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Deputy Sheriff - $100 MONTHLY COVID-19 PAY

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill current 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 SWAT, Dive, Boat Patrol, Drug Unit, Honor Guard, K-9, 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 21 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 drug screening.  Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes holidays, weekends, and nights. Must have uncompromised integrity with high moral standards.

 

  • The proposed 2023 pay range is from $28.740 - $37.702 per hour with a starting pay range between $28.740 – $32.517 per hour depending on law enforcement experience and certifications as Columbia County has a lateral transfer program. 
  • Patrol Deputies work a 12-hour shift and will be scheduled off every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 
  • Excellent benefit package with health, dental, and eye insurance.
  • Deputies will earn 88 hours of Holidays, 96 hours of sick time, and an excellent vacation package per year. 
  • Patrol Deputies will receive an extra $2.00 per hour for weekend hours worked. 
  • Upon Retirement, Deputies will receive $6,000 a year for health insurance.
  • Columbia County offers a temporary COVID-19 premium payment of $100 per month. 
  • Columbia County contributes $35 each pay period into a separate Healthcare Reimbursement Account ("HRA") to be used upon retirement for health insurance costs.
  • All uniforms and equipment issued upon start date with a yearly uniform allowance after the first year. 

 

How to Apply: Submit WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330.  Applicants MUST complete the 3 questions in Section 6 for consideration.   Applications are accepted by email at human.resources@columbiacountywi.gov, fax 608-742-9802 or mail Columbia County HR, PO Box 63, Portage, WI  53901. 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 will remain open until filled.  The first round of interviews will be Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Top candidates will be notified with an interview time.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

 

In addition to the DJ-LE330, submit a resume, 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. 

 
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 inmates. 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.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 $20.00. Columbia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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