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Jail/Corrections Officer

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Establish eligibility list
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY: Maintains the safety and security of the Winnebago County Jail and enforces jail polices, rules, and regulations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Maintains security of all jail areas by making timely security rounds, head counts, and systematic checks. Responds to inmate medical emergencies or refers general inmate sick calls to the Health Services Unit. Performs all duties regarding booking and releasing of inmates. Monitors all jail and inmate activities through direct observation or visual and audible devices. Supervises all inmate housing, care, and custody activities to include daily cleaning. Facilitates inmate hygiene needs through the issuance of clean laundry, bedding, and required personal hygiene items. 2. Uses reasonably objective force up to and including deadly force in the defense of self or others. Subdues, controls, and detains aggressive individuals involved in physical confrontations. Maintains consistent security procedures with inmates and the correctional facility. Conducts thorough searches of inmates and their property. Conducts systematic, thorough, and complete searches when doing cell and facility inspections. Follows General Orders, Directives, and jail policies regarding facility access, prisoner classification, and prisoner escort procedures. 3. Uses creative problem-solving techniques in an attempt to resolve unique inmate care and custody issues. Ensures inmates requests are received, prioritized, and addressed in accordance with Agency standards. Makes sound decisions based on General Orders, Directives, and past practice. Completes assignments independently and without close supervision. Isolates and identifies problems, evaluates alternative courses of action, makes logical decisions, employs good judgment, common sense, and knows when and what type of action is appropriate. ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Ensures the safety and security of the jail is maintained at all times. 2. Ensures prisoners are provided with necessities guaranteed under Wisconsin State Statutes, Federal Statutes, and Administrative Code. 3. Supervises the transfer and movement of inmates throughout the facility. 4. Exhibits a good working knowledge of all assigned equipment and is able to function effectively with it. 5. Operates various software programs to include jail records management system, fingerprint and photo system, and inmate account banking. 6. Prepares accurate, detailed, timely, and thorough reports. 7. Ability to prioritize and multitask. 8. Communicates to supervisors in a timely manner all information obtained which is pertinent to the achievement of Agency objectives, and assumes accountability for achieving results on time. 9. Performs all other duties as assigned by the Corrections Captain or designee. WORK RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to the Corrections Sergeant. 2. Works closely with the all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office, and interacts regularly with other criminal justice professionals and members of the community.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Candidates may receive credit for one-half of previous years of service in a similar position to determine pay and vacation benefits.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Number of Paid Holidays


  • 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
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Additional Education Information
Minimum of 60 college credits or a minimum of three years of experience working in a Corrections Officer or similar position with a state entity.


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Examination
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Darin Rice
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Winnebago County Sheriff's Office
Application Contact Address

4311 Jackson St
Oshkosh, WI 54901
United States

Application Contact Phone
(920) 236-7341
Application Contact Fax
(920) 236-7302
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website


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