County Administrator & Human Resources

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

231-237-0156 please call for appointments

301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

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

Kevin Shepard, County Administrator / Human Resources Director
Lora Roberts, Administration Resources Coordinator
Denise Cunningham, 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).        




Employer: Charlevoix County
Department: Commission on Aging
Position: Floater Cook
Classification: *Part Time, no 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 an evening 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 maintain 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.

:  Charlevoix County
Position: Administrative Assistant
Parks & Planning department
Pay Range:  full time with benefits, $14.94 to start

This position works under our Director of Parks & Planning, located within the County Building in Charlevoix.  The selected candidate would handle routine office duties such as scanning/coping,  phones, departmental email and assisting with walk-in service needs.  Duties would also include the preparing and mailing of meeting packets, as well as the taking and transcribing of meetings (under Roberts Rules of Order) for the Planning Commission and Parks Committee meetings, each one evening per month.  You would assist the Director on various projects as well, which may include large scale planning projects, bidding processes, plan creation, grant work, and may act as the liaison with other departments (such as GIS or Equalization) regarding mapping needs and projects.  You may, from time to time, be required to travel to and assist with staffing or project needs at any of our county park locations.

Must be available two evenings a month to take minutes (hours will be reduced during the days)
High school diploma or equivalent is required with college degree preferred
experience with community planning, parks & recreation and/or marketing helpful
Must be highly proficient with Windows Office products, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
Must understand and be proficient with Adobe products and services, particularly working with pdfs
Highly efficient skillsets in typing/grammar, phone etiquette and math are mandatory
Must be comfortable with the operation and use of devices such as smartphones, tablets or ipads
Must have the ability to bend, twist, and maintain a range of motions that allows for filing and organizing in locations ranging from overhead locations to the lowest file drawers or shelves
Must be able to utilize a computer or similar device and screen for the majority of the day Must be able to quickly identify and answer ringing phones at various locations of the office
Must be able to traverse from one location to another throughout multiple levels of the building multiple times throughout the day Must possess a valid driver’s license

This position is located indoors in a climate-controlled atmosphere May from time to time, visit one of the Parks locations or facilities under the departments purview

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



Employer:  Charlevoix County
Position: Parks & Maintenance Technician
Department: split:  Parks & Planning and Building Maintenance
Pay Range:  full time with benefits

While working for the Parks & Planning department during the summer season, you will perform duties as “Parks Maintenance Supervisor”.This position will be responsible for organizing, scheduling and performing all maintenance duties for Whiting Park, Thumb Lake Park and our trails, including spring and fall opening and closing of park and trail facilities.  You will be responsible for overseeing seasonal staff, who will assist you in the routine duties of maintaining the grounds and facilities, including but not limited to: lawn care, shower and bathroom facilities and janitorial services, clearing and maintenance of trails, removal of brush and debris, care and operation of motorized equipment, and other tasks necessary to maintain an operational park and trail system.  You will work under the direction during this time, of the Parks Manager.  In the alternate seasons, you will work as a technician under the direction of the Maintenance Department’s supervisors.  You will assist with any project needed during the winter months, particularly snowplowing, daily or routine snow removal from doors and walkways to maintain building access. Other duties may vary from day to day and may range from painting or cleaning, assisting your supervisor with installation of mechanicals, cameras, office equipment and furnishings to floor care and janitorial service.  You may also assist with the routine operations of our fleet car program during this time with duties such as detailing and basic car care.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Must possess ample range of motions allowing for quick movements, as necessary, for safety and operation of powered equipment and to perform duties needed to properly clean and maintain facilities
Must have operational knowledge of several forms of routine lawncare equipment:  zero turn mowers, lawn tractors, weedwhips, trimmers, leaf blowers and chainsaws as well as the proper maintenance, operation and safety of each to not only use yourself, but to train others
Must maintain a valid driver’s license while performing this job, as traveling independently to and from various locations throughout the day is necessary
Must be able to physically walk long distances: this is necessary to reach various areas of our non-motorized trail systems that are only accessible by foot, or to operate walk-behind floor equipment utilized in cleaning lengthy hallways and corridors
Must be willing to access heights: work on ladders, roofs, in/around trees and other areas off of the ground are a necessary part of this position
Must be willing to work weekends or on holidays during the months of park operation, as necessary
Basic understanding and concepts of skills such as carpentry, plumbing or electrical is desired

This position will be located both indoors in a climate-controlled atmosphere and also outdoors during times of inclement weather including rain, sun and snow.  You will work in environments that either contain or require the use of cleaning chemicals and agents, weed and lawn agents and chemicals, and other similar products as necessary.  You will be working in wooded areas that may contain pollens, allergens and plants or weeds that may cause itching, irritation and or other reactions.  You may work in small or enclosed spaces from time to time, which may include areas such as ducts, crawl spaces and installation areas in/around/behind mechanical systems and other such locations.

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


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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