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Jail/Corrections Officer

Waupaca County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
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Reason for Announcement:

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


Position Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY: As a function of the Waupaca County Sherriff’s Office, this skilled Law Enforcement position is subject to the minimum standards as set forth by the State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board. This position places a special emphasis on dealing with and attending to the needs, health, safety, security, and control of all individuals confined in the Waupaca County Jail. Corrections Officers are additionally responsible for the control and monitoring of all visual and sound devices utilized to ensure officer’s safety, inmate’s welfare, and building security. This position may require a work schedule of rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays. Corrections Officers will report directly to the Corrections Sergeants and Administrative Lieutenant.



The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
Gather information pertinent to the intake (booking) procedure and collect inventory and secure inmate's personal property.  Conduct orientations for incoming inmates and ensure that bail is established by the arresting agency, allowing the inmate to make an initial phone call.
Conduct medical screening interviews with inmates to determine status regarding injuries, contagious diseases, mental condition, and medical needs that may require attention during the inmate's incarceration.
Release inmates upon posting of bail, signing of signature bond, direction of an appropriate authority, or for work release purposes.
Constantly monitor the activities, conditions and behaviors of inmates, maintaining vigilance for disturbances, suspicious acts, and any situation that may require intervention.
Conduct periodic checks of inmates and housing areas as required by Standard Operating Procedures.
Distribute medications to inmates; ensure medications are ingested or applied as directed.
Utilize surveillance cameras and audible devices to enhance security coverage for officers and the jail.
Ensure that no unauthorized personnel are allowed into the secure portion of the jail.
Ensure that all emergency equipment is kept in proper working order.
Distribute mattresses, bedding, clothing, games, books, and commissary items to inmates when appropriate.
Distribute meals to housing areas.
Supervise inmate workers.
Distribute cleaning supplies to housing areas.
Direct inmate transfers and movements to court appearances, medical, and dental appointments.
Monitor lock, security, and fire alarm systems through central control panels.
Schedule and supervise inmate's visits with family, friends, attorneys, health professionals, and probation/parole officers.
Log all incoming and outgoing mail.
Maintain daily inmate activity and medical logs.           



Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Birthday Holiday


  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • 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 Name
Dana Nelson
Application Contact Title
HR Generalist
Application Contact Agency
Waupaca County Human Resources
Application Contact Address

811 Harding Street
Waupaca , WI 54981
United States

Application Contact Phone
(715) 258-6210
Application Contact Fax
(715) 258-6330
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

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Application Deadline


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