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:
Transit
Position:
Ferry Deckhand, 3 positions available
Type: 
Seasonal,Full Time (including nights, weekends and some holidays from April - November)

Overview of Primary Responsibilities:  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:
Transit
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:
Transit
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
administration@charlevoixcounty.org


Employer: Charlevoix County
Department:
Equalization
Position:
GIS Intern
Compensation:
full-time 10-week summer internship

Position:  The Charlevoix County Equalization Department is looking for a full-time summer intern to work under the supervision of the Equalization Director, with assistance and direction from the GIS Coordinator. This paid position will run from the late May until mid-August. The intern will assist the GIS coordinator in completing new or ongoing GIS projects being requested by the Equalization Department. They will also assist the Equalization Department with answering phones and helping the public when full time Equalization staff are unavailable. Candidate must be enrolled in, or have completed, post-secondary education in GIS or a closely related program. Candidate must possess knowledge of GIS principles and be familiar with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop. The ability to read and understand legal descriptions is preferred.

Physical requirements: This position requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time at a single work station, and the ability to traverse from one work location and/or office to another multiple times per day.  Applicants must possess the physical ability to twist, bend and flex in order to facilitate the handling of large maps and documents in conjunction with printing and filing.  This position also requires the knowledge of and physical ability to use all standardly accepted forms of office equipment and supplies.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.

Application:  Please submit cover letter, resume, and completed Charlevoix County job application (available on the employment opportunities page of www.charlevoixcounty.org) AS ONE PACKAGE.  Complete application package can be submitted via email, in person, or by mail or courier.



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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