Corrections Officer - Eligibility List

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.
Additional requirements include:
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License
  • No felony convictions unless pardoned by the Governor
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet and maintain recruitment and eligibility criteria established by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board of Jailers
  • Must satisfactorily complete all required training during time period established by department and pass background check


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

TO APPLY:  https://www.co.portage.wi.us/

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer