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: Prosecuting Attorney
Position:  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Classification:  full time with benefits $55,000-$60,000

Responsibilities: Serving at the discretion of the elected prosecuting attorney, duties may include misdemeanor and felony matters, including review of reports, review and preparation of search warrants, interview and preparation of witnesses, authorization or rejection of charges, all aspects of cases including pretrial conferences, preparation of motions, briefs and pleadings and trial practice.

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

Experience/Expertise needed: At least three years of previous prosecutorial and trial experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of criminal law, rules of evidence, 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.

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.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, county application and legal references to Allen Telgenhof, Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney by e-mail to

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


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department: Transportation Authority
Position:  Ferry Captain, multiple positions available
Classification:  Seasonal Substitute / Part 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 website job application as ONE PACKAGE, via mail, in person, or email to: Human Resources 301 State St. Charlevoix, MI 49720

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