Corrections Officer – Eligibility List

Application Deadline: 2022-06-17
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Do you desire a career in law enforcement? Portage County is creating an eligibility list for future hiring as a Corrections Officer.


Starting pay is $22.29

Some of the duties in the Jail and Juvenile Detention Center Operations include:

Supervises inmates and maintains security of Jail and Juvenile Detention Center
First line inmate grievance mediator
Completion of initial mental health screenings
Assists in the transport of prisoners to and from facilities, courts and medical/mental treatment facilities
Dispense medication and assist nurse with medical visits
Provides mental and physical triage to inmates
Maintain required data, complete necessary forms and document behavioral problems
Photograph and fingerprint inmates
These are the skills we are seeking:

High school diploma or equivalent.
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice preferred.
Completion of basic jailer school or grandfathered by Wisconsin Training and Standards board preferred.
Prior corrections experience preferred.
Additional requirements include:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License
No felony convictions unless pardoned by the Governor
Must be 18 years of age or older and a U.S. Citizen
Must meet and maintain recruitment and eligibility criteria established by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board of Jailers
Must satisfactorily complete all required training during time period established by department and pass background check

Portage County offers a robust benefit package for this position. Benefits include;

Vacation – available on date of hire!
State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account with a High Deductible Plan with a County contribution or a traditional PPO Plan)
Employee Wellness program
Paid holidays
Sick leave
Flexible spending account
Life insurance- premium paid by the County
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County
Dental insurance
457B Deferred Compensation Plan

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline Note:

WCA President & CEO Mark O'Connell received Racine County Executive @jdelagrave “Community Impact Award” last night for his close working relationship with the county on a variety of projects impacting not only Racine County but also all of Wisconsin. @NACoTweets

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