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

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)


***Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department: Charlevoix County Commission on Aging
Position:  Homemaker - assist seniors with routine household tasks
Type: Full time, Monday through Friday for up to 40 hours a week, no holidays or weekends 
Compensation:  Starting pay is $11.68 an hour with full benefits 

Description:  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, be able to multi task and have strong communication skills.  You need to have basic computer skills and be able to manage your time with multiple client.  You will be assisting clients with their basic in-home tasks and needs as related to care of their home, such as vacuuming, dusting, groceries, laundry and changing linens and other similar tasks.

Physical Requirements:  You must possess the physical abilities to lift to 50 pounds maximum and transfer items to and from vehicles and/or home and office facilities. You must be able to physically perform household duties such as cleaning, laundry and shopping.  You must possess a valid driver’s license to travel from one location to another, anywhere in the county, as you will be working in each client's home. You must have the ability to climb steps/stairs and must have reliable transportation as use of your own vehicle may be necessary from time to time, in addition to driving a county fleet vehicle. 

Environment:  Throughout the day you will be driving to clients' homes, year round, so you may encounter all weather conditions.  You will be in homes that may or may not have pets, smoke and other allergens.  You will check in and out of our offices daily at both ends of the day, and from time to time, may be required to attend training or employer meetings as various locations.  Your routine daily environment will be vehicle travel intermixed with various home environments.

How to Apply:  Applications are available for download from this page, and need to be submitted along with a cover letter and/or resume by Monday, July 16, 2018.
via email:
via mail or in person:  
Human Resources
301 State St., Charlevoix, MI  49720

Department:  Parks & Planning Department
Position:  Park Maintenance/Ranger
Category:  Full-time Seasonal (April – October)
Wages:  $11.68/hour, no benefits

Description: Charlevoix County is seeking a full-time seasonal Park Maintenance/Ranger.  Must have the physical ability to perform all duties that are required for parks and campground operations including but not limited to: basic maintenance skills and knowledge, performing janitorial services, equipment operations including knowledge and use of chainsaws, familiarity with and operation of mowing and trimming equipment, and all other aspects of physical upkeep.  Must have the willingness to implementing park rules, possess reading, writing and calculating skills to registering campers, problem-solve and working with the public.  Job includes working holidays and weekends.  Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening, and undergo a reference or security check.

Environment: This position is largely and primarily out of doors, although working inside while maintaining shower buildings, rental facilities and other occasional work will require indoor activity as well.  You may also work on trails and pathways that are located in woods, fields, and along roadways.  This job also includes the maintenance and upkeep of multiple beach and water areas as well.

Education required:  High school diploma/equivalency

How to Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Charlevoix County employment application (located at the the top area of this page) either by mail, in person or via email.
Mail to:  Charlevoix County Human Resources, 301 State St., Charlevoix, MI  49720
visit:  main floor of the County Building

Charlevoix County is an equal opportunity employer. 

Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office
Part-Time Jail Cook 


  • Food service experience in a commercial capacity preferred.
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Prepare three (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 accomodate trays and pans to and from stoves, ovens and other service related kitchen functions. 

 CONTACT:  Lt. Derek Gaylord, Jail Administrator ~ Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office 
1000 Grant Street, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720   231-547-4461

 Charlevoix County is an equal opportunity employer.

Charlevoix County is looking for a candidate to join our Maintenance Team.  We oversee County owned buildings, equipment, vehicles and grounds.

Job Duties Assist in the overall physical building operations of the facility.  Must have basic knowledge and skills related to mechanicals such as plumbing, heating/cooling, carpentry and will assist other professionals in working with these systems. Must have a basic understanding of such operations and the associated skills, but are not required to have done so professionally (not required to have license or certification, although pay is commensurate).

As part of the Maintenance Team, this position may also include mowing, snow removal, assisting with fleet vehicles, emptying garbage, roof care, changing filters, cleaning floors/carpets, painting and other general maintenance and/or janitorial needs at multiple County owned facilities, including the County Building, recycling sites and the County jail.

Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, possess the physical ability to move furnishings and office equipment, climb ladders, utilize scaffolds, operator floor equipment and machinery, as well as the ability to operate lawn equipment and associated tools. 

The environment of this position will be both indoors and out, and will vary with the duties needed on a daily basis.

Position is hourly, full time, week day shift with benefits.  Only under emergency or unusual circumstance would a night or weekend call be necessary by nature of the position.   

Compensation based on qualifications and job experience. It would be preferable to have a mechanical background in any area of plumbing, HVAC, construction, landscaping or other applicable fields.

