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Deputy Sheriff

Department:Sheriff's Department

Compensation Range:

$22.07 to $31.66

Job Summary:

Milwaukee County Office of the Sherriff is seeking Deputy Sheriff applicants that possess one of the following:

  • Completion of Wisconsin Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit” training course and are eligible for certification upon employment.

  • Currently certified by the Law Enforcement Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer (will be exempt from MCSO Academy).

  • Currently enrolled in a Law Enforcement Recruit School.  (Will be exempt from MSCO Academy once you graduate).

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties and tasks related to the protection of life, limb, and property.  Including law enforcement and crime prevention work; inherent in this work is the investigation of crime and forceful apprehension of criminal suspects.

Job Duties:

1.      Under General supervision, to perform a variety of law enforcement duties.

2.      To patrol Milwaukee County roads in car or on foot.

3.      To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work by patrolling in car and on foot assigned area including traffic, parking, crowd control, answering calls for service and investigating crimes.

4.      To interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; to interrogate suspects; to gather and preserve evidence.

5.      To keep records, prepare reports and testify in court.

6.      To make arrests as necessary.

7.      To prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and incidents observed.

8.      To apply force, up to and including deadly force, to effect arrests and maintain order.

9.      To maintain custody of county charges and prisoners during examinations, hearings, hospital intensive security directed missions, trials, or during conveyance to State or County institutions.

10.   To work in the county court system as a bailiff and to preserve peace and order in the court at all times.

11.   To attend in-service training as mandated by the State of Wisconsin or as directed.

12.   To perform duties in a special assignment capacity as assigned; to work within a strict, chain of command military-style structure.

13.   To serve warrants, subpoenas, and civil documents.

14.   To participate in specialized units.

15.   To provide emergency medical care as required as a Law Enforcement First Responder.

Equipment, Tools, and Materials:

During the completion of job duties the following are equipment, tools, and materials utilized: motor vehicle, police radio, First Aid, AED equipment, personal computer, firearms, and handcuffs.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands: Continuous utilization of fine dexterity function, manual dexterity function, and upper extremity repetitive motion function.  Frequent standing, walking, running, sitting, reaching, climbing, driving, bending, kneeling, lifting and/or carrying 100 lbs. or more, and pushing and/or pulling 200 lbs. or more.  Occasional typing necessary.

Non-Physical Demands: Continuous analysis and reasoning, communication and interpretation, math and mental computation, reading, sustained mental activity including but not limited to auditing, problem solving, composing reports, etc.  Frequent writing necessary.

Environmental Demands:  Very frequent task changes, tedious and exacting work, public contact, physical danger, toxic substances.  Frequent contact with dust, temperature extremes, and loud noises.

Work Schedule:  Considerable irregularity of hours due to frequent overtime, weekend, or shift rotation.  Regular and/or frequent on-call availability.  Nature of work frequently requires irregular, unpredictable, or particularly long hours.

Note: Candidates should expect to be assigned to all shifts, holidays and weekends and/or to work mandatory overtime. Candidates must successfully complete the Deputy Sheriff Training Program. This position is subject to a probationary period of 2600 hours of straight time hours paid, excluding overtime. This position requires qualifying with a service weapon on a regular basis and successful completion of Law Enforcement Training Courses. Individuals offered employment must pass a pre-employment drug test and medical examination.

Demands/Deadlines:  High volume and variable work demands and deadlines impose strain on a routine basis or considerable stress intermittently.  Regular direct contacts with distressed individuals within the immediate work environment. Exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.  Work requires frequent, substantive contacts with people in highly stressful situations.  Delicacy and unpredictability of contacts routinely creates considerable strain or heavy stress regularly.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This Original Examination is open to qualified internal and external candidates of the State of Wisconsin.  The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. 

 
Posting Close Date: 
 March 2,2018 @ 5:59pm CST

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 21

  • United States Citizenship at time of appointment

  • Current LESB Certification or eligibility for Certification within 60 days

  • High School Diploma or Wisconsin GED that meets Wisconsin GED standards

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license at time of application and maintained during incumbency

  • Physically able to perform the duties of a Deputy Sheriff

  • Successful completion of the Office of the Sheriff Background Investigation

  • Possession of a two (2) year Associate degree from an accredited technical college or a minimum of 60 college level credits from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Skill in reading and comprehending written material; oral and written communication 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 subjects; ability to maintain a positive attitude and emotional control; ability work with computers; ability to follow work procedures and rules; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others.

 

Note: Upon completion of a required background check, all eligible candidates will be required to submit an official transcript documenting the completion of the requisite college credits and/or degree requirements, as stipulated in the “minimum qualifications” section of this posting; completion of an Associate’s Degree or sixty (60) college credits from an accredited technical college, college, or university.  Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for the Deputy Sheriff position.  Educational institutions often require more than two business weeks to process official transcript requests.  It is strongly recommended applicants submit these requests to the granting institution shortly following the submission of an application for the Deputy Sheriff position. 

 

 

 

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements.  

 

     
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.