Employment

 

 

JULY 28, 2014 - AUGUST 1, 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.

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

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Teen Parenting Case Manager ($33,802)

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 a related human services field and four years’ experience in case management or working with teens.

A minimum score of 75% on a computer proficiency test in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. Testing will be scheduled at time of interview.

Note: This position is for a grant-funded project that is planned to take place from January 2014 – December 2017. After the grant period ends, this position will be eliminated if other funding is not available.

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: Provides individual case management to pregnant and parenting teens based on assessment of strengths and needs, develops individualized service plans based on the Adolescent Family Life Program grant (MI-APPP). Has regular contact with clients on caseload which includes home visits. Works in a variety of community settings including schools and other service organizations. Provides mentoring, counseling and instruction to clients to support client’s life goals including educational and career goals. Assists clients and their children to access services including medical care, educational services, parenting education, employment, and other services as needed. Coordinates with other service providers who work with clients in their caseload. Keeps records. Recruits pregnant and parenting teens into program through referrals and marketing of program, including presentations to groups. Other duties as assigned.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Full-Time Patrol Officer  ($42,156)

Required:  High school graduation or GED certificate. Minimum age of 18. No prior felony convictions.

MUST BE MCOLES CERTIFIED.

Desired:  Good moral character. Preference will be given to those with prior police experience.

NOTE: Must pass physical and psychological exams and background investigation. Must be willing to work all shifts. Must be a citizen and resident of the State of Michigan at time of appointment.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Part-Time Patrol Officer  ($15.88/hr)

A part-time Patrol Officer will work a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits.

MUST BE MCOLES CERTIFIED.

Required:  High school graduation or GED certificate. Minimum age of 18. No prior felony convictions.

Desired:  Good moral character. Preference will be given to those with prior police experience.

NOTE: Must pass physical and psychological exams and background investigation. Must be willing to work all shifts. Must be a citizen and resident of the State of Michigan at time of appointment.

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.

PRINTING, MICROFILM & RECORDS STORAGE
Records Center Clerk ($23,087)

Required:  High school diploma or GED and a minimum of one year experience in microfilming or filing clerk work is required.

Ability to work well with the public and all County employees; work with equipment and understand mechanics of it; sit and stand for long period of time; ability to lift 60 pounds.

NOTE: Employees not meeting minimum requirements may be hired in at a lower classification until qualifications are met.

Duties:  Under supervision of the Records Manager, performs and/or assists in all daily operations of the Record Center. Uses digital scanning technology to archive records for permanent storage and retrieval. Retrieves authorized semi-inactive hard copy, digitized records and microfilm records for storage to final disposition. Performs daily shipping and receiving of court and department documents. Provides pre-authorized record information to view and/or prepare for sale certified copies to the public. Performs all image functions requiring 16mm microfilm procedures as required by Michigan Law. Responsible for following records center procedures for proper destruction of records under federal and state laws. Other duties as assigned.

COUNTY CLERK
Deputy Circuit Court Clerk I ($23,087)

Required:  High school diploma or GED, one year clerical/legal office 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.

Valid driver’s license and regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Desired: Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products. Excellent attention to detail. Good verbal and written communication and customer service skills.

Duties: Under supervision, performs responsible clerical/administrative tasks within the office of the County Clerk, including maintenance of an accurate record and information retention system.

Responds to confidential requests for information from citizens, attorneys and others, provides information, collects fees and prepares certified documents. Prepares and processes various records and documents according to their purpose by following standard procedures while maintaining privacy rights; ensures appropriate documentation is prepared, signed and distributed. Indexes and maintains departmental files; opens files and assigns file numbers according to departmental procedures. Responds to walk-in and telephone inquiries. May schedule hearings and case conferences; receive case files; review to determine applicable hearing; notify all parties to be present at hearings and instruct them of court date and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

FINANCIAL SERVICES
Financial Accountant/Analyst ($54,393)

Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related financial area and three years related accounting experience, preferably in a governmental environment. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license. Required to work extended workdays as needed at busy times, such as month-ends and year-end. Must maintain regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Demonstrable achievement towards certification as a certified public accountant (CPA), masters of business (MBA) or certified management accountant (CMA) may be substituted for experience requirements.

If a current CPA license is acquired or already possessed by the applicant, Berrien County will pay for the biennial license fee during the term of employment.

Duties:  Under general supervision of the Financial Services Director, is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the General Ledger. Develops, communicates, and enforces policies and procedures to complete required financial processes and prepares records necessary to safeguard assets and provide reliable financial information. Participates in budget preparation and revision, grant administration, financial report preparation, accounts payables/receivables, third party billing and purchasing. Alerts management to non-conforming transactions, non-compliance with budget expectations, and other accounting related problems or concerns. Prepares for and assists outside auditors in the annual audit of the County’s financial statements. Prepares financial data for grant applications. Monitors and assists departments with compliance to County fiscal policies and procedures. Assists departments in understanding and practicing generally accepted accounting principles as well as compliance with local, state and federal financial reporting requirements. Researches applicable law for procedural changes and notifies appropriate County employees of compliance requirements. Assists with updating and re-engineering projects for County fiscal systems to include those systems statutorily under the control of the constitutional officers and Drain Commissioner. Other duties as assigned.

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 semester 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. 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.


 
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