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Current Job Openings
Information and Assistant Specialist
Full time position, 37.5 hrs/wk, with Columbia County Health & Human Services (HHS). Responsibilities: provide the general public, particularly older individuals and adults who have physical and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities, with information about their options 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 filed, working with one or more of the client populations service by the Aging & Disability Resource Center. Ability to obtain AIRS certification within two years and become a certified LTCFS screener within 3 months of hire. Salary range $17.91 - $23.03 pending the results of a compensation study. All applicants are required to complete an application obtained from the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline: September 9, 2015. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Jailer
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to establish an eligibility list for vacancies occurring within the next year. Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; prefer Associate Degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement or related field; prefer training or 1 year related work experience, possess jailer certification but not required. Knowledge of WI Statutes, law enforcement, ability to handle and control prisoners. Selection process includes written exam, oral interview, background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation, drug/alcohol screening, county residency not required. Hire rate $19.68 per hour. Obtain required WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 (complete questions in Section 6) from Columbia County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us or wilenet.org Application deadline September 18, 2015. REQUIRED to take Civil Service Examination administered by WI Personnel Partners on October 10, 2015. 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   read more...
Accounting Assistant
Challenging full time county government position requires accuracy and thorough knowledge of accounting concepts and principles. Experience with PeopleSoft accounting system beneficial. Responsible for various accounting tasks. Must be motivated and capable of working on multi-tasks with defined time constraints. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. Associate Degree will be considered with 2 years office experience in an accounting environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, ability to type 35 WPM. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Hire rate: $19.68 per hour. Applicants REQUIRED to submit a Columbia County application obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us Deadline: September 4, 2015. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Court Services III
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to establish an eligibility list for part time Special Deputy Sheriff positions providing various capacities of non-supervisory law enforcement. These part time positions will work varied hours, weekends and holidays with no guaranteed hours. This is an armed, uniformed position. Must be certified or certifiable by Wisconsin DOJ Training and Standards Board. Interested candidates are required to complete a WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 obtained from Columbia County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us Submit application to human.resource@co.columbia.wi.us OR, fax to 608-742-9802 OR mail to Columbia County Human Resources, PO Box 63, Portage WI 53901 OR deliver to the HR Office at 120 West Conant Street in Portage. Hourly rate will vary from $16.00 per hour. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Mental Health Program Coordinator
Mental Health Program Coordinator for the Coordinated Services Team (CST) and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS): Columbia County is recruiting for a full time management position in its Behavioral Health and Long Term Support Division to oversee the CST Initiative and the CCS program. Responsible for ensuring utilization of a wraparound approach to individualized services focused on client/family strengths, community placement, cultural competency, natural supports, teaming and collaboration. Minimum Qualifications: Current licensure or licensure-track as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, adult psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, or clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing with a minimum 1000 hours of supervised clinical, post-masters experience. Specific experience in service provision in mental health or substance abuse treatment and supervisory experience preferred. Specific experience in service provision in mental health or substance abuse treatment and supervisory experience preferred. Requires possession of a valid Wisconsin Drivers License and personal transportation. Starting wage: $26.77 per hour. Applicants required to complete the Columbia County application obtained from the website: www.co.columbia.wi.us AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
ADRC Driver
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: $9.00 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.
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 or pick up an application from Human Resources at 120 West Conant Street in Portage. Position will remain open until filled.
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Substitute Meal Site Manager
Columbia County Health & Human Services is looking for Substitute Meal Site Managers to fill in on an as-needed basis at the Wisconsin Dells, Lodi, Portage, Pardeeville, Poynette or Columbus 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. 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 or from Human Resources at 120 W. Conant Street, Portage. Recruitment will remain open.
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Certified Nursing Assistant Positions
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hire Rate: $12.53, plus PM/NOC/Week-end shift differentials
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  PM/NOC Shifts:  Full-time & Part-time   read more...