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Deputy Sheriff

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for future Deputy Sheriff vacancies.  This is a patrol deputy position.  Patrol deputies will be issued a take home squad that is assigned to them.  Deputies are eligible for specialized teams like ERT, Dive, Boat Patrol, Drug Unit, Honor Guard, Hostage Negotiation, Critical Incident Debriefing, Accident Reconstruction, Crime Scene Evidence Tech, and Drone Unit.

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.  State Law Enforcement Standards Board Certified or Certifiable is preferred.

Requirements:. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Be able to pass an extensive and thorough background check.  Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes holidays, weekends, and nights. Must have uncompromised integrity with high moral standards.

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 review of application documents, oral interviews, background investigation, medical & psychological evaluations, drug and alcohol screenings. The 2021 pay range is from $27.356 - $35.886 with a starting pay range between $27.356 – $30.951 per hour. The 2022 pay range is from $27.903 - $36.604 with a starting pay range between $27.903 – $31.570 per hour depending on law enforcement experience as Columbia County has a lateral transfer program. In addition, Columbia County offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.

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 for each question.  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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Emergency Management Coordinator - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for the Emergency Management Coordinator. This position is a managerial position within the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction and appointment of the Columbia County Sheriff.  This position supervises staff within the Emergency Management Office and has direct responsibility for the organization, administration, and operation of the county’s emergency management services.  This position requires on-call responsibilities at times to respond to emergencies that call for emergency management services. 

Qualifications: Bachelors or Associate Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, or a related field.  A minimum of five (5) years of public safety experience, (ie., Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Dispatcher) with at least one (1) year in a planning capacity.  Management, supervision, and leadership experience is preferred. Must complete required Emergency Management courses. Requires computer experience.

Wage scale is at $30.284 - $38.947 and hire rate will depend on qualifications and experience. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.

Obtain required Columbia County application from www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline October 29, 2021.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER     

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911 Dispatcher/Communications Operator - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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 $20.891-$23.873 per hour, based on experience and certifications. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.

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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Jail Deputy - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.
 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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Social Worker - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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: $24.648 to $28.171 per hour based on experience. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. All applicants are REQUIRED to submit the Columbia County application obtained from the County website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline is October 29, 2021. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Behavioral Health Program Program Coordinator for CCS - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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. Advanced Practice Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors In Training working towards their 3000 hours are encouraged to apply. Requires possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and personal transportation. Starting wage: $28.416 per hour. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. 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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Social Worker - Aging & Disability Resource Center ("ADRC") - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Columbia County Health & Human Services is recruiting for a Social Worker in the Aging and Disability Resource Center Adult Protective Services program.  Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited Social Work Degree Program.  Must be certified/licensed under Wis. Stats. §457 or eligible to obtain certification/licensure within 6 months of hire. Position involves investigating reports of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, providing person-centered interventions, coordination of services, assisting with the guardianship process including preparing court and annual protective services reviews. Requires possession of valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and personal transportation.  Starting wage: $24.648 - $28.171 per hour, depending on experience. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. All applicants are required to complete a Columbia County application obtained from the website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us  Position will remain open until filled.  An Equal Opportunity

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WIC Program Director - $3000 SIGN-ON BONUS + $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

This is a full time supervisory position under the general direction of the Columbia County Health Officer.  The employee in this position plans, organizes, administers and coordinates the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program.  The primary tasks of this position are to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.  Qualifications:  Registered Dietitian, [registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)] AND Certified Dietitian, (certified with the State of Wisconsin through the Department of Safety and Professional Services) or is registration eligible upon hiring and within six (6) months passes the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s Examination AND Obtains certification with the State of Wisconsin.  Must maintain RD status through completion of the professional development portfolio by obtaining at least 75 hours and CDR approved and appropriate continuing professional education every five years.  Certification as a Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS) or Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) and maintain either credential OR complete either CLS or CLE certification within one (1) year of hire.

Hire Rate:  $26.526 - $28.171 per hour based on experience. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. Required Columbia County application and job description can be obtained from the County website www.co.columbia.wi.us Position will remain open until filled.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Public Health Nurse Supervisor - $3000 SIGN-ON BONUS + $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Columbia County Health and Human Services is seeking a Nurse Supervisor. This is a full-time position 40 hours per week. Salary Range: $28.045 - $30.316/hour. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. This position coordinates, supervises and evaluates general public health nursing service programs and is responsible for protecting and improving the health of the community through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, reduction of infant and child mortality, elimination/reduction of communicable disease, implementation of emergency preparedness protocols and use of proven, evidence-based data to guide health and wellness programs. This position assumes the general responsibilities of the Public Health Officer in his/her absence.  Requirements: Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin. 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

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Highway Maintenance Worker/Highway Patrolman - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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. $20.891 to $22.079 per hour depending on qualifications. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. 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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Public Health Nurse - $3000 SIGN-ON BONUS + $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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: $26.060 - $28.171 per hour plus fringe benefits. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. 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 - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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 investigationColumbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.  All 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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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

Part-time position with Columbia County Health & Human Services.  The Aging & Disability Resource Center is hiring drivers interested in a rewarding way to serve the community  to transport senior citizens and individuals with disabilities 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

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High School Dietary Aide

Department: Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate: $13.036 per hour
Closing Date: Open

This position works a minimum of 16 hours per pay period.  The dietary aide will work every other weekend with additional shifts available during the week.  Requirements:  Must be 16 or older. 

 
NOC Shift RN - Full Time - $100 Monthly Covid-19 Pay

Department: Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate: $30.062 - $34.677 plus shift differential
Closing Date: Open

Columbia Health Care Center is currently seeking a full time NOC Shift RN.  This position works 10 pm - 6 am.

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Environmental Services Aide – Full Time & Part Time - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Department: Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate: $13.376/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. 

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Dietary Aide/Relief Cook - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Dietary Aide Hiring Rate:  $13.036 /hour
Relief Cook Hiring Rate:  $14.819/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 - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
RN Wage Range:  $30.602 - $39.233/hour
LPN Wage Range:  $22.164 - $28.411/hour
Closing Date:
  Open
Positions Available:     Part-time and Casual all Shifts.
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Certified Nursing Assistant Positions - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Wage Range: $15.202 - $19.452/hour, plus PM/NOC/Weekend Shift Differentials
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  AM/PM/NOC Shifts: Full-time & Part-time.
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