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Deputy Sheriff

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: Investigates and enforces violations of State of Wisconsin laws and Winnebago County ordinances consistent with General Orders, Directives, and procedures of the Agency. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Patrols the roads and highways in Winnebago County. Responds to and investigates various incidents and traffic accidents reported to the Agency. Ensures the peace and safety of the public through objective enforcement of laws and ordinances. Recognizes elements of criminal offenses, and thoroughly documents investigations. Provides assistance during various special events, including traffic direction, crowd control, and security. Serves or delivers warrants, summonses, subpoenas, and other official papers promptly and accurately. 2. Uses reasonably objective force up to and including deadly force in the defense of self or others. Understands and practices principles of officer safety. Subdues, controls, and detains aggressive individuals involved in physical confrontations. Reacts with appropriate level of force and control with presented situations. Maintains command presence and positions of advantage and is alert to changing conditions. Assists in providing search and rescue operations. Employs appropriate prisoner transport techniques. 3. Uses community policing problem solving techniques in attempts to resolve quality of life issues. Ensures calls for service are received, prioritized, and adjudicated 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. 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. 2. Exhibits a good working knowledge of all assigned equipment, to include technologies and is able to function effectively with it, and maintaining it in good working order. 3. Enhances and builds community relations by attending neighborhood watch meetings, attending local town meetings, engaging in community events, and visiting local businesses. 4. Effectively communicates verbally and in writing. 5. Provides a professional level of customer service to Agency staff and to external consumers of service. 6. Successfully completes job assignments with a normal level of supervision. 7. Works effectively and professionally with other agencies, County employees and the public. 8. Maintains the safety and security of the Winnebago County Courthouse and enforces Courthouse policies, rules, and regulations. 9. Performs all other duties as assigned by the Patrol Captain or designee. WORK RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to the Patrol Lieutenant. 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 with previous experience in a similar position are eligible for accelerated pay and vacation benefits. Credit will be for one-half of previous years of service.


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
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Additional Education Information
Must possess a minimum of 60 college credits, with preference given to applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or are Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board certified or certifiable in corrections or law enforcement.


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Vision 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


Application Requirements
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