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Deputy Sheriff

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

This is a patrol deputy position. Patrol deputies will be issued a take home squad that is assigned to them. Deputies are eligible for specialized teams like SWAT, Dive, Boat Patrol, Drug Unit, Honor Guard, K-9, Hostage Negotiation, Critical Incident Debriefing, Accident Reconstruction, Crime Scene Evidence Tech, and Drone Unit.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Based on prior years’ experience, education, and additional skills to determine, singly or in combination the rate of pay and vacation eligibility [up to the sixty (60) month step, $36.961 per hour] that may be granted to such qualified
LTC upon hire, but will not exceed a 1:1 ratio of previous full time years of experience. Seniority for all other purposes shall be based on the LTC’s date of hire in this bargaining unit.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications
Dependent On Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
Other Benefits
  • Long Term Disability
  • Additional $2 per hour for hours worked on the weekends
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Accident
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • EAP


  • 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
  • Vision correctable to 20/20

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
  • Vision Examination
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Jamie Henriksen
Application Contact Title
HR Program Coordinator
Application Contact Agency
Columbia County Human Resources
Application Contact Address

112 E. Edgewater St.
PO Box 63
Portage, WI 53901
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 742-9667
Application Contact Fax
(608) 742-9802
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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