JUNE 17, 2013 - JUNE 21, 2013
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 5:0pm. 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
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.
BERRIEN COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
(2013 Salary $118,873)
In addition to statutory duties and requirements included in sections 49.11, 49.153, 168.191, and 168.492 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, other duties include but are not limited to:
Supervises a staff of 17 Assistant Prosecutors and 14 support staff in multiple locations.
act as chief law enforcement official for the County.
review, authorize and prosecute violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan and County ordinances committed inside the County.
authorize and prosecute felony and misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses.
represent the County in criminal matters before the District and Circuit Courts; Juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in Family Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.
advise the Department of Human Services on child abuse and neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights.
attend contested mental health commitment hearings.
presides at the monthly Concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he or she opts off for the remainder of their term. In that case the county board appoints a certified firearms instructor to replace the Prosecuting Attorney.
file and prosecute actions to establish paternity.
file actions to establish family support orders.
Education: Law degree from an accredited law school.
Experience: Prefer some criminal and/or civil law experience and prior supervision of staff.
Other Requirements: Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.
Letters of interest, resume, a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and completed personal questionnaire are due by the close of business on June 21, 2013 and should be forwarded to:
Hon. John E. Dewane
Berrien County Trial Court
811 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Public interviews with the candidates selected by the Circuit Judges as finalists for the vacancy will be conducted on a date and time to be determined. Applicants will remain confidential unless selected for the public interview.
Temporary Youth Specialist ($11.75/hr)
24 hour facility – Employees have to work nights – weekends - holidays
Please 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.
Temporary Cook ($9.50/hr)
Please note this is a temporary part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits.
Required: Completion of the eighth grade. Experience working in an institutional or commercial food service facility.
Duties: Works as an on-call, temporary employee to fill scheduled or emergency vacancies within the facility food service department. Under the direction of a designated supervisor, is responsible for preparing and serving meals according to recipes and the established menus.
FRIEND OF THE COURT
Domestic Investigator ($38,319)
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 Michigan vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.
Desired: Previous social work or related experience.
Duties: Under general supervision of the Domestic Investigator Supervisor, conducts investigations and prepares recommendations concerning child custody, child support, parenting time and alimony in domestic relations cases involving minor children. Initiates proceedings to enforce Court Orders. Conducts field work; visits and investigates homes of dependent minor children; investigates school, health and social adjustment of children. Reviews cases to determine child support arrearages; assists in collecting child support payments. Investigates complaints regarding the welfare and well-being of dependent minor children. Interviews parties who have petitioned for divorce. Assists walk-in clients and receives phone inquiries regarding domestic relations cases; provides appropriate information. Other duties as assigned.
BUILDING & GROUNDS
Building Maintenance Worker ($27,659)
Required: High school diploma or GED and two years of experience in skilled building maintenance work. Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.
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. Installs, repairs and/or replaces electrical wiring and fixtures. Installs, repairs and replaces computer wiring, security systems, video and audio systems, communication systems and power equipment. Performs a variety of carpentry tasks. Inspects, cleans, tunes and repairs boilers. Lays cement, tile floors and ceilings. Operates pick-up truck, front-end loader, snowplow and lawnmower in performance of job duties. Other duties as assigned.
Nutritionist WIC ($36,815)
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, or its equivalent in terms of education, experience or training.
Desired: Registration as a Dietician in the State of Michigan; thorough knowledge of the principles of human nutrition; considerable knowledge of dietary control of diseases; knowledge of the principles of health education and public health administration; ability to plan, organize and develop a public nutrition consultation and education program; ability to apply education and public information techniques to the science of nutrition; ability to work with community organizations in the development of nutrition programs; considerable skill in speaking and writing concerning nutrition.
Duties: Provides consultation and in-service training on nutrition to departmental employees and employees of related health organizations; plans, develops and implements nutritional education and high risk care plans for program participants in conjunction with the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program and the general health education programs of the department; serves as an advisor on nutrition and diets to groups with special nutritional needs such as heart and diabetic patients, and other participants in Health Department programs; may conduct surveys, home visits, etc. to determine nutritional needs; may conduct assessments for medical/nutritional eligibility for departmental programs.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney ($48,959 - $87,327/commensurate with experience)
Required: Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the State Bar of Michigan.
Desired: Previous experience in criminal law.
Duties: Under general supervision of the County Prosecuting Attorney, prosecutes complaints for and on behalf of the County and other official agencies. Receives and reviews police reports and arrest warrants from police agencies; approves and authorizes arrest warrants or returns warrants for further investigation. Prosecutes criminal complaints on behalf of the State of Michigan, its divisions and police agencies. Conducts legal research to prepare legal briefs and present prosecution’s case at trial. Represents the people of the State of Michigan in jury and non-jury felony and misdemeanor cases in the Circuit, Probate, and District Courts, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Prepares legal briefs for submission to Circuit and District Courts, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Interprets and applies criminal statutes for police agencies; provides advice on proper legal procedures. Prepares and reviews search warrants for law enforcement agencies for presentation to the District Court. Prepares Probate Court petitions for the commitment of mentally ill individuals and represents the People of the State of Michigan at all related hearings. Prepares and reviews Probate Court petitions for abuse and neglect cases and represents the Department of Social Services in Probate Court matters. Reviews and handles juvenile matters including delinquencies, truancies and status offences. Represents the People of the State of Michigan and Department of Social Services in paternity proceedings and child support collection matters; supervises interviews of mothers and fathers. Processes extradition cases. Provides after hours, weekend and holiday assistance to police agencies regarding the review and authorization of felony arrests, legal questions, search warrants and exigent matters. Prepares and files petitions and represents the People of the State of Michigan in a variety of civil proceedings. Exercises considerable degree in independent judgment throughout each state of the criminal justice process. Completes special projects and assignments as requested by the Prosecuting Attorney.
TRIAL COURT – Criminal
Trial Court Clerk II ($25,124)
Required: High school diploma or GED, one year of general clerical experience and a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute net. 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 a typing test at the NET speed. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required. Must successfully pass a basic language and math skills test prior to any job offer.
Note: May be required to obtain state certification as a certified electronic recorder (CER) or certified electronic operator (CEO) as directed. May be assigned to work at any Berrien County Trial Court location during the course of employment.
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 coworkers. Performs public, police, assignment counter duties; cashier, daily balancing, and bookkeeping duties; assignment clerk, courtroom clerk and backup court recorder duties. Receives and receipts payments of bonds, fines, costs, fees, and other monies, including probation supervision fees and restitution payments. Accepts pleas in traffic civil infraction cases; assesses fines and costs as directed by the Judges. Prepares judgments, dead calendar, processes garnishments, and case file vouchers. Types correspondence, pretrial sentence reports, and schedules appointments for magistrates and probation officers. Other duties as assigned.
Courtroom Officer ($32,477)
Required:High school diploma or GED and one year of civilian/military security or law enforcement/corrections training. 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.
Note: May be required to work in any court division or county facility. The Berrien County Sheriff must concur on the appointment for deputization purposes.
Desired: Computer and keyboarding skills. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Proven ability to deal with difficult people. Prior experience as a police officer or other security related position.
Duties: Provide 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. Transport prisoners and/or juveniles who are being held in custody. May be required to make arrests and may be assigned to assist in monitoring of metal detection equipment and/or other security/emergency duties. Maintains/operates electronic equipment, videotape logs, marks exhibits, administers oaths, and assists with other courtroom and computer related activities.