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Michigan Association of Counties — Governmental Affairs Assistant

MAC has an immediate opening for a Governmental Affairs Assistant. The Governmental Affairs Assistant provides administrative and research support to MAC’s Governmental Affairs Director (DGA) and Team, with a key focus on monitoring bills and the legislative calendar. MAC is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. MAC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in Michigan.

Responsibilities:

  • Track legislation affecting counties and legislative calendars to assist the advocacy work of MAC
  • Field legislative and state policy questions from MAC members, others
  • Handle scheduling and document flow for MAC’s seven (7) internal policy committees
  • Manage documents relating to MAC’s policy platforms
  • Handle document flow for MACPAC, MAC’s political action committee
  • Assist DGA with administration of Governmental Affairs Team, including clients of MAC Governmental Services
  • Provide general administrative support in MAC’s Lansing offices
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director and DGA
  • Some in-state and out-of-state travel required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, history, public administration or related field
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in legislative or association work
  • Demonstrated facility with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills
  • Positive, team-oriented personality

Salary: Commensurate with experience, along with excellent health and retirement benefits

How to apply:

Send resume, letter of interest and three professional references VIA EMAIL ONLY to bosworth@micounties.org.

Posted: Aug. 12, 2022

Deadline: Open until filled


Lenawee County — Finance Director

Lenawee County (pop. 98,956) in Southeast Michigan is seeking a Finance Director posted to its Administrator’s Office. The Administrator’s Office exists for the purpose of providing policy recommendations and support for the Board of Commissioners in their executive and legislative roles, directing functions of the executive branch which are not supervised by elected officials or are within the scope of the Board of Commissioners and directing the financial operations of the County.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the management team
  • Responsible for planning and directing the financial operations of the County
  • Supervises personnel responsible for budget development, audit preparation and accounting and accounts payable
  • Exercises oversight authority over personnel in County departments and offices whose duties include budgetary and/or accounting responsibilities
  • Develops and monitors the budget
  • Works with administration staff and County departments and related agencies to forecast revenues and expenditures for two years beyond the adopted budget
  • Manages internal controls and audit preparation:
  • Supervises training of all County employees whose duties include budgetary and/or accounting responsibilities
  • Track the various County funds and recommends action as necessary
  • Works with County departments to provide timely completion of annual audit
  • Maintains fixed asset records

Qualifications:

Formal education and work experience (applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria):

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration with strong accounting and auditing experience
  • Certified Public Accountant with experience auditing governmental (fund) accounting

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques involved in fund accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of laws and standards applicable to budgeting, accounting and auditing
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise employees, including professional and technical employees
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate financial programs and policies
  • Ability to communicate in all media without limitation
  • Skill in the use of current technology and software
  • Ability to interact with a broad range of individuals for purposes of instruction, dissemination of information and general communication
  • Director must, at all times, act in a professional and ethical manner and exhibit leadership skills to accomplish assigned tasks

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary: $73,729 to $84,688

How to apply:

Candidates may apply through the Lenawee County website.

Deadline: Sept. 2, 2022

Posted: Aug. 9, 2022


Ionia County — County Administrator

Ionia County (pop. 66,804), located between the state capital in Lansing and metro Grand Rapids, is seeking an experienced facilitator/leader as its County Administrator.

Responsibilities:

  • Functions as the director of operations who monitors county budgets

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in public administration or a related field
  • Three to five years of local government management experience
  • Excellent skills in all aspects of governmental finance and resource allocation

Salary: $103,000 to $115,000, DOQE

How to apply:

Apply here.

Deadline: Aug. 12, 2022

Posted: July 26, 2022


Emmet County — Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I

Emmet County (pop. 34,225), on the shores of Lake Michigan in northwest Michigan, is seeking an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney, reviews police reports to authorize or deny warrant requests for criminal prosecution
  • Represents the state of Michigan in all stages of prosecution for misdemeanor, felony and probate cases by appearing in District, Circuit and/or Probate courts from authorization through trial
  • Interviews victims and witnesses.
  • Drafts all types of legal pleadings such as motions, briefs, stipulations, witness lists and jury instructions
  • Prepares and reviews search warrants
  • Consults with law enforcement agencies
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Prosecuting Attorney
  • Case assignments will include, but not be limited to, the prosecution of domestic violence and assaultive crimes, with the possibility of juvenile delinquency and abuse/neglect cases

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Membership in good standing in the State Bar of Michigan
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license\
  • Ability to pass a personal background investigation, including a criminal history check
  • Proficiency in legal research and writing

Salary: $64,265 to $72,090, DOQE; comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume and legal references by attaching them to the employment application on the Emmet County website: https://www.emmetcounty.org/connect-with-emmet/work-with-us/employment-opportunities/

Mail to: Human Resources Department, 200 Division St., Ste. 178, Petoskey, MI 49770

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 25, 2022


Berrien County — Senior Clerk

Berrien County (pop. 153,101) in Southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan is seeking a Senior Clerk for its County Clerk’s Office.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs administrative tasks requiring a thorough knowledge of the department’s policies and procedures
  • Serves as lead worker for the department’s clerical staff; answers questions, provides training and resolves problems
  • Acts in the capacity of the supervisor in his/her absence when so directed
  • Responds to walk-in and telephone inquiries
  • Provides the more complex information regarding departmental practices and procedures, which requires knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations
  • Prepares and processes various records and documents by following standard procedures
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical tasks such as preparing mail, logging incoming mail and distribution of same; typing documents; scheduling meetings; taking minutes; designing forms; maintaining vital statistic records; maintaining and ordering office supplies
  • Compiles information and data; prepares a variety of activity and statistical reports; compiles the Berrien County Directory
  • Prepares and maintains departmental files and records such as requisitions, purchase orders and expense accounts, which may require bookkeeping duties
  • Completes special projects and assignments as requested by the County Clerk, Chief Deputy Clerk or Office Supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required (additional course work in typing, bookkeeping or related field preferred)
  • Minimum of three years clerical experience required (prior related experience in the County Clerk’s Office preferred)
  • Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and vehicle required
  • Minimum typing speed of 50 words per minute required
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office and bookkeeping methods, practices and procedures
  • Reasonable knowledge of the legal requirements involved in handling official documents and of County organization, operations and personnel.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Access, Desktop Publishing and Excel
  • Skill in the operation of office equipment such as a computer, credit card machine, typewriter, calculator and copy machine
  • Ability to work effectively with officials, other employees and the general public
  • Subject to a criminal background check and fingerprinting
  • Pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen, as a condition of employment

Salary: $31,932 to $41,613

How to apply:

Download an application from the Berrien County website: Employment Application.

A Berrien County application must accompany your application materials. You may submit your application by email, fax, mail or in person.

EMAIL: wholt@berriencounty.org       

FAX: 269-983-5788

IN PERSON OR BY MAIL:

Berrien County Administration Center
Personnel Department
701 Main St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 18, 2022


Berrien County — Enforcement Deputy

Berrien County (pop. 153,101) in Southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan is seeking an Enforcement Deputy for its Sheriff’s Office.

Responsibilities:

  • Work is performed under the supervision of a shift commander or OIC (Officer in Charge) in the case of non-probationary employees (probationary or reserve Deputies perform work under the supervision of a senior training officer)
  • Patrol an assigned area in a radio-equipped car, maintain law and order and investigate reported criminal act
  • Issue traffic citations for various traffic violations
  • Investigate reports of assault, larceny, disorderly conduct, prowlers and other suspected law violations
  • Book search and fingerprint arrested person
  • Serve legal papers and escort prisoners to court or to state institutions
  • Prepare and maintain required records and reports
  • Provide information and assistance to the public
  • May testify in court on criminal or civil cases
  • Perform vehicle safety inspections and property checks
  • Direct traffic as required
  • Complete general incident reports and perform follow up as needed
  • Any and all other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • No felony convictions
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Must be qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license and MCOLES certifiable.
  • 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 type and perform basic computer keyboard functions
  • Reasonable knowledge of motor vehicle code and Michigan Criminal law and procedures
  • Ability to act quickly and use good judgment during emergency situations
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees and the general public
  • Ability to meet department qualifications with issued firearms
  • Ability to prepare accurate written records, reports and documents needed in the performance of your assigned duties
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with other employees, the general public and legal professionals

Salary: $50,121

How to apply:

Download an application from the Berrien County website: Employment Application.

A Berrien County application must accompany your application materials. You may submit your application by email, fax, mail or in person.

