Livingston County
  • 09-Jul-2019 to 02-Aug-2019 (EST)
  • Public Health
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • 16.4712 / hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Optional Vountary 457 Deferred Compensation plan; Up to $300 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment; Employee Assistance Program

About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan.  Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities.  The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands.  Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities.  Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Personal Preventive Health Services/Deputy Health Officer and leadership of the Hearing and Vision Coordinator is responsible for administering hearing and vision tests to preschool and grade school children as required by the Michigan Department of Community Health Hearing and Vision Program. 


  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Up to $300 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment
  • Employee assistance program

*Pro-rated based on DOH

Pay Rate Information:

The Hearing and Vision Technician is a non-union position and starting pay is $16.4712/hr. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 3 wage scale. Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $21.4124/hr.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Schedules hearing and vision screenings with school personnel.
  2. Monitors and maintains testing equipment and appropriate levels of testing and screening supplies.
  3. Instructs preschool, grade school and special needs children through demonstrations and practice to prepare them for the testing procedure, ensuring the child is at ease before and during the test.
  4. Interprets test results and reports to school staff and parents. Makes recommendation and medical referrals concerning hearing and vision problems for children based on Michigan Department of Community Health guidelines.
  5. Prepares reports regarding testing results for review for the County and State.
  6. Follows up with school staff and parents regarding any tests that failed and updates records accordingly.
  7. Distributes informational materials and resources as needed.
  8. Maintains records of all tests performed both in electronic and non-electronic formats.
  9. Assists in training new technicians and parent volunteers.
  10. Attends workshops and seminars as appropriate.
  11. Complies with the Department of Public Health's quality improvement policy and actively participates in the quality improvement plan.
  12. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • High school diploma or GED and one year experience in performing hearing and vision tests to children.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Hearing Technician Certificate and Vision Technician Certificate from the Michigan Department of Community Health within six months of hire.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Knowledge of screening techniques and procedures testing hearing and vision with children, interpreting testing results, and public health care principles and practices.
  • Skill with working with all children, performing basic mathematical functions, preparing correspondence and referrals, and maintaining records.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications and software programs utilized by the Department of Public Health
  • and specialized hearing and vision testing equipment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents and enter data on a computer keyboard with repetitive keystrokes. The employee must be mobile in an office setting, stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 15 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

The typical work environment of this job is a business office setting where the noise level is quiet and sometimes moderate. Though applicable safety procedures are documented and utilized, the incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary or unhygienic materials, individuals and situations in the course of performing required duties.

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