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Burnett County
Government Center
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872
Deputy Sheriff
Burnett County is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff in the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department.

A Deputy Sheriff is responsible for protecting the life and safety of citizens; protecting citizen’s property; enforcing laws, rules, ordinances and regulations; investigating crimes and violations; and providing assistance and response to emergency situations, as required.  Deputies will carry out the Department’s mission, which is to ensure the feeling of safety for the citizens of and visitors to Burnett County

Applications and testing process due no later than 4:30 PM on May 30th, 2018

Job Description
  • Position:             Deputy Sheriff
  • Location:            Burnett County Government Center
  • Time:                 Full-Time
  • Salary Range:     $22.06 - $26.59 per hour dependent on qualifications plus

                                 an excellent fringe benefit package. 

For more information, please view Full Position Description.


Minimum qualifications include:

  • Twenty-one years of age and United States citizen.  High School Diploma.
  • Associate degree or minimum of 60 college credits, in the following areas:  Police Science / Protective Services, Criminal Justice, or related field.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Certification or eligible for certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (completed WI Law Enforcement recruit training).
  • No felony, extensive misdemeanor, or domestic abuse convictions.
  • Ability to possess a firearm.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with good driving record.

Preventive patrol, traffic enforcement, investigations, enforce local and state laws, court duties, civil process and any other duties assigned by the Sheriff.  Requires specialized law enforcement training and/or certification in subjects including: standardized field sobriety testing, radar operation, intoximeter, evidence collection, investigations, and training and experience in problem-oriented and community policing models is desirable.   Relevant experience as a law enforcement officer in a county, municipality or state law enforcement agency is also required.  Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.




The written examination portion of the selection procedures will be handled thru empco, inc.  Interested applicants must go online to the https://www.empco.net/wis website to apply and schedule testing for this position.  Follow the instructions at the website.  The required empco application form and written testing must be completed and passed by no later than May 30th, 2018. 

Please note that there is a fee to take the examination.

A completed Burnett County application is required to be considered as a candidate for this position.  The selection process may include an oral interview, background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation, and drug and alcohol screening. 

(Burnett County's Application may be completed online; however then it must be printed out and submitted thru the mail, dropped off or faxed in to our office.)

For More Information
To inquire further, please contact:

Burnett County Administration / Human Resources Office
Burnett County Government Center - Room #190
7410 County Road K, #116
Siren, WI  54872

You can also contact us by calling: 715-349-2181
Fax:  715-349-2180

Applications and testing process due no later than 4:30 PM on May 30th, 2018. 

Burnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer