Position Description

Part Time Prisoner Transport Officer
Location MC - Wausau
MC Department Sheriff’s Office
Application Deadline Date 12/31/19
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Marathon County in Northcentral Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, visit and conduct business. Our county government is highly regarded and contributes to a high quality of life by:

  • ensuring public safety;
  • protecting natural resources;
  • preparing for emergency and disaster responses;
  • protecting vulnerable populations;
  • creating and maintaining a high quality infrastructure for transportation;
  • providing education and fostering economic development; and
  • using process improvement techniques to improve public services.




The Marathon County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Casual / Part-time, Transport Officer positions.  Primary responsibility is the safe transportation of prisoners/mental health patients to and from county jails, state prisons, mental facilities, group homes, and various institutions in Wisconsin and adjacent states.  Hours are typically Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., however hours and days may vary to meet department needs to include extended hours, and work at the discretion of the Full Time Deputy in the unit.

Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, and policies.  Some initiative and independent judgment is exercised in performing work assignments, although unusual problems may be referred to a supervisor for advice on procedural or policy matters.  Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent judgment in emergency situations.

Part Time Prisoner Transport Officers do not have to carry firearms, so you are not required to have current state of Wisconsin sworn officer certification, however if you choose to do so you must attend training in order to keep your sworn officer certification.



Possess a valid driver's license and driving record that meets Sheriff's Office standards.  Previous related law enforcement work desired.

Applicants must not have been convicted of any federal felony or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.

Applicants must not have been convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon

Must be of good character to withstand an extensive background investigation




  • Ensures safe transport of inmates to and from county jails, state prisons, mental facilities, group homes and various institutions in Wisconsin and adjacent states.
  • Prepares reports on actions taken for recordkeeping purposes, and for use in courtroom presentations as necessary.
  • Utilizes various law enforcement software to complete required forms and reports.
  • Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Performs related work as required.



  • Knowledge of approved principles and practices of law enforcement work and of applicable laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of the geography and demography of assigned areas.
  • Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of first aid methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques and practice.
  • Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively, and to report and record them clearly and accurately.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in emergency situations, to act quickly and calmly in applying appropriate techniques.
  • Ability to learn thoroughly a wide variety of rules and police procedures.
  • Skill in the use of computer software programs, functions, and operations.
  • Understands the County's and department's mission, core values, and priorities.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.


Starting hourly rate $16.34.  No benefits are provided for these positions.



Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, driving record check, oral interview, review of references, background investigation, and other appropriate, job-related selection procedures. 

This classification may have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.  Refer to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department Exposure Control Plan for more specific information.



Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.



Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information.  If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Ongoing Recruitment


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