Corrections Officer - Eligibility List

Portage County
Job Description

Do you desire a career in law enforcement? Portage County is creating an eligibility list for future hiring as a Corrections Officer.

Some of the duties in the Jail and Juvenile Detention Center Operations include:

  • Supervises inmates and maintains security of Jail and Juvenile Detention Center
  • First line inmate grievance mediator
  • Completion of initial mental health screenings
  • Assists in the transport of prisoners to and from facilities, courts and medical/mental treatment facilities
  • Dispense medication and assist nurse with medical visits
  • Provides mental and physical triage to inmates
  • Maintain required data, complete necessary forms and document behavioral problems
  • Photograph and fingerprint inmates

  These are the skills we are seeking:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice preferred.
  • Completion of basic jailer school or grandfathered by Wisconsin Training and Standards board preferred.
  • Prior corrections experience preferred.


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 with a High Deductible Plan with a County contribution or a traditional PPO Plan)
  • 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


**First candidate review date will be on August 1st.

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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