Employment

 

 

MARCH 30, 2015 - APRIL 2, 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
Assistant Pretrial Officer ($16.00/hr)

Note: This is a grant funded temporary part-time position working under 1,000 hours per calendar year. The position will expire upon loss of funding. There are no benefits.

Required:   An associate’s degree with two years of experience in a related field; or a high school diploma and four years of experience, two years of which must include law enforcement, corrections, probation or parole with direct defendant contact.  Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must pass a pre-employment physical, including drug testing, criminal record, character, and mental health screening before employment.  Employees will be fingerprinted.  Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Desired:  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to condense large volumes of information into clear and concise reports; a working knowledge of the Criminal Justice System; analytical ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a defendant; demonstrated ability to use diplomacy and tact in dealing with others; demonstrated ability to quickly analyze and resolve problems; computer experience entering data and creating Excel spreadsheets, charts, graphs and Word documents, etc.

Duties:  Investigates defendant’s background information by using data systems and contacting personal references, employments references to determine authenticity of information provided to the court. Identify pretrial defendants with substance abuse, mental health and other emotional problems and refer them for drug testing and/or community rehabilitation programs that provide substance abuse and/or mental health treatment.  Makes recommendations regarding bond violations when a defendant fails to observe the conditions of release.

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.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Building Maintenance Worker ($28,215)

Required: High school diploma or GED and two years of experience in skilled building maintenance work. Possession of a Michigan vehicle operator’s license.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Building & Grounds Supervisor, performs skilled maintenance work on county buildings, equipment and grounds. Inspects, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. 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. Inspects, cleans, tunes, and repairs boilers; lubricates pumps. Lays cement, tile floors and ceilings. Operates pick-up truck, tractor, front-end loader, snowplow and lawn mower in performance of job duties. Other duties 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; Associates Degree in Social Work, Education, or related human services field and four years’ experience in case management or working with teens.

Note: This position is for a grant-funded project that is planned through 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 backgrounds. 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. Works in a variety of community settings. Provides mentoring, counseling and instruction to clients to support clients’ life goals. Assists clients and their children to access services including medical care, education services, parenting education, employment, and other services as needed. Coordinates with other service providers who work with clients in their caseload. Recruits pregnant and parenting teens into program through referrals and marketing of program, including presentation to groups. 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 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 – ELECTIONS
Elections Deputy Clerk ($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: Associate’s degree and two years of related experience; OR a high school diploma or GED and four years of related experience and a net typing speed of 40 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.

Desired: Prior experience with conducting local elections. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Duties: Under general supervision, assists the Election Administrator with the elections for all cities, townships, villages, school districts, the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency and colleges.

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.


 
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