Correctional Officer

Application Deadline: 2022-08-14
Job Type: County
Job Description:

This, non-sworn position, under the direction of the Sheriff and the general supervision of the Jail Administrator, will perform a variety of duties including regularly and predictably reporting for work, maintaining security and control in the jail, intervening to stop disturbances, administering first aid, conducting searches and inspections, surveillance of inmates, care and custody of inmates, and preparing reports and other paperwork. Correctional Officers are required to work weekends, nights, holidays and overtime as shift rotations dictate.

Must be at least 18 years of age; high school diploma or equivalent; valid Wisconsin driver’s license; no felony convictions, satisfactory completion of all required training during time period as established by the agency; strong written and verbal communications skills; experience with and knowledge of computers; ability to work in confined area under stressful situations. 120 hour jail certification is preferred but not required. Must complete a one year probationary period.


Wage starts at $20.14 per hour. Eligible for Lincoln County fringe benefits.

Applications must be made on Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board form DJ-LE-330 below. A release of information form must be completed and returned with each application. Application forms are also obtainable from the Lincoln County Administration Department, 801 N. Sales Street, Suite 205, Merrill, WI 54452, or by calling 715-539-1010 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F. Applications will be accepted at any time as part of an on-going recruitment process. Applications can be uploaded, faxed to (715) 539-8053 or returned to the Lincoln County Administration Department at 801 N. Sales. Street, Ste. 205, Merrill, WI 54452

Successful applicants will move on to subsequent phases of testing including; oral interview, physical agility, background investigation, psychological testing, physical examination including drug screening.


Deadline Note:

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