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Current Job Openings
Legal Secretary - part time
Columbia County District Attorney's Office seeking individual with legal and/or secretarial background to work part time (18.75 hrs/wk). Requires contact with the public, various law enforcement agencies, court records, public institutions, public officials, and private lawyers. Business or Associate Degree from accredited college, university or technical school in one of the Secretarial Sciences and minimum six (6) months office experience, OR High School diploma or equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work in secretarial sciences at a vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of two (2) years of work related office experience. Computer experience required with legal or court work experience desirable. Starting wage: $18.270 per hour. REQUIRED to complete an application obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline December 4, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Management Information Services Director
Columbia County is seeking full time experienced MIS Director. Responsibilities: Senior consultant on all Enterprise Network applications, performance of technical, administrative, coordinating of MIS functions. Plan, direct and supervise personnel involved in technical and systems support activities. Recommend, implements and integrates: all information services, hardware, software, network and related equipment, database planning, development, implementation, and migration. Coordination with other county departments. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible positions in systems technology, including network planning, implementation and management experience OR Business related degree with an emphasis on MIS or related field with five (5) to eight (8) years of experience and/or training, OR equivalent combination of education and experience in MIS management and network administration. Salary range $79,315 - $90,642. Obtain required Columbia County application from www.co.columbia.wi.us. Applications are accepted by email, fax 608-742-9802 or mail to Columbia County Human Resources, 112 East Edgewater St., PO Box 63, Portage, WI Application deadline: December 15, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Legal Secretary
Columbia County District Attorney's Office seeking individual with experienced legal background to work full time (37.5 hrs/wk) preparing various legal documents. Requires contact with the public, various law enforcement agencies, court records, public institutions, public officials, and private lawyers. Business or Associate Degree from accredited college, university or technical school in one of the Secretarial Sciences and minimum six (6) months office experience, OR High School diploma or equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work in secretarial sciences at a vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of two (2) years of work related office experience. Computer experience required with Legal or Court work experience desirable. Starting wage: $20.076 per hour. Application and job description obtained from Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us. Application deadline: November 27, 2017.   read more...
Personnel Analyst
Position is 40 hours per week at Columbia County Health Care Center in Wyocena, WI. Responsible for Human Resources functions involving employment including but not limited to bi-weekly payroll utilizing Kronos system, recruitment, completion of necessary employment documentation, employee benefit selection implementation, workers compensation, OSHA, Family Medical Leave, unemployment, employee benefits, and various related reports and responsibilities as relevant. Experience with Kronos system beneficial and computer experience required in Microsoft Windows and Office applications. Requirements: Associate Degree in an Administrative Assistant field or a related program with equivalent combination of experience/training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 2 to 4 years of performing administrative and general office work in a large multi-department organization. Hire rate: $23.687 per hour. Application and job description obtained at Columbia Health Care Center, 323 W. Monroe St., Wyocena, WI 53969 or download from web site at: www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline is December 8, 2017.
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Highway - Winter Seasonal
Laborer, Truck, and Plow Operator winter seasonal positions with Columbia County Highway & Transportation. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent + 2 yrs experience/training in some type of construction. Requires valid WI Driver's license with Class A Commercial Driver’s License. $16.00 per hour. WINTER SEASON ONLY (Nov until April). Obtain application from www.co.columbia.wi.us AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  
Janitor
Full time position (40 hrs/wk) with Columbia County Buildings & Grounds Department. Employee will be assigned to work at any of the Columbia County facilities maintained by Building and Grounds. Qualifications: High School Diploma or its equivalent, minimum of 1 year work experience in housekeeping, maintenance or groundskeeper desirable. Background and reference checks will be conducted. Work schedule 3:30 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. (midnight). Starting wage: $13.996 per hour. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit an application obtained from the Columbia County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline December 5, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
WIC Program Director
This is a full time supervisory position under the general direction of the Columbia County Health Officer. The employee in this position plans, organizes, administers and coordinates the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program. The primary tasks of this position are to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. Qualifications: Registered Dietitian, [registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)] AND Certified Dietitian, (certified with the State of Wisconsin through the Department of Safety and Professional Services) or is registration eligible upon hiring and within six (6) months passes the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s Examination AND Obtains certification with the State of Wisconsin. Must maintain RD status through completion of the professional development portfolio by obtaining at least 75 hours and CDR approved and appropriate continuing professional education every five years. Certification as a Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS) or Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) and maintain either credential OR complete either CLS or CLE certification within one (1) year of hiring
