Ohanian continued to maintain contact with Sims for job leads, as 18 months had passed since his last assignment. He expressed that he felt his age has been a barrier in obtaining employment. He would receive calls for interviews, but no offers of employment.
On April 22, 2015, Business Liaison Julie Smith received a call from Guardian Guard, seeking assistance in filling a Security Guard position at the Monroe County Courthouse. This individual needed to have experience and possess a CPL (Concealed Pistol License). Smith deferred to Sims on this request; he suggested Mr. Ohanian. Smith submitted Ohanian’s resume to Guardian Guard. He was contacted and interviewed on April, 24th. After successfully completing all requirements for employment, Ohanian began employment on April 30, 2015 as the new Courthouse Security Officer. Ohanian states, “I am so grateful for the opportunity to obtain this position. This is just the type of job and environment that I was looking for.” Apparently, the feeling is mutual, as his supervisor states, “Roupen was able to walk in and be a part of the team right from the start. He has been a positive impact to our team and is always flexible and dependable.” As MCETD staff are employed by the County of Monroe, staff members are able to see the job satisfaction on Mr. Ohanian’s face during weekly trips to the Courthouse for business matters.
Ohanian has recently been nominated by Sims to be on the Local Selective Service System Board for Monroe County. His application has been approved by the Commander of the Michigan Selective Service System. As a member of this body, Ohanian will be tasked with determining individuals to “receive deferments, postponements, or exemption from military service based on the individual registrant’s circumstances and beliefs.”
The MCETD proudly salutes the persistence and integrity that have allowed Mr. Ohanian to be so successful in these endeavors.