The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicants for two (2) limited term Deputy Sheriff/Marine Officer positions for Whitewater Lake/Rice Lake Boat Patrol. Chosen applicants will be working from Memorial Day through September 30, 2013. The Deputy Sheriff/Marine Officer is responsible for enforcing all boating and boating safety regulations pursuant to Chapter 30 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The candidates selected for these positions will issue warnings, tickets, and make arrests pursuant to these regulations. Other duties may be assigned by the Deputy Sheriff/Marine Manager or his/her designee.
**LIMITED TERM - Positions will start no sooner than April 15, 2013 for training and will expire September 30, 2013**
Days: Sunday – Saturday, as scheduled Work Hours: Varies Hours/Shift: 8 Shifts Per Pay Period: Varies Position FTE: N/A – limited term position
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Provide information, offer advice, and enforce: · Boating regulations · Water safety · Rules of boating etiquette · Navigational hazards Patrol the lake to: Observe and report dangerous watercraft operation Issue warnings, tickets and make arrests Offer assistance including first aid, search, rescue and other assistance as needed Observe on-shore activities Record and report activities or incidents of concern Monitor weather and other environmental issues Assist other authorities as required Placing buoys in lakes at the beginning of the season and removing buoys at the end of the season.
All applicants must be currently CERTIFIED law enforcement officers in the State of Wisconsin, verifiable by the Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Standards Board. Chosen applicants must be available to work various scheduled weekend shifts during the boating season. In addition, all applicants must: Be 21 years old or older at the time of application. Have a valid driver's license. Be able to swim. Have the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with the public. Have boat handling skills. Have first aid training. Prior Boat Patrol experience is preferred, but not required. Familiarity with Whitewater and Rice Lakes area preferred. Working Conditions More than two-thirds of the time is spent in outdoor weather conditions (both extreme cold and extreme heat), non-weather wet, humid conditions and vibration. There is always the possibility of drowning. Long hours are spent out in the sun that is reflecting off the water in 100 degree plus temperatures. Rough water and very cold water is always a hazard. Other hazards would be gas, accidents, and acid for cleaning the buoys. The noise level is loud from the boat motor and the radio. Physical Demands On the job time is spent standing, sitting, talking or hearing, using hands to handle, finger or feel climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell two-thirds and more of the time. One-third to two-thirds of the time is spent walking. This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted up to and more than 100 pounds two-thirds and more of the time. Vision requirements are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. There are many physical demands for a Deputy Sheriff/Marine Officer. Patrol requires close attention to all areas and surroundings. Must be able to smell odors and tell the differences in color, shape and size. Must be able to lift and move things from people to stretchers in the ambulance.
Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Availability Screening including for training classes and weekends
Employment History Review
Oral Department Interview
Post Offer Psychological Evaluation Post Offer Physical Exam Drug Screen Other job related tests may be required.
Walworth County, WI - 30+ days ago