County Administrator & Human Resources

Department Contact:
Monday - Friday 7:00-4:00blue green

231-237-0156 please call for appointments
administration@charlevoixcounty.org

Location:
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

(County Building: main floor, 
front of building, enter from parking lot)


Staff:
Kevin Shepard, County Administrator / Human Resources Director
Lora Roberts, Administration Resources Coordinator
Sienna Wenz, Administrative Assistant


What W
e Do:
We are responsible for the oversight and day-to-day operations of Charlevoix County government, as directed by the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners.  We also work in close coordination with other departments to maintain the operation of our infrastructure and facilities, particularly our Maintenance & Grounds and the IT & GIS Departments.  As neither have full-time dedicated office staff, in most cases we are the initial point of contact for the general public when communication is needed.  Another function of this office, is handling Human Resource issues and providing short term administrative support to departments in need.  We also manage the Parks Millage Fund application process, and are responsible for the overall website application of the county (note: each depa
rtment is responsible for the information and applications of its own webpage).        

 

*CHARLEVOIX COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*

click here for EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Employer: Charlevoix County
Department: 
Parks & Planning Department
Position: 
Park Maintenance Ranger
Classification:
fulltime seasonal, may range from April to October
 
Duties: 
The Park Maintenance Ranger performs all forms of parks and campground maintenance including but not limited to: performing janitorial services in shower/bathrooms, lawn and general equipment operations, lawn and site care (which requires familiarity with and operation of mowing, trimming and other lawn care equipment), campsite prep (resetting tables, firepits and associated cleanup),trash/pet/misc. litter pickup and disposal, rental facility setup and cleanup (tables, chairs and cleanup), trail and natural area maintenance, and any similar duties as needed from time to time within the county’s parks and trails facilities. The Park Maintenance Ranger also fills in at Whiting Park campground in the Parks Operations Manager’s absence.  This includes (but is not limited to) staffing the campground office  performing basic office duties such as registering campers, answering phones and emails, and assisting park patrons directly or as needed. As the county has multiple park and trail facilities, you may work at multiple sites in a day or throughout the week.

This position requires working holidays and weekends. 

Environment: This position is primarily out of doors, although working inside while cleaning and maintaining restroom/shower building and rental facilities will occur, as well as staffing the campground office from time to time.  You will have contact with both cleaning and lawn care chemicals and agents.  You may be required to work on trails and pathways that are located in woods, fields, and along roadways, all of which may contain plants, trees and grasses that may produce allergic or other reactions.  Some areas may only be accessed on foot at certain times of year. This position also includes multiple beach and waterfront areas.  Working in inclement weather may be required.

Education/Experience required:  High school diploma/equivalency; prior park maintenance experience helpful. Must have the willingness to implement park rules, possess reading, writing and calculation skills, problem-solve abilities and requires working with the public.  Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening, and undergo a reference or security check.

How to Apply:  Please submit a completed Charlevoix County employment application (located on this page) either by mail or email to:

Charlevoix County Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Email: administration@charlevoixcounty.org


 

 

Employer: Charlevoix County
Department: 
Parks & Planning Department
Position: 
Park Maintenance Technician
Classification:
fulltime seasonal, may range from April to October
 
Duties: 
The Park Maintenance Technician performs all forms of parks and campground maintenance including but not limited to: performing janitorial services in shower/bathrooms, lawn and general equipment operations, lawn and site care (which requires familiarity with and operation of mowing, trimming and other lawn care equipment), campsite prep (resetting tables, firepits and associated cleanup),trash/pet/misc. litter pickup and disposal, rental facility setup and cleanup (tables, chairs and cleanup), trail and natural area maintenance, and any similar duties as needed from time to time within the county’s parks and trails facilities.  As the county has multiple park and trail facilities, you may work at multiple sites in a day or through out the week.  This position requires working holidays and weekends. 

