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Director of Nursing - Full Time - $100 Monthly COVID-19 Pay

Department: Columbia Health Care Center
Hiring Range: $40.181 - $42.292, based on experience
Vaccination Requirement: Must have COVID Vaccine or exemption
Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

Columbia Health Care Center is accepting applications for a Director of Nursing. For over 164 years CHCC has been providing high quality senior care. CHCC is located only 27 miles north of Madison, 20 miles west of Columbus and 10 miles east of Portage. Requirements: Successful completion of a nursing degree program; two to four years of administrative experience in a similar setting; must be currently licensed, or able to be licensed immediately as a Nurse in the State of Wisconsin. All applicants are required to complete a CHCC application which can be returned by fax to 608-429-2703 or email Lori.Aldridge.

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Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
RN Wage Range:  $31.520 - $40.410/hour
LPN Wage Range:  $22.829 - $29.263/hour

Vaccination Requirement: Must have COVID Vaccine or exemption
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  AM, PM and Casual Shifts

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

Department: Columbia County Health Care Center
Wage Range: $31.520 - $40.410 plus shift differential
Vaccination Requirement: Must have COVID Vaccine or exemption
Closing Date: Open

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

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Certified Nursing Assistant Positions - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Wage Range: $15.658- $20.036/hour, plus PM/NOC/Weekend Shift Differentials
Vaccination Requirement: Must have COVID Vaccine or exemption
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  8 hour & 12 Hour Shifts available on AM, PM and NOC 
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Environmental Services Aide – Full Time & Part Time - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Department: Columbia County Health Care Center
Hiring Rate: $13.777/hour
Vaccination Requirement: Must have COVID Vaccine or exemption
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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911 Dispatch Sergeant - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill a 911 Dispatch Sergeant.   Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; three years related work experience preferably in operating two-way radio equipment, with strong computer and communication skills.  Preferred knowledge of operating 911 dispatch CAD software. Must have the ability to effectively multitask, simultaneously using multiple information systems. Must possess excellent moral character; be dependable; and be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.  Hours will mostly be Monday through Friday early to late evening hours with a weekend shift once a month.  Hours and schedule can be flexible.  Prior supervisory experience is valued but not a requirement.  Selection process includes oral interviews, background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation, and drug/alcohol screening. County residency is not required.  Hire rate $25.387-$29.016 per hour, based on experience and certifications. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month, shift differential, great benefit package, and weekend bonus pay.

 

Application: Required to submit the following:

WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJLE330 obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us or wilenet.org include your responses to the 3 questions in Section 6.  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. Application deadline is August 19, 2022.  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; excellent moral character; dependable; and 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 $23.463-$26.809 per hour, based on experience and certification. Columbia County also offers the following incentives:

 

·         Additional Two Dollars ($2) per hour weekend pay.

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

·         Jail staff who complete five (5) years of service in the Jail shall receive a one-time payment of Two Thousand Dollard ($2,000).

·         Jail staff who retire from the County at age fifty-five (55) or above with at least twenty-five (25) years of continuous service with the Sheriff’s Office, shall receive Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) into a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) per year, through the age of sixty-five (65). 

 

Application process:

REQUIRED to submit WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 complete the 3 questions in Section 6 General.  

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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Court Services III

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill vacancies for part-time sworn deputy sheriffs who will provide various capacities of armed law enforcement security. These part-time positions will work an average of 18 hours per week. The work days will vary during the week and will consist of day shift hours. Main duties will consist of court security, transports, boat patrol, and maintain security of any premises which may include the Columbia County Jail, Columbia County Courthouse, Columbia County Administration Building, or any other premise or area when assigned by the Sheriff or his designee. Interested candidates must be certified law enforcement officers and are required to complete a WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330 obtained from Columbia County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us. Submit the application to human.resource@co.columbia.wi.us, fax to 608-742-9802, or mail to Columbia County Human Resources, PO Box 63, Portage, WI 53901. Hourly rate is $20.00. Columbia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Accounting Assistant - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Challenging full time (37.5 hrs/wk) County Government position, located within the Columbia County Health & Human Services Department, which requires accuracy and thorough knowledge of accounting concepts and principles. Computer experience required in Microsoft Windows and Office applications. Experience with PeopleSoft accounting system beneficial. Responsible for various accounting tasks.  Must be motivated and capable of working on multi-tasks within defined time constraints.  Qualifications: Minimum of an Associate Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of two (2) year responsible office experience. Hire rate: $21.518 per hour. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. Applicants REQUIRED to submit a Columbia County application for consideration obtained from the County website www.co.columbia.wi.us.  Position will remain open until filled.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Accounting Aide - $100 Monthly COVID-19 Pay

Full time position, 37.5 hours per week.  Qualifications: Associate or Business degree from an accredited vocational or technical college in administrative professional or business with some accounting classes and a minimum of two (2) years of responsible office experience. A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word is required, as well as the ability to work in Excel, Outlook, and Adobe. Ability to accurately type 45 WPM.  Computer experience required.  Hire rate:  $19.583 per hour. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. Application and job description may be from web site : www.co.columbia.wi.us  Position will remain open until filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Working Mechanics Foreman - $100 Monthly COVID-19 Pay

