Employment

 

 

JANUARY 26, 2015 - JANUARY 30, 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.

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BERRIEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
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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

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.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Public Health Nurse STD ($41,309)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Registration as a Nurse in the State of Michigan; OR, Registration as a Nurse in the State of Michigan and an accumulated total of two years paid, fulltime experience in a hospital, clinic or the military services which includes an accumulated total of one year paid fulltime experience in community or public health field nursing. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

Duties: Provides health education, and/or administer treatment to clients of the Health Department related to the treatment of Tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Obtaining medical history, interviewing clients, disease surveillance, field investigations, performing basic health assessments and early intervention services to persons living with HIV. The field work may include visits to client homes, area hospitals, missions and/or shelters. Other requirements include case management and epidemiological follow-up on reportable communicable diseases. Will actively maintain a presence in the community by conducting outreach/social marketing to target populations as well as collaborating with community providers to locate clients living with HIV who are unaware of their status and/or lost to care. Non-traditional work hours may be required on occasion.

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
Part-Time Court Security Officer ($14.00/hr)

Note: This is a temporary part-time position working under 1,000 hours per calendar year. This position is on-call with flexible work hours. There are no benefits.

Required: High school diploma or GED and one year of civil/military security or law enforcement/corrections training. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Note:  May be required to obtain and maintain a Michigan Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon. In addition, the person may be required to purchase a firearm (type to be approved by the Chief Judge), successfully complete ongoing firearm qualification training, and carry a firearm during the course of employment.

Desired: Prior experience as a police officer or other security related position. Ability to deal with difficult people. Keyboarding skills and knowledge of computer mainframe and PC.

Duties: Provides protection and security for judges, jurors, witnesses, court staff and the public involved in court proceedings. Performs patrol and security checks of hallways, offices, and other areas of any court or county facility where court proceedings are occurring. Transports prisoners. May be required to make arrests and may be assigned to assist in monitoring of metal detection equipment and/or other security/emergency duties. Assists law enforcement officers and court officials in emergencies by following established procedure for the evacuation of personnel from the building, conducting searches, etc. Prepares the courtroom and oversees the jury before, during and after deliberations. Maintains continuous radio monitoring and contact using proper radio protocol policies and procedures with court and county security personnel. Responds to calls as needed at Trail Court facilities.

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
Enforcement Officer ($37,524)

Required: High school diploma or GED and four years of paid fulltime experience with collection of delinquent financial obligations, loss prevention, investigative or law enforcement experience; OR, an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Criminal Justice or a related field and a minimum of two years of paid fulltime experience with collection of delinquent financial obligations, loss prevention, investigative or law enforcement experience.

Valid driver’s license.

Desired: Coursework and/or experience in business and/or public administration, finance/accounting, criminal justice or law.

Duties: Under supervision of the Trial Court Accounting Manager and Deputy Accounting Manager, conducts investigations regarding collection of court ordered financial obligations; investigates the financial ability, occupation and earning capacity of parties involved in court cases who have been ordered to pay monetary obligations. Closely monitors parties for compliance and taking necessary actions as appropriate. Prepares reports and statistical data.

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
Court Security Officer ($31,011)

Required: High school diploma or GED and one year of civil/military security or law enforcement/corrections training. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Note:  May be required to obtain and maintain a Michigan Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon. In addition, the person may be required to purchase a firearm (type to be approved by the Chief Judge), successfully complete ongoing firearm qualification training, and carry a firearm during the course of employment. An employee in this position may be required to work in any court division or any county facility.

Desired: Prior experience as a police officer or other security related position. Ability to deal with difficult people. Keyboarding skills and knowledge of computer mainframe and PC.

Duties: Provides protection and security for judges, jurors, witnesses, court staff and the public involved in court proceedings. Performs patrol and security checks of hallways, offices, and other areas of any court or county facility where court proceedings are occurring. Transports prisoners. May be required to make arrests and may be assigned to assist in monitoring of metal detection equipment and/or other security/emergency duties. Assists law enforcement officers and court officials in emergencies by following established procedure for the evacuation of personnel from the building, conducting searches, etc. Prepares the courtroom and oversees the jury before, during and after deliberations. Maintains continuous radio monitoring and contact using proper radio protocol policies and procedures with court and county security personnel. Responds to calls as needed at Trail Court facilities.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
Public Safety Call-Taker ($32,609)

Required: High school diploma or GED and typing speed of 35 words per minute net. No felony convictions. Must be able to master telephone system, TDD, department computer applications and Public-Safety radio operation related to position. 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: General knowledge of the streets and principle locations in Berrien County and a background in Law Enforcement, Fire Science or Emergency Medical Response. Ability to act quickly, accurately, perform more than one function at a time, work effectively with other staff and the general public under all conditions.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Communications Center Supervisor, Shift Leader or other management staff, processes emergency and non-emergency calls for service, administrative calls, computer messages and Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) calls. Performs general and clerical support duties as required.

