juvenile Center Policies and Procedures. This position shall be primarily stationed in the Secure Detention Control Room with the responsibility for the coordination and monitoring of all scheduled programs and delegation of specific assignments to child care staff. Has primary responsibility for ensuring that staff provide residents medical treatment/medications as prescribed and that residents are provided with adequate clothing, bedding, and hygiene supplies by staff. Maintains an inventory of security and emergency equipment  and distributes such items to child care staff as required on the shift. Serves as the designated person in charge of the facility in the absence of higher-ranking personnel. Required to work weekends, holidays, and flexible shifts on a regular basis. Expected to ensure and document continuous compliance with ACA Accreditation Standards and Michigan Administrative Rules relating to Juvenile Center operations.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Part-time Patrolman ($15.88/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 diploma or GED. No felony convictions. Valid Michigan driver’s license. MUST be MCOLES certified.

Desired: Ability to read and comprehend policies, procedures, rules, regulations, laws, memos, and related court forms to ensure appropriate deputy response behavior and performance while conducting correctional activities. Ability to act quickly and use good judgment during emergency situations. Ability to work and communicate effectively with other employees, the general public and legal professionals.

Duties: Perform responsible law enforcement and investigation work; to maintain law and order throughout the County; to investigate complaints and provide assistance as required; complete necessary reports, paperwork, and other work as required. Patrol an assigned area in a radio-equipped car, maintain law and order and investigate reported criminal acts. Issue traffic citations for various traffic violations. Investigate reports of assault, larceny, disorderly conduct, prowlers and other suspected law violations. May testify in court on criminal or civil cases. Direct traffic as required. Other duties as assigned.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Teen Father Engagement Coordinator ($17.51/hr)

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

Required: Associate’s Degree in Social Work, Education, or related human services field and four years’ experience in community outreach and/or working with teen males; OR, a high school diploma or GED and six years’ experience in community outreach and/or working with teen males.

Desired: Knowledge of human development and challenges of at-risk young men, including needs of low-income families and capacity to support diverse clients. Possess a working knowledge of positive youth development and youth programming with pregnant and parenting teens specifically. Experience with community event planning, promotion, and execution. Thorough knowledge of available services in Berrien County for parents and children. Ability to establish relationships with teens from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

Duties: Under general supervision, works directly with teen fathers, families, and other young men to successfully outreach and engage them in activities that will contribute to improved life opportunities for their children and their own self-sufficiency. This position is focused on preventing secondary teen pregnancy, developing life skills, promoting active fatherhood, and positive youth development. Recruit and train supportive community adult mentors for teen fatherhood mentoring program, including the placement and monitoring of mentoring pairs. Collaborates with MI-APPP program staff and other service providers to determine additional services and resources to meet client needs and improve service linkage systems within existing resources.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Court Entrance Security Officer ($15.88/hr)

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

Required Must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Applicant may not have any felony convictions. Must possess a Michigan vehicle operator’s license. Must be qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license.

Duties: Under supervision of the Sheriff or his designee and under the general supervision of the Chief Judge or Court Administrator, provides a safe environment for the Judges, Court personnel, attorneys, and general public. Duties include the screening of all people entering the St. Joseph Courthouse, Niles Courthouse, and the Berrien County Juvenile Center. The screening process will consist of the use of metal detectors, x-ray inspection systems, and visual inspections of packages, brief cases, bags and other such items.

TRIAL COURT
Accounting Assistant ($31,011 - $41,557)

Required: High school diploma or GED and a minimum of three years of accounting or finance experience; OR an Associate’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field and a minimum of one year of accounting or finance experience. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.

Desired: Coursework or experience in governmental accounting or finance. Knowledge of computerized accounting applications and automated information systems is preferred.

Duties: Performs moderately complex accounting and bookkeeping work. Maintains ledgers, journals and a variety of other financial records and reports. Prepares checks, vouchers, invoices, trial balances and other bookkeeping records according to the established policies and procedures of the courts. Classifies and posts expenditures and revenues to a manual and/or computerized system. Prepares detailed financial reports according to schedules, federal and state law or ad hoc reports as requested by the Accounting Manager.

TRIAL COURT - CIVIL/CRIMINAL DIVISIONS
Trial Court Clerk II ($25,629)

Required: High school diploma or GED, one year of general clerical experience and a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute net. 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 state certification as a certified electronic recorder (CER) or certified electronic operator (CEO) as directed.

Desired: Some knowledge of court and legal procedures. Ability to make decisions according to established procedures, policies and court rules. Familiarity with various word processing and spreadsheet computer software programs.

Duties: Under the general supervision of an office supervisor, performs a variety of complex clerical, financial and public contact duties. Performs computer data entry, prepares and updates case files, prepares correspondence and reports, receives and records fines, costs, fees and performs other related work as required. Provides information to defendants, attorneys, law enforcement officers, court patrons and co-workers.

COUNTY CLERK – VITAL RECORDS OFFICE
Deputy Clerk I ($11.95/hr)

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

Required: Graduation from an accredited high school or GED which includes or is supplemented by courses in bookkeeping and typing, two years of clerical experience and a 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.

Desired: Considerable knowledge of modern office and bookkeeping methods, practices and procedures.

