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Master Mechanic

Full time position with Columbia County Highway & Transportation.  Qualifications: Associate Degree from an accredited vocational or technical school in truck-construction-industrial diesel mechanics and a minimum of two (2) years experience in truck/equipment repairs OR Vocational diploma from an accredited vocational or technical school in auto mechanics or related field and a minimum of five (5) years experience in truck/equipment repairs OR High School diploma or its equivalent and such practical training and experience comparable to a minimum of ten (10) years of current mechanical work experience in a daily routine manner, for equipment O.E.M. construction company, etc. with daily repairing/rebuilding duties being, but not limited to, metals, welding, hydraulics, transmissions, differentials, power dividers, gas and diesel engines, brakes, suspensions, as well as wiring for trucks and equipment. Mechanics Job Knowledge, Skills and mechanic examination will be administered. Starting rate $22.667 per hour.  Completion of County application is required and can be obtained from the website www.co.columbia.wi.us  submit by email, fax or mail. Position will remain open until filled.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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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 range: $24.525 to $28.031 per hour based on experience.  All applicants are REQUIRED to submit the Columbia County application obtained from the County website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline is March 11, 2020. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Economic Support Specialist

Columbia County Health & Human Services is a trauma sensitive, strengths-based agency seeking a Full-time Economic Support Specialist. The ideal applicant must be reliable, professional, compassionate, and communicate openly and transparently. Answer calls for Capital Consortium in a Call Center setting up to 75% of the time. Conduct investigative interviews in order to determine program eligibility for FoodShare, Medical Assistance, BadgerCare Plus, Child Care, and Caretaker Supplement. Qualifications: Associate or Business Degree from an accredited Vocational, College, or Technical School in a related field or completion of State of Wisconsin Economic Support training and two (2) years experience working with the public OR equivalent combination of training and experience. Columbia County examination administered with a minimum required score of 70 (78%). Test date will be Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, selected candidates will be contacted. Hire rate: $18.918 per hour.  Required Columbia County application obtained from website www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline: March 13, 2020.

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LTE Summer Employment - Highway and Transportation

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

  • Truck Driver (4 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 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

     

    First Screening of Applications is March 1, 2020

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Application Developer I

This position is with Columbia County Management Information Services.  Responsibilities include providing 1st tier support with customers to develop new software applications and update and modify existing applications.  In addition, this position is responsible for the daily support of multiple computer applications. Requires an Associate Degree from an accredited college in Computer Programming or related field. (Comparable work experience can be substituted for education on a 2 for 1 basis.) In-depth programming experience using contemporary application development methodologies. 1 year of related experience in application development. Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Experience supporting and integrating with 3rd party software packages.  Valid WI Driver’s license & automobile liability insurance.  Salary range based on experience $22.667 to $25.899 per hour. Applicants REQUIRED to complete a County application obtained from website www.co.columbia.wi.us Position will remain open until filled. 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 
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 
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 $20.787 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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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 $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 position is filled.  Interviews for the top candidates will be scheduled shortly after the deadline.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

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Environmental Services Aide

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate:  12.071
Closing Date:  Open

This position works 48 hours per two week pay period and every 4-5th weekend.  Additional hours could be available.  This position is eligible for WI State Retirement.  See job description for full job details.

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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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