Environment
This position is primarily out of doors, although working inside while cleaning and maintaining restroom/shower building and rental facilities will occur.  You will have contact with both cleaning and lawn care chemicals and agents.  You may be required to work on trails and pathways that are located in woods, fields, and along roadways, all of which may contain plants, trees and grasses that may produce allergic or other reactions. Some areas may only be accessed on foot at certain times of year.  This position also includes multiple beach and waterfront areas.  Working in inclement weather may be required.

 

Education/Experience required:  High school diploma/equivalency; prior park maintenance experience helpful. Must have the willingness to implement park rules, possess reading, writing and calculation skills, problem-solve abilities and requires working with the public.  Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening, and undergo a reference or security check.

How to Apply:  Please submit a completed Charlevoix County employment application (located on this page) either by mail or email to:

 

Charlevoix County Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Email: administration@charlevoixcounty.org


Employer:  Charlevoix County
Position: Parks Operations Manager
Department:  Parks & Planning
Pay Range:  Dependent upon experience / full time / salary with benefits
                     (housing option may be available as part of the compensation package)

 Primary Duties:  The Parks Operations Manager oversees day to day operations, maintenance, staffing, and oversight of the Charlevoix County Parks:  the Little Traverse Wheelway, Whiting Park, Porter Creek Natural Area, Thumb Lake Park and the Boyne City to Charlevoix trail.  This includes, but is not limited to:  full lawn care and trail maintenance responsibilities, equipment operation and maintenance, facilities janitorial and structural needs, regular interaction with engineers/contractors and vendors, and point of contact to the general public. An additional primary duty of this position is the onsite supervision of Whiting Park during the summer months, which requires 24 hour on-call availability, reservations, and park regulation. This may include conflict resolution and notification of fire/EMS/police services as necessary.  The Operations Manager works in conjunction with the Parks & Planning Director regarding engineering, budgets, proposals, staffing, and other aspects of administration for all county parks and park facilities.  Attendance is required at monthly meetings of the Parks Committee and (when necessary) before the Board of Commissioner committees, both during the day and evening.  

MANDATORY Requirements: 
MUST have strong knowledge and experience with lawn care and power equipment including tractors, plows, mowers, saws and power tools
Experience in outdoor settings as a work environment such as previous work with Parks, Recreation or a similar base skill set
Experience with supervising staff and assigning duties and schedules
Experience with budgets and basic accounting practices, and solid math and money handling skills are required
Basic mechanical skills/ knowledge of systems such as plumbing and electrical are needed for trouble shooting/problem identification throughout parks and facilities
Required to successful pass a physical and drug screen upon offer of employment

Additional preferred:
Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field
Experience as a parks manager, or at a minimum, a park ranger

Physical and Environmental Requirements:
This position is primarily based outdoors, and will require work in sun, rain, snow and other inclement weather
You will be required to safely and knowledgably operate tractors, mowers, dump trucks and other pieces of similar heavy equipment, as well as smaller handheld and battery operated or electric tools
Interaction with campers and recreational site users requires direct communication abilities
You may be in areas of pollens, dust and other allergens and must be self-reliant for identification of bugs, plants, weeds and bushes that may cause irritations or dangers to both yourself and others
Requires work at, on, or around beaches and other water accesses and launch sites
You may be required to work both alone and with others, both in a campground setting and along wooded trails and pathways
This position requires work in locations that may only be accessed on foot at times, dependent upon the work and weather conditions (such as trail blazing swampy and flooded terrain or working on nonmotorized trails in winter)
You must have the physical ability to move or relocate items such logs, brush, rocks and debris, and trail or park items such as benches, picnic tables, fire rings, banquet tables and chairs 
 You must have the ability to utilize phones, computers and other basic office equipment

How to Apply: 
cover letter, resume AND Charlevoix County employment application (located on the “employment opportunities” page of www.charlevoixcounty.org) must be submitted AS ONE PACKAGE
via email:  administration@charlevoixcounty.org
via walkin or mail:  Human Resources,
                              301 State St.
                              Charlevoix, MI  49720

(incomplete packages will not be considered for review)



Employer:  Charlevoix County
Position: Director
Department:  Friend of the Court
Pay Range:  negotiable/TBD upon experience/full time – salaried