Hire Rate: $25.492 per hour. Required Columbia County application and job description can be obtained from the County website www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline is December 12, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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911 Dispatcher/Communication Operator
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for a vacancy and to establish an eligibility list for future vacancies. Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; prefer Degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement or related field and/or 1 year related work experience preferably in operating two-way radio equipment, computer terminals or multiple line call-director telephone systems. Selection process includes oral interviews, background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation, drug/alcohol screening, county residency is not required. Hire rate $20.076 per hour.
Application: Required to submit the following:
WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us or wilenet.org include your responses to the 3 questions in Section 6. Attach your response to the following questions and submit with your application materials.
1. Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the position of Dispatcher with Columbia County?
2. Why is the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office your department of choice?
3. How does the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office fit into your career goals?
Please limit your response to a one-page typed letter. Application deadline December 10, 2017.
Applications are accepted by email human.resource@co.columbia.wi.us, fax 608-742-9802 or mail Columbia County HR, PO Box 63, Portage, WI 53901. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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ADRC Driver part time
DRIVER: Part-time position with Columbia County Health & Human Services. The Aging & Disability Resource Center is hiring drivers to transport senior citizens to medical appointments and nutrition sites, deliver meals and other trips as necessary. HIRE RATE: $9.50 per hour. Requires a valid Wisconsin Driver's License and clean driving record, ability to maintain accurate records be courteous, pleasant and helpful to people who are elderly or disabled. Background check is required and will be completed by employer. Required completion of Columbia County application which can be obtained through the county website: www.co.columbia.wi.us or call (608)742-9667 or pick up an application from Human Resources at 115 West Conant Street in Portage. Position will remain open until filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Accounting Assistant
Challenging full time (37.5 hrs/wk) County Government position requires accuracy and thorough knowledge of accounting concepts and principles. Computer experience required in Microsoft Windows and Office applications. Experience with PeopleSoft accounting system beneficial. Responsible for various accounting tasks. Must be motivated and capable of working on multi-tasks within defined time constraints. Qualifications: High School diploma or its equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work with classes in computer operations, accounting, office administration and a minimum of four (4) years of responsible office experience preferably in an accounting environment or Associate Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance from an accredited vocational, college, or technical school in Accounting classes and a minimum of two (2) year responsible office experience. Hire rate: $20.076 per hour. Applicants REQUIRED to submit a Columbia County application for consideration obtained from the County website www.co.columbia.wi.us Deadline: November 27, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Laborer Recycling - Limited Term Solid Waste Facility
Columbia County Solid Waste is seeking individuals for Laborer positions. This is a limited term employment currently 40 hours per week. Responsible for sorting and salvaging materials related to various duties in the recycling area. Required to meet the physical requirements related to refuse and recycling material. Hire Rate: $10.00 per hour, no benefits. Background checks will be completed on qualified applicants. Required completion of Columbia County employment application obtained on line www.co.columbia.wi.us or from Columbia County Human Resources 115 West Conant Street Portage, WI 53901  
Certified Nursing Assistant Positions
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hire Rate: $12.782, plus PM/NOC/Week-end shift differentials
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  AM/PM/NOC Shifts: Full-time & Part-time

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Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:    Registered Nurse/ Licensed Practical Nurses: 2 Full Time PM, 1 RN/NOC, 64 hours, Casuals, all shifts.

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Dietary Aide

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:   Part-time position at 60 hours per two week pay period.  Week-day  hours vary from 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM or 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM, working every other week-end.  Rate of pay is $10.967 per hour.   

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Environmental Service Aide

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:   Part-time position at 48 hours per two week pay period.  Week-day  hours vary from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, working every 4th to 5th week-end.  Rate of pay is $11.833 per hour.   

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