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: Sheriff / jail
Position: administrative assistant
Classification: part time, weekdays

DUTIES:
The Sheriff’s Department and/or Jail will be hiring an administrative assistant to work in conjunction with their current staff.  This position will be utilizing standard office equipment which includes, but is not limited to, computers, phones, all-in-ones, and programs specific to the duties of the department.  You may be greeting and interacting with the general public as well as various members of our law enforcement team.   

QUALIFICATIONS:
You must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and have a minimum of 1 year office experience

REQUIREMENTS:
You must be able to calculate and handle cash, and must also be able to quickly and accurately speak, read and write in English as a primary means of work communication.  This position requires the ability to maintain stringent levels of confidentiality, and disclosure of confidential information may result in either disciplinary or legal action.  If offered the position, you must be able to pass a physical/drug screen and a background check.

ENVIRONMENT:
This is an indoor, office setting position within a climate-controlled atmosphere.  The facility also houses inmates, and you may interact visitors of the same. 

APPLICATION:
Please submit AS ONE PACKAGE: resume, cover letter AND Charlevoix County job application - incomplete packages will not be considered (Applications are available for download from this page page).  Complete packages may be submitted via email, mail or in person to: 
administration@charlevoixcounty.org
Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI  49720


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department: Commission on Aging
Position: Home Delivered Meals Driver/Kitchen Helper
Classification: $11.20 per hour, Part time, no nights, weekends, or holidays

DUTIES:
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Home Delivered Meals Driver/Kitchen Helper for the Boyne Area Senior Center. This position is responsible for the daily home delivered meals delivery for Home Bound Aging Charlevoix residents and assisting with various kitchen needs, and is based out of the Boyne Are Senior Center

 QUALIFICATIONS:
The right person needs have a positive perspective and love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis.  They should be outgoing, dependable, flexible and have effective communication skills. 

REQUIREMENTS:
You must possess the physical abilities to lift to 50 pounds maximum and transfer items to and from vehicles and/or dining and office facilities. You must possess a valid driver’s license to travel from one location to another. You must have the ability to climb steps/stairs and must have reliable transportation, as use of your own vehicle may be necessary and mileage will be paid if a COA or County fleet vehicle is unavailable. 

ENVIRONMENT:
This position will be located in a commercial kitchen while assisting with inventory and working with other supplies and food products.  You will also be traversing between the kitchen facility and a vehicle while loading and unloading meals for delivery, and you will be going to/from/into senior citizens home throughout the course of daily meal deliveries.  These services may be provided during times of inclement weather, such as during heavy rain, heat and/or snowfall. 

APPLICATION:
Applications are available for download from the Charlevoix County website “Employment Opportunities” page, and may be submitted via email, mail or in person to:
administration@charlevoixcounty.org
Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI  49720

Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department:
Commission on Aging, Charlevoix location
Position:
Floater Cook
Classification: 
Part Time, no holidays or weekends, $13.91

DUTIES: Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Cook who will "float" between all Charleviox County Senior Centers: Charlevoix, East Jordan and Boyne City. This position is Monday through Friday weekdays, and from May to September the Wednesday shift would be include a night dinner.  This position is responsible for the daily preparation and cooking of the congregate and home delivered meals for Charlevoix residents.
QUALIFICATIONS: The right person needs have a positive perspective and love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis. They should be outgoing, dependable, flexible and have effective communication skills.  Previous experience in a commercial kitchen is preferred.

REQUIREMENTS: You must possess the physical abilities to lift and move up to 50 pounds maximum and transfer items to and from ovens, refrigeration/freezer, vehicles and/or dining and office facilities. Must a valid driver's license.

 ENVIRONMENT: Working in a commercial kitchen, you will routinely encounter high temperatures in and around ovens, dishwashing areas and other portions of the kitchen.  You will be routinely entering/using walkin coolers/freezers as well.  You will rountinely have interactions with the senior citizens who are receiving meals.

APPLICATION: Applications are available for download from this page, and may submitted either via email or via mail to: Human Resources, 301 State St., Charlevoix, MI 49720.


