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County of Door

General Summary of Position

Under the general direction of the Sheriff, and/or his/her designee. The Shift Sergeant is the direct supervisor. This position is responsible for enforcing all state, county, and federal laws and regulations; investigates criminal activities; assists citizens; makes arrests; does criminal & process serving; completes routine public relations activities; performs various duties within the County Jail. Regular attendance and punctuality along with being prepared to commence work at designated work locations, on the assigned or scheduled days and hours is expected.


This position is scheduled to work 24 hours per week.

Tentative Typing Test: July 8 – 9
Tentative Written Test: July 11
Tentative Interview 1: July 23
Tentative Interview 2: July 31

Essential & General Job Functions

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct prisoner intake procedures which include medical/mental health screenings, administering a PBT, pat-down search, fingerprinting, photos, inventory property, receipt money, enter data into records management system, assign clothing/bedding and appropriate housing assignments.
  • Supervise prisoners by conducting regular security checks of the general jail areas, housing units, kitchen, laundry, programs room, recreation area, Huber area and visitation. Conduct regular security inspections of all areas of the facility to help ensure the security and safety of prisoners, staff and visitors.
  • Prepare prisoners for travel to court, visits from attorneys and transport prisoners between the jail and the courts.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action in dealing with routine duties, emergency situations, and overall jail operations.
  • Respond to prisoner disturbances, medical or mental health emergency or requests for assistance. Provide assistance to prisoners in dealing with medical or mental health needs.
  • Prepare reports including daily activity logs, visitation logs, intake and release paperwork, commissary records, incident reports, medical/mental health screening forms, etc.
  • Distribute prisoner medications, meals, laundry, mail and commissary.
  • Process Huber prisoners in and out of the facility for work release.
  • Confirm the prisoners are abiding by the established rules of the facility in documented reports and take appropriate disciplinary action for violations.
  • Carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County and City laws and within departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform transports of prisoners outside the facility.

General Job Functions

  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Coordinates activities with other officers/deputies or other departments as needed, exchanges information with officers/deputies in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the District Attorney’s Office and Corporation Counsel Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
  • Administer proper breathalyzer procedure.

Training, Experience, Knowlege, Skills & Abilites

Training and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) year Associate Degree from an accredited technical school or sixty (60)credit hours from a college or university in police science, criminal justice, or related field.
  • Successful completion of Correction Training Officer (CTO) training and evaluation program within the first six (6) months of hire.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute determined by a standard keyboard test.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, ordinances and departmental policies and procedures which impact duties in jail.
  • Knowledge of personal self-defense.
  • Knowledge of current policing jail methods and procedures.
  • Ability to use tact and discretion to optimize safety and control.
  • Ability to react quickly, both mentally and physically, to any situation.
  • Ability to prepare accurate reports.
  • Ability to operate a variety of jail equipment to include but not limited to: radio, handcuffs, computer, first aid equipment, copy machine, fax machine, camera, fingerprint equipment, intoxilyzer, PBT, Taser, SCBA equipment, and other related equipment.
  • Knowledge and ability to use a computer and current software programs.
  • Ability to use tact and courtesy in maintaining an effective working relationship with department employees, county supervisors, county officials, and general public.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate, both verbally and in writing as well as effectively administer by written, and verbal communications.

Physical & Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work conditions vary by shift. Few tasks require heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying heavy loads. Flexibility is important because of the need to enter and exit vehicles, inspect buildings and jail cells, climb over and around obstacles, suddenly move out of the way of dangers, etc. Mental alertness is very important because of the need to make fine discriminations and decisions concerning subtle cues of impending danger or to discover inconsistencies in witnesses or suspects’ testimonies, etc.

In an effort to provide for continuity of County government and to cope with the problems of the emergency, you may be required to work during a proclaimed state of emergency, consistent with Sec 323.14 Wis. Stats. and County emergency management plans and programs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

“The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.” This description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. Door County retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from the section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

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