• Deputy Sheriff • More Information (66915 kb)


    The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Department is currently looking to fill an opening for a Deputy Sheriff in the Patrol Division. The Sheriff’s Department is compiling an eligibility list for another anticipated opening shortly after the first of the year. Below you will see a letter from the Sheriff outlining details related to the position, how to apply, and steps in the hiring process.

    To Deputy Sheriff – Patrol Candidates:

    Beginning in January, 2018 we will be filling a least one, possibly more, Deputy Sheriff – Patrol positions within our Department.   We would like you to be aware of the benefits of becoming a part of our team, as well as details related to the hiring process.

    Patrol Deputies are assigned vehicles to take home if they reside within the County. The works schedule includes four (4) shifts on, five (5) shifts off, twelve (12) hour shifts.  Starting pay is $25.19 per hour with a jump to $25.57 on July 1, 2018, and another raise to $27.44 after you have been with Green Lake County as a Patrol Deputy for one year.   Additionally, new Officers hired with five (5) years or more of creditable law enforcement service experience may be credited with the appropriate years of experience when being placed on the wage rate table. This would potentially increase that starting wage.   

    The County offers the State Retirement and is currently paying a portion of the employee contribution to the plan.  The health insurance plan is very good in today’s market.  The employee portion of the monthly premium for a single plan is only $53.98 per month.   You receive 8 hours of sick leave per month that can accumulate up to 960 hours.   During your first year of employment, you will receive 88 hours of holiday/personal leave time, with an additional 48 hours of vacation time the second year of employment. Also, our training program is top notch. 

    We would like you to be part of our team!  In order to be considered for the position, please adhere to the following steps.

    1. Go to to take a test for "Deputy Sheriff" by November 13, 2017. Once you get into the EMPCO site, click on the link for Sheriffs’ Office positions. Click on the link to Wisconsin and follow the instructions. There is a $75.00 fee to take the test.  If you have taken the test in the last twelve (12) months, there is no need to retake it, unless you want to try to improve your score. You can test with EMPCO twice in a twelve (12) month period. All of the information you need regarding the testing sites and times can be found on the EMPCO website.
    2. If you are chosen to continue on, you will be notified by e-mail on, or around, November 21, 2017. Your next step would be to fill out a Green Lake County application and return it to the Green Lake County Human Resources Coordinator by noon on November 29, 2017.
    3. Reserve the following dates on your calendar:
      1. December 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at Berlin High School for a PEP test (Morals and Ethics) and a Physical Agility Test (we use WLESB Standards). If you have taken the PEP test in in the last six (6) months you do not have to take it again. If you have never taken it, or if you took it more than  six (6) months ago, you will need to retake it. You will still need to take the Physical Agility test that day regardless.
      2. December 12, 2017 in the afternoon – first oral interview
      3. December 20, 2017 in the afternoon - second oral interview
    4. The next steps would be a psychological exam that takes the better part of a day and a full background check that will require your high school, tech school, and college transcripts. If you don’t have them, it is recommended that you get them by December 31, 2017.
    5. Once you successfully complete both the psychological exam and background check, a physical will be required.
    6. After you pass the physical, a firm offer of employment will be made with an anticipated start date of early February, 2018.

    Good Luck,
    Mark A. Podoll
    Green Lake County Sheriff

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  • Communications Officer • More Information (20930 kb)



    Green Lake County is seeking to hire a Full-Time Communications Officer (Night Shift, 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) Three shifts on, Three shifts off). It is the responsibility of the Communications Officer to answer emergency 911 calls, as well as non-emergency calls, and dispatch appropriate police, fire, medical, and other emergency units. See the "More Information" link above for a full job description. 

    To Communications Officer Candidates:

    To be eligible for continuance in the hiring process for the aforementioned open position, you must have a Green Lake County application fully and accurately completed and returned to the Green Lake County Administrator's Office by noon on Monday, November 13, 2017. By submitting an application, you are automatically registered to take a written assessment, which MUST be completed prior to 12:00 pm (noon) on November 13, 2017. The assessment takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. After submitting your application, please contact Nicole Geschke, Human Resources Coordinator via email at, or by phone at 920-294-4166 to arrange a time to complete this assessment. The assessment will be taken at the Green Lake County Government Center, 571 County Road A, Green Lake, WI. It may be taken anytime between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come for the written test.

    If you are selected to continue on in the hiring process you will need to save the following dates:

    November 16: anytime during the day for a multi-tasking test November 21: in the afternoon for an interview

    You will be receiving an e-mail notification if you are selected to continue on in the hiring process. The multi-tasking test and interview will be held at the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, 571 County Road A, Green Lake, WI, 54941.

    As the process continues, and you qualify to continue on in the process, you will be given a very comprehensive packet of information to fill out and return. Among other things, it will require your high school diploma or G.E.D., high school transcripts, and college transcripts from any college you may have attended. Please be sure to have these documents available. This packet will need to be filled out and returned in its entirety within ten (10) days of its mailing date, so please be prepared. I look forward to meeting you in the future.

    Mark A. Podoll
    Mark A. Podoll
    Green Lake County Sheriff

Green Lake County is an equal opportunity employer.
All hiring, promotion practices, and other terms and conditions of employment shall be maintained and conducted in a manner which does not illegally discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, or any other legally protected status.

Please note that it is the policy of Green Lake County to accept applications only for positions that are currently open to the public. To be considered for employment a completed Green Lake County Employment Application must be submitted. Resumes submitted in addition to the application are welcome but not required.