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department:
Commission on Aging, Charlevoix location
Position:
Cook
Classification: 
Part Time, no holidays or weekends, $13.91

DUTIES:
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Cook for the Charlevoix Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday weekdays, and from May to September the Wednesday shift would be include a night dinner.  This position is responsible for the daily preparation and cooking of the congregate and home delivered meals for Charlevoix residents.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The right person needs have a positive perspective and love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis. They should be outgoing, dependable, flexible and have effective communication skills.  Previous experience in a commercial kitchen is preferred.

REQUIREMENTS:
You must possess the physical abilities to lift and move up to 50 pounds maximum and transfer items to and from ovens, refrigeration/freezer, vehicles and/or dining and office facilities.
Must a valid driver's license.

 ENVIRONMENT:
Working in a commercial kitchen, you will routinely encounter high temperatures in and around ovens, dishwashing areas and other portions of the kitchen.  You will be routinely entering/using walkin coolers/freezers as well.  You will rountinely have interactions with the senior citizens who are receiving meals.

APPLICATION:
Applications are available for download from the Charlevoix County website “Employment Opportunities” page, and may submitted either via email or via mail to: Human Resources, 301 State St., Charlevoix, MI 49720.


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department: Sheriff / Jail
Position: Cook
Classification: Part Time

DUTIES:
Your primary duties will be preparing and cooking meals for the jail inmates.  This may also include processing fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden in the summer and fall, and will also include cleaning and other similar duties pertinent to the upkeep and operation of a commercial kitchen facility.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Food service experience in a commercial capacity preferred:

  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to prepare 3 meals per day without supervision and oversee kitchen sanitary procedures.
  • Previous employment as a cook in a high-volume facility such as a school, nursing home, hospital or large restaurant a plus.

REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to lift, transfer and move cases and large containers of foods and produce, must be able to bend, twist and turn in order to accommodate trays and pans to and from stoves, ovens and other service related kitchen functions.

ENVIRONMENT:
Working in a commercial kitchen, you will routinely encounter high temperatures in and around ovens, dishwashing areas and other portions of the kitchen.  You will be routinely entering/using walkin coolers/freezers as well.  You will be working in a facility that houses inmates.

APPLICATION:
Please complete Charlevoix County job application from this page, and submit along with resume either in person or via email to:
administration@charlevoixcounty.org
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI  49720


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department:
Transportation Authority
Position:
Ferry Deckhand, 3 positions available
Type: 
Seasonal,Full Time (including nights, weekends and some holidays from April - November)

Duties:  Primary point of contact with the passengers aboard the vessel, whether selling fares or assisting in an emergency.  Responsible for exchanging fare tickets for proper payment.  Assists the captain in keeping the decks surface clean and clear of debris that may cause obstruction or injury to riders and passengers.  Assist the captain by maintaining awareness of other vessels or obstacles in the area of, or the path of, the ferry as it crosses the channel. 

Mandatory Qualifications:
Must be able to read, write, and speak English as the primary means of work communication
Must possess a high school diploma or it's equivalent

Mandatory Requirements:
Must be available to work between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm, 7 days a week
Hours and shifts will include both weekends and holidays between April and November
This position requires the ability to move quickly between the ramps and the vessel, while twisting, turning, stepping, and in other ways maneuvering around closely parked vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians
Must possess the physical ability to repeatedly reach in and out of pockets and aprons while making change and taking tickets from passengers
The largest portion of shift will be standing and traversing around the deck between the passenger vehicles
Must be able to clearly see and hear captain/passengers as well as boats or obstacles approaching the vessel to avoid accident and injury, which may be during times of light, dark, fog and inclement weather

Environment:
This position is based on a steel vessel, in the straits of Ironton in Lake Charlevoix
exposure to direct sun for several hours of the day, with intermittent access to the wheel house
Duties must be performed in inclement weather at times
Restrooms available while at docks, as there are no facilities available on the vessel

