Employment

Animal Control Office Manager/Deputy Animal Control Officer
Part-Time (20 hours per week average)
Wage:  $13.09 - $13.88 per Hour DOQ (Level 4)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Animal Control Director, regularly responds to customer inquiries, public telephone calls and visitors of the Animal Control Department.  Signs in and adopts out animals, sells licenses and collects various fees.  Enters information on departmental activities in the computer.  Prepares correspondence, maintains records, prepares reports, and performs a variety of other support functions.  May also serve as an Animal Control Officer that includes enforcing state laws, animal control functions and issuing citations for violations.  Responds to citizen complaints regarding animals and picks up stray animals (dogs or if a public danger situation exists may include some types of livestock).  Investigates and follows up on charges of animal abuse and performs daily custodial duties as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Requires High School graduation or equivalent, prefer some advanced coursework in computer operations and software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access).  Requires two years prior experience in a secretarial/office support capacity including customer services, maintaining confidentiality, bookkeeping and computer operations.  Prefer prior work with animals and/or law enforcement.  Prefer certification with the Department of Agriculture as an Animal Control Officer.  If not certified, required to complete 100 hours of training to become certified by the Department of Agriculture.  Must be or obtain Certification as a Euthanasia Technician.  Prefer possession of a valid CPL and certified to use pepper spray.  Must possess a valid Michigan Driver’s license and maintain good driving record. 

Interested applicants should send a resume or fill out an application for submission to Michelle Kuz, Animal Control Director, 502 N. Savidge Street, Reed City, MI 49677.  Questions please contact (231) 832-5790.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  EOE

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C.O.A. Home Health Aides (Countywide)
Part-Time (Up to 29 hrs/wk) (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $11.87 - $12.59 per hour DOQ (Level 2) 

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Services Coordinator, provides personal care services and assists homebound clients with daily living activities according to detailed care plan.  Receives and carries out specific directions for individualized personal health care provided by the RN.  Observes clients, takes vital signs, and completes activity sheets. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Some experience as a nurse’s aide or related capacity in nursing home or similar setting preferred.  Annual CPR certification and possession of a valid driver’s license are required. 

Interested applicants should send a resume to Commission on Aging Director, 732 West 7th St., Evart, MI  49631.  Positions open until filled.  EOE

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C.O.A. Homemakers (Countywide)
Part-Time (Up to 29 hrs/wk) (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $11.87 - $12.59 per Hour DOQ (Level 2)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Services Coordinator, provides homemaking services according to detailed care plan. Observes clients, takes vital signs, and completes activity sheets. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Some experience as a homemaker or related capacity in home or similar setting preferred.  Annual CPR certification and possession of a valid driver’s license are required. Must be able to pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check. 


Interested applicants should send a resume to Commission on Aging Director, 732 West 7th St., Evart, MI  49631.  Positions open until filled.  EOE

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C.O.A. Tustin Meal Site Coordinator (Countywide Position)
Part-Time (Non-Exempt) 16-20 Hours per Week
Wage:  $12.47 - $13.22 per Hour DOQ (Level 3)

DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Nutrition Program Administrator operates a congregate meal site and implements the packaging and delivery of Home Delivered Meals. Manages, plans, and coordinates activities, programming and education for adult seniors in conjunction with the Nutrition Program Administrator.  Makes referrals for supportive social services. Requires the abilities to maintain financial and participant records, recruit and supervise volunteers, manage the distribution of food items, arrange transportation of home delivered meals, communicate and work with the elderly, and manage day to day operations with minimal supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or equivalent. Previous experience in working with the elderly in groups and on an individual basis. Prefer previous work history in the provision of human services, food operations, or similar activity.  Must have dependable transportation.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Commission on Aging Director, 732 West 7th St., Evart, MI  49631.  Position open until filled.  EOE

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77th District Court Clerk

Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $13.76 - $14.57 per Hour DOQ (Level 5) 

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the District Court Judge and Court Administrator, performs a variety of tasks in the processing of criminal, traffic, and civil cases.  Provides counter assistance, which includes receipting money and providing assistance on court matters to attorneys, law enforcement officers and the public.  Types a variety of court documents and enters case information into the computer system.

Due to the complexities and size of caseloads handled in the daily operation of the court, each clerk will be assigned a lead role in the operation of an assigned caseload area of either criminal, traffic, or civil.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma and two years of college course work in Business, Public or Court Administration, or Legal Assistant; two years prior work experience in an office setting may be substituted for the college educational requirements. Extensive training and application in use of computer systems; minimum of two years’ experience in a court or legal office, Business, Public, or Court Administration.  Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications, and the ability to master Judicial Information system (JIS) software and new technologies.  Able to become certified as a Certified Electronic Operator (CEO) within one year of employment.  Able to become a certified LEIN user within six months of employment.  

