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Jail Deputy

 

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill current vacancies for a Jail Deputy. Schedule is 12-hour shifts with every other 3-day weekend off. 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-$23.873 per hour, based on experience and certification. 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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Assistant Director of the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Columbia County has an opening for a full-time Assistant Director of the Aging & Disability Center (ADRC) within the Health and Human Services Department. Responsibilities: Plan, direct and monitor daily activities of the ADRC in Columbia County under the guidance of the ADRC Director.  Supervision of Nutrition/Prevention/Caregiver Support Staff, Meal Site Managers, Disability Benefit Specialist, Elder Benefit Specialist and Receptionist. Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Human Services related courses and a minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in a Human Services environment is necessary. Current licensure under Wis. Stat. §457 as a Social Worker required. Specific experience in service provision to seniors and/or individuals with disabilities and supervisory experience are preferred. Starting wage: $28.416 per hour.  Completion of required County application obtained from website: www.co.columbia.wi.us  Application deadline:  August 6, 2021.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   

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Chief Deputy Medical Examiner

Columbia County seeks to fill a full time vacancy for Chief Deputy Medical Examiner. This position is under the supervision of the Columbia County Medical Examiner. Responsibilities: Investigates and reports on the cause and manner of deaths including the gathering of physical evidence, interviewing, assisting in post-mortem examinations; determines if a case falls under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner’s Office; and performs related work as required.  Administrative duties of the office in the absence of the Medical Examiner.  These duties include, but are not limited to; accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, attend Committee meetings as required, serve civil process upon request by the Sheriff, case management, monthly reports and personnel scheduling. In case of a vacancy in the office of Medical Examiner, the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner shall execute the duties of the office until the vacancy is filled as provided by law.  Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Deputy Medical Examiner and at least 200 case investigations.  Requires a combination of training and experience equivalent to at least an Associate’s Degree in Police Science, OR related field and 2 years’ experience either performing criminal or civil investigations, including writing investigative reports.  Requires a medical background trained to at least the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic level or similar training and 2 years of medical field experience.  Familiar with exposure control plans and appropriate personal protective equipment including safe needle practices.  Special consideration given to American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) board certification.  Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License; ability to drive County owned vehicles; access to reliable personal motor vehicle.  Availability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends; maintain Columbia County residency as required by statute.  Must be bondable.  Must maintain auto liability insurance.  Random drug testing required. Selection process includes oral interview, background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation, drug and alcohol screening.  Required to submit Columbia County application obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us Compensation:  $22.780 - $26.028 per hour, based on experience.  Deadline: August 6, 2021.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Judicial Assistant

Full-time position, 40.0 hours per week, with Columbia County Circuit Court Branch 2.  Responsibilities: maintain court calendar, coordinate scheduling and various clerical duties.  Minimum requirements: Associate of Business Degree with a minimum of two (2) years responsible office experience OR High School diploma or its equivalent supplemented by post high school course with at least two (2) semesters in a secretarial science, bookkeeping, or related field at a vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience and computer experience required. Hire rate:  $19.013 per hour.  REQUIRED completion of the Columbia County employment application and review of the job description obtained from Columbia County Web Site:  www.co.columbia.wi.us    Application deadline is August 6, 2021.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Social Worker - Youth Justice

Columbia County Health & Human Services is recruiting for a Social Worker in the Division of Children and Families.  Position involves working in Youth Justice.  Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelors 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 Drivers License and personal transportation.  Starting wage: $24.648 - $28.171 per hour, depending on experience.  All applicants are required to complete the Columbia County application obtained from the website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us. Deadline: July 30, 2021. 

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Highway Maintenance Worker/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. Position 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 by email, fax or mail. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Janitor
Columbia County Facility Management Department is recruiting for a full-time position (40 hrs/wk).  Employee will be assigned to work at any of the Columbia County facilities maintained by Facilities Management (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.  This position is Monday - Friday 3:30 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. (midnight).  Salary range based on experience: $17.132 to $19.584 per hour.  Applicants are REQUIRED to submit an application obtained from the Columbia County website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us.  Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER read more ...
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 - $26.060 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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Deputy Medical Examiner

Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled            Compensation:  Per Diem rates

·         On Call: $5.00/hour

·         Phone Investigation: $20.00/call

·         Cremation Investigation: $40.00/call

·         Scene Response: $80.00/call

·         Holiday On Call: $10.00/hour

·         Holiday Scene Investigation: $160.00/call

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Columbia County is establishing an eligibility list to fill vacancies for Deputy Medical Examiners. Deputy Medical Examiners are used to fill vacancies in the scheduled rotation, holiday or weekend vacancies, open shifts due to time off and for responding to simultaneous calls for service.

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to an Associate Degree in Police Science or a related field such as: forensic science, medicine or nursing, crime scene investigation, anthropology, medicolegal death investigation, biology, anatomy, pharmacology, funeral sciences and two years’ experience either performing criminal or civil investigations, including the writing of investigative reports.

Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license and be willing to work flexible hours, nights, holidays and weekends. Selection process includes oral interview and background investigationAll applicants are required to complete a Columbia County employment application, which 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., PO Box 63, Portage, WI, or Email: Human.Resources@co.columbia.wi.us . AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Limited Term Employees - Summer 2021 - Highway & Transportation

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

·        Truck Driver (3 positions):  CDL required, driving dump truck in support of construction operations throughout the county.

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  

 

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

 
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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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: $15.00 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 ...
L.T.E. Groundskeeper (Summer)

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate:  $15.243/hour
Closing Date:  Open

Columbia Health Care Center is hiring for a Summer LTE Groundskeeper.  Must be 18 years old.  This is a part-time position working approximately 24 hours per week through September. 

Hours are 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Hours may be changed due to weather conditions and facility needs. 

 Responsibilities:  Mowing, raking, trimming bushes and trees, pulling and spraying weeds, spreading mulch, planting flowers, trees, grass and bushes, minor landscaping, moving dirt, filling holes and ruts, watering flowers, plants, and trees.

 Must be able to use power equipment such as mowers, grass trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, and pressure washers.  

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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/Relief Cook

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Dietary Aide Hiring Rate:  $11.413/hour
Relief Cook Hiring Rate:  $13.301/hour
Closing Date:  Open

Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena is recruiting for a Dietary Aide/Relief Cook.  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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