1. Certification by the Law Enforcement Standards Board must be acquired during the probationary period and maintained during incumbency.
2. Minimum age of 21.
3. The examination is open to qualified residents of the State of Wisconsin.
4. Graduation from high school, high school equivalency diploma or GED required.
5. Valid driver's license at time of application and maintained during incumbency. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license must be obtained at time of appointment and maintained during incumbency. Driving record will be reviewed at time of appointment.
6. Applicants shall be of good moral character determined from results of fingerprinting and background investigation. Felons, unless pardoned, will be rejected.
7. College level course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, education or social work preferred.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities: Skill in reading and comprehending written material; oral and written communications skills; ability to gain the respect and control the behavior of offenders; ability to take prompt and decisive action in emergency situations; ability to restrain combative inmates; ability to maintain a positive attitude and emotional control; ability to work with computers; ability to follow work procedures and rules; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others.
Must have ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, climb stairs and ladders, identify colors, and lift and carry 50lbs.
Ability to perform physical tasks (such as restrain combative inmates who weigh 250lbs or more; apply/remove mechanic/soft restraints, e.g., handcuffs, R.I.P.P. bed, assist physically or mentally ill or incapacitated inmates; endure exposure to extreme indoor or outdoor temperatures, e.g. when supervising activity, transporting inmates or guarding facility parameters, may be exposure to OC or pepper spray.