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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Full-time/Part-time Correction Officers – Columbia County Prison

Officers needed to perform the care, custody and control of inmates at the Columbia County Prison.

Full-time: Positions start at $15.68 with full benefits including medical, pension and paid time off.

Part-time officers: Positions start at $13.15.

Qualified candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Full-time candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a correctional facility.

Applications will be accepted at either the Columbia County Commissioners Office, Columbia County Courthouse Annex, 11 West Main Street, P O Box 380, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or CareerLink, 415 Central Road, Suite 2, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. EOE



Part-time Sheriff Deputy

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Serves legal processes for District Magistrate office; hand carrying and serving Warrants, Judgments, Orders of Executions, Eviction notices, Landlord/Tenant complaints, criminal and fugitive warrants, traffic and fine/cost warrants; brings defendants to District Magistrate, levies property and executes sales, prepares checks and distributes funds from sales, dockets magistrate papers.

2. Serves legal processes of court, including custody hearing notices, support hearing notices, Protection from Abuse orders, Judgments, Subpoenas, Bench Warrants, Civil Complaints; locates person to be served and completes affidavit of service.

3. Transports and escorts prisoners to other Sheriff's office, County Police Departments, Magistrates offices, Court appearances and hearings, Domestic Relations hearings, Custody hearings, other prisons, State Correctional Facilities, State or Private Mental Hospitals, local hospitals, dentists, doctors, etc.

4. Maintains order in courtroom to ensure protection of court officials, prisoner and the public also providing security in Judges chambers, jury room, and for sequestered juries.

5. Processes sale of firearm licenses, checking ATF licenses, accepting application, docketing name of firm and name of owner, collecting and depositing fee.

6. Processes personal firearms licenses; accepts and reviews applications for proper content; performs criminal history check; checks references; issues and files applications.

7. Participates in emergency response drills and exercises: ensuring Court House security, coordinating police services for County from command post, constructing roadblocks, delivering supplies for drill from command post to outlying areas, assisting with emergency response activities in adjacent counties, maintaining peace and order at strikes, and, in the event of a bomb threat, clearing building and participating in search.

8. Delivering mail and supplies to other county offices.

High school diploma or the equivalent and the willingness and ability to successfully complete the formalized Deputy Sheriff Training Program. Must possess a valid PA drivers license and must qualify in weapons training. Act 120 (Municipal Police) or State Police training accepted, but not mandatory, thus reducing time and costs of Deputy Sheriff’s Act 2 Training.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret a variety of instructions and regulations. Ability to interact with public maintaining composure while confronted with a stressful situation. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public.

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

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

Work frequently involves working alone, irregular hours, driving a vehicle in inclement weather. Work also involves interacting with angry or upset individuals and frequently requires working with a threat to personal safety when an individual may have to be subdued by force.

Work is performed in a variety of settings, including the Courthouse, the Prison, the District Magistrate offices as well as at homes and offices throughout the county where legal papers are served.

Applications will be accepted at either the Columbia County Commissioners Office, Columbia County Courthouse Annex, 11 West Main Street, P O Box 380, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or CareerLink, 415 Central Road, Suite 2, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. EOE




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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