Employment

Animal Control Custodian
Part-Time/On Call – 6 hours every other weekend
Wage:  $11.64 - $12.34 per hour DOQ – Level 2

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Animal Control Director, the custodian is responsible for cleaning which includes providing fresh water and food for the animals.  This may require bringing bags of feed or litter from storage shed and putting in the proper bins.  Exercising dogs in the perimeter fencing and reporting any observed health or temperament concerns to the Director.  Work schedule to include weekends and holidays. Report any maintenance problems, concerns, or irregularities.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation, GED, or student work permit.  Prefer experience in working with animals and safe animal handling. 

Interested applicants should submit a resume or fill out an application for submission to Michelle Kuz, Animal Control Director, 502 N. Savidge Street, Reed City, MI  49677.  Accepted until position is filled. 

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Animal Control Office Manager/Deputy Animal Control Officer
Part-Time  (20 hours per week average)
Wage:  $12.83 per hour, 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. 

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 or extension 790.  Accepted until position is filled.  EOE

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Circuit Court Clerk/Deputy County Clerk
Part-Time at 20-25 hours/week (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $14.15 to $14.99 per Hour DOQ (Level 6)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the County Clerk, performs administrative tasks and coordinates diverse elements or work processes relative to conducting Circuit Court proceedings, including but not limited to managing records, trials, customer service, and acting as liaison between public, attorneys, assorted government agencies and the court.  Exercises discretion and tact in processing documents and information of a confidential or sensitive nature, and the frequent use of independent judgment.  Responsible for compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.  Required to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with other agencies, and maintain them over a long period of time.  Oversees and participates in the maintenance of legal documents such as vital records, concealed weapon permits, business name registrations, provides counter assistance to general public, and assists with elections as directed.  May also perform the duties of Deputy Clerk. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Associate's degree in administrative or legal field.  Two to three years specialized training or working as a Legal Assistant.  2-3 years experience preferably in a court or law office providing knowledge of the processing of circuit court case.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of court proceedings.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports and formulating policy and service recommendations.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications, and the ability to master Circuit Court and County Clerk’s department software and new technologies.
  • Ability to attend meetings or court scheduled at times other than normal business hours.
  • Skill and experience in working with difficult people and diffusing tense or urgent situations.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Karen Bluhm, Osceola County Clerk, 301 West Upton Ave., Reed City, MI 49677.  Resumes preferred by November 5, 2018, but position open until filled.  EOE

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Deputy County Clerk
Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $13.48 – $14.28 per hour DOQ (Level 5)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the County Clerk or their designee, receives, processes and records documents for births, deaths, marriages and other records processed by the office of the County Clerk.  Assists customers at the counter and by telephone by responding to inquires related to vital records, Circuit Court, other documents, and procedures maintained at the Clerk’s office.  Also prepares certified copies of same.  At the direction of the Circuit Court Clerk may be assisting with Circuit Court data entry, filing, attending court hearings and other duties as assigned regarding the court. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or its equivalent.  Three years of legal experience preferred.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of court operations in a supporting role.  Knowledge of Customer Service skills.  Ability to use a variety of office equipment and software packages.  Skill in assembling and analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.  Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.  Ability to attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business hours. 

Interested applicants should send a resume to Karen Bluhm, Osceola County Clerk, 301 West Upton Ave., Reed City, MI 49677.  Resumes preferred by November 5, 2018, but position open until filled.  EOE

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C.O.A. Home Health Aides (Countywide)
Part-Time (Up to 29 hrs/wk) (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $11.64 - $12.34 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:  $11.64 - $12.34 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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Jail Corrections Officer
Part-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $14.86 per hour

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 Russ Wayne, Osceola County Jail Administrator, 325 West Upton Avenue, Reed City, MI, 49677.  Accepted until position is filled.  For questions please call (231) 832-2288.  EOE

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E.M.S. Paramedic
Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage Range:  $44,328 - $48,394 (DOQ) NEW REDUCED WORK SCHEDULE

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Emergency Medical Services Director or their designee serves as part of a professional medical crew responsible for initial patient assessment and treatment in emergent and non-emergent pre-hospital patient care situations.  Must be able to perform life-saving functions without the resources that are normally available in the “in-house” setting.  Must act appropriately using his/her own discretion to maintain control and organization of pre-hospital scenes while following written/verbal Medical Control protocols/orders.  Performs initial and on-going assessment of each patient.  Collects data on patients for making accurate diagnosis and implements appropriate medical protocols.  Collects data as well as for billing purposes.  Collaborates with other health care professionals and participates in educational processes.    

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

  • Michigan Paramedic Licensure
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
  • Trauma Life Support Certification

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in collaboration with all segments of the population, both private and public.
  • Maintain positive relationships within E.M.S. field.
  • Respect the needs and rights of co-workers, patients and the public.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Possess a valid Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.

Interested applicants should send a resume and/or completed application to Jeremy Beebe, Osceola County E.M.S. Director, 306 N. Patterson Road, Reed City, MI 49677. Position open until filled.  EOE

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