Employment Opportunities

Voice: 570-389-5600
35 West Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815



Columbia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Basic hours of operations are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm

The successfully chosen candidate's employment will be approved contingent on providing a satisfactory PA State Police Criminal Background Check.

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Domestic Relations Conference Officer

SUMMARY: Meets with parties to establish support payments and conducts enforcement activities to obtain support payments under Domestic Relations program guides.


1.Meet with plaintiffs and defendants to negotiate support agreements; analyze financial data and earnings information to compute support obligation; where agreement reached, prepare agreement obtain signatures, and distribute copies of the agreement; where no agreement reached; prepare recommendation for proposed order and mail to parties; if no appeal is received, finalize order.

2.Where requested, schedule hearing with Special Master; mail hearing notice; prepare court report detailing pertinent facts; mail recommendation of Special Master to parties and distribute information to office staff to update records.

3.Where appealed, list case for Argument Court; prepare court report and other records; appear for court session.

4.Schedule defendants for contempt hearing before the Special Master for enforcement of support order when non-compliant.  Mail hearing notices, prepare court report detailing facts, testifies at hearing, mails recommendations to parties and distributes information to office staff to update records.

5.Schedules defendants before the judge for contempt, filing petition for contempt, mailing notices, preparing facts, testifying, mailing court orders and distributing information.

6.Attends bench warrant hearings preparing court report, detailing pertinent facts and testifying at the hearing.

7.Respond to inquiries in person and on the telephone regarding client case.

*indicates developed after employment


Bachelor's degree in social sciences or related field and some Domestic Relations or legal experience or equivalent training.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public.


Thorough knowledge of state and federal regulations governing domestic relations.
Thorough knowledge of court process and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of dispute resolution techniques.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs


Ability to apply a complex set of rules and guidelines to individual cases.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral or written form.
Ability to remain calm when confronted by angry or upset individuals.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates and related agencies.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in usual office environment, frequently involves responding to angry or upset individuals, and involves some threat to personal safety.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform the job.

Forward a resume to mstrachko@columbiapa.org



Shift Lieutenant

Summary: Supervise the shift of Correctional Officers.  Ensure completion of assigned duties and adherence to policies and procedures.  Conduct security evaluations of procedures and staff adherence to these procedures.  Conduct investigations of alleged misconducts made by inmates and staff.  Write evaluations of Correctional Officers assigned to shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 

1.Supervise staff to ensure proper supervision of shift is maintained.

2.Assign staff to posts for shift.

3.Ensure all staff follows security procedures.

4.Routinely tour the Prison for potential security threats both from inmates and from the physical plant.

5.Respond to staff requests and questions regarding all aspects of the prison operations.

6.Ensure general maintenance tasks adhere to security policies.

7.Observe daily cell searches to ensure that they are conducted and conducted thoroughly.

8.Ensure that official inmate counts are completed.

9.Conduct investigations into alleged security violations by inmates.

10.Investigate alleged allegations by staff.  Make recommendations to the Administration for disciplinary action.

11.Ensure inmate Disciplinary Hearings are conducted properly.

12.Complete forms and records to ensure ongoing documentation of operations.

13.Supervise all releases and commitments of inmates.

14.Supervise all aspects of the prison in the absence of the Warden or Deputy Warden.

15.Write routine reports and correspondence.

16.Maintain personal proficiency in the use of weapons and enforcement tools and techniques and obtain and maintain transport qualified per County Policy.

17.Be accountable for achieving goals, objectives, and performance outcomes as established by the Warden.

18.Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group training.

19.All other duties as assigned.


Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Skills:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram format.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:
Work primarily involves close vision and utilization of a computer.  Work occasionally involves lifting or moving heavy items.  Work may involve physical restraint of hostile individuals.

Work Environment:
The majority of work will be performed in a secure office setting; however, occasionally work will be performed in other areas of the prison where some threat to personal safety may occur.

Education and/or Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Have a minimum of five years of experience in a Correctional Environment.   A minimum of two years of experience must have been spent directly supervising correctional employees in adult correctional facilities.  Some of the qualifying experiences include counseling, training and evaluating staff.  Roster and staffing management experience is desired.  Investigative training and experience in interviewing inmates is desired.  Must have been a graduate of an DOC or Federal Correctional Academy  
Familiar with MS Office.

Language Skills:
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as policies, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform the job.

Forward a resume to mstrachko@columbiapa.org

Applications are also available at:

Columbia County Courthouse
Main Street County Annex
11 West Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Applications and resumes should be mailed to
Human Resources at the address above.


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