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 31, 2015 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
 

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.

JUVENILE CENTER 24 hour facility
Cook ($9.50/hr)

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 on-call to fill schedule or emergency vacancies within the food services department at the Juvenile Center.  Under the direction of a designated supervisor, responsible for preparing/serving palatable meals according to recipes and the established menus.

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.

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    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.

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 - Civil and Criminal Divisions
Assistant Supervisor ($28,192)

Required: Associate's Degree in Business, Office Management, Liberal Arts or Criminal Justice, one year of general clerical experience and a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute net.  Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license. 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.  May be assigned to work at any Berrien County Trial Court location.

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 the officer superviosr, performs complex clerical, financial and public contact duties based on a thorough knowledge of the criminal, traffic or civil department assigned.  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.  Assures that all clerical staff are trained and follow court policies and procedures.  Provides daily direction and assistance to other clerical employees.  Provides information to defendants, attorneys, law enforcement officers and court patrons.  Works independently to resolve problems associated with the assigned department, court documents, and court patrons.

ANIMAL CONTROL
Animal Shelter Worker ($8.25/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.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Animal Shelter Kennel Supervisor, tends to the needs of and provides care to the animals. Cleans cages, feeds and waters animals.

PARKS & RECREATION
Park Maintenance Worker  40 hrs/week ($27,352)

Required: High school graduation or GED and one year of paid, fulltime experience in building maintenance, grounds maintenance or construction work.

Desired: Considerable knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds and facilities, plumbing, electrical work, painting, carpentry and grounds maintenance. Skill in the operation of power equipment; power tools and the use of hand tools.

Duties: Under general supervision of the Park Operations Manager or Parks Director, responsible for performing skilled building maintenance, equipment repair and grounds work. May act as team leader on assigned projects or for specified periods of time. Inspects buildings, grounds and equipment for damages and needed repairs. Cleans air conditioners and furnaces and replaces air filters. Lays cement, replaces tile floors and ceilings. Operates a pickup truck, tractor, and frontend loader, snowmobile, chainsaw and other motorized tools and equipment. Inspects grounds, cuts grass, trims shrubs, bushes, trees, rakes leaves, sweeps walkways, maintains signs. Cleans and maintains building interiors, including restrooms. Other duties as assigned.

 

 

 


 
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