The current entry level hiring process for the Door County Sheriff’s Office begins with the submission of an online application and essay questions. At the end of the application period, the application and essay questions are screened to ensure that candidates meet the minimum qualifications. The next step in the process is a panel interview, candidates are ranked based on a weighted scoring system. When a vacancy occurs, the Sheriff receives the names of the top three candidates. These candidates are interviewed by the Sheriff and Chief Deputy. A thorough background check is conducted on each of the candidates, after which the Sