APRIL 21, 2014 - APRIL 25, 2014

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 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.

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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

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.

WIC Public Health Nutritionist – 26 hrs/week ($25,783)

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 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.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility – Employees work nights – weekends – holidays
Youth Specialist ($30,400)

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 supervising 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.

Drug Court Caseworker ($37,152 - $49,787)

Required:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral sciences, corrections, correctional administration, psychology, social work, rehabilitation counseling or guidance counseling; or Bachelor’s Degree and an accumulated total of three years of paid fulltime experience working in substance abuse or alcohol abuse or the mental health field.

A resume and copy of college transcripts must accompany application.

Note:Must obtain the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) within one year of hire. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Desired:  Possess strong word processing and spreadsheet skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Possess knowledge of casework, community resources, and substance abuse counseling.

Duties:  Interviews and performs substance abuse assessments for persons charged with drug and drunk driving offenses. Assesses the causes of the offender’s substance abuse and makes recommendations to the court as to appropriate and level of treatment, education, and counseling. Consults and works with prosecuting attorneys and defense attorneys. Refers people to community rehabilitation programs designed to assist those with substance abuse and mental health problems. Monitors and supervises all participants in the Drug Court and Drug Treatment Court Program.

Building Maintenance Worker ($27,936)

Required:  High school diploma or GED and two years’ experience in skilled building maintenance work. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Duties:  Under the supervision of the Building & Grounds Supervisor, performs skilled maintenance work at all county buildings, grounds and on all equipment. Inspects, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Installs, repairs and replaces plumbing fixtures such as faucets, valves, pumps, drains, sinks and urinals; replaces burst or leaky pipes; cuts and threads pipe. Installs, repairs and/or replaces electrical wiring and fixtures such as electrical boxes, motors and lighting fixtures. Installs, repairs and replaces computer wiring, security systems, video and audio systems, communication systems and power equipment. Performs a variety of carpentry tasks such as installing ceilings, floors and paneling, and designing, constructing and installing partitions, shelves and counters. Inspects, cleans, tunes, and repairs boilers; lubricates pumps. Repairs and installs locks and locking mechanisms. Lays cement, tile floors and ceilings. Repairs, assembles and moves office furniture; moves records, equipment and supplies. Performs duties of Building and Grounds Keeper as needed; cuts grass, trims bushes and shrubs, rakes leaves, sweeps curbs and sidewalks and shovels and removes snow. Operates pick-up truck, tractor, front-end loader, snowplow and lawn mower. Maintains, repairs and tunes lawn mowers, garden tractor engines and related lawn equipment. Other duties as assigned.

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