Deputy Sheriff-Jailor

Baraboo, WI
Sauk County


$47,900.00 – $57,980.00 Annually


Sauk County wants you to be a part of our dedicated team of Deputy Jailors who protect, serve, and inspire. Join our team and make a difference in your community. Deputy Jailors are responsible for Jail and Huber security tasks for the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.
Starting a career in the jail exposes deputies to many of the same job functions as patrol deputies and is great way to gain necessary knowledge when beginning a career in law enforcement. Our jail deputies enjoy opportunities to further their career both within and outside the jail deputy position. When staffing and need allow, we will sponsor a jail deputy to attend the law enforcement academy on a competitive, merit-based selection process. We also offer jail deputies the opportunity to earn selection to serve on various department-wide special teams to include Dive Team, Project Lifesaver, Critical Incident Negotiations, Honor Guard, and more. Jail deputies can also serve as unified tactics instructors or field training officers.

Essential Duties

  • Maintain jail security with regular patrols of housing units and through direct and indirect surveillance of inmate activities.
  • Detect and intercede to prevent inmate violations of state statutes, and/or municipal and county ordinances.
  • Investigate possible criminal activity and prepare reports for review by the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Investigate inmate violations of jail rules and administer discipline as outlined in written procedures.
  • Mediate inmate conflicts, separate and restrain inmates involved in either verbal or physical altercations.
  • Conduct searches of inmates and housing areas for contraband, drugs, and/or weapons.
  • Identify existing or potential inmate issues and initiates appropriate measures to address and resolve inmate problems.
  • Book inmates into jail, including fingerprinting, photographing, screening for medical and mental health, suicide ideation issues, body searches, inventory of personal belongings, and the issuance and explanation of jail rules.
  • Release inmates from custody after release conditions have been met.

Minimum Training and Education


  • At least 18 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Free of any Felony or Domestic Abuse convictions


  • Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement or another related field

Current Certified Jail or Correctional Officer in the State of Wisconsin having been employed by another county jail or the Department of Corrections for a minimum of two (2) years full-time as a Jail/Correctional Officer within the last three (3) years and leaving employment voluntarily with a satisfactory record.

Four (4) years of full-time military service in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, honorably discharged.


  • Wisconsin State Jail Certification, or the ability to become certified within six months of start date.
  • State of Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operator’s License