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Deputy Sheriff

Rusk 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

The Patrol Deputy shall have general knowledge of and be able to apply the laws and ordinances of the county and state to situations s(he) encounters. This requires the ability to deal with individuals under high stress and possibly physically hazardous circumstances when responding to crimes, accidents, investigations and the like.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Lateral transfer consideration for experienced officers in regards to wages and vacation. Out of County take-home squad offered. Wage increase effective January 1, 2024.


Salary Minimum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • 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
  • Supervisory/Management Experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
Other Qualifications
  • Detect and apprehend those breaking the law in order to enforce the laws and ordinances of the State of Wisconsin and the County of Rusk. Enforces all traffic related laws in order to ensure the safety of the motoring public.
  • Conduct criminal investigations, including obtaining search/arrest warrants, gathering and preserving evidence, and apprehending suspects.
  • Conduct traffic investigations, including crashes and driving complaints, issues citations and make arrests when needed.
  • Gather information in order to prepare clear and concise reports of these investigations and activities.
  • Competently testify in court.
  • Respond to domestic disputes including identifying the primary aggressor and making an arrest when needed in order to enforce the domestic abuse laws
  • Render First Aid and/or CPR and conduct rescue operations in emergency situations.
  • Conduct programs in schools and for other civic groups, as assigned, in order to keep the public educated on laws and other awareness issues.
  • Have knowledge of civil process laws and department practices.
  • Perform other such tasks as assigned by the supervisor, Chief Deputy or Sheriff.

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Additional Education Information
A. Minimum of 60 college credits as required by Law Enforcement Standards Board.
B. The skills and abilities of this job require knowledge normally acquired with minimum of a high school degree or G.E.D. equivalent.
C. Law Enforcement Certification by the State of Wisconsin (720 hours basic training) is required. This includes 24 hours annually of in-service recertification, and other training as assigned by the Sheriff.
D. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license is required.
E. CPR certification in order to provide life-saving assistance in emergency situations.


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • 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
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Application Contact Address

311 Miner Ave E.
United States

Application Contact Phone
(715) 532-8507
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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