Employment

Animal Control Custodian
Part-Time/On Call – 6 hours every other weekend (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $11.87 - $12.59 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 preferred by June 10, 2019, but accepted until position is filled.  EOE

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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 preferred by July 8, 2019, but 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:  $14.44 to $15.30 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.  Position open until filled.  EOE

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Commission on Aging Director
Full-Time (Exempt)
Salary Range:   $52,106 - $55,231 DOQ (Level 13)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the direction of the County Coordinator, the Commission on Aging Director plans, promotes, directs and evaluates a variety of programs for the senior population in Osceola County.  Directs staff engaged in providing various programs/services to seniors, including nutrition services, casework/in-home services, and volunteer program. Responsible for the financial management of the agency and all other administrative functions. Supervises over forty employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in business administration, social work, gerontology, or healthcare.  Five years of professional experience in the field of gerontology with supervisory/administrative experience which included personnel administration, budgeting, and grant preparation responsibilities.  The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience. 

Interested applicants should send a resume or fill out an application for submission to Susan Vander Pol, Osceola County Coordinator, 301 W. Upton Ave., Reed City, MI 49677.  Resumes preferred by May 30, 2019, but position open until filled.  EOE

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C.O.A. Home Delivered Meals Driver (Countywide)
Part-Time (Non-Exempt)
Wage:  $9.45 - $9.69 per hour DOQ (Level 1) 

Description:  Osceola County Senior Meals on Wheels program is in need of a driver to deliver meals to homebound seniors up to 15-20 hours per week plus mileage reimbursement at IRS rate (currently .545 cents per mile).  Driver’s start time is 10:00 a.m. at our Tustin site to approximately 1:00-1:30 p.m. 

Qualifications:  You must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, dependable vehicle; carry established vehicle insurance levels of coverage, and the ability to lift at least 25 pounds.  Must be able to pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Commission on Aging, Attn:  Robin, 732 West 7th St., Evart, MI  49631.  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:  $11.87 - $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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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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Prosecutor's Office:  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Full-Time (Exempt)
Salary Range:  $52,106 - $55,231 DOQ (Level 13)

DESCRIPTION:  Under the direction of the elected Prosecuting Attorney, reviews and authorizes or denies requests for warrants, determines the appropriate charge or charges, and prosecutes criminal cases and probate court cases.  Regularly presents criminal cases before judges and /or juries in the district, probate, and circuit courts.  Attempts to resolve and dispose of criminal cases or tries the case in court.  Directs other office staff as appropriate, and will directly supervise victim’s advocate / legal assistant staff regarding cases brought by the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  May serve as project director for child support and initiate cases, establish paternity and obtain child support orders as required, and oversee staff assigned to child support.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school, and license to practice law from the Michigan Bar.  Two years experience practicing law.  The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.  Ability to respond to emergencies or service needs 24 hours a day and on weekends.  Must provide own mobile phone and phone based internet to respond to emails, tests, and calls from law enforcement and court staff.  Ability to arrange transportation to or transport self to conferences and seminars that take place throughout Michigan.
 

Interested applicants should send a resume or fill out an application for submission to Tony Badovinac, Osceola County Prosecutor, 410 W. Upton Ave., Reed City, MI 49677.  Resumes preferred by June 27, 2019, but position open until filled.  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 by May 31, 2019 or 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.


Parks Executive Secretary/Bookkeeper
Part-Time 18 hours/week
Wage:  $13.76 to $14.57 per hour DOQ

DESCRIPTION:  Under the general direction of the Parks Director, performs a variety of secretarial/administrative support functions for the Osceola County Parks Commission (OCPC).  Prepares correspondence and other documents, compiles reports, performs research, develops spreadsheets, receives and screens calls, schedules appointments, maintains departmental records and files, prepares agendas and records minutes for meetings, and assits with purchasing.  Performs OCPC accounting and bookkeeping functions as required and maintains department revenue and expenditure records.  Assists the public with information on services and responds to inquiries.

QUALIFICATIONS:  See job description

Send resume and application to Osceola County Parks Commission, 301 W. Upton, Reed City, MI 49677.  Please respond by June 14, 2019.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  EOE