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Highway Maintenance Worker

Columbia County Highway & Transportation is recruiting for Highway Maintenance Workers. Full time position, 40 hours per week. The summer hour (April - September) schedule is four 10-hour days. 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, B C, D Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with an N endorsement (Tanker) OR must obtain within six (6) months of hire date. $19.487 per hour. Applications accepted through 11/20/20 with first review of applications on 11/6/20. 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 be email, fax or mail. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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Sign Person - Highway & Transportation

Columbia County Highway & Transportation is recruiting for a Sign Person.  Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent and general mechanical ability and aptitude.  Must have valid WI Driver's License, and a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with endorsements of H and N (Hazardous and Tanker).  Duties: Perform highway signing duties within the department, care of assigned equipment, learn and apply Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, daily maintenance of assigned equipment and general repair and appearance.  Other typical duties may include, but not necessarily limited to, plowing and winging of snow, proper application of chlorides and mixes and other warrantable duties as required by the supervisor.  Comply with federal, state and county drug and alcohol laws and policies.  Must be available nights, holidays, and weekends during snowstorms or other emergencies.  Must maintain a telephone for emergency situations.  $20.787 per hour.  Job description and REQUIRED application obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us  Complete and submit to Columbia County Human Resources by email, fax or mail.  Application deadline is November 6, 2020.  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: $15.643 to $17.881 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

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Office Assistant - Limited Term

Columbia County Highway and Transportation in Wyocena, Wisconsin is recruiting for 1 full-time (24 to 40 hours per week, depending on need) winter position with Columbia County Highway.  Responsibilities:  complete computer data entry tasks, conduct computer archiving of files, assist with organization of office files, use of Microsoft computer programs, all general office tasks as requested.  Must be motivated and capable of working on multi-tasks with defined time constraints. On occasion, during inclement weather, longer days may be required in order to meet deadlines. Qualifications:  Must have computer experience and meet one of the following criteria: Associate of Arts Degree in the Secretarial Sciences from an accredited vocational, college, or technical school in office procedures and a minimum one (1) year of responsible office experience, OR High School diploma or its equivalent, supplemented by post high school course work with at least two semesters in office practice at a vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of two (2) years of office experience. Hire rate: $13.00 to $16.00 per hour.  All applicants are REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION obtained from the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us  Application deadline will remain open until filled.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   

 
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 
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

 

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to establish an eligibility list for future Deputy Sheriff vacancies occurring within the next year.  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 shortly after the deadline.  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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Environmental Services Aide

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate:  12.252/hour
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:  $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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