The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill current Deputy Sheriff vacancies. This is a patrol deputy position. Patrol deputies will be issued a take home squad that is assigned to them. Deputies are eligible for specialized teams like SWAT, Dive, Boat Patrol, Drug Unit, Honor Guard, K-9, Hostage Negotiation, Critical Incident Debriefing, Accident Reconstruction, Crime Scene Evidence Tech, and Drone Unit.
Qualifications: Minimum two-year associate degree or 60 credits from an accredited Technical College, College or University; a High School diploma or its equivalent; and a minimum of 21 years of age. State Law Enforcement Standards Board Certified or Certifiable is preferred.
Requirements: Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license with a good driving record. Be able to pass an extensive and thorough background check including drug screening. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes holidays, weekends, and nights. Must have uncompromised integrity with high moral standards.
- The 2023 pay range is from $28.740 - $37.702 per hour with a starting pay range between $28.740 - $32.517 per hour depending on law enforcement experience and certifications as Columbia County has a lateral transfer program.
- Patrol Deputies work a 12-hour shift and will be scheduled off every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
- Excellent benefit package with health, dental and eye insurance.
- Deputies will earn 88 hours of Holidays, 96 hours of sick time, and an excellent vacation package per year.
- Patrol Deputies will receive an extra $2.00 per hour for weekend hours worked.
- Upon Retirement, Deputies will receive $6,000 a year for health insurance.
- Columbia County offers a temporary retention payment of $100 per month.
- Columbia County contributes $35 each pay period into a separate Healthcare Reimbursement Account ("HRA") to be used upon retirement for health insurance costs.
- All uniforms and equipment issued upon start date with a yearly uniform allowance after the first year.
How to Apply: Submit WI Law Enforcement Standard Board application DJ-LE330. Applicants MUST complete the 3 questions in Section 6 for consideration. Selection process includes review of application documents, oral interviews, background investigation, medical & psychological evaluations, drug and alcohol screenings. Obtain the Law Enforcement application from the Columbia County website or Wilenet. Position will remain open until filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
In addition to the DJ-LE330, submit a resume, cover letter, and your responses to the following essay questions:
1. Why do you feel you are the best candidate for a Deputy Sheriff position with Columbia County?
2. Why is the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office your department of choice?
3. How does the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office fit into your career goals?
Please limit your response to a one-page typed letter for each question.
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