Corrections Officer

Stevens Point, WI
Portage County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $22.96 / hr.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Portage County is looking to hire a Corrections Officer to join their team! The Portage County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified, motivated, professional people interested in a career serving the citizens of Portage County. If you are interested in becoming a member of a progressive, community oriented Sheriff’s Office, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office may be right for you.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.


  • 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 and pass background check (within one year of employment, we will provide the 200-hour Corrections Academy at MSTC for you to be certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board).