Charlevoix County is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Starting annual salary: $36,000 to $45,000 with full benefits

Responsibilities: Serving at the discretion of the elected prosecuting attorney, duties may initially include juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect matters, and misdemeanor cases including review of reports, authorization or rejection of charges, all aspects of cases including negotiation of dispositions, preparation of motions, briefs and pleadings and trial practice. With increased experience and training, may be assigned felony matters as well.

Education: Juris doctorate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.

Experience/Expertise needed: Previous prosecutorial and trial experience preferred. Knowledge of evidence, criminal law, court rules and rules of professional responsibility. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Willingness to follow office policies, high ethical standards, personally and professionally.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, county employment application (from Charlevoix County website) and law school transcript (if fewer than three years of experience as an attorney) as ONE PACKAGE, incomplete packages - such as resume from this website alone - will NOT be considered.

Physical activity of the position: May involve kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, typing, grasping, talking and hearing.

Physical requirements of the position: Sedentary work - exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to life, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Involves sitting most of the time.

Visual acuity requirements: Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Work conditions: Not substantially exposed to any adverse environmental conditions.

Charlevoix County is an equal opportunity employer.


Recycling Center attendant at our Boyne City recycling location.

Attendant will work 2 hours a day, 5 days of the week, specific days and time may be able to be adjusted to fit other schedules. Job consists of answering questions, picking up items that aren't in the bins, checking/operating cardboard compactor and providing general assistance to the public.

Requirements: this is an outdoor position, with no inside facility. Must be able to bend, lift and turn in all motions necessary to dispose of recycling materials from the ground up into dumpsters. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds. Must be able to move around the recycling site, from dumpster to dumpster and to the compactor.

Please contact Charlevoix County Human Resources for more information, or complete our job application located on this page, or by calling us at 231-237-0156.

Job Type: Part-time



JOB POSTION:  Mechanic (Full Time) 

Job Description: The Mechanic works under the supervision of the lead mechanic performing preventative and corrective maintenance tasks on a mixed fleet of gasoline, propane and diesel powered commercial passenger vehicles.  Typical tasks include, but are not limited to preventative maintenance, servicing vehicle engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering systems, brake systems, electrical/electronic systems, heating/air conditioning systems, tires/wheels and wheelchair lifts. Originating and completing maintenance documentation and records.   Will operate company vehicles for maintenance checks, and on road service calls. Complete general minor facility repair tasks, assist with yard and parking lot maintenance as needed. 

  • Skills and Requirements
    Required to follow basic safety rules for working in a commercial vehicle maintenance shop and must demonstrate safe working   habits at all times.
  • Required to maintain a valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Mechanic Certificate for Automobiles and Light Trucks in specialties of Brakes, Front End and Steering, Automatic Transmission, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning..
  • Required to have a valid Class B CDL.
  • Required to work flexible hours between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM M-F.  May be required to be on call nights and weekends when vehicles are in service.
  • Required to occasionally attend training away from home and/or on weekends.
  • Works under limited supervision and guidance.
  • Team player working in a cooperative effort with other maintenance and operations staff.
  • Willing to obtain Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications pertaining to the agency fleet
  • This position is a safety sensitive position and is subject to Charlevoix County Transit Drug Testing Policy.  Charlevoix County Transit is an equal opportunity employer.

Beginning compensation will be based on experience.  Benefit package offered.

For an application visit the Charlevoix County website or visit the Transit Office at 1050 Brockway, Boyne City, MI or call 231-582-6900. 

Position will be posted until filled
Posting Date:  December 27, 2017


Applicants for this full time position (with benefits package) must be able to be registered, or provisionally registered, as an inspector through the State of Michigan in the Mechanical and Plumbing trade under the provisions of P.A. 54 of 1986.  Individual must possess good communication skills, have typing/keyboarding experience and have the ability to learn and understand the provisions of the Mechanical and Plumbing code. 

Individual must possess a valid driver's license. This position requires self transportation to job sites (using county provided vehicles), which may at times, also require walking varying distances to reach new construction sites when access has not been completed.  Must have the physical ability to access and move around within small and tight spaces, which may require bending, kneeling, crawling and other movements necessary to access various locations of a home or business where infrastructure is located and/or concealed.

Contact Kevin Schlickau, Building Official, for more details at 231-547-7236, or complete the Employment Application located above and return to the Administration and Human Resources Department.  Applications may be delivered, mailed, or submitted by email to:


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

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

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