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Employment with Lake County


Lake County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Equalization Director

Location: Baldwin MI

Wage Range: $59,820 - $75,960

Lake County is seeking a highly-qualified individual for the position of Equalization Director. This is a full time position with excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, short term disability and life insurance; a retirement plan with a generous County contribution and paid time off.

The Equalization Director directs surveys of assessments to establish the true cash value of all property in the county and provides the Board of Commissioners with the information necessary to adopt the annual County Equalization Report in accordance with applicable Michigan general property tax law. Communicates these findings to the various taxing jurisdictions as to how it affects taxable values and millage rates. Conducts studies and related analysis of the various classes of property to assure proper equalization of property value throughout the county. Provides technical assistance to local assessors and provides the public with information on tax laws, property descriptions, assessing procedures, and related matters. Coaches and develops staff.

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field with coursework in property appraisal, assessment administration, accounting, or management.

Experience: Five or more years of progressively more responsible experience in appraising all types of property with supervisory/administrative experience.

Certifications and/or Licenses: Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) Certification Level III and maintain a Personal Property Examiner Certificate; Current and valid Michigan driver’s license.

Any or all of the above may be substituted for commensurate experience and/or education or a combination thereof.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Application, resume, and cover letter should be submitted to:

Lake County Administration Office
800 Tenth Street, Suite 100
Baldwin, MI 49304
 
Lake County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Click here for Application for Employment

 

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911 Dispatcher (Part-Time)

Location: Baldwin MI

Wage Range: $19.01 - $22.29/hour

Lake County is currently seeking applicants for a part-time 911 Dispatcher seeking to become a full-time dispatcher in the next 12-24 months. During the initial training period (the first four to six months), the candidate will be scheduled full-time hours (42 hours/week). Upon successful training completion, the candidate will revert to part-time hours (approximately 24 hours/week). Additional shifts may be added based on scheduling needs.

Applicants MUST be willing to work any shift, including weekends, holidays, and overtime as the Lake County Central 911 Dispatch (LCCD) is a 24-hour/7 day-a-week operation.

This position performs telephone call intake, and responds to requests for assistance by dispatching emergency personnel according to established protocols and procedures. Maintains contact with callers and responders to gather and relay information as needed. Provides emergency medical instructions as appropriate. Provides warrants or other information to public safety personnel as requested. Responds to callers with complaints or non-emergency requests by providing information or referrals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must be able to type accurately and efficiently with a minimum of 40 wpm
  • Must possess high-level interpersonal skills to respond to callers during often difficult or stressful situations, convey detailed instructions and precise information, maintain effective contacts with responders and other personnel, and work cooperatively with others.
  • Must be able to remain calm under stress and maintain focus under pressure. Must be able to react appropriately to excited or hysterical callers. Must be able to convey by voice professional demeanor and authoritative command to maintain effective control of emergency situations.
  • Analytical abilities necessary to quickly determine the nature of emergencies and appropriate responses, rapidly react to changing situations, read and interpret maps and detailed policies, and provide precise directions or instructions.

Basic skills testing, typing, and general aptitude testing are required for all candidates. Pre-employment background investigations, including criminal background checks, drug screening, and physicals are required.

Application, resume, and cover letter should be submitted to:

Lake County Administration Office
800 Tenth Street, Suite 100
Baldwin, MI 49304
 
Lake County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Click here for Application for Employment

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Deputy Clerk/Register of Deeds

Location: Baldwin MI

Wage Range: $16.21/hour - $20.59/hour

Lake County is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Deputy Clerk/Register of Deeds. This is a full time position with generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, short term disability and life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

The Deputy Clerk assists in coordinating and carrying out functions of County Clerk/Register of Deeds which includes filing and recording legal documents, verifying and entering data and information, and providing services related to generating or retrieving information or documents that are matters of public record. Leads and monitors work of assigned clerical employee. Responds to requests for information concerning property documents or public records from various individuals or organizations.

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School Diploma or GED required, with two to four years post-secondary education/training, in correspondence, arithmetic calculations, record maintenance and filing and office systems.

Experience: Minimum five years’ progressively more responsible business office experience and two to three years progressively more responsible experience in state statutes related to recording documents, records and file maintenance, and data entry.

Any or all of the above may be substituted for commensurate experience and/or education or a combination thereof.

Pre-employment background investigation, including criminal background check, drug screening, and physical are required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: First Review will be 7/5/2024

Application, resume, and cover letter should be submitted to:

Lake County Clerk's Offfice
ATTN: Patti Pacola, County Clerk
800 Tenth Street, Suite 200
Baldwin, MI 49304
 
Lake County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Click here for Application for Employment

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Road Patrol Deputy; Full & Part-Time

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for one full-time and multiple part-time Road Patrol Deputy positions.

