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Jail Booking Officer

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for a full time Jail Booking Officer to work 40 hours a week.  This is a secretarial position within the Columbia County Jail. The work schedule is Monday – Friday with varying day shift hours. Individual must be detail oriented as the position requires a great deal of accuracy with maintaining general accounts and reports. Must be proficient in typing, filing, data processing functions, receptionist duties, answering phones, and working with the public at the window.  Associate or Business Degree from an accredited vocational college, or technical school in secretarial science, administrative assistant, or related field and a minimum of two (2) years of responsible office experience OR High School diploma or its equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years of work experience in a professional office environment. Computer and typing experience required. Must possess strong organizational skills. Knowledge of the Wisconsin criminal justice system preferred. Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation.  Starting wage: $19.013 per hour with health, life, retirement, and other employment benefits.  Columbia County application can be obtained from website www.co.columbia.wi.us. Application deadline: February 5th, 2021.   AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  

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Deputy Sheriff

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for a Deputy Sheriff vacancy.  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 at a later date.  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 $20.891 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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