The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is presently taking applications to establish an eligibility list for the position of Deputy Sheriff (Road Patrol /Corrections Deputy) which currently two open positions exist. Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification is not required, however to be completed within the first year of employment.
A Deputy with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department will perform all related duties in either the patrol or the jail division including, but not limited to, patrolling Madison County’s rural and municipal areas to prevent and discover the commission of crimes; monitor inmates and ensure facility safety; enforce State laws; enforce traffic regulations; conduct investigations on criminal offenses and traffic accidents to gather evidence, obtain witnesses and make arrests; serve subpoenas, writs, executions and other civil documents; provide documentation and testimony to courts; perform prisoner transports and extraditions, and provide courtroom and courthouse security.
Minimum Required Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent. Ability to meet, communicate, and work with general public effectively and to react calmly, quickly, and accurately in emergency situations essential. Must successfully pass literacy, physical, background, and polygraph exams, as well as a Basic Training Academy as provided or approved by Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. Minimum age 21 years.
Following a review of all applications, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the hiring process. Written and physical tests will be utilized to evaluate the qualifications and fitness levels of those selected. Applicants must achieve a passing score on all examination components, complete background paperwork, and have a successful Merit Commission interview in order to be placed on the eligible for hire list (i.e. eligibility list). The eligibility list is valid for up to six (6) months. Those on the eligibility list will be considered for employment.
Procedure for hiring a deputy sheriff http://www.madisoncountysheriff.com/procedure-for-hiring-a-deputy-sheriff/
Salary and Benefits
Starting probationary salary $48,464.00 per year with graduated increases for five years.
Posted salary negotiable based on certification, experience, and qualifications.
Madison County offers excellent benefits to include health, vision, and dental insurance; paid sick, vacation, and holiday time; and a retirement plan.
Madison County is an EO/AA employer and qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation.
Applications must be received, or post marked no later than midnight November 19, 2021.
Applications may be filled out online (preferred) at http://www.madisoncountysheriff.com/application/
Written application forms may be downloaded from
To request an application or for more information call 402-454-2110 ext. 152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org