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Janitor
Columbia County Buildings & Grounds Department is recruiting for a full time position (40 hrs/wk) due to an upcoming retirement. Employee will be assigned to work at any of the Columbia County facilities maintained by Building and Grounds (Administration Building/Health & Human Services/Courthouse/Sheriff’s Office/Jail). 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: $14.136 per hour. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit an application obtained from the Columbia County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline October 4, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER read more ...
Accountant I
Challenging full time county government position requires accuracy and thorough knowledge of accounting concepts and principles. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel. Experience with PeopleSoft accounting system beneficial. Responsible for reviewing and auditing select county transactions, including grants with fiscal and compliance requirements. Must be motivated and capable of working on multi-tasks with defined time constraints. Vacancy is due to several internal promotions. Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Accounting or Business and 2 years of professional work experience OR Associate Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience and intention to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. Hire rate: $22.111 per hour. Obtain application at www.co.columbia.wi.us Deadline: October 14, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Administrative Assistant - Planning and Zoning
This is a full time position, 40 hours a week, with the Columbia County Planning & Zoning/Land & Water Department. Position includes a variety of duties; scanning, reception & phones, filing, deposit preparation, special projects, etc. Requirements: Business or Associate degree from an accredited college, university or technical school in one of the Secretarial Sciences and a minimum of two (2) years of responsible office experience, OR High school diploma or its equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work with at least two (2) semesters in the secretarial theory at a vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience. Computer (Microsoft Office) knowledge and ability required. Hire rate: $18.453 per hour. Application deadline: October 7, 2018. Obtain application from County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  read more ...
Master Mechanic - Highway
Master Mechanic: Full time position with Columbia County Highway & Transportation. Qualifications: Associate Degree from an accredited vocational or technical school in truck-construction-industrial diesel mechanics and a minimum of two (2) years experience in truck/equipment repairs OR Vocational diploma from an accredited vocational or technical school in auto mechanics or related field and a minimum of five (5) years experience in truck/equipment repairs OR High School diploma or its equivalent and such practical training and experience comparable to a minimum of ten (10) years of current mechanical work experience in a daily routine manner, for equipment O.E.M. construction company, etc. with daily repairing/rebuilding duties being, but not limited to, metals, welding, hydraulics, transmissions, differentials, power dividers, gas and diesel engines, brakes, suspensions, as well as wiring for trucks and equipment. Mechanics Job Knowledge, Skills and Hydraulics examination will be administered, 70% accuracy required. Starting rate $22.111 - $25.263 per hour. Completion of County application is required and can be obtained from the website www.co.columbia.wi.us submit by email, fax or mail. Application deadline October 14, 2018. 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: $18.453 per hour. Application and job description obtained from Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us. Application deadline: September 30, 2018. read more ...
Highway Maintenance Worker
Columbia County Highway & Transportation is recruiting for Highway Maintenance Workers. Full time position 40 hours per week. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent + 2 years experience/training in some type of construction field. Must have valid WI Driver's License, and a Class A, B C, D Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with an N endorsement( (Tanker) OR must obtain within six (6) months of hire date. $16.629 per hour. Application deadline will remain open until filled. Interested applicants will need to submit the required County application obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us for consideration. Please complete and submit to Columbia County Human Resources be email, fax or mail. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER read more ...
Meal Site Manager
Columbia County Health & Human Services is looking for Meal Site Managers at MEAL SITE MANAGER: Columbia County Health & Human Services is looking for Meal Site Managers at the Lodi, Portage and Pardeeville senior nutrition program. Responsibilities include ordering, set up, prep of home delivered meals, delivery of meals as needed, assisting individuals needing help, clean-up, monitoring supplies, accepting donations and executing planned activities. Completion of Serving Safe Food training program within 6 months of hire. Requires a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and clean driving record, ability to maintain accurate records, ability to be courteous, pleasant and helpful to the elderly and/or disabled. Background check is required and will be completed by employer. HIRE RATE: $9.00 per hour. This position is flexible working days Monday- Friday late AM to early or mid-day PM. APPLICATION PROCESS: Required completion of Columbia County application which can be obtained through the county website: www.co.columbia.wi.us or call (608)742-9667. Recruitment will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 
HIGHWAY - Seasonal
Applications are being accepted for full time summer employment with the Columbia County Highway & Transportation. This opportunity for Truck Drivers: Must have valid Wisconsin Drivers License with a required CDL Duties will be driving dump truck in support of construction operations throughout the county as. assigned include various tasks related to general maintenance of highways and equipment. Must be 18 years of age. Hire rate: $16.00 per hour truck driver.
For consideration applicants are required to submit a Columbia County application obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us email: human.resource@co.columbia.wi.us
or fax to: 608-742-9802 or mail to: Columbia County Human Resources
P.O. Box 63 112 East Edgewater Street Portage, WI 53901
 
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: $12.00 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 112 East Edgewater Street Portage, WI 53901 
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 112 East Edgewater Street in Portage. Position will remain open until filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER read more ...
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 $20.277 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 October 15, 2018.
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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Deputy Sheriff
Columbia County currently is recruiting to fill 1 vacancy and to establish an eligibility list for Deputy Sheriff from this recruitment. Qualifications: Minimum two-year Associate Degree or 60 credits from an accredited Technical College, College or University; a High School diploma or its equivalent; and a minimum of 18 years of age. Requirements: State Law Enforcement Standards Board Certified or Certifiable. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. No felony or extensive misdemeanor convictions and willing to work flexible hours. Submit WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 applicants MUST complete the 3 questions in Section 6 for consideration. Selection process includes oral interviews, background investigation, medical & psychological evaluations, drug and alcohol screenings. Starting pay $25.212 per hour.
In addition submit a resume, a cover letter and your responses to following essay questions:
1. Why do you feel you are the best candidate for a Deputy Sheriff position 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. Obtain the Law Enforcement application from the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us or Wilenet.org. Application deadline October 29, 2018. Interviews for the top candidates are scheduled for November 14, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER read more ...
DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena, WI is recruiting for a Director of Environmental Services. This person plans and supervises facility and grounds maintenance, housekeeping and laundry functions to ensure a safe/sanitary environment for residents, staff and visitors.

Requirements: Two or more years of management/supervisory experience preferred, and three years’ experience or post high school education in mechanical, electrical, plumbing and/or HVAC. Journeyman/tradesman license preferred.

This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $49,000 - $54,000. We offer a generous benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and State Retirement.

Contact Information: Personnel Analyst at Lori.Aldridge or 608-429-4241. Full job description and applications are available at www.co.columbia.wi.us or on-site at 323 W. Monroe Street, Wyocena, WI.

Application deadline is October 9, 2018.

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Cook/Dietary Aide
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available: Part-time position at Columbia Health Care Center, Wyocena. This is a 60 hour per pay period position. Position is eligible for all County benefits including insurance, retirement, vacation and holiday pay. Weekday hours vary from 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and working every other weekend. Rate of pay for Dietary Aide is 11.077. Rate of pay for a cook is 12.91 per hour.
Application may be obtained through the county website: www.co.columbia.wi.us or pickup an application from Human Resources at 323 W. Monroe Street, Wyocena, WI. read more ...
Certified Nursing Assistant Positions
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hire Rate: $12.91, 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. read more ...
Environmental Services Aide
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:   This is a 48 hour per pay period position, working every 4-5th weekend. Additional hours may be available.  Rate of pay is $11.951 per hour.    read more ...