Application:
Please submit resume and Charlevoix County job application as ONE PACKAGE, via mail, in person, or email to:
Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI  49720
administration@charlevoixcounty.org


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department:
Parks & Planning
Department Position:
Park Maintenance Rangers and Technicians
Classification:
fulltime seasonal, $13.91 per hour, 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 our webpage) either by mail or email to:

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


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department:
Transportation Authority
Position:
Ferry Captain, 6 positions available
Type: 
Seasonal Full Time (including nights, weekends and some holidays from April - November)

Overview of Primary Responsibilities:
Responsible for the daily operation of the ferry.  This may include, but is not limited to: daily responsibilities for fares/deposits, safety and cleanliness, ensure complaints/injuries and reports are being directed or submitted to the ferry manager, and routinely works in direct contact with the Transportation Coordinator and the ferry manager.

Mandatory Qualifications:
Must have or be able to obtain, a merchant marine credential or appropriate captains license
Must be able to read, write, and speak English as the primary means of work communication
Must possess a high school diploma or it's equivalent

Mandatory Requirements:
Must be available to work between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm, 7 days a week
Hours and shifts will include both weekends and holidays between April and November
This position requires the ability to move quickly between the ramps and the vessel, while twisting, turning, stepping, and in other ways maneuvering around closely parked vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians
Must possess the physical ability to repeatedly reach in and out of pockets and aprons while making change and taking tickets from passengers
The largest portion of shift will be standing and traversing between the passenger vehicles and the wheelhouse for operation of the vessel
Must be able to clearly see and hear deckhands/passengers as well as boats or obstacles approaching the vessel to avoid accident and injury, which may be during times of light, dark, fog and inclement weather

Environment:
This position is based on a steel vessel, in the straits of Ironton in Lake Charlevoix
exposure to direct sun for several hours of the day, with intermittent access to the wheel house
Duties must be performed in inclement weather at times
Restrooms available while at docks, as there are no facilities available on the vessel

Application:
Please submit resume and Charlevoix County job application as ONE PACKAGE, via mail, in person, or email to:
Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI  49720
administration@charlevoixcounty.org


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department:
Transportation Authority
Position:
Ferry Manager
Type: 
Full Time (including nights, weekends and some holidays from April - November)

Overview of Primary Responsibilities:
Oversight of the daily, short term/long term departmental needs regarding  payroll and administration.  The ferry manager is the immediate supervisor to all department staff, responsible for daily staffing needs, assigning all routine work schedules and shift time, as well as verifying payroll.  This position is responsible for the general operation of the ferry at all times during operating season.  This may include, but is not limited to: responsibilities for fares/deposits, safety and cleanliness, repairs and maintenance, complaints/injuries and reports, and routinely works in direct contact with the Transportation Coordinator, Human Resources, and the Transportation Authority.

Mandatory Qualifications:
Must have or be able to obtain, a merchant marine credential or appropriate captains license
Must be able to read, write, and speak English as the primary means of work communication
Must possess a high school diploma or it's equivalent

Mandatory Requirements:
Must be available to work between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm, 7 days a week
Hours and shifts will include both weekends and holidays between April and November
This position requires the ability to move quickly between the ramps and the vessel, while twisting, turning, stepping, and in other ways maneuvering around closely parked vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians
Must possess the physical ability to repeatedly reach in and out of pockets and aprons while making change and taking tickets from passengers
The largest portion of shift will be standing and traversing between the passenger vehicles and the wheelhouse for operation of the vessel
Must be able to clearly see and hear deckhands/passengers as well as boats or obstacles approaching the vessel to avoid accident and injury, which may be during times of light, dark, fog and inclement weather

Environment:
This position is based on a steel vessel, in the straits of Ironton in Lake Charlevoix
exposure to direct sun for several hours of the day, with intermittent access to the wheel house
Duties must be performed in inclement weather at times
Restrooms available while at docks, as there are no facilities available on the vessel

Application:
Please submit resume and Charlevoix County job application as ONE PACKAGE, via mail, in person, or email to:
Human Resources
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI  49720



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

 


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