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Solid Waste Truck Driver

Full-time immediate opening for a position with Columbia County Solid Waste Department. Responsible for curbside collection of garbage and recycling materials at various sites throughout Columbia County.  Additional duties may include working at facility, sorting, baling and loading/unloading trucks.  Ability to drive a truck and operate a forklift, skid steer loader and shredder. Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent preferable and 2 years of work experience which provides required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must be bondable, REQUIRED to possess valid Wisconsin driver’s license with CDL Class BCD with airbrakes.  Must maintain continued coverage of automobile liability insurance.  Hire rate: $19.013 per hour.  Application deadline is March 15, 2021. REQUIRED application & job description obtained from website www.co.columbia.wi.us  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Highway Patrolman

Columbia County Highway & Transportation is recruiting for Patrolman. 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 Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with an N endorsement (Tanker) OR must obtain within six (6) months of hire date. $19.013 to $19.553 per hour depending on qualifications. Applications accepted through 3/12/21 with first review of applications on 2/1/21. 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 by email, fax or mail. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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Accounting Intern - Summer 2021

Columbia County Accounting Department is recruiting for an Intern to work in the office during summer, 2021 (40 hrs/wk).  This position provides an opportunity for learning the process involved with County government as it relates to government accounting standards and regulations.  The learning experience is immeasurable in understanding the contrast in accounting practices combined with educational studies. 

Qualifications: Working toward a degree in accounting, finance or business related major.  Knowledge of basic accounting practices and principles.  Advanced knowledge of computer operations and Microsoft Office.  Hire rate: $14.00 per hour.  All applicants are REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION obtained from the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us  Application deadline: March 25, 2021.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   

 
Public Health Officer/Division of Health Administrator

Columbia County is currently recruiting for a Public Health Officer/Division of Health Administrator in its Health & Human Services Department.  Essential position responsibilities include: Serving in the capacity of Public Health Officer to implement policies and programs consistent with Wisconsin State Public Health Statutes 250-255 and Administrative Code DHS 139, 140, 145, and 160; Plan and coordinate Division of Health budget, including WIC, all division functions, staff recruitment, development, and retention.  Minimum qualifications for this position are: Graduate from a four (4) year National League of Nursing approved college program and a Masters Degree preferably in Community Health Nursing or Public Health Administration, and two (2) years supervision experience in Public Health; OR, Graduate from a four-year National League of Nursing approved college program preferably working towards a Masters Degree in Community Health Nursing or Public Health Administrations, and three years supervisory experience in public health; OR, Graduate from a four-year approved college program and three years supervisory experience in public administration, health administration, or similar field.  Starting wage $32.163 per hour.  Due to COVID-19, the required County employment application can be obtained at www.co.columbia.wi.us and returned by Fax: 608-742-9802, Mail: Columbia County Human Resources, 112 E. Edgewater St., Portage, WI, or Email: HumanResources@co.columbia.wi.us .  Application deadline: March 9, 2021. 

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Behavioral Health Program Program Coordinator for CCS
Columbia County is recruiting for a full-time management position in its Behavioral Health and Long Term Support Division to oversee the Comprehensive Community Services program.  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: $28.416 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 ...
Behavioral Health Program Coordinator for Crisis/Medication Assisted Treatment

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: $28.416 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

 

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Truck Driver - Seasonal Employment

Truck Driver seasonal positions with Columbia County Highway & Transportation. Plow truck operation (will train) and general road maintenance laborer. 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. Application deadline will remain open until filled (application reviews begin October 1, 2020). WINTER SEASON ONLY (Nov until April).  Obtain application from www.co.columbia.wi.us   AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Public Health Nurse

Full time position, 37.5 hrs/wk, Monday thru Friday with Columbia County Health and Human Services.  Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin. Salary range: $24.648 - $28.171 per hour plus fringe benefits. Application deadline will remain open until filled. All applicants must complete the County application for consideration. Obtain required application from website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us    

  

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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 
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 ...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting employment applications in
person at this time.
 Please either fax, mail or email your application.  

Deputy Sheriff

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 $26.952 – $30.494 per hour depending on experience as Columbia County has a lateral transfer program.

In addition submit a resume, a cover letter and your responses to the 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.  Deadline will remain open until filled. Interviews for the top candidates will be scheduled at a later date.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

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Jailer

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to establish an eligibility list for future Jailer 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 $20.891 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.  Position will remain open until filled.  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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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting employment applications in
person at this time.
 Please either fax, mail or email your application.  

Environmental Services Aide – Full Time & Part Time

Department: Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate: $12.31/hour
Closing Date: Open

We currently have an 80 hour full time and 48 part time opening per 2 week pay period. Employee will also work every 4th - 5th weekend. Additional hours may be available. Normal working hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The primary purpose of the job is perform the day to day activities of the Housekeeping/Laundry Departments. A complete job description is available at www.co.columbia.wi.us.

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Dietary Aide

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate:  $11.413/hour
Closing Date:  Open

Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena is recruiting for a Dietary Aide.  This position works a minimum of 60 hours every 2 weeks between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.   This position is eligible for all benefits including Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, WI State Retirement, Vacation and Sick Time. 

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Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
RN Wage Range:  $28.194 - $36.431/hour
LPN Wage Range:  $20.412 – $26.382/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: $13.301 – $17.192/hour, plus PM/NOC/Weekend Shift Differentials
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  AM/PM/NOC Shifts: Full-time & Part-time.
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