Job Description for Deputy Jailor

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Deputy Jailor
Wage and Salary:
$29.67 - $34.68 per hour
Application review will begin:
May 29, 2025
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Deputy Jailor   
Explore. Thrive. Belong.

Jefferson County is the Heart of the Heartland. We offer the best of Wisconsin living with safe, family oriented, vibrant business and civic communities surrounded by picturesque farmland. Jefferson County is proud of our small-town living options and easy access to major urban centers.


Have you always had the desire for community service? Perhaps you thought about a law enforcement position but thought you are unqualified, or do not have experience in the field. Well, the Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Office has some great news! We have unique opportunities for YOU!

The Sheriff’s Office at Jefferson County has immediate openings for dedicated, hard-working, and ethically driven individuals who are interested in working as sworn Deputies. New Deputies will begin their career assigned to the Jail Division. While beginning in the Jail division, Deputies can promote within the division- it just depends on where you want your law enforcement career to go! Wages range from $29.67 - $34.68 per hour depending on your experience, certifications, any training you have had in law enforcement and education.



  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • No Felony convictions or arrests with Domestic Abuse Enhancer.
  • Excellent communication skills along with knowledge of computer applications.
  • US Citizenship.


Wage & Benefits
$29.67 - $34.68 per hour!
Wage and benefits may be accelerated based on prior law enforcement experience and certifications already obtained.

72 – 80 hours/pay period, varying shifts.
Once on rotation, Deputies follow a 5/2-5/3, 8-hour, schedule:
5 days on, 2 days off, 5 days on, 3 days off.

Benefit information:


Written test is required for those without prior qualifying experience.
You will be notified of the testing date/details if you meet the minimum requirements.


HOW TO APPLY: Please visit the County’s web site:

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer