• Deputy Sheriff - Jailor

    Posted: 06/16/2024

    Sauk County wants you to be a part of our dedicated team of Deputy Jailors who protect, serve, and inspire. Join our team and make a difference in your community. Deputy Jailors are responsible for Jail and Huber security tasks for the Sauk County Sheriff's Office. We are currently hiring for second and third shift positions.

    Starting a career in the jail exposes deputies to many of the same job functions as patrol deputies and is great way to gain necessary knowledge when beginning a career in law enforcement.  Our jail deputies enjoy opportunities to further their career both within and outside the jail deputy position.  When staffing and need allow, we will sponsor a jail deputy to attend the law enforcement academy on a competitive, merit-based selection process.  We also offer jail deputies the opportunity to earn selection to serve on various department-wide special teams to include Dive Team, Project Lifesaver, Critical Incident Negotiations, Honor Guard, and more.  Jail deputies can also serve as unified tactics instructors or field training officers.

    Applications will be viewed daily. Candidates who pass the initial assessment will be invited to interviews based on the time of the application submission. The position will be posted until vacancies are filled. Timing is everything, do not hesitate to start your career today.


    This position pays out for overtime hours as well as holiday pay in addition to the annual salary. Candidates with prior corrections experience (Jail or WI DOC) may start above the hiring rate depending on prior years of service.


    Jail Deputies currently work 4 days on, 2 days off rotating scheduling working 8.5-hour shifts. Shifts are assigned by seniority bid and are 1st Shift (0630-1500), 2nd Shift (1430-2300), or 3rd Shift (2230-0700) with new hires being assigned to 2nd or 3rd shift.   


    Essential Duties
    • Maintain jail security with regular patrols of housing units and through direct and indirect surveillance of inmate activities.


    • Detect and intercede to prevent inmate violations of state statutes, and/or municipal and county ordinances.


    • Investigate possible criminal activity and prepare reports for review by the District Attorney’s Office.


    • Investigate inmate violations of jail rules and administer discipline as outlined in written procedures.


    • Mediate inmate conflicts, separate and restrain inmates involved in either verbal or physical altercations.


    • Conduct searches of inmates and housing areas for contraband, drugs, and/or weapons.


    • Identify existing or potential inmate issues and initiates appropriate measures to address and resolve inmate problems.


    • Book inmates into jail, including fingerprinting, photographing, screening for medical and mental health, suicide ideation issues, body searches, inventory of personal belongings, and the issuance and explanation of jail rules.


    • Release inmates from custody after release conditions have been met.


    • Review and create daily briefing information and reports.


    • Distribute inmate medications under the supervision of licensed medical professionals.


    • Supervise the serving of inmate meals, clothing, and linen exchanges.


    • Escort inmates to court, other correctional facilities, and medical and mental health treatment facilities.


    • Collect and record bond and fine payments.


    • Coordinate inmate work release by checking inmates in and out of the Huber Center, securing and maintaining employment, and verifying attendance at employment.


    • Supervise and log inmates’ visits from family, friends, clergy, attorneys, probation and parole staff, law enforcement personnel, and other applicable court officers.


    • Stock supplies needed to continue jail operations.


    • And other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Training and Education

    At least 18 years of age

    U.S. Citizen

    Free of any Felony or Domestic Abuse convictions


    Associate's degree in Law Enforcement or another related field

    Current Certified Jail or Correctional Officer in the State of Wisconsin having been employed by another county jail or the Department of Corrections for a minimum of two (2) years full-time as a Jail/Correctional Officer within the last three (3) years and leaving employment voluntarily with a satisfactory record.

    Four (4) years of full-time military service in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, honorably discharged.                             

    Wisconsin State Jail Certification, or the ability to become certified within six months of start date.

    State of Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

    Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.