Interested applicants should send a resume to Daniel Clise, District Court Administrator, 410 West Upton Avenue, Reed City, MI 49677.  Preferred by August 23, 2019, but position open until filled.   EOE

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Maintenance Worker
Part-Time (Non-Exempt) (up to 28 hours per week)

Wage:  $13.09 - 13.88 per Hour DOQ (Level 4)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Maintenance Working Supervisor performs a variety of preventative maintenance repairs and tasks on County facilities and equipment.  Makes general repairs to electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, performs carpentry tasks, and maintains and repairs various equipment.  Maintains all County buildings and grounds.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or GED, two years experience in maintenance and repair of building and mechanical systems, and possession of a valid Michigan Driver’s License.    

Interested applicants should send a resume and/or application to Susan Vander Pol, County Coordinator, 301 W. Upton Ave., Reed City, MI 49677 preferred by September 10, 2019, but position open until filled.  EOE

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Deputy Register of Deeds

Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $13.76 – $14.57 per Hour DOQ (Level 5)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Register of Deeds, assists customers at the counter or by telephone.  Assists people at the counter by checking and recording documents and conducting searches regarding property.  Records documents that have met recording requirements and answers questions that may refer to property.  Enters data on recorded documents to the computer and indexes, verifies data against the documents.  Assists passport applicants with questions; provides them with proper passport forms; directs appropriate questions to the Department of State; calculates, collects, and receipts fees; verifies identity and photographs along with birth certificates, naturalization papers and other citizenship documentation; complies with passport guidelines, policies and procedures.  Mails applications and tracks mailing until receipt at passport facility.  Performs various other support tasks.      

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Two to three years of experience and familiarity with real estate, legal documents and property descriptions including mathematical and mapping skills.  Ability to utilize Microsoft Suite applications. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Job requires physical exertion beyond that typically found in the office.  Lifting books weighing up to 25 pounds from shelves to work areas. Periods of prolonged sitting to enter computer data.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Heather Gray, Osceola County Register of Deeds, 301 West Upton Ave., Reed City, MI 49677 preferred by September 3, 2019, but open until filled.  EOE

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Jail Corrections Officer
Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $17.00 per Hour

DESCRIPTION:  This position maintains the daily control of the jail.  Duties include, but are not limited to, writing and submitting reports to Sergeant or Jail Administrator, booking and release of inmates, feeding and distribution of inmate medications, ensuring the cellblock is kept clean and orderly, upkeep of inmate records and court proceedings, maintain jail security at all times, and assessments of inmate morale, quality of care, and supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum standards set by the State of Michigan include:  U.S. Citizenship, 18 years of age, High School Diploma or equivalent, valid Operator’s License, and no felony convictions.  Must have taken and passed the Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating and Training Council written examination (test is proctored by EMPCO).  Taken and passed the Local Correctional Officer Physical Ability Test.  Prefer Associate’s Degree in corrections.  Experience as a Corrections Officer preferred but not necessary.  All correction officers shall receive local corrections officer training (160 hr) within one year of employment, plus at least twenty (20) hours of training each year. 

Interested applicants should send a resume or completed application to Jeremy Andres, Osceola County Jail Administrator, 325 West Upton Avenue, Reed City, MI, 49677.  Position open until filled.  For questions please call (231) 832-2288.  EOE

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Jail Corrections Officer
Part-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $15.16 - $16.08 per Hour DOQ (Level 7)

DESCRIPTION:  It is the policy of the Osceola County Correction Facility to use part-time correctional staff resources primarily to assist the full-time staff and inmates.  The duty responsibilities that shall be performed in the Osceola County Correctional Facility by part-time correction officers or correction officers who have not received the hundred and sixty (160) hours of correctional training are as follows: assist in meeting the needs of the facility and the inmates by providing direct services and by serving as an interface between the facility, inmates, and the public.  Their primary duty is to supplement the services, activities, and functions of the full-time correction officers of this facility.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum standards set by the State of Michigan include:  U.S. Citizenship, 18 years of age, High School Diploma or equivalent, valid Operator’s License, and no felony convictions.  Must have taken and passed the Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating and Training Council written examination (test is proctored by EMPCO).  Taken and passed the Local Correctional Officer Physical Ability Test.  Prefer Associate’s Degree in corrections.  Experience as a Corrections Officer preferred but not necessary.  All correction officers shall receive local corrections officer training (160 hr) within one year of employment, plus at least twenty (20) hours of training each year. 

