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Social Worker

Columbia County Department of Health & Human Services embraces strengths-based and trauma informed practices.  The Department is recruiting for an Initial Assessment Child Protective Services Social Worker in the Division of Children and Families.  The Social Worker will partner with families that are referred for child protective services and will identify strengths and needs to implement services necessary to ensure safety within the family home.  The ideal applicant will be able to establish engagement with families to create a trusting relationship that will promote growth and connections with the family unit.  Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited Social Work Degree Program.  Must be certified or certifiable as a Social Worker. Requires possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and personal transportation.  Starting wage: $24.163 per hour.  All applicants are REQUIRED to submit the Columbia County application obtained from the County website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline is October 25, 2019.

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Administrative Assistant - Part Time
Columbia County Facilities Management Department is seeking an individual to work part time (18.75 hrs/wk).  Must be able to perform a variety of moderately complex and clerical procedures, entering information on computer, filing, typing, vouchering, completing forms and other duties as assigned. Must have computer experience and meet one of the following criteria: Associate of Arts Degree in the Secretarial Sciences from an accredited vocational, college, or technical school in office procedures and a minimum one (1) year of responsible office experience, OR High School diploma or its equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work with at least two semesters in office practice at a vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of two (2) years of office experience. Application and job description available on the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us.  $18.638 per hour.  Application deadline:  October 21, 2019.       AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER     read more ...
Social Worker

Columbia County Health & Human Services is recruiting for a Social Worker (grant funded) in the Division of Behavioral Health and Long Term Support. Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college.  Must be able to obtain certification as a Social Worker under Wis. Stats. §457 within 1 year of hire. Position involves working with individuals of all ages with mental illness or substance use disorders to promote and support their recovery. Knowledge of wraparound, community services, person centered planning, trauma informed care, and facilitating teams is preferred. Requires possession of valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and personal transportation.  Starting wage: $24.163 per hour.  All applicants are required to complete a Columbia County application obtained from the website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us   Application Deadline is October 18, 2019.   EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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Highway Fleet Manager

Senior shop manager position within Columbia County Highway & Transportation; responsibilities include; but are not limited to, assist Commissioner with maintaining equipment, buildings, and grounds of the County Highway Department. WEEKEND AND NIGHT ON CALL position, assisting other managers and superintendents in the oversight of the day to day operation of the department. Qualifications: A minimum of five years’ experience in planning, maintaining, operating, training, or supervising Master Mechanics and general labor for the upkeep and replacement of equipment, facilities, and ancillaries; OR A combination of field experience and vocational or technical school background in Diesel Mechanics, Heavy Machinery, or related field, and a minimum of two years responsible supervisory experience. Computer knowledge and skills essential. Dispatch supervision, large fleet (110 rolling units), ferry, heavy construction, fuel handling, and transportation experience would be beneficial. Valid Wisconsin Class A Commercial Driver’s License with H and N endorsements. DATCP Fuel System A/B certification within 6 months of hire. Salary range: $29.688 to $33.934 per hour.  Application and job description obtained at: Columbia County Human Resources, 112 E. Edgewater St., P.O. Box 63, Portage, WI  53901, (608) 742-9667.  Web Site Address: www.co.columbia.wi.us.  Application deadline is October 18, 2019, but applications will be first reviewed on October 4, 2019. 

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Behavioral Health Program Coordinator
Columbia County is recruiting for a full time management position in its Behavioral Health and Long Term Support Division to oversee emergency mental health and substance use services.  The primary tasks of this position are to ensure that Columbia County behavioral health programs utilize a wraparound approach to providing individualized services that focus on client/family strengths, community placement, cultural competency, natural supports, teaming, and collaboration.  Knowledge of Chapter 46.56, 51, and 55 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. Knowledge of DHS 34, 36, 75, 92 and 94 of the Wisconsin Administrative Codes. Knowledge of Medicaid and third party payor policies and procedures.  Minimum Qualifications: Current licensure under Wis. Stat. §457 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 3000 hours of supervised clinical, post-masters experience. Specific experience in service provision in mental health or substance abuse treatment and supervisory experience preferred. Requires possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and personal transportation. Starting wage: $27.857 per hour. Application deadline will remain open until filled. Applicants required to complete the Columbia County application obtained from the website: www.co.columbia.wi.us 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 
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 ...
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 
911 Dispatcher/Communication Operator

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting 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 $20.480 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.

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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Jailer

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill a vacancy and to establish an eligibility list for future vacancies occurring within the next year.  Qualifications:  High School Diploma or equivalent; prefer 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 oral interviews, background investigation, medical & psychological evaluations, drug and alcohol screenings, county residency not required.  Hire rate $20.480 per hour. Application process: REQUIRED to submit WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 complete the 3 questions in Section 6 General.  In addition submit your response to the following questions:

1. Why do you feel you are the best candidate for a Jailer 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 25, 2019.   Applications 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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Court Services II

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to hire and then establish an eligibility list for part-time security positions.  The security deputy will provide various security enforcement to Columbia County buildings.  This will be a non-supervisory law enforcement position.  These part time positions will work varied day time hours and will be mainly Monday – Friday.  Qualified candidates will have a background in security or have some prior law enforcement experience.  This will be an unarmed security position.  Successful candidates will have to pass a background investigation, physical, and drug test.

 

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, fax to 608-742-9802, mail to Columbia County Human Resources, PO Box 63, Portage WI  53901 or deliver to the HR Office at 112 East Edgewater Street in Portage. This position will remain open until filled. Hourly rate will be at $17 per hour.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   

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Court Services III

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill two vacancies for part-time positions providing various capacities of non-supervisory law enforcement security. These part-time positions will work an average of 18 hours per week. The hours of work will be varied during the week and may include some weekends. Main duties will consist of court security, transports, boat patrol, and maintain security of any premises which may include the Columbia County Jail, Columbia County Courthouse, Columbia County Administration Building, or any other premise or area when assigned by the Sheriff or his designee. Interested candidates must be certified and are required to complete a WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 obtained from Columbia County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us. Submit the application to human.resource@co.columbia.wi.us, fax to 608-742-9802, or mail to Columbia County Human Resources, PO Box 63, Portage, WI 53901. Application deadline will remain open until filled. Hourly rate is $20.00. Columbia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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:
  Open
Positions Available:     Part-time and Casual all Shifts.
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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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