EMAIL: wholt@berriencounty.org       

FAX: 269-983-5788

IN PERSON OR BY MAIL:

Berrien County Administration Center
Personnel Department
701 Main St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 18, 2022


Berrien County — Registered Sanitarian

Berrien County (pop. 153,101) in Southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan is seeking a Registered Sanitarian for its Health Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspects and evaluates premises having environmental health significance, such as food service establishments, public swimming pools, bathing beaches, on-site water and sewage disposal systems, sites of alleged public health problems, and any other facilities of environmental health significance
  • Enforces county and state laws, ordinances and regulations
  • Provides environmental health services such as subdivision review, water supply permit and sewage system review, foodborne or waterborne disease investigation, groundwater contamination and other detailed environmental health problems
  • Provides general consultation to architects, engineers, developers and builders in relation to sanitation requirements
  • Assists and guides citizens and agencies with environmental health problems and explains environmental health problems to interested groups

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of environmental health, biological, chemical or physical sciences or engineering
  • Three years of experience as an environmental health sanitarian working in general environmental health
  • State of Michigan registration as a Registered Sanitarian*
  • Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and a vehicle is required
  • In times of a public health emergency, may be required to report for specialized assigned duties inside or outside of Berrien County.
  • Duties require sufficient mobility and physical condition to perform essential functions
  • Reasonable knowledge of modern environmental health practices, techniques and programs
  • Reasonable knowledge of county and state laws, ordinances, rules and regulations relating to environmental health
  • Ability to present, explain and discuss the field of environmental health before small and large groups
  • Ability to gain compliance with environmental health laws, regulations and ordinances with a minimal amount of formal legal enforcement

*If not yet registered with the State of Michigan as a Registered Sanitarian, the employee is titled “Sanitarian” and paid at one grade less on the salary schedule. Sanitarians may qualify with an associate degree in the field of environmental health, biological, chemical or physical sciences, or engineering and a minimum of two years of experience with environmental health services, food service inspection, sewage treatment or other environmental health duties.

Salary: $46,751 to $52,590

How to apply:

Download an application from the Berrien County website: Employment Application.

A Berrien County application must accompany your application materials. You may submit your application by email, fax, mail or in person.

EMAIL: wholt@berriencounty.org       

FAX: 269-983-5788

IN PERSON OR BY MAIL:

Berrien County Administration Center
Personnel Department
701 Main St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 18, 2022


Berrien County — Youth Specialist I

Berrien County (pop. 153,101) in Southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan is seeking a Youth Specialist for its Juvenile Center.

Responsibilities:

  • Closely supervises residents of the Juvenile Center to ensure that adequate security measures are met including making security checks, taking resident counts, doing room checks and monitoring security cameras
  • Ability to effectively listen, understand and communicate in English (verbally and in writing) at the appropriate level with juveniles, family members, staff, attorneys, and court officials and the general public
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and to be flexible, creative, proactive and effective under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Intervenes when necessary in crisis situations in accordance with policy and procedure guidelines for physical and mechanical restraints, room confinements, or other appropriate action
  • Operates and monitors electronic security and communication equipment including control panel, intercom, computers, visual monitors, electronic doors, room sound detectors and alarms. Monitors weather alert system
  • May organize, direct and participate in therapeutic program activities in both on-campus and community venues, with both Juvenile Center residents and the public
  • Documents resident behaviors and actions daily, using observation notes, incident reports, shift change notes, daily log, resident files, and related documentation
  • Performs room checks as required, searches for prohibited items in residents’ rooms and throughout the facility
  • Performs ongoing safety checks to make sure juveniles are not harming themselves while in their individual rooms

Qualifications:

  • Thirty semester or 45 quarter hours of college education which includes three semesters or four quarter hours of psychology
  • Previous experience in social services or juvenile direct care (preference will be given to those with previous experience working with delinquent or emotionally troubled youth and/or families)

Note: Applicants that have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, social work or criminal justice field may qualify for the designation of Youth Specialist II ($38,392 to $51,448/year). Must have a minimum of three months of experience in social services or direct juvenile care to qualify for Youth Specialist II designation.

Salary: $34,903 to $46,775

How to apply:

Download an application from the Berrien County website: Employment Application.

A Berrien County application must accompany your application materials. You may submit your application by email, fax, mail or in person.

