Employment

 

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. Employment Application Form 

AUGUST 3, 2015 - AUGUST 7, 2015
 

911/PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATION CENTER

Assistant Director ($54,937)

Required: Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Communications, Business/Public Administration, or field related to this position and three years’ experience in public safety, preferably in a dispatch capacity of which two years supervisory experience is required.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Must be able to maintain certification as a Law Enforcement Information Network Operator and serve as department’s chief LEIN Terminal Agency Coordinator. Must maintain certification as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher and perform as EMD Quality Improvement Unit reviewer.

Desired: Knowledge of telecommunication systems. Knowledge of Computer Aided Dispatch and mapping systems.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the 911 Director, assists in the management and administration of the Public Safety Communication Center. Schedules and supervises all dispatch center staff. Oversees the daily operations of the Department. Ensures compliance with all dispatch regulations and policies. Develops, schedules and presents training for dispatch employees. Assists with equipment maintenance, operation and upgrades. Participates in employment interviewing and selection; manages and evaluates supervisors, works with supervisors on employee performance reviews and personnel issues; reviews staff evaluations and develops improvement plans. Coordinates and schedules training for all dispatch employees. Investigates complaints regarding dispatch operations; including discussions with involved parties, reviewing dispatch recordings and records, writes/assures proper documentation of the issues. Assists in the processing, maintenance, release, and destruction of departmental records, including submission of FOIA requests and lawful subpoenas. Assists with the development of the departmental budget, monitors and assures proper execution of the finances of the department. Other duties as assigned.

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.

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 - Family Division
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.

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 able to pass a criminal background check.

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.

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.

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Cook 1 ($22,046)

Required: High School Diploma or GED.

Desired: Previous experience in commercial or institutional food preparaton. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and inmate workers.

Duties:  Under general supervision, performs duties required to prepare food, serve meals, clean up and maintain sanitary kitchen facilities.  Assists with Food Services Coordinator in the planning of menus in compliance with mandated dietary guidelines.  Performs other duties as required for the safe, efficient operation of the kitchen.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Registered Sanitarian/Sanitarian ($37,555 - $48,944)

Required: A Bachelor’s Degree in the field of environmental health, biological, chemical or physical sciences or engineering and three years’ experience as an environmental health sanitarian working in general environmental health. State of Michigan registration as a Registered Sanitarian.

NOTE: If not yet registered with the State of Michigan as a Registered Sanitarian, the employee is titled Sanitarian and paid at one grade less on the salary schedule ($34,140 - $44,493). Sanitarians may qualify with an Associate’s Degree in the field of environmental health, biological, chemical or physical sciences or engineering and a minimum of two years’ experience with environmental health services, food service inspection, sewage treatment or other environmental health duties. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle is required.

Duties: Inspects and evaluates premises having environmental health significance, such as food service establishments, public swimming pools, bathing beaches, on-site water and sewage disposal systems, sites of alleged public health problems, and any other facilities of environmental health significance. Enforces county and state laws, ordinances and regulations. Provides environmental health services such as subdivision review, water supply permit and sewage system review, foodborne or waterborne disease investigation, groundwater contamination and other detailed environmental health problems. Provides general consultation to architects, engineers, developers and builders in relation to sanitation requirements. Provides assistance and guidance to citizens and interested groups. Prepares detailed correspondence and reports.

JUVENILE CENTER
Secretary ($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: High school diploma or GED, a minimum of six months to one year clerical/secretarial work experience and a net typing speed of 45 words per minute.

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.

Duties: Under supervision, performs moderately complex clerical duties and responsibilities requiring limited knowledge of departments’ rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based on department assigned.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility
Clinical and Treatment Services Manager ($60,432 - $80,984)

Required: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate mental/behavioral health discipline and at least two years paid professional experience that includes providing direct mental health services and supervising programs and staff. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Desired: Knowledge and application of the following: family systems theory, behavioral therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapy theory, family therapies theory, child development and its application in treatment, social skills assessment and intervention, mental health issues and interventions in juvenile detention, juvenile correctional facilities or treatment programs. Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and lead a team of mental health professionals.

