Deputy Sheriff OPEN Recruitment 2022
Marathon County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce an OPEN recruitment for Deputy Sheriffs. While we are currently accepting applications on an ongoing basis, it does not necessarily mean that there are presently open positions. Those applicants selected to participate in the next hiring assessment will be notified accordingly.
Experienced law enforcement candidates are encouraged to apply and review the Lateral Entry Program agreement that allows for up to five (5) years of prior full-time service to be considered in the placement within the Deputy Sheriff pay scale and used for Paid Time Off (PTO) accruals.
Marathon County Deputy Sheriffs perform various law enforcement duties providing protection of life and property and the enforcement of federal, state and county laws and ordinances. The regular work schedule is a cycle of 4 consecutive days of work with 2 consecutive days off including weekends and holidays. The regular work day is 8 hours, 25 minutes. Officers will be assigned to one of three shifts. Deputies serve an 18 month probationary period.
High school diploma or GED plus:
Current State of Wisconsin Sworn law enforcement officer certification; OR a minimum of 60 credits earned at an accredited college or technical school. Preference will be given to candidates with current State of Wisconsin Sworn Law Enforcement Officer certification.
Possess a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets Sheriff’s Office standards.
Minimum of 18 years of age.
United States citizen.
Applicants must not have been convicted of any federal felony or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
Applicants must not have been convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
Must be of good character to withstand an extensive background investigation.
NEW POLICY Regarding Residency: Marathon County Deputies living outside of the county, MUST live within a 15-minute response time to county line.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Patrols an assigned area in an automobile for the purposes of preventing and discovering crimes, and enforcing all applicable laws, ordinances, and traffic regulations.
Responds to calls for service as dispatched; provides necessary assistance to the public; takes appropriate enforcement action when necessary.
Makes arrests after observing law violations; transports prisoners to the County Jail for booking; prepares reports on action taken for record keeping purposes and for use in courtroom presentations as necessary.
May be required to operate intoximeter equipment in accordance with State standards and departmental policies.
Investigates accidents, sudden deaths, suicides, and any felonies or misdemeanors which may occur in the officer’s area of responsibility. Enters comments into department computers; dictates reports as required.
Utilizes various law enforcement software to complete required forms and reports.
Serves a variety of criminal and civil processes and arrest warrants.
Testifies in court as needed.
May maintain order and provide security services in courtrooms and other areas of the Courthouse.
Attends training classes and programs as required. Required to maintain certifications in CPR, intoximeter, radar, DAAT, EVOC, PBT, and qualify semi-annually with department issued firearms.
Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
Positions in this classification are subject to emergency call in.
May have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Refer to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department Exposure Control Plan for more specific information.
Performs related work as required.
Starting hourly rate Deputy I: $29.52 per hour ($61,382 annually).
Based on a Lateral Entry Agreement, an experienced, currently-employed full-time Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officer with a minimum of three (3) continuous years in that capacity could enter the pay scale with a maximum credit of five years of prior service, at the level of a Deputy Sheriff III, with an hourly rate of $33.79 ($70,260 annually). This wage increase will take place immediately upon hire.