EMAIL: wholt@berriencounty.org       

FAX: 269-983-5788

IN PERSON OR BY MAIL:

Berrien County Administration Center
Personnel Department
701 Main St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 18, 2022


Berrien County — Medium Equipment Operator

Berrien County (pop. 153,101) in Southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan is seeking a Medium Equipment Operator for its Road Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Safely and proficiently operates Road Commission motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles and the various attachments affixed thereto, including but not limited to front mounted plows, underbody mounted plows, body mounted spreader, tanks, distributors, and trailers of various sizes and shapes attached or affixed to the truck
  • Safely and proficiently operates various hand and motorized specialty tools including but not limited to chain saws, shovels, picks, air hammer, wheelbarrows, grass and tree trimming tools, concrete saws and post hole diggers
  • Safely and proficiently operates specialized equipment including but not limited to front end loaders, backhoe, tractor mowers, brush chipper, roller, bucket truck, distributor, patch truck, etc.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs road signs, delineators post and buttons, guardrails, right of way fencing, barricades, etc.
  • Safely and proficiently performs various forms of manual labor, either alone or with fellow workers, including but not limited to patching and sealing operations, manhole and culvert installations and all general road and right of way maintenance
  • Inspects and performs minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment, including but not limited to servicing equipment, changing tires and scraper blades, etc.
  • Safely and proficiently provides traffic control operations including but not limited to flag control, installing and removing construction signs, etc.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Two years of experience in a construction trade or truck driving
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required
  • Have current driver license with no restrictions for nighttime driving
  • At all times possess and maintain a Valid Class A Michigan Commercial Driver License and appropriate medical card
  • Able to, manually and alone, lift and carry weights up to 80 pounds
  • Available to work shifts exceeding 8 hours as assigned
  • Subject to call-in during off duty hours as dictated by weather conditions
  • Ability to maintain electronic daily work records

Salary: $22 per hour

How to apply:

Download an application from the Berrien County website: Employment Application.

A Berrien County application must accompany your application materials. You may submit your application by email, fax, mail or in person.

EMAIL: wholt@berriencounty.org       

FAX: 269-983-5788

IN PERSON OR BY MAIL:

Berrien County Administration Center
Personnel Department
701 Main St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 17, 2022


Marquette County — Public Defenders

The Marquette County (pop. 66,103) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula needs three people to fill openings in some combination of the two positions listed below.

Assistant Public Defender

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Chief Public Defender:

  • Serves in a trial lawyer position tasked with assisting the Chief Public Defender
  • Serves as an integral part of a team as a counterpart to all state prosecutions
  • Provides quality legal representation for defendants without financial means to retain legal counsel, after being charged with criminal or civil violations

Job Description and benefit summary available on the County’s website: www.co.marquette.mi.us.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree with a Certificate of Admittance to the State Bar of Michigan as evidence of continued good professional standing and authority to practice law through the state
  • Three years of criminal law experience (prefer some District Court trial experience, warrant review and circuit court trial experience involving felony charges)
  • Must maintain State Bar of Michigan Certificate of Admittance throughout employment with the county

Salary: Up to $69,867, DOQE, plus fringe benefits package

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 234 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or by email to jmcauliffe@mqtco.org.

Marquette County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 13, 2022

Assistant Public Defender – Entry Level

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Chief Public Defender:

  • Serves as attorney for indigent clients throughout Marquette County
  • Performs legal research using electronic and online tools
  • Handles misdemeanor cases in District Court and representation of clients on the first appearance docket
  • May also represent clients on felony cases in Circuit Court as directed by the Chief Public Defender
  • Advocates in the best interest for clients

Job Description and benefit summary package available on the County’s website: www.co.marquette.mi.us.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited law school and a licensed member in good standing of the Michigan Bar (must maintain State Bar of Michigan Certificate of Admittance throughout employment with the county)
  • Up to three years in the practice of law (criminal law experience highly desired)
  • Those recently accepted by the Bar strongly encouraged to apply
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance
  • Comfortable with the daily use of technology, ability to perform without additional clerical support, if necessary
  • Must be able to work in highly stressful situations

Salary: Up to $60,444, DOQE, plus fringe benefit package

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 234 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or by email to jmcauliffe@mqtco.org.

Marquette County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 13, 2022


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