Employment

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

PLEASE NOTE ALL COUNTY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
LABOR DAY

 

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

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.

EQUALIZATION
Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) Appraiser ($37,183)

Required: High school diploma or GED. Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) certification as an Assessor by the State Tax Commission must be held and maintained for continued employment. Certified as a Michigan Personal Property Examiner by State Tax Commission. Possession of a valid, unrestricted vehicle operator’s license. Net typing speed at 40 words per minute. Maintain regular, reliable and predictable attendance. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds, walk for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, and work in all weather conditions.

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.

Consideration will be given to applicants for a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO) position.

Desired: Working experience with BSA Equalizer Software for real property appraisals and studies and familiar with the process of generating reports within. Experienced with Apex Software and familiar with GIS technology. Strong knowledge and skill in the use of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director and/or Real Property Appraisal Supervisor, performs technical work requiring extreme accuracy in the preparation of County Equalization reports. Analyzes real property deeds and sales information for completeness and accuracy. Handles confidential property related information. Formulates credible real property sales studies from raw sales information in a proper and timely manner. Prepares, by statutory deadline dates, all County Equalization reports from information gathered by the department’s property appraisal staff and by local government unit assessors. Performs field inspections of complex real estate properties and assists others with the more intricate ones. Reviews appraisals made by others and assists in the auditing of municipality assessment roll data. Confers with local officials, property appraisers and other interested parties regarding the equalization of county assessments. Establishes and maintains digital and hard copies of equalization information. Actively participates as a member of the damage assessment group for the Berrien County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (extended work hours may be required). Other duties as assigned.

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.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Records Clerk III – Niles ($10.00/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 17 years old and pass security background check.

Duties: Under general supervision, performs tasks related to the creation and maintenance of an accurate records information retention system and related clerical duties and public services.

Receives, compiles, and processes information; updates records and files such as police reports, criminal files, and gun registrations. Assists the public. Performs related clerical tasks such as typing letters, police reports, envelopes and bonds, document filing, microfilm stuffing, data entry and processing of department paperwork. Receives and processes department mail. Maintains confidentiality of information, reports, and files in department.

TRIAL COURT
Deputy Register ($26,380)

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.

Desired: Knowledge of applicable Michigan codes, statutes, and court rules.

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. Processes mental commitment cases. Performs a variety of tasks, including receiving and filing wills, making certified copies of documents, maintaining case activity statistics, computing fees, processing mail. Other duties as assigned.

TRIAL COURT
Regional Mental Health Court (MHC) Caseworker (salary range $33,774 - $45,261)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Health Science, Social Science, Social Work, Business or other related field; OR Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Health Science, Social Science, Social Work, Business or other related field, and two years of experience in a related field. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance is required.

Note: The Regional MHC Coordinator position is currently bound to the funds available as part of the annual MHC Grant contract. The contract runs October 1st through September 30th annually. In the event that the grant is not renewed, this position terminates at the end of the funded grant cycle. This position will work out of multiple office locations in Cass and Berrien Counties.

Desired: Should possess strong computer skills, including knowledge of word, spreadsheet, presentation, and database solutions. Comfortable speaking in public with strong written and verbal communication skills. Foreign language skills or past experience working with diverse populations is a plus.

Duties: Serves as liaison for and among MHC stakeholders and team members. Interacts with MHC participants following referral and throughout the program to maintain current records. Administers drug and alcohol tests as required by the program. Supervises/monitors participants as required by the program-primarily those with deferred sentences. Assures all paperwork and documents relating to the program are accurately assimilated into court or program files and bills or invoices are paid accurately and timely. Facilitates the execution of court orders, including, but not limited to, organizing stays in treatment or detention centers, arranging for transportation and coordinating access to community resources for participants. Performs other duties as directed by the MHC Judges and the Civil/Criminal Division Administrator or designee.


 
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