The 2024 starting wage for the full-time position is $24.00 per hour, $49,920 annual. Top pay is received at year four of service. The 2024 four-year wage is $29.50 per hour, $61,360 annual.

The 2024 starting wage for the part-time positions is $24.00 per hour. Part-time employees progress up the wage scale upon the completion of 2080 hours of work.

The Sheriff can request the Board of Commissioners to hire an employee at the two-year wage, based on prior education, training, and experience. The 2024 two-year wage is $26.30 per hour, $54,704 annual for full-time.

An applicant being considered for employment will be required to pass an oral board interview, a criminal background check, a psychological examination, a physical examination, and a drug screen. If hired, an applicant must successfully complete a field training program.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a member of the Sheriff's Road Patrol, a full or part-time Road Patrol Deputy performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property throughout the county. Maintains law and order, prevents crime, deals with complaints, and renders emergency assistance to the public as a uniformed officer. May serve civil papers. Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and standard methods and practices. A degree of independent initiative and judgment must be exercised by the employee under emergency conditions. The work may involve an element of danger.

REQUIREMENTS

The qualified candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:

The ability to quickly learn law enforcement methods, practices and procedures. Ability to gain a good working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and to attain efficiency in the methods and practices of criminal investigation expected. Ability to carry out instructions and swiftly adopt an effective and sound course of action, as well as an ability to deal fairly and effectively with the public. Good powers of observation, sound judgment, good moral character, combined with excellent physical and mental condition, courage, strength and the ability to withstand stress required. Proficiency in the use of firearms. Must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to potentially violent or unstable situations.

Required Education, Training, and Experience:

Applicants must be currently MCOLES licensed or licensable by June 1st, 2020. Preference may be given based on current license or licensable date.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. All applicants must send an application, resume, and cover letter either by mail or email to:

Chief Deputy Chad Hurrle
1153 Michigan Avenue
Baldwin, MI 49304
churrle@co.lake.mi.us

All questions regarding the position or this posting should be directed to Chief Deputy Chad Hurrle at 231-745-2712.
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

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Recreation Deputy; Part-Time

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for multiple part-time Deputy Sheriff-Recreation Deputy positions, specifically for ORV, Snowmobile, and area patrols.

The 2024 starting wage for these positions is $20.00 per hour. Part-time employees progress up the wage scale upon the completion of 2080 hours of work.

The Sheriff can request the Board of Commissioners to hire an employee at the two-year wage, based on prior education, training, and experience. The 2024 two-year wage is $22.00 per hour.

An applicant being considered for employment will be required to pass an oral board interview, a criminal background check, a psychological examination, a physical examination, and a drug screen. If hired, an applicant must successfully complete a field training program.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a member of the Sheriff’s Recreation Division, a part-time Recreation Deputy performs general snowmobile, ORV, and other area patrols. Enforces applicable state and local laws. Investigates snowmobile and ORV crashes. Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and standard methods and practices. A degree of independent initiative and judgment must be exercised by the employee under emergency conditions. The work may involve an element of danger.

REQUIREMENTS

The qualified candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:

The ability to quickly learn law enforcement methods, practices and procedures. Ability to gain a good working knowledge of applicable state and local laws and to attain efficiency in the methods and practices of criminal investigation expected. Ability to carry out instructions and swiftly adopt an effective and sound course of action, as well as an ability to deal fairly and effectively with the public. Good powers of observation, sound judgment, good moral character, combined with excellent physical and mental condition, courage, strength and the ability to withstand stress required. Proficiency in the use of firearms. Must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to potentially violent or unstable situations. Must be able to work in inclement weather and rough terrain.

Previous training and/or experience operating a snowmobile and/or ATV is preferred, however, not required. Applicants with experience may be given preference in hiring process. At the conclusion of the field training process, a candidate must be able to demonstrate they can operate the recreation patrol vehicles safely and according to department standards.

Required Education, Training, and Experience:

An applicant must be currently licensed or licensable through MCOLES.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. All applicants must send an application, resume, and cover letter either by mail or email to:

Sergeant Robert Meyers
1153 Michigan Avenue
Baldwin, MI 49304
rmeyers@co.lake.mi.us

All questions regarding the position or this posting should be directed to Sergeant Robert Meyers at 231-745-2712.
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

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Applications need to be submitted to the Lake County Administration Office

800 Tenth Street

 



 


 

 
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