Columbia County Highway & Transportation is recruiting for a Working Mechanics Foreman.  Responsible for leading and supervising various sized crew(s) to complete various assigned tasks as directed. Responsible for compliance and adherence to policies and procedures of the department.  Requirements: Higher level education background in the construction or public service field (trades classes, technical degree, Associate’s degree) or minimum 5 years related experience. Some mechanical understanding and experience in truck and heavy equipment use and operation. Knowledge of road, equipment, and drainage construction and maintenance principles and processes including; investigation, diagnoses and repair. Must possess and maintain valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and Class A Commercial Driver’s License with H and N endorsements for duration of employment.  $25.387 per hour. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.  Job description and REQUIRED application obtained from www.co.columbia.wi.us  To be considered complete and submit to Columbia County Human Resources be email, fax or mail.  First round of application review starts August 11, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.

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Master Mechanic - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Full time position with Columbia County Highway & Transportation.  Qualifications: Associate Degree from an accredited vocational or technical school and a minimum of two (2) years experience in truck/equipment repairs OR Vocational diploma from an accredited vocational or technical school in welding, fabrication, 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 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 $25.387 - $28.296 per hour, based on experience. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. 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 - Crisis - $100 Monthly COVID-19 Pay

Columbia County Health & Human Services is recruiting for a Social Worker that focuses on crisis situations in the Division of Behavioral Health and Long Term Support. Position involves working with individuals of all ages with mental illness or substance use disorders to promote and support their recovery. Knowledge of wraparound, community services, person centered planning, trauma informed care, and facilitating teams is preferred.  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 social work certification/licensure within six (6) months to one year of hire and maintain licensure throughout employment; you must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or other Human Service program. Requires possession of valid Wisconsin Drivers License and personal transportation.  Starting wage: $25.387 per hour. 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 EMPLOYER  

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Marketing & Outreach Coordinator - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Full time position, 37.5 hrs/wk, with the Aging & Disability Resource Center located within Columbia County Health & Human Services. Ability to perform a variety of moderately complex office and clerical procedures.  Assists leadership with carrying out outreach and marketing strategies, evidence-based prevention programs, customer satisfaction, as well as reception desk duties.  Associate Degree from an accredited vocational, college, or technical school and a minimum of one (1) year of related office experience, OR High School diploma and a minimum of two (2) years of related work experience, OR Combination of training and experience equivalent to the above or specific to the job.  Computer experience required. Hire rate:  $17.646/hr. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.  All applicants are required to complete an application to be considered for the position.  Obtain required application from the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us Position will remain open until filled.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Ferry Operator - $100 Monthly COVID-19 Pay

Columbia County Highway & Transportation is recruiting for Ferry Operator to operate the Ferry (Col-Sac III) across the Wisconsin River from the Village of Merrimac (Sauk County side) to the Columbia County side during the season of operation.  Full time position 40 hours per week. The Ferry Operators work twelve (12) hours per day, three (3) days on and three (3) days off throughout the ferry season.  This position will be assigned the day shift working 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  After the ferry season, this employee is assigned to other duties as needed, continuing pay for the Ferry Operator classification, and works on various items including but not limited to ferry maintenance, tear down, seasonal replacements, snow plowing and other Department needs.  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. $23.463 per hour. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month.  Application deadline 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. First review of applications will be August 11, 2022. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Assistant District Attorney

This Assistant District Attorney position is a full-time position to be filled in the District Attorney’s Office for Columbia County located in Portage, Wisconsin. This is a State position in the unclassified service. Please follow the link below for more information and how to apply.

Careers (wi.gov)

 

 
Assistant Comptroller - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

Columbia County is recruiting for the Assistant Comptroller position in the Columbia County Accounting Department. This is a professional managerial leadership opportunity, under the direction of the Comptroller, requiring accuracy and thorough knowledge of accounting concepts and principles. The individual in this position performs a variety of complex accounting, auditing and financial management as delegated by the Comptroller. This position is responsible for highly classified and confidential data.  Must be able to work within prescribed rules, regulations and procedures.  Must be motivated and capable of working on multiple tasks within defined time constraints. Ideal candidate must have strong communication skills, analytical and financial management skills and be of high integrity.  Must be capable of working well within a team environment, with other departments, and with Elected Officials. Required Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or finance and a minimum of five years of government accounting experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is required and a Master of Business and Administration (MBA) is highly recommended. Columbia County uses Oracle/JDEdwards, knowledge of this computer software would be advantageous. Hire rate: $39.119 - $42.292 per hour depending on experience. Columbia County also offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. Obtain required application at www.co.columbia.wi.us.  Position will remain open until filled. First screening of applications is July 11, 2022. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Social Worker - Youth Justice - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

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:  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: $25.387-$29.016 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 the Columbia County application obtained from the website:  www.co.columbia.wi.us. Position will remain open until filled. 

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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. $21.518 to $22.741 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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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: $10.00 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

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: $10.00 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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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: $16.00 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