Note: An employee of this class will be required to work various shifts, holidays and weekends.

TRIAL COURT
Misdemeanor Probation Officer ($37,524 - $50,285)

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or a related field and one year of paid fulltime professional probation or counseling experience. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.

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. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing and work independently.

Duties: Under general supervision of the Chief Probation Officer, performs primarily adult misdemeanor probation case management. Supervises probationers to ensure they follow court ordered probation terms and conditions. Provides appropriate sentencing recommendations to assist the Court. Develops, implements and oversees an individualized plan for counseling, treatment and direction for probationer rehabilitation.

Note: State mandated certification as a Certified Criminal Justice Professional, or similar state certification, for substance abuse counseling and assessments is required within one year of employment. May perform work in an environment that involves a moderate degree of hazard. Required to conduct defendant interviews in an office setting, a jail or in-custody environment. Required to maintain on-call status.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Building and Grounds Keeper ($25,649)

Required: High school diploma or GED and one year experience in grounds and/or building maintenance.

Possession of a Michigan vehicle operator’s license.

Duties: Under the supervision of the Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, performs a variety of maintenance duties on a variety of County facilities, buildings and grounds. Maintains County grounds by cutting grass, trimming shrubs and trees, fertilizing, raking leaves and picking up debris. Maintains parking lots and sidewalks; sweeps, shovels snow and salts walkways. Delivers mail and/or packages and moves furniture, records, equipment and supplies. Closes and secures County buildings. Operates and services a variety of equipment and tools such as lawn mowers, tractors, trucks, plows and related equipment in performance of job duties. Other duties as assigned.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Custodian ($22,339)

Required: High school diploma or GED and two to three years’ experience in custodial services and a minimum of one year in building maintenance.  Ability to lift 50 pounds. Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license.

Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Building and Grounds Evening Supervisor, performs all custodial functions related to the cleaning of Berrien County facilities. Performs a variety of non-technical maintenance activities.

Dusts, sweeps, vacuums, mops and polishes furniture, floors, elevators, walls and woodwork. Washes windows, walls and woodwork. Operates and maintains custodial equipment. Dispose of refuse and responsible for building recycling. Prepares and mixes cleaning solutions. Cleans and maintains lavatories and drinking fountains and replenishes all dispensers. Responsible for the stocking and inventory of all custodial supplies. Performs minor maintenance tasks, including snow removal, lamp replacement and minor plumbing. Other duties as assigned.

JUVENILE CENTER    24 hour facility – Employees work nights – weekends – holidays
Youth Specialist ($30,704)

Required: Thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours of college education which includes three semester or four quarter hours of psychology.

Desired: Bachelor’s Degree in human services and relevant experience in the juvenile justice field.

Duties: Under the direction of an assigned Juvenile Center Supervisor, provides direct services that emphasize safety, security and quality programs for juveniles in a community-based treatment environment and/or detention services placement. Provides active leadership, coaching, crisis intervention, positive role modeling and activities planning for assigned juveniles. Intensely monitors the juveniles and facility to maintain optimal security. Closely observes juvenile behavior providing positive reinforcement, corrective discipline or verbal/physical restraint when appropriate. Expected to prepare all required written reports, files, logs, etc. in a professional and timely manner. Provides for the overall care and welfare of juveniles and the facility, including basic health and hygiene, food service, laundry, housekeeping, ect. Works a schedule that may include weekends, holidays, evening or overnight hours.

TRIAL COURT FINANCIAL OFFICE
Lead Accounting Assistant ($34,112 - $45,713)

Required: High school diploma or GED and a minimum of four years of accounting or finance experience is required: OR an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field and a minimum of two years accounting or finance experience is required; OR a Bachelor’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.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Trial Court Accounting Manager, performs complex accounting and bookkeeping work; maintains ledgers, journals and a variety of other financial records and reports. Prepares checks, vouchers, invoices, payroll, trial balances and other bookkeeping records according to the established policies and procedures of the Trial Court. Reconciles and maintains various accounts and ledgers.

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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