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Jail/Corrections Officer

Dodge County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

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


Position Responsibilities

This position is responsible for supervising inmates of the Dodge County Jail while assuring a safe, secure, and sanitary environment in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are typical for this position.  However, they are not to be construed as exclusive or all–inclusive.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may also be required or assigned.

  1. Receives, books, and releases inmates which includes: fingerprints, photographs, searches, and inventories and secures personal belongings; records data and runs checks, completes required screens, assigns and escorts inmates to cells or similar area; issues uniforms, bedding, personal products, and other supplies; ensures proper housing placement of inmates for safety and security within the facility; and releases inmates upon posting of bail, signing of signature bond, direction of an appropriate authority, or for work release purposes.
  2. Maintains jail safety and security. Makes periodic rounds, conducts inmate counts, and conducts security inspections and searches of inmates and inmate’s quarters for contraband and any unauthorized materials. Enforces regulations and discipline policies related to the security and operation of the facility.
  3. Responds to emergency situations and takes decisive action according to office policies and procedures.
  4. Maintains surveillance of all inmates and jail activities through visual and audible devices to ensure inmate's personal welfare is appropriately monitored.  This includes watching for illegal activities or violations of jail regulations, unusual or suspicious behaviors, and signs of mental and physical illness.
  5. Monitors and operates all equipment and alarms located in the jail control center.
    Controls all access to the jail and maintains jail keys. Prevents unauthorized persons from entering or leaving the facilities.
  6. Interprets and complies with all bond conditions and commitment orders and Judgments of Convictions. Receives and records fines and bail/bond transactions.
  7. Maintains communication within and between shifts and keeps jailers, sergeants, and management informed of any problems, complaints, or infractions.
  8. Complete and maintains all paperwork, documentation, and records, including jail logs and activities and incidents, according to applicable jail policies and procedures and State regulations. 
  9. Provides for medical, mental or other attention necessary for the inmates' welfare, according to established policies and procedures.
  10. Complies with all procedures and schedules for serving meals, linen exchange, inmate personal hygiene, cleaning and maintenance, incoming and outgoing mail, jail inspections, and prisoner requests.
  11. Positively identifies and directs all visitors.  Provides and supervises prisoner access to family, friends, clergy and other religious service providers, educational service providers, recreational service providers, attorneys, and probation and parole personnel.
  12. Maintains Huber inmate compliance with Huber laws, rules and policies by performing the following duties: checks in and checks out Huber inmates, verifies employment, conducts job site and home visits, conducts random drug and alcohol testing, and deposits Huber funds.
  13. Coordinates, transports, or escort inmates to and from facilities, courts and medical/mental treatment facilities.
  14. Answers or properly refers all inquiries concerning prisoner and jail matters.
  15. Appears in court and testifies as a witness as required.
  16. Performs intoximeter and preliminary breath tests (PBT), takes DNA mouth swabs, and collects urinalysis samples when necessary.
  17. Collects and issues receipts for bail bonds, fine payments, and canteen accounts.
  18. Other duties as assigned.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • 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
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
Other Qualifications
  • Must have Wisconsin Jail Officer Certification or attain within one (1) year from date of hire.

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological 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 Agency
Dodge County
Application Contact Address

127 E Oak Street
Juneau, WI 53039
United States

Application Contact Phone
(920) 286-3690
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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