Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department   kenosha, WI   Part-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on March 27, 2024
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Part-Time Corrections Professional

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department


If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, but aren’t ready to work full time, the Part-Time Corrections Professional position may be your path!


  • Tentative Start Date – June 2024
  • Training – Full time June 2024 – August 2024
  • Upon successful completion of training program, the part-time Corrections Casual Employee must work 12 hours/month; three County holidays/year; and one weekend shift/month
  • A weekend is defined as Friday 6:00 PM to Monday 6:00 AM. 
  • Selected candidates must be able to work and train on both AM and PM shifts (AM shift is 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM; PM shift is 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM)


Be a part of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, a leader in public safety!



Kenosha County is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an

Equal Opportunity Employer.


2024 Starting Rate of Pay: $27.00 per hour



Position Summary and Job Duties

  • Maintains custody, security, supervision, discipline, and welfare of inmates
  • Maintains supervision, order, and discipline during meals, recreation, showering, and at all other times
  • Checks inmates in and out of jail for work release and court appearances
  • Explains and enforces all the rules and regulations of the facility
  • May be assigned to book and search prisoners, issue clothing, assign quarters, and photograph and fingerprint prisoners
  • Manages the operation of a living unit or a specific post in the facility
  • Serves as role model for desired behavior
  • Holds inmates accountable for setting and meeting unit goals
  • Can creatively determine formal and informal rewards to elicit desired behavior, to ensure inmate dorms and dayrooms are kept in a sanitary condition, and to see that personal hygiene of inmates is maintained
  • Engages in a variety of supervisory techniques to achieve compliant behavior from inmates
  • Stresses psychological controls and verbal skills as primary management skills
  • Identifies, addresses, and solves problems of inmates
  • Processes, searches, strips, and bodily examines inmates while maintaining inmate dignity
  • Issues supplies and dispenses prescribed medications
  • Supervises work details of inmates in areas within or outside of the facility
  • Reports infractions of the rules and unusual occurrences to the Correctional Corporal
  • Assists in the conveyance of inmates throughout the facility, supervises visitation and correctional programming areas
  • Prepares reports and keeps accurate, detailed records
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


Job Requirements, Education, Training and Experience

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of application
  • Must possess high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from the state of residency
  • Requires an acceptable driving record
  • Requires a background compliant with 2021 Wisconsin Act 82 – free of felony and/or domestic violence convictions
  • Certification by the Law Enforcement Standards Board must be obtained during the probationary period and maintained during employment


Success Factors

  • Ability to read and comprehend written materials
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to gain the respect and control the behavior of inmates
  • Ability to win the confidence and cooperation of inmates
  • Ability to take prompt and decisive action in emergency situations
  • Ability to physically restrain hostile and combative inmates
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and emotional control
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others
  • Ability to work respectfully in a diverse and inclusive environment



  • Once training is complete, flexible work schedules
  • Retirement Plan:  Participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System which includes County-paid life insurance


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position involves medium physical demands such as:

  • Ability to wear a 10-pound duty belt on waist
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds for a distance of up to 25 feet
  • Ability to frequently push/pull up to 25 pounds of force for a distance of up to 25 feet
  • Ability to frequently bend, squat, move, reach, and walk


Selection Process

  1. Written Test - Scored. Test date to be determined.
  2. Candidates who pass the written test will proceed through a FULL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. Candidates qualified will be considered along with all other application and test materials, in the
  3. *ORAL INTERVIEW - Qualifying. Candidates who pass the oral interview and are selected for conditional employment will participate in a:
  4. Facility tour and job shadow.
  5. Job trait assessment – Qualifying.
  6. Physical examination, including drug screen and TB skin test – Qualifying.


If you choose to apply by uploading a resume or through your LinkedIn profile, be sure all your employment, including summer and part-time employment while attending school, is included. All time must be accounted for. If unemployed for a period of time, state the dates of unemployment.


If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.


Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, April 21, 2024.


To learn more about the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department, please visit:


Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer.  Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.


This position is located in Kenosha County, a growing community along the shores of Lake Michigan and less than an hour away from Milwaukee and Chicago.  To see why Kenosha County is a great place to live, work, and play, please visit:


Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County! 


Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.