Interested applicants should send a resume or completed application to Jeremy Andres, Osceola County Jail Administrator, 325 West Upton Avenue, Reed City, MI, 49677.  Position open until filled.  For questions please call (231) 832-2288.  EOE

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Sheriff Deputy/Court Officer-Bailiff – multiple positions
Part-Time (Non-Exempt) Up to 29 hours per week
Wage:  $15.16 - $16.08 per Hour DOQ (Level 7)

DESCRIPTION:  The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of a part-time deputy/court officer-bailiff.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following—security within courtrooms and county buildings, arresting and the transporting of individuals, attesting to arrest warrants and completing incident reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful applicant will be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, M.C.O.L.E.S. preferable:  similar training, certification or experience could be considered.  Must possess a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and not have any felony convictions. 

Application should be sent with a resume, cover letter and copy of M.C.O.L.E.S. certification of eligibility (if applicable) to Undersheriff John Keathley, Sheriff’s Office, 325 W. Upton Avenue, Reed City, MI  49677.  Positions open until filled.  EOE

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Sheriff Road Patrol Deputy 
Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $19.00 per Hour

DESCRIPTION:  The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of a full-time Road Patrol Deputy.  The Patrol Division of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office will provide the citizens of Osceola County with response capabilities and preventative patrols 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the purpose of creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all people within the community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Respond to and render assistance to individuals who are in physical danger. 
  • Respond to and/or locate and identify criminal offenses and, where appropriate, apprehend offenders.
  • Answer requests for service as quickly as possible, utilizing available personnel in the most efficient manner according to Policy and Procedure.
  • Preserve and promote civil order within the community.
  • Through traffic enforcement and traffic control activities, facilitate the safe movement of vehicles and people within Osceola County.
  • Transportation of inmates to and from the Osceola County Jail.
  • Service of civil papers i.e. subpoenas, PPO’s, etc.
  • Complete incident reports on all complaints handled.
  • He/she is also responsible for keeping stats on their activities.
QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be a M.C.O.L.E.S. certified/certifiable law enforcement officer who has completed the basic police academy training.  Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and have a clean criminal record with no felony convictions.  Must have a valid Michigan operator’s license. 

Application should be sent with a resume, cover letter and copy of M.C.O.L.E.S. certification of eligibility to the Sheriff’s Office, 325 W. Upton Avenue, Reed City, MI  49677.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  EOE

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Director of Veterans’ Services
Part-Time (Non-Exempt)
On Call / Standby (see Hours below)
Wage:  $15.16 to $16.08 DOQ (Classification Level 7)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the general direction of the County Coordinator, is responsible for the overall management of the Veterans’ Services office.  Assumes responsibility for all activities, functions, and policies related to Veterans Affairs.  Advises and assists veterans, their dependents and/or survivors in obtaining educational, financial and social services, and other benefits available through federal, state and/or local laws including Michigan General Laws and through Veterans’ Administration programs.  Reviews legislation, regulations, precedents, medical reports and service history to determine validity of claims.  Submits claims to appropriate agencies or organizations.  Researches changes in veterans’ laws, regulations, court decisions and VA procedures then implements appropriate changes in operations as part of day to day operations.  Develops new guidelines and techniques establishing criteria or developing new information where guidelines may not exist for some situations.  In addition, considerable independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness are needed to interpret circumstances, and to make decisions in many areas.  This position requires irregular hours and on call availability 24 hours a day and will support the regular part-time Director of Veterans’ Services position.  This position may require travel by the employee in the employee’s own vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Associates Degree in Human Services or a related field from an accredited college, a Bachelor’s degree in human relations, social work is preferred.  Two years of active military duty.  Minimum one-year prior experience counseling and/or working with veterans benefits and filing claims.  Must be a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces and have been discharged under honorable conditions from the last period of service.  The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.  Must possess a valid Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.

HOURS:  The schedule varies depending on department needs.    

Interested applicants should submit a resume or fill out an application for submission to Susan Vander Pol, County Coordinator, 301 West Upton Avenue, Reed City, MI 49677 (231) 832-6196.  Position open until filled.  EOE

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Seasonal Park Personnel
Rose Lake and Crittenden County Park

DESCRIPTION: 
The jobs require employment from April through October 2019.  The positions are salaried and include a campsite with water and electric.  Jobs require summer residence at the park in your recreational vehicle.  A secure background check, physical and park application are required for employment at our park locations.

Please fill out an application and submit to oscparks@live.com or oscparksdir@hotmail.com.