OVERVIEW of Primary Responsibility:  Directs all staff in investigating, enforcing and processing domestic relations cases.  Is responsible for program planning, fiscal management, personnel management and other administrative matters.  This position oversees all daily operations and management of the Friend of the Court office and staff, as well as show cause matters involving child support and parenting time violations, medical support, and child custody.  Other duties include review and processing of domestic relations orders, annual IV-D contracts, departmental representation before the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners, as well as monitoring all changes to relevant statutes, caselaw and court rules. This position reports to the 33rd Circuit Court Judge.  This job posting is presented as an overview and should not be considered all-inclusive.  A full job description is available upon request or at the time of interview.

MANDATORY Qualifications: 
This position REQUIRES a master’s degree in Domestic Relations Law, Human Services, Administration, Behavioral Science, Social Work, Counseling or related area of study.  Budgetary knowledge and experience a MUST as well.  Individual will be required to pass a Court security screening, criminal background check, a physical examination and a drug screen.  A commitment to protecting the confidentiality of sensitive client and court information is essential, and the release or sharing of information in violation of applicable law may result in disciplinary or legal action.

Additional PREFFERED:
Five years or more domestic relations law or related experience.  Law degree and licensure with the Michigan Bar.  Previous Friend of the Court experience involving administrative duties and personnel management.

Environment
This is an indoor position in a climate-controlled atmosphere.  This position requires mobility between offices, courtrooms, and various floors of the facility.  Travel for training and professional development will be required from time to time.  This position requires the ability to utilize phones, computers, and other general office equipment.  You will be required to participate in one on one interaction with clients, the public, and Judges or their representatives in various settings such as courtrooms, offices and meeting facilities.

Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEOC), in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodations will be made to qualified individuals with disabilities and we encourage individuals with disabilities, both as perspective and current employees, to discuss potential accommodations with this employer.

TO APPLY:  Please submit as ONE PACKAGE, a cover letter, resume AND Charlevoix County job application (available on the website’s “employment opportunities” page) to:  
Charlevoix County Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI  49720
Incomplete packages will not be considered for review



Department: Charlevoix County Transit
Position: Dispatcher
Status:  Full time

Charlevoix County Transit is accepting applications for a full-time dispatcher position.  Qualified applicants must be tech-savvy, demonstrate strong problem solving, multi-tasking, interpersonal skills and customer service skills.  Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.  Primary function is to schedule transportation requests via phone, online services and/or smartphone apps into dispatching software and managing vehicle schedules. Other duties may include assigning vehicles and drivers to daily work schedules/routes, coordinating with local groups/organizations for requested service and coordinating with mechanics for vehicle service needs. Dispatchers may occasionally fill-in for drivers and will be required to obtain a Michigan Driver’s License with a Chauffer’s designation within 120 days of employment.  

Other:   Must comply with all Federal DOT drug/alcohol testing requirements as this is a safety sensitive position. Applicants must have reliable transportation.

Agency hours are Monday – Friday, 6am-7pm and Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm.   This position will primarily work 11am-7pm Monday-Friday, with rotating Saturday coverage.  Other shifts may be assigned based on agency need for coverage of dispatch office.

Competitive wage and benefit package offered.

Applications can be picked up at the CCT Business Office, 1050 Brockway, Boyne City or available on this page


 

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT
PART-TIME TRANSIT BUS DRIVERS

Charlevoix County Transit is accepting applications for part-time bus driver positions. Qualified applicants will possess a CDL w/passenger endorsement and meet all bus driver certifications and licensing requirements, must comply with Federal DOT drug/alcohol testing requirements and meet State/Local physical exam requirements. Applicants willing to obtain appropriate licensing will also be considered.

A part-time position is defined as under 30 hours per week. Agency hours are Monday – Friday, 6am-7pm and Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm and part-time shifts are scheduled weekly based on need.

Applications can be obtained at the Transit’s Business Office, 1050 Brockway, Boyne City, MI or online at www.charlevoixcounty.org

Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free, Smoke Free Work Place.


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