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Part-Time Administrative Assistant - Extension Office
Part-time position, 25 hours per week, with the Columbia County Extension Office.  Responsible for drafting, designing and desktop publishing educational materials and correspondence utilized in Extension Office.  Ability to perform a variety of office/clerical procedures and accounting related tasks.  Qualifications: Microsoft office required, Associate or Business Degree from accredited vocational, college or technical school in one of the secretarial sciences, and a minimum (2) years office experience OR high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work with at least two semesters in secretarial theory at a vocational, college, or technical school and minimum three (3) years related work experience. Hire rate: $19.013 per hour (2021 rate).  Application and job description may be obtained from County website www.co.columbia.wi.us or from Columbia County Human Resources, 112 E. Edgewater St., PO Box 63, Portage, WI or call 608-742-9667. Application deadline is December 11, 2020.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER read more ...
Infrastructure Support Specialist I

Columbia County is recruiting to fill an entry level full time vacancy in the Management Information Services Department.  Requirements include Associate Degree from an accredited vocational, college or technical school in Computer Information Systems or related field.  (Comparable work experience substituted for education on a 2 for 1 basis.), in‑depth technical knowledge of micro-computer and common peripheral hardware, in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows 10 desktop operating systems, 2 years of related experience in a computer networked environment, good written and oral communication skills, prefer experience with Microsoft office products and experience with network management tools.  Desire computer hardware and software A+ certification. Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license and automobile liability insurance. 40.0 hour week.  Starting rate:  $22.780 per hour (2021 rate).  All applicants REQUIRED to submit the Columbia County application obtain from website: www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline:  December 18, 2020.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   

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Legal Secretary - District Attorney's Office

Columbia County District Attorney's Office seeking individual with experienced legal background to work full time (37.5 hrs/wk) preparing various legal documents.  Requires contact with the public, various law enforcement agencies, court records, public institutions, public officials, and private lawyers.  Business or Associate Degree from accredited college, university or technical school in one of the Secretarial Sciences and minimum six (6) months office experience, OR High School diploma or equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work in secretarial sciences at a vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of two (2) years of work-related office experience.  Computer experience required with Legal or Court work experience desirable.  Starting wage:  $19.013 per hour (2021 rate).  Application and job description obtained from Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us.   Application deadline: December 11, 2020.

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Truck Driver - Solid Waste

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 (2021 rate).  Application deadline is December 7, 2020. REQUIRED application & job description obtained from website www.co.columbia.wi.us  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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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 $32.003 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: December 14, 2020. 

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Master Mechanic - Highway & Transportation

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, hydraulics, transmissions, differentials, power dividers, gas and diesel engines, brakes, suspensions, as well as wiring for trucks and equipment, metals, and welding. 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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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: $24.525 - $28.031 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 
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 

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 $20.787 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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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.  

Dietary Aide

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate:  11.356/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:  $28.054 - $36.250/hour
LPN Wage Range:  $20.310 - $26.251/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: $13.235 - $17.106/hour, plus PM/NOC/Weekend Shift Differentials
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  AM/PM/NOC Shifts: Full-time & Part-time.
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