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Jail/Corrections Officer

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Balsam Lake
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Jail Sergeant, the Corrections Officer is responsible for providing care, custody and the detention of male and female inmates in the Jail; providing a positive rehabilitative influence to all inmates; insuring compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Please watch our video to get an overview of the position.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • PTO
  • Extended Leave
  • STD
  • LTD
  • Vision
  • Flex Spending
  • Uniforms provided
Number of Paid Holidays


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • 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
Other Qualifications
  • Become certified by the State of Wisconsin as Jailer/Corrections Officer within the timelines established by the Training and Standards Bureau
  • Obtain and maintain CPR/AED certification
  • Obtain and maintain Wisconsin DOT TIME training

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Examination
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Interested applicants must complete our on-line application to be eligible
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
Eileen Paulson
Application Contact Title
HR Specialist
Application Contact Agency
Polk County
Application Contact Address

100 Polk Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
United States

Application Contact Phone
(715) 485-9270
Application Contact Fax
(715) 500-6505
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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