Duties: Is responsible for performing responsible clerical and administrative work within the office of the County Clerk.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility – Employees work nights – weekends – holidays
Case Manager ($37,550 - $50,321)

Required: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Corrections, Criminal Justice, or other related human services field and one year of paid fulltime professional experience in a juvenile facility, court system or other related child welfare/social services agency.

Requirements: Under the supervision and direction of the assigned Juvenile Center Manager or Supervisor, serves as the designated social services worker in the Juvenile Center programs. Participates in planning, implementing, supervision and reporting on programs, projects and tasks for youth detained or placed in the Juvenile Center and their families. Serves as the group, individual, and family counselor for residents and their families. The Case Manager is delegated the primary responsibility for coordinating social services and treatment plans for assigned youth; as well as, maintaining accurate and complete case files for these youth. Participates in the development and implementation of the staff development program. Participates in the planning and implementation of therapeutic recreational programs and activities for youth. Serves as a lead worker responsible for delegating assignments to staff and ensuring the completion of program related tasks. Required to work a rotating schedule, which includes weekends, holidays, and/or flexible hours. Expected to assist in ensuring the continuous compliance with Michigan Administrative Rules relating to Juvenile Detention and residential facilities as well as other professional standards.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility
Youth Specialist ($30,704)

Required: Thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours of college education which includes three semesters or four quarter hours of Psychology. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Duties: Participates in supervision and reporting on programs, projects and tasks for youths detained in the Juvenile Center. Serves as a member of the Residential Treatment Team with responsibility for the safety, personal conduct, care and guidance of group members. Oversees the personal conduct, care and safety of residents; provides leadership and maintains discipline of residents. Monitors residents and facility to ensure security; conducts security and room checks. Supervises and conducts field trips and recreational activities for residents. Counsels residents regarding personal problems and issues. Transports residents to and from home, clinic, hospital and court as needed. Performs housekeeping and laundering responsibilities as needed to ensure maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Other duties as assigned.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Epidemiologist ($54,937 - $73,621)

Required: Master’s Degree in Public Health with a major in Epidemiology; OR a Master’s Degree in a public health field with a minimum of 12 combined graduate level term hours or eight semester hours in epidemiology and biostatistics courses. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and vehicle.

Desired: One year of experience working in a public health agency in communicable disease and/or epidemiology. Strong quantitative reasoning and data analysis skills. Competency in SAS or SPSS analytical software. Familiarity using data as part of public health decision-making and strategic planning. Ability to combine health information and data from various sources into a snapshot of a particular population’s health and communicate to stakeholders. Thorough understanding of health equity and social determinants of health. Knowledge and/or experience in public health intervention planning and evaluation. Knowledge and/or experience in public health emergency preparedness. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated decision-making ability. Problem solving skills, and leadership qualities.

Duties: Performs epidemiological and statistical analyses on data and prepares results for the BCHD, Healthy Berrien Consortium, other health and social agencies and the general public. Assembles databases for analysis of health problems and designs and manages surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance. Proposes or initiates epidemiological investigations of communicable disease outbreaks, chronic illness conditions, disease risk factors, or other adverse health outcomes. Identifies or proposes corrective action or interventions to prevent or alleviate public health problems based on epidemiological findings. Produces routine statistical summary reports and special reports as needed. Performs other work as assigned.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Teen Parenting Case Manager ($34,140)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, or related human services field and two years’ experience in case management or working with teens; OR Associate’s Degree in Social Work, Education, or related human services field and four years’ experience in case management or working with teens; OR high school diploma and six years’ experience in case management or working with teens.

Desired: Experience providing case management to pregnant and parenting teens specifically. Experience and familiarity working with diverse populations. Thorough knowledge of available services in Berrien County for parents and children. Ability to establish relationships with teens from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

Duties: Under general supervision, provides individual case management to pregnant and parenting teens in Berrien County including assessment and referral to other community services. Has regular contact with clients including home visits to work with clients to achieve goals based on individualized service plans.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Public Health Nutritionist WIC ($19.26/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. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle.

Desired: Registration as a Dietician in the State of Michigan. Thorough knowledge of the principles of human nutrition. Knowledge of the principles of health education and public health administration. Ability to plan, organize and develop a public nutrition consultation and education program. Considerable skill in speaking and writing concerning nutrition.

Duties: Under general supervision, provides nutrition and dietary consultation to Health Department programs, clients and the general public. Plans, develops and implements nutritional education and high risk care plans for program participants in conjunction with the 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.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Records Clerk III ($10.00/hr)

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

Required: Must be 17 years old and pass security background check.

Duties: Under general supervision, performs tasks related to the creation and maintenance of an accurate records information retention system and related clerical duties and public services.

TRIAL COURT – Civil Division

Law Clerk ($45,403)

Required: Graduation from ABA accredited law school. No previous experience in legal research is required.

A resume, copy of college and law school transcripts and a writing sample must be included with your application.

Desired: Typing ability, computer literacy and experience with legal research programs, such as Westlaw and/or LexisNexis.

Duties: Under the supervision of a judge, researches civil and criminal motions and related legal matters; prepares memoranda regarding the facts of a case and basis of motion; prepares disposition recommendations.

Note: A person in this position must successfully pass the Michigan Bar Examination and be admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan within the first year of employment in order to continue employment. May be required to complete training and obtain state certification as a certified electronic operator (CEO) to operate courtroom recording equipment and record official court record.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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