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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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