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Deputy Sheriff

Wood County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Wisconsin Rapids
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

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


Position Responsibilities

On behalf of the Wood County Civil Service Commission, we welcome your application to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. Please pay attention to the details of the job posting for direction. If you are a veteran and believe you qualify for points, please list your military experience. Purpose of Position The purpose of this position is to protect county citizens and property, prevent crime, apprehend criminals, provide law enforcement service, and enforce state and federal laws and county ordinances. The work is performed during an assigned shift and under the supervision of the Patrol Sergeant and/or Patrol Lieutenant.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

The County and the Association agree for those select officers meeting the Lateral Entry Program minimum qualifications, and at the County's sole discretion, shall be entitled to the defined enhanced compensation and benefits.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund


  • 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
  • Written Exam
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
Angel Meddaugh
Application Contact Title
HR Generalist
Application Contact Agency
Wood County
Application Contact Address

400 Market St
P.O. Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
United States

Application Contact Phone
(715) 421-8462
Application Contact Fax
(715) 421-8692
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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