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KENOSHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Kenosha County is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
December 31, 2023 Hiring Rate of Pay – $30.21 per hour
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Deputy Sheriffs perform a wide variety of duties connected with generalized police work. Assigned duties are performed in accordance with state statutes and departmental rules and regulations. Immediate supervision is received from a Sergeant or other superior officer. The Deputy Sheriff is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative when faced with emergency situations. The work involves an element of danger.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Patrol roads and highways in marked patrol squads
- Respond to and investigate calls for service, reports of crime, and traffic accidents
- Assist in providing search and rescue operations
- Ensure public safety through enforcement of federal, state, and local laws
- Securely transport persons in custody to and from court and other locations
- Serve or deliver warrants and other court-related paperwork and civil process
- Subdue, control, and detain aggressive individuals involved in physical confrontations
- Prepare accurate and concise reports
Specialized police work includes, but is not limited to:
- ATV and snowmobile patrol; bicycle patrol; water patrol on Lake Michigan and various inland lakes; evidentiary recovery dive team; community relations work such as DARE, Deputy Friendly, and School Resource Officers; honor guard; K-9 unit; bomb squad; and tactical response team
- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department is a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week operation.
- Employees must work holidays and weekends and must be able to work any of the existing shifts. Days off will rotate.
- Must be able to work overtime when needed, with or without advance notice.
- Ability to meet physical, mental, and psychological qualifications of a Deputy
- Ability to perform certified law enforcement officer duties to include: performing traffic stops, responding to high-risk calls, controlling large crowds at events, and all other law enforcement-related activities
- Ability to function in situations which may rapidly change from those during routine patrol operations to those which are emergencies and highly stressful and dangerous
Applicants who do not meet all of the requirements listed will be disqualified.
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must be not less than twenty and a half (20 ½) years of age at time of application and not less than twenty-one (21) years of age upon date of hire
- May not have been convicted at any time of a felony, unless the judgment or conviction has been reversed
- Must possess a valid driver's license
- During the time period beginning on the date three (3) years immediately preceding the date of the written test and continuing to the date of appointment, may not have been convicted of any single violation equivalent to more than four (4) points and have accumulated no more than the equivalent of six (6) points, as assessed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles
Education and Training
At time of oral interview, applicants must possess and show proof of the following:
- High school diploma or equivalent; and
- Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB), or
- A two-year Associate Degree from an accredited institution, or
- A minimum of sixty college-level credits from an accredited institution.
Documentation of education and training must be provided to Human Resources prior to oral interview.
- Application Review
- Written Test
- Determination of Preference Points
- Applicant must provide DD-214 (Member-4 Copy), if applicable
- Physical Readiness Test
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s Physical Fitness Assessment will mirror the State of Wisconsin’s Physical Readiness Test that is required to be admitted into the Law Enforcement Academy. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department believes that health and wellness is an important factor in the selection process for Deputy Sheriff.
The below chart shows the pass/fail standard for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
Physical Fitness Assessment
Minimum Needed Score
1.5 mile run
300 m run
The Physical Readiness Test will be administered immediately following the written test. The Physical Readiness Test is a PASS/FAIL test. If you fail any portion of the assessment, you fail the entire test and you will be removed from consideration from the rest of the selection process. Applicants who are not currently certified or certifiable must meet the Physical Readiness Test entrance standards set by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau, to be eligible for admission to the law enforcement academy – Physical Readiness Introductory Letter
Successful candidates will be placed on a rank order eligibility list which will be in effect for a maximum of twelve months. These candidates will be taken in descending order through the following steps:
- Driver's License and Driving History Record Check
- Multiple Interview Assessment
- Background Investigation
- Oral Interviews
Candidates who pass these steps and are selected by the Sheriff for conditional employment will participate in the following prior to appointment:
- Job Trait Assessment
- Physical Examination/Drug Screen (must possess the physical condition necessary to perform the essential duties of the position)
Kenosha County’s Civil Service Ordinance provides an equitable system of recruitment, selection, promotion, and retention for Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Deputies. Please note, the Civil Service Ordinance does not permit previously disqualified candidates to re-apply if disqualified within one (1) year of the test date.
The position of Deputy Sheriff is covered by the Kenosha County Civil Service Ordinance. The Civil Service Ordinance has an established residency boundary which is twenty (20) miles in any direction from the borders of Kenosha County. Successful candidates must meet residency requirements within nine months of hire and maintain for duration of employment.
To learn more about the Sheriff's Department, please visit: https://www.kenoshacounty.org/548/Sheriff
Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
If you choose to apply by uploading a resume or through your LinkedIn profile, be sure all your employment, including summer and part-time employment while attending school, is included. All time must be accounted for. If unemployed for a period of time, state the dates of unemployment.
All candidates who pass the application review will be required to take the written test and physical fitness assessment.
SCHEDULED TEST DATE – Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 8:00 AM or 10:30 AM
Test registration and location information will be sent to each applicant at the e-mail address you provide in your application. Please note, initial correspondence will be by e-mail, not home phone, mobile phone, or text, even if you choose another preferred contact method when submitting your application. Be sure to monitor your e-mail, including clutter, junk, spam, etc. so you do not miss the message about the written test.
Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer. Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.
This position is located in Kenosha County, a growing community along the shores of Lake Michigan and less than an hour away from Milwaukee and Chicago. To see why Kenosha County is a great place to live, work, and play, visit: https://www.visitkenosha.com/
Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County!
Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
- Pay Type Hourly
- 1000 55th St, Kenosha, WI 53140, USA