Deputy Sheriff

Application Deadline: 2023-12-21
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Oneida County Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the establishment of an eligibility list for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States; have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license; be in good physical condition; no felony convictions; certification by the State of Wisconsin Training and Standards Board preferred but not required; a high school graduate or equivalent, and have a minimum of 28 fully accredited college level credits (police science credits are preferred) without the State of Wisconsin certification, or 60 accredited college level credits with the State of Wisconsin certification.

The 2024 starting rate of pay is $28.79 per hour, with top patrol pay at $32.21 per hour for 1,950 “base hours” per year; lateral transfers available and encouraged. Deputies work a “7-on / 7-off” shift schedule, 10.5 hours per day, resulting in 26 weekends off per year. Additionally, there is an opportunity for deputies to be scheduled Monday thru Friday with weekends off. Deputies have the opportunity to work overtime whether it be for training, transports, open-shifts, special assignments, or other occasions when needed.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is a “full service”, progressive department looking for highly motivated and hardworking individuals to carry out the mission statement of the organization to “Protect the lives and property of those who live, work and play in Oneida County.” Oneida County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of different internal opportunities to advance one’s career. A few specific assignments and opportunities that Oneida County Sheriff’s Office provides are:

• Detective Bureau
• Regional Special Response Team (SRT)*
• Multiple School Liaison Positions
• Dive Team*
• Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG)
• North East Mobile Field Force Team (NEMFF)*
• Drone Operations
• Recreational Safety (Boat, Snowmobile, UTV/ATV)
• Community Oriented Policing Services
• Drug Recognition Expert
• Crisis Negotiations*
• Project Lifesaver
• Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)
• Honor Guard
• Unified Tactical Instructors and Field Training Officer*
• Threat Assessment Task Force

* Special Assignments that qualify for special activity pay and for every five hours of special activity worked, one-hour of regular pay is added on top of the regular wage.
Please reach out to any of the current Field Training Officer’s below regarding questions on day-to-day operations, job duties, benefits and other questions regarding working for The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

• Sergeant Tim Johnson Email: Phone: 715-493-0537
• Deputy Luke Linsmeyer Email: Phone: 715-490-3034
• Deputy Trevor Young Email: Phone: 715-490-0864
• Deputy Mike Baran Email: Phone: 715-493-0540

Successful applicants will be required to pass a physical agility test, oral interview, pre-employment drug screen and medical exam, psychological assessment and background check. Applicants selected to move forward in the process must be available Friday, January 12, 2024 for testing and interviews.

Job description and required Sheriff’s Office application is available on our website at Completed Sheriff’s Office application should be submitted to Oneida County LRES (Personnel), P.O. Box 400, 1 S. Oneida Ave., Rhinelander, WI 54501 or emailed to

***Application note: If certified, indicate your certification date in Section 2 of the application.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM.

Oneida County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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