Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

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Child Support Administrator
Full-time professional management position in the Columbia County Child Support Agency.  Under the general supervision of the Corporation Counsel, the Child Support Administrator is responsible for overseeing, supervising and coordinating operations involved in child support activities and programs.  Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Business Administration or related field.  A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a child support office or related field.  Two (2) years of supervisory experience or training.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Training, experience and demonstrated knowledge of general office computer equipment and software programs.  All applicants are REQUIRED to submit a Columbia County application available at  Application deadline:  March 1, 2019.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. read more ...
Constitutional Office Deputy

Columbia County Clerk’s Office is recruiting for one full time vacancy, 37.5 hrs/wk.  Qualifications: Associate or Business Degree in one of the Secretarial Sciences or related field, and a minimum of two (2) years of responsible office experience.  Excellent working knowledge of personal computer operation and software programs, including Microsoft Office; Knowledge of office administrative practices and procedures; Ability to perform specialized clerical tasks.  Hire rate:  $18.638.  Required application and job description obtained from website  Application deadline:  March 1, 2019.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Accounting Assistant at our Health Care Center Location
Challenging full time (40 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: Minimum of an Associate Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance from an accredited vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of two (2) year responsible office experience. Hire rate: $20.480 per hour. Applicants REQUIRED to submit a Columbia County application for consideration obtained from the County website  Deadline:  March 1, 2019.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. read more ...
Highway Seasonal - Summer

Applications are being accepted for full time summer employment with Columbia County Highway & Transportation.  This opportunity is open for multiple positions including:

  • Truck Driver (2 positions):  CDL required, driving dump truck in support of construction operations throughout the county.

  • Parks Maintenance (2 positions):  Wisconsin Driver’s License required, able to operate riding lawnmower, janitorial duties, able to work independently.

  • Engineering Technician (1 position):  culvert inspections, surveying, right-of-way documentation research, mapping.

  • Administration/Office Assistant (1 position):  safety and policy.

    Duties as assigned include various tasks related to general maintenance of highways and equipment as stated above.  Must have valid Wisconsin Drivers License.  Must be 18 years of age. Hire rate: $16.00 per hour truck driver; others $12.00 - $14.00 per hour.  For consideration applicants are required to submit a Columbia County application obtained from  Submit application by either email:  human.resource@co.columbia.wi.usfax to:  (608) 742-9802, or mail to:  Columbia County Human Resources, P.O. Box 63, 112 East Edgewater Street, Portage, WI  53901.

Information and Assistance Specialist
Part time position (50%), 18.75 hrs/wk, with Columbia County Health & Human Services (HHS) in the Aging & Disability Resource Center.  Responsibilities: provide the general public, particularly older individuals and adults who have physical and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities, with information and assist them in connecting with community options both private and publicly funded. This position assists individuals in identifying needs, determining program eligibility through assessments and functional screens, serves as an advocate, provides decision support related to long term care needs and links individuals with services and resources so that they may live with dignity, respect, health and purpose. This position raises community awareness of the Aging and Disability Resource Center through outreach activities. Education: Bachelor degree (preferably in a HHS related field) or a license to practice as a registered nurse in Wisconsin pursuant to s. 441.06 Stats, and the equivalent of at least one (1) year of full-time experience in a health or human service field, working with one or more of the client populations service by the Aging & Disability Resource Center.  Ability to become a certified LTCFS screener within 3 months of hire.  Salary wage $22.332.  All applicants are required to complete an application obtained from the Columbia County website  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  Application deadline:  February 22, 2019. 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: or call (608)742-9667. Recruitment will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 
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 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: 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 ...
Deputy Sheriff

The New Administration with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for a Deputy Sheriff vacancy.  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 is preferred. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. No felony or extensive misdemeanor convictions and willing to work flexible hours.  How to Apply: 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 – 28.525 per hour depending on experience as Columbia County has a lateral transfer program (this is 2017 wage as 2018 and 2019 union contracts are being negotiated).

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 or  Application deadline is March 15, 2019.  Interviews for the top candidates will be scheduled shortly after the deadline.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.   read more ...
Certified Nursing Assistant Positions
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Wage Range: $13.039 - $16.853/hour, plus PM/NOC/Weekend 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
RN Wage Range:  $27.639 - $35.714/hour
LPN Wage Range:  $20.010 - $25.863/hour
Closing Date:
Positions Available:     Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurses: 4 Full Time PM, 1 RN/NOC, 48 hours, Casuals, all shifts. read more ...