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Deputy Sheriff

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Portage
,
Agency State
Wisconsin

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening
Full-Time

Responsibilities:

Position Responsibilities

This position is in the Law Enforcement Division under the general direction of the Columbia County Sheriff or designee. The person in this position is a patrol deputy and will perform all duties of a law enforcement officer including enforcing all federal, state, and county laws and ordinances regarding traffic and criminal incidents. The Deputy Sheriff is a member of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) Sworn Contract and is located at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Salary:

Salary Minimum
$27.35
-
Salary Maximum
$30.95
per
Salary Type
Hour
Dependent on Qualifications
Dependent On Qualifications

Benefits:

Benefits
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • Optional benefits available - contact Columbia County for specifics
  • Deputies are eligible for specialized teams like ERT, Dive, Boat Patrol, Drug Unit, Honor Guard, Hostage Negotiation, Critical Incident Debriefing, Accident Reconstruction, Crime Scene Evidence Tech, and Drone Unit.

Qualifications:

Qualifications
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age
    18

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree

Notes:

Notes
  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
  • Vision Examination
Other Notes
  • In addition submit a resume, a cover letter and your responses to the following essay questions:
  • 1. Why do you feel you are the best candidate for a Deputy Sheriff position with Columbia County?
  • 2. Why is the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office your department of choice?
  • 3. How does the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office fit into your career goals?
  • Please limit your response to a one-page typed letter for each question.
  • Deadline will remain open until filled. Interviews for the top candidates will be scheduled at a later date.
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Jamie Henriksen
Application Contact Title
HR Program Coordinator
Application Contact Agency
Columbia County
Application Contact Address

PO Box 63
Portage, WI 53901
United States

Phone
Application Contact Phone
(608) 742-9667
Fax
Application Contact Fax
(608) 742-9802
Email
Application Contact Email
human.resources@co.columbia.wi.us
Website
Application Contact Website

Submit:

Application Requirements
Resume
Agency Application
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