Waukesha County is accepting applications on a continuous basis from experienced law enforcement applicants, certified law enforcement applicants, and enrolled law enforcement academy applicants.
Waukesha County is a great place to work! We offer generous benefits such as excellent health insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, ample vacation time, training courses, career advancement, and an exceptional employee wellness program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee's wellness and health.
Click on the link below to learn more about the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and becoming a Deputy Sheriff.
Starting pay for candidates with no experience is at least $27.13/hr. Starting pay for those hired with experience will be determined based on experience.
Pay, Vacation, & Sick Leave for Experienced Candidates
Lateral transfer benefits are available for newly-hired deputies who have at least three years of full-time experience as a certified law enforcement officer within the 48 months prior to hire. The lateral transfer benefit affords a higher starting wage, up to 10 days of vacation and 40 hours of paid sick time during the first year of employment. After the first year of employment, deputies hired with lateral transfer benefits accrue vacation time in accordance with the County's vacation schedule, based on their total number of years of experience as a full-time certified law enforcement officer.
The details of the lateral program can be found on page 16 of the .
An initial application screen is conducted by Human Resources. Those meeting the minimum requirements are referred to the Sheriff's Department for further evaluation. The minimum requirements are:
Waukesha County's pay plans, group insurance programs, and other benefit policies comprise a package that is highly competitive and satisfies the needs of its employees. This is intended to give only a brief summary of the employee benefit package; it should not be considered a complete or definitive source of information. Additional information will be provided prior to the time of hire.
Deputy Sheriff's wages are negotiated with the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and contain 10 steps. Employees normally begin at the first step in their salary range; but, depending on an individual's qualifications and other factors, employees may start at a higher step. You may receive increases at six (6) to twelve (12) months intervals based upon a merit evaluation by your supervisor.
The normal work schedule for a Deputy Sheriff shall be four (4) days on and two (2) days off and then five (5) days on and two (2) days off, on a rotating schedule. Eight (8) hours and fifteen (15) minutes shall constitute a normal workday. Forty?one hours and fifteen minutes (41?1/4 hours) shall constitute a normal workweek.
During the first calendar year and for each succeeding year through the sixth (6th) year of continuous employment, an employee can earn one (1) day of vacation for each month of employment with a maximum of ten (10) days.NOTE: For those hired with experience (at least 3-years of full-time experience) will be placed in the vacation earning schedule based on years of service as a full-time law enforcement professional.
Regular full-time employees receive nine holidays with pay during the year.
New Year's Day
The Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Day
New Year's Eve Day
2 paid floating holidays earned on February 1 and June 1
Employees earn one (1) day of paid sick leave for each month of employment with a maximum of one hundred twenty (120) days.
Up to 24 hours of leave with pay to attend the funeral of an immediate family member
County pays 85% of premium and employee contributes 15% of the premium
Health Savings Account
Pre-tax savings account that can be used for qualifying medical expenses (e.g. office visit fees, co-pays, prescriptions, vision and dental). County contributes to health savings account based on HRA completion up to $2,250 for family plan and $1,125 for single plan
Onsite Health and Wellness Clinic
Available to individuals who are enrolled in the County's health insurance plan including employees, spouses, and children ages 2+. Preventive care services are free. All dispensed prescriptions are $2. Dispensed available ACA preventative medications are $0 cost. Non-preventative care visits are $30. Physical therapy is $25 per visit. Clinic staffed with MD and Physician Assistant, Physical Therapists, and Health Coaches
Choice of two dental plans. Coverage begins on the first day of the month following 6-months of employment
Coverage begins on the first day of the month following 60-days of employment
Employee Wellness Activities, Program and Fitness Center
24/7 access to a wealth of health tools and information on the wellness portal. On-going education programs, fitness challenges and classes. On-site fitness center
As a full-time employee, you will automatically be enrolled in the Wisconsin Retirement System. This pension is administered by the State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds. You are required to pay the employee's share of contributions to the fund, while Waukesha County contributes the employer's share. Employees are vested in their portion of contributions immediately and after five years of creditable service for the employer contribution. To view employee/employer contribution rates, visit Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds' website and type in WRS Contribution Rates in the search box.