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911 Dispatcher/Communication Operator

NEW PAY INCREASE!

 

We are hiring a full-time 911 Dispatcher/Communication Operator. Come and join our team and start a new and exciting career!

 

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; related work experience preferably in operating two-way radio equipment, with strong computer and communication skills. 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. Selection process includes oral interviews, background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation, drug/alcohol screening, county residency is not required. Hire rate $24.710 - $28.234 per hour, based on experience and certification. Columbia County also offers the following incentives:

 

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

• Additional Two Dollars ($2) per hour nighttime shift differential premium pay.

• Columbia County provides great benefits for sick time, holiday time and vacation time.

• 12-hour shifts with every other 3-day weekend off.

 

Please include your responses to the 3 questions in Section 6 in the DJ-LE 330 application. Please limit your response to a one-page typed letter. Applications are accepted by email, human.resources@columbiacountywi.gov, fax 608-742-9802 or mail Columbia County HR, PO Box 63, Portage, WI 53901.

 

Application deadline is May 20, 2024, at 8am. Interviews to be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Top candidates will be contacted with an interview time.

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Deputy Sheriff

STARTING PAY BETWEEN $29.602 – $36.961 PER HOUR DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

AN ADDITIONAL $2 FOR WEEKEND HOURS WORKED

UP TO 144 HOURS OF VACATION UPON HIRE FOR LATERAL TRANSFER CANDIDATES

PERSONALLY ASSIGNED TAKE HOME SQUAD CAR

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill current Deputy Sheriff vacancies.  Lateral transfer candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 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 SWAT, Dive, Boat Patrol, Drug Unit, Honor Guard, K-9, Crisis 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 with a good driving record. Be able to pass an extensive and thorough background check including physical and psychological examination as well as drug and alcohol screening.  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. Obtain the Law Enforcement application from the Columbia County Website or Wilenet.  Deadline for applications is May 1, 2024.  Interviews for the top candidates will be scheduled after that time.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

In addition to the DJ-LE330, please submit your answers 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. 

The 2024 pay range is $29.602 - $39.333 per hour with a starting pay range between $29.602 – $36.961 per hour depending on law enforcement experience and certifications as dictated by the Columbia County lateral transfer program. 

Patrol deputies work a 12-hour shift and will be scheduled off every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Excellent benefits package with health, dental, and eye insurance, up to 144 hours of vacation for lateral transfers, 88 hours of Holidays, 8 hours earned a month of sick time.  Patrol Deputies will receive an additional $2.00 per hour for weekend hours worked. Columbia County contributes $35 each pay period into a separate Healthcare Reimbursement Account ("HRA") to be used upon retirement for health insurance costs. Upon Retirement, Deputies will receive $6,000 a year for health insurance if they meet the required years of service as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. All uniforms and equipment issued upon start date with a yearly uniform allowance of $700 after the first year. 

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Jail Deputy

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 inmates. Selection process includes oral interviews, background investigation, medical & psychological evaluations, drug and alcohol screenings, county residency not required.  Hire rate $24.710 - $28.234 per hour (2024 rates), based on experience and certification. Columbia County also offers the following incentives:

  •  Additional Two Dollars ($2) per hour weekend pay.
  • Jail staff who complete five (5) years of service in the Jail shall receive a one-time payment of Two Thousand Dollars ($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.resources@columbiacountywi.gov  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.resources@columbiacountywi.gov, fax to 608-742-9802, or mail to Columbia County Human Resources, PO Box 63, Portage, WI 53901. Hourly rate is $22.00. Columbia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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