Deputy Sheriff Eligibility List

Application Deadline: 2021-07-09
Job Type: County
Job Description:

he Portage County Sheriff’s Office is opening a 6 month eligibility list for future vacancies.

**Applicants must have a test on file with the Badger State Sheriff’s Association testing site located at:
Check this website for test dates and locations OR, test with Portage County using the Wisconsin Personnel Partners test. The Portage County testing date will be scheduled on a future date that hasn’t yet been determined.

The deadline to submit your application is by 4:30 pm on Friday, July 9th, 2021

Summary of position:

This position is to maintain the most effective enforcement of Federal and State laws and ordinances for the preservation of public peace, protection of property, prevention of crime, and the arrest and conviction of violators. This is a law enforcement position with arrest powers. Work is performed in accordance with prescribed regulations and is reviewed by a supervisor through conferences, reports and a performance review.

Traffic control and investigation:

Patrols county highways to enforce traffic laws (issues citations and summons).
Investigates traffic accidents.
Investigates traffic related accidents.
Completes written reports on all traffic law enforcement activities.
Appears and testifies in court or other hearings on traffic cases.
Properly utilize equipment to enforce traffic laws, such as radar and breath alcohol measuring devices.

Crime control and criminal investigations:

Respond to criminal complaints.
Investigates criminal activities such as homicide, robbery, sexual assaults, burglaries, thefts, etc.
Completes and types written reports to Sheriff upon completion of investigation.
Gathers evidence pertaining to crimes.
Interviews victims, suspects, and witnesses.
Provides for security, reassurance, and safety of victims and witnesses.
Presents testimony and evidence to the courts in criminal proceedings.
Protects actual and potential crime scenes.
Recognize and request appropriate assistance and resources as may be necessary.

Assistance in Jail operations:

Supervises inmates in County Jail.
Transports prisoners to and from the correctional facilities, county and circuit courts and other locations as needed.
Maintains jail security and provides for medical, mental or other attention necessary for the inmates’ welfare.
Transport mentally incompetent individuals requiring or seeking mental assistance to and from mental health facilities and to and from the courts.
Receives calls of need or distress and dispatches necessary agencies, manpower, or equipment needed to handle the complaint or report.

Assistance in other departmental operations:

Serves civil and criminal process and assists the Sheriff in replevins, writs, and executions ordered by the courts.
Maintains record of all activities while on duty and submits same to the immediate supervisor.
Responds to disturbances and altercations and investigates as appropriate.
Assists in security and crowd control at events in the county or other counties as directed by the Sheriff or designee.
Coordinates emergency responses and personnel to include fire department, wrecker services, and ambulance needs.
Responds to inquiries and complaints from the public.
Conducts Community Policing activities including checking on the security of unoccupied buildings and public areas and maintaining contact with the public.

For a complete position description, email: [email protected]

Minimum qualifications include:
Eligible for certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board and high school diploma. Applicants must be certifiable by the time of hire.
Must be 21 years of age and a U.S. Citizen
Of good moral character
No felony convictions unless pardoned by Governor. No domestic abuse convictions
Must hold valid Wisconsin drivers license with good driving record
Must satisfactorily complete all required training during time period established by department
Ability to possess a firearm
Good verbal and written communication skills and clear and concise speech
React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
Prior experience as a law enforcement officer is preferred
Vision correctable to 20/20
Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete all of the following: written examination, oral interview, and background criminal investigation

The Deputy position is eligible for a benefit package which includes:

State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
Paid holidays
Sick pay
Flexible spending account
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Dental insurance
457B Deferred Compensation Plan
Email [email protected] to request the position description.

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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