Deputy Sheriff

Wausau, WI
Marathon County Sheriff

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Marathon County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce an OPEN recruitment for Deputy Sheriffs. While we are currently accepting applications on an ongoing basis, it does not necessarily mean that there are presently open positions. Those applicants selected to participate in the next hiring assessment will be notified accordingly.


  • Patrols an assigned area in an automobile for the purposes of preventing and discovering crimes, and enforcing all applicable laws, ordinances, and traffic regulations.
  • Responds to calls for service as dispatched; provides necessary assistance to the public; takes appropriate enforcement action when necessary.
  • Makes arrests after observing law violations; transports prisoners to the County Jail for booking; prepares reports on action taken for record keeping purposes and for use in courtroom presentations as necessary.
  • May be required to operate intoximeter equipment in accordance with State standards and departmental policies.
  • Investigates accidents, sudden deaths, suicides, and any felonies or misdemeanors which may occur in the officer’s area of responsibility. Enters comments into department computers; dictates reports as required.
  • Utilizes various law enforcement software to complete required forms and reports.
  • Serves a variety of criminal and civil processes and arrest warrants.
  • Testifies in court as needed.

High school diploma or GED plus:

  • Current State of Wisconsin Sworn law enforcement officer certification; OR a minimum of 60 credits earned at an accredited college or technical school. Preference will be given to candidates with current State of Wisconsin Sworn Law Enforcement Officer certification.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets Sheriff’s Office standards.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • United States citizen.
  • Applicants must not have been convicted of any federal felony or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
  • Applicants must not have been convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
  • Must be of good character to withstand an extensive background investigation.