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.

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BERRIEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
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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

Postings for the week of May 26 - 29, 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.

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 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.

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.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Epidemiologist ($54,937 - $73,621)

Required: Master’s Degree in Public Health with a major in Epidemiology; OR a Master’s Degree in a public health field with a minimum of 12 combined graduate level term hours or eight semester hours in epidemiology and biostatistics courses. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and vehicle.

NOTE: A resume must accompany application.

Desired: One year of experience working in a public health agency in communicable disease and/or epidemiology. Strong quantitative reasoning and data analysis skills. Competency in SAS or SPSS analytical software. Familiarity using data as part of public health decision-making and strategic planning. Ability to combine health information and data from various sources into a snapshot of a particular population’s health and communicate to stakeholders. Thorough understanding of health equity and social determinants of health. Knowledge and/or experience in public health intervention planning and evaluation. Knowledge and/or experience in public health emergency preparedness. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated decision-making ability. Problem solving skills, and leadership qualities.

Duties: Performs epidemiological and statistical analyses on data and prepares results for the BCHD, Healthy Berrien Consortium, other health and social agencies and the general public. Assembles databases for analysis of health problems and designs and manages surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance. Proposes or initiates epidemiological investigations of communicable disease outbreaks, chronic illness conditions, disease risk factors, or other adverse health outcomes. Identifies or proposes corrective action or interventions to prevent or alleviate public health problems based on epidemiological findings. Produces routine statistical summary reports and special reports as needed. Performs other work as assigned.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Records Clerk III ($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.

TRIAL COURT – Civil Division
Law Clerk ($45,403)

Required: Graduation from ABA accredited law school. No previous experience in legal research is required.

A resume, copy of college and law school transcripts and a writing sample must be included with your application.

Desired: Typing ability, computer literacy and experience with legal research programs, such as Westlaw and/or LexisNexis.

Duties: Under the supervision of a judge, researches civil and criminal motions and related legal matters; prepares memoranda regarding the facts of a case and basis of motion; prepares disposition recommendations.

Note: A person in this position must successfully pass the Michigan Bar Examination and be admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan within the first year of employment in order to continue employment. May be required to complete training and obtain state certification as a certified electronic operator (CEO) to operate courtroom recording equipment and record official court record.

TRIAL COURT – CIVIL & CRIMINAL DIVISIONS
Office Supervisor ($34,112 - $45,713)

Required: Associate’s Degree in Business, Office Management, Liberal Arts, or Criminal Justice. A minimum of four years of supervisory experience in an office environment 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.

Desired: 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 direction of the Civil/Criminal Division Administrator, supervises the day-to-day operations of the case processing and clerical functions of an office or department of the Civil or Criminal Division of the Trial Court. Performs supervisory and complex clerical duties and responsibilities that require extensive knowledge of departmental practices and procedures. Works closely with the division’s Judges to assure adherence to state mandated caseload and case flow guidelines. Exercises independent judgment and makes decisions based on state statutes, Michigan Court Rules and Trial Court policies and procedures.

TRIAL COURT – CIVIL & CRIMINAL DIVISIONS
Administrative Assistant ($34,112 - $45,713)

Required: Associate’s Degree in Business or related field and two years of fulltime, paid, responsible clerical and administrative support experience, which includes one year of word processing/spreadsheet experience; OR, high school diploma or GED and four years of fulltime, paid, responsible clerical and administrative support experience, which includes one year of word processing/spreadsheet experience. A net typing speed of 60 words per minute net. May be required to obtain and maintain certification as a certified electronic operator (CEO) or a certified electronic recorder (CER) from the Michigan State Court Administrative Office.

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: Knowledge of court operations, courtroom procedures and agencies within the State of Michigan and/or Berrien County.

Duties: Under the supervision and direction of the assigned court administrator, performs complex administrative duties and responsible work assignments; monitors workflow and coordinates office activities and projects; processes applicants and new-hire employees; assists with data collection; may prepare agendas and/or notices of meetings, take and prepare meeting minutes, and maintain various distribution listings; may perform Trial Court record checks as requested by the public and others and provide defendant case information as directed by Court policy and State Statute.

CIRCUIT COURT/FRIEND OF THE COURT
Office Assistant ($22,061 - $29,566)

Required: High school diploma or GED and a minimum 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: Previous clerical or related experience.

Duties: Under close supervision, performs routine clerical duties to assist in the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental operations. Performs tasks such as filing, typing, answering phones and greeting visitors.

FRIEND OF THE COURT
Domestic Investigator ($39,089 - $52,383)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field; OR, high school diploma or GED and a minimum of four years fulltime experience in direct human service counseling and/or investigative duties with a criminal justice agency. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.

Duties: Conducts investigations and prepares recommendations in domestic relations cases regarding child custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support in domestic relations cases involving minor children. Initiates proceedings to enforce court orders. Provides ongoing case supervision; prepares and maintains appropriate files, records and reports; prepares appropriate correspondence; completes special projects and assignments as requested.


 
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