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).        




 The Charlevoix County Probate and Family Court is accepting applications for the following:
POSITION: Probate and Family Court Administrator/Juvenile Division Referee
SUPERVISOR: Chief Probate Court Judge/Presiding Family Division Judge
LOCATION: Charlevoix County Building, with some travel required
SALARY RANGE: $65,000 - $72,000 DOE, plus benefits

Under the direction of the Chief Probate Court Judge/Presiding Family Division Judge, administers non-judicial functions of the probate and juvenile divisions of the 7th Probate District Court, assigned cases of the family division of the 33rd Circuit Court, and oversees the administration and management of the Safe Harbor Adolescent Recovery Program, the Court’s school program, court-licensed foster homes, and the Court’s juvenile drug treatment court.  With limited direction, presides as referee over various hearings involving assigned matters within Circuit Court Family Division jurisdiction.

Directs all budgetary, calendar, and caseflow management and recordkeeping for all matters within the court’s jurisdiction or assigned to the court.
Evaluates courtroom technology requirements and develops plans, strategies and proposals to implement the same.
Directs the planning, developments, implementation, administration, and improvement of court policies, procedures, and programming to promote public access to justice, maximize judicial and other court resources, increase the efficiency of court operations, and enhance service to the public.
Develops working relationships and collaborates with public and private sector community partners to address juvenile justice issues and develop community-based efforts to improves outcomes for offenders and the community.
Ensures family division proceedings are conducted in accordance with applicable law and procedures, due process rights for all parties are preserved, and that counsel is available and appointed.
Oversees assigned cases and ensures compliance with all time deadlines. 
Researches legal matters, assists in drafting procedures, and provides advice as requested.
Represents the Court in dealings with Charlevoix County and agencies.
Stays abreast of legislative and administrative developments to ensure compliance by the Court.
Serves as the on-call referee for emergency placement of children in child protective and delinquency proceedings.
Negotiates and monitors contracts for services.
Participates in staff hiring selection process and responsible for supervision and training of professional and support staff. Stays informed of employment law and human resources management.
Stays informed on juvenile and family treatment modalities and implements evidenced based programs for the Court. Researches juvenile programs for placement purposes.
Oversees all aspects of local court programming, including foster home licensing, and ensures compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.

Position requires knowledge of:
- The principles and practices of public and court administration, the structure and operation of the juvenile justice system, and of the Michigan Juvenile Code.
- Michigan Estate and Protected Individual’s Code and the Michigan Mental Health Code.
- The Michigan Court Rules and the State Court Administrative Office’s rules, regulations, and requirements of trial courts, caseflow and records management practices and principles, and developments in efficient technological solutions.
- Child Care Fund and public budget development and control, grant and proposal writing, program finance and budget development and control.
- Managerial and supervisory principles, and of principles and practices of team building.
- Laws of confidentiality and ethics as they pertain to juvenile delinquency laws and juvenile treatment courts.
- Court security concerns, with the ability to address those concerns safely and immediately if necessary.
- Crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques for individuals in crisis.
Computer literacy and familiarity with word-processing, spreadsheet, database management, and other software applications.Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact positively and objectively with elected officials, law enforcement officers, employees, state agency staff, and members of the general public. 

Must be detail-oriented and organized.
Possess the ability to remain professional and calm in stressful situations, and to evaluate problems, isolate key issues, research and develop alternative solutions considering the cost, anticipated outcome, and staff impact.
Able to be a self-starter and independent worker while providing and receiving input from other team members
Must enjoy working with a wide variety of people from varying backgrounds and the ability to be patient and compassionate in working with members of the public undergoing stressful situations. Must possess a positive and supportive attitude.
Must be discreet with confidential case information.

Master’s degree in social sciences, business or public administration, education, criminal justice, a related field that otherwise qualifies the applicant to manage and supervise the delivery of juvenile and other court services, or a law degree with a minimum of four years’ experience working with juvenile court staff or a related human services field. The Court may also consider a bachelor’s degree in a related field combined with six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in court or legal administration, including at least two years of supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate will be a licensed attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan, or otherwise authorized to perform attorney referee functions for the Court.
Must be willing to comply with the Model Code of Conduct for Michigan Trial Court Employees and to obtain additional certifications that may be required.
Valid Michigan driver’s license.

Please send cover letter, resume, AND the Charlevoix County employment application (found on the top of this page) as one document via email to: Application packets may also be submitted in person or by mail to: Human Resources, Charlevoix County Building, 301 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on August 23, 2019.


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.

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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