Hiring Process



Application Process

To apply for a position with Dane County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Sheriff, Security Support Specialist, Jail Clerk, etc.) you will need to go to https://www.governmentjobs.com and click on the position and complete your candidate profile. Once your profile is complete you can apply for any open positions.

Application Screening

Central ControlApplications are screened for completeness, accuracy and qualifications. A records check is also completed on each applicant. During the application screening, this information is compared with the information the applicant has provided. Some automatic disqualifiers include Felony convictions and convictions for domestic violence related offenses.

Education, Experience & Special Requirements

High school graduation or its equivalency, and two years of either full-time work, college/vocational training or military experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of the booking process; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment; ability to operate and integrate several computer programs/screens simultaneously; ability to operate standard office machines, police radio, computer equipment and various software programs; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with inmates, staff and the public; ability to read and understand moderately complex instructions, such as guidelines, regulations, and policies; ability to apply written instructions such as guidelines, regulations, and policies to a variety of situations; ability to give verbal explanation of applicable guidelines, regulations and policies; ability to use simple arithmetic:  add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers; ability to interpret requirements to the general public; ability to respond to alarm signals; ability to extract information through oral questioning; and possession of oral and written communication skills.

Other Requirements

fingerprintMust have the ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds unassisted, including above the shoulder.  Must pass in-depth background investigation, including but not limited to, verification of education, work record from current and former employers, reference checks, criminal history checks, fingerprinting, hearing and drug testing.  TIME Certification. Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.