Duties: Serves as the manager responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, supervising and evaluating all aspects of the clinical and treatment services provided to Juvenile Center residents and their families. Direct supervisory responsibility for child care personnel, counselors, clinical staff, case managers, community supervision, personal and supervisory level employees as assigned. Provides emergency crisis intervention with emotionally disturbed, acting out residents as well as ongoing counseling and therapy in accordance with individual treatment plans. This position also provides intensive family therapy as required. Provides in-service training and consultation for Juvenile Center staff as needed or assigned. Conducts mental health evaluations and/or assessments for Juvenile Center residents or other court wards as assigned and submits all reports in a timely manner. Serves in a liaison role with local and state mental health agencies and coordinates the provision of special mental health/counseling services for Juvenile Center residents by outside providers. May be required to work weekends and holidays or be on-call as scheduled. Is expected to ensure and document continuous compliance with all applicable ACA Accreditation Standards and Michigan Administrative Rules.

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 a related field and a minimum of one year of accounting or finance experience.

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.

PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
Legal Secretary II ($12.89/hr) Niles Office

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

Required: An Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science or Criminal Justice and one year of paid, fulltime secretarial/clerical experience; OR, high school graduation or GED and three years paid, fulltime secretarial/clerical experience.

Desired: Knowledge of the criminal justice system, word processing and spreadsheet software. Must be able to work in a noisy environment with many distractions and interruptions.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Clinical Service Client Associate ($23,318 - $25,220)

Required: Associate’s Degree or certification from an accredited medical office assisting or similar program; OR, high school diploma or GED and at least two years’ experience working in a medical/clinical office. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and vehicle. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.

NOTE: A resume must accompany application.

Desired: One year of experience working in a public health agency working in a customer service position and/or experience working in a medical/clinical office working with a diverse population.

Duties: Under supervision, performs administrative support and front desk duties in a variety of clinical areas including but not limited to Family Planning, WIC, STD/HIV, and Immunizations. Will be expected to work in all three Berrien County Health Department locations. Schedules appointments, checks clients in/out for appointments, verifies insurance coverage, conducts intake interviews to determine clients’ needs and program eligibility, accepts and documents client’s payments and maintains information using an electronic medical record.

JUVENILE CENTER
Reintegration & Family Service Coordinator ($37,550)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Counseling or a related field.

Desired: Knowledge and experience in family counseling, techniques and programs. Knowledge and experience in residential treatment/correction and detention programs. Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing effective reintegration programs.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director or Supervisor, responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive reintegration service plan for youth in out-of-home placements. Provides intensive family counseling and parent education services for the parents of assigned youth. Provides support services as well as community supervision and counseling services for youth released from out-of-home placements. Maintains accurate case files and all required reports.  Participates in team meetings, staffings, case reviews, court hearings, etc. as assigned.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Mailroom Clerk ($25,649)

Required: High school graduation or GED and one year of previous shipping and receiving experience, including knowledge of postal service procedures. Regular and predictable attendance.

Must be able to repeatedly lift at least 70 pounds.

Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Desired: Works well with others, pleasant personality. Must be self-motivated and work within prescribed deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Duties: Under general supervision, performs duties necessary to sort and distribute mail. Provides courier services within the County. Picks up, sorts and distributes all incoming and outgoing County mail. Logs in and tracks all incoming overnight express and registered mail. Receives and distributes supplies. Accounts for postage usage and tracks same for the various County departments.

TRIAL COURT – Family Division
Deputy Register ($13.66/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 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.

Duties: Serves as legal clerical employee assigned to the Probate Court. Duties involve responsibility for all legal data entry, handling new filings of estates, wills, guardianship and conservator cases, mentally ill adults, etc., preparing and disbursing legal summons and notices to parties, calendaring cases for the court docket, preparing court orders. Answers the phone, and responds to inquiries. Types materials and uses a computer to maintain information.

REGISTER OF DEEDS
Independent Contractor Indexing Clerk

Please contact this office for an application. Do not use Berrien County application.

This is an independent contractor position and is NOT to be considered an employee of the County. The contract can be terminated at any time in writing.

Under general supervision of the Register of Deeds and the Chief Deputy Register of Deeds, posts document type, date and time of recording, grantor, grantee, parcel number, consideration, liber/page citations and miscellaneous remarks to the official public index of the Register of Deeds office. Once trained, Independent Contractor is able to work from their personal computer and is responsible for all equipment, internet access, FICA, unemployment or any other expenses.

  • Contracted rate will be 30 cents per document indexed or verified indexed.
  • Accuracy is essential.
  • Must have personal home computer, work cannot be completed on a publicly accessible computer (i.e. at a library, computer lab, etc.).
  • Previous experience with land records and indexes a plus.
  • Must, minimally, be committed to indexing or verify indexing 1,200 to 1,500 documents per month.
  • Current County employees, full or part-time will not be considered.

 
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