Skip to main content

Deputy Sheriff

Portage County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Stevens Point
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

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


Position Responsibilities

The Portage County Sheriff's Office takes pride in providing a high level of service and has a proud history of serving the people of Portage County since 1842. We currently have a 6 month eligibility list open for future Deputy Sheriff vacancies. 1st review of candidates will occur on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024. This position is to maintain the most effective enforcement of Federal and State laws and ordinances for the preservation of public peace, protection of property, prevention of crime, and the arrest and conviction of violators. This is a law enforcement position with arrest powers. Work is performed in accordance with prescribed regulations and is reviewed by a supervisor through conferences, reports and a performance review. For additional information go to:


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 physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • 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

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


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

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Jenny Yenter
Application Contact Title
Human Resources Advisor
Application Contact Agency
Portage County
Application Contact Address

1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
United States

Application Contact Phone
(715) 343-6370
Application Contact Fax
(715) 343-6274
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
Agency Application
Police Officer
Berlin Police Dept - Full-Time
Deputy Sheriff
Ashland County Sheriff's Office - Full-Time
Police Officer
Mauston Police Dept - Full-Time
Police Officer
Whitewater Police Dept - Full-Time
Police Officer
WisDOA State Capitol Police - Full-Time

Recent Job Postings

Police Officer
Turtle Lake Police Dept - Full-Time
Conservation Warden
WisDNR Department of Natural Resources - Full-Time
Police Officer
Luck Police Dept - Full-Time
Chippewa County Sheriff's Office - Full-Time
Police Officer
Kiel Police Dept - Part-Time
View All Employment Opportunities