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Deputy Sheriff Eligibility List
Title:Deputy Sheriff Eligibility List
Deadline:Deadline date:
Recruitment ends at 4:30 p.m. :02/28/2019
Job Type:Full time
Hours per week:40 hours/week
Salary Range:$23.82/hr.

Do have the desire to serve the citizens of Portage County as a sworn law enforcement officer? Portage County is forming an eligibility list which will be used to hire Deputy Sheriff employees as vacancies occur.


This position may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. For more information go to the website by searching Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Deadline for applications: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019

***Applicants must either have a test on file with the Badger State Sheriff’s Association testing site located at: Check this website for test dates and locations.
Test with Portage County using the Wisconsin Personnel Partners test- candidates will be invited to this test which will be scheduled in March 2019.


Portage County offers a robust benefit package for this position. Benefits include;

  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan

  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution)

  • Vacation

  • Paid holidays

  • Sick leave

  • Flexible spending account

  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County

  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County

  • Dental insurance

  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan

Description of the job duties:

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.


These are the qualifications we are seeking:


· Must be 21 years of age and U.S. Citizen.

· High school diploma.

· Of good moral character.

· No felony convictions unless pardoned by Governor. No domestic abuse convictions.

· Must hold valid Wisconsin driver’s license with good driving record.

· Must satisfactorily complete all required training during time period established by department.

· Eligible for certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board, high school diploma and a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited school.

· Ability to possess a firearm.

· Good verbal and written communication skills and clear and concise speech.

· React quickly and effectively to stressful situations.

· Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously.

· Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment.

· Prior experience as a police officer is preferred.

· Vision correctable to 20/20.

· Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete all of the following: written examination, oral interview, and background criminal investigation



This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications