Special Deputy - Court Services Unit

Port Washington, WI
Sheriff's Department
Mid Level

Non-benefit – Non-represented

Starting Pay Rate 2024: $21.42/hour to $27.38/hour


This is a sworn deputy position assigned to the Court Services Unit. Candidates must currently be certifiable law enforcement officers. Retired law enforcement officers are encouraged to apply.

Special Deputies are “at will” employees who provide part-time assistance and support to the Sheriff when additional personnel are required. The duties and assignments of a Special Deputy may be similar in nature with those of a full-time Ozaukee County Deputy Sheriff.


  • Assists in the screening of all persons and property entering the court level of the Ozaukee County Justice Center and operates equipment necessary to maintain facility security
  • Provides security in the courtrooms as required and is responsible for the general good order and security of Justice Center employees and the public
  • Monitors interior and exterior of the Justice Center building for potential threats to security
  • Assess the general condition and security of the main floor of the Justice Center (court level) and adjacent areas during each shift
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with all statutes and ordinances as they apply to the Justice Center, court visitors, and assigned employees
  • Serve civil process and other court orders and is responsible for proper maintenance and service of arrest warrants
  • Coordinate the movement of inmates between the jail and the courts. Schedule, coordinate and perform prisoner transports
  • Handles public relations and interacts with all visitors to the courts as necessary or directed
  • Coordinate court bailiff duties in cooperation with the jail staff and the courts when needed
  • Perform any other duties and assignments as directed by the Sheriff or a superior officer


  • Minimum of 60 college credits in addition to high school diploma or equivalent
  • U.S. Citizen; minimum age – 18
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • No felony convictions; no domestic abuse convictions
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Ability to perform essential job functions of the position
  • Ability to obtain and retain certification as a “law enforcement officer” by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board


  • Ability to exercise and demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, integrity, discretion, dependability and enthusiasm
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, other law enforcement officials, and the public
  • Demonstrated initiative


The work environment is typically indoors within the Ozaukee County Justice Center.  This is a uniformed position.

Qualified applicants will be required to participate in an oral interview process, background investigation, and physical evaluation with drug screening.

Ozaukee County offers a generous benefits package including: health, dental, life, & vision insurance; free employee health clinic & Teladoc; paid holidays, vacation, & sick time; state of Wisconsin WRS defined benefit pension program; bonus opportunities; employee fitness room; wellness program & wellness reimbursement; tuition reimbursement & continuing education opportunities; and more! Please note some that benefits offered are dependent on full-time/part-time status.

Ozaukee County prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, genetics, veteran status or military service, marital status or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local laws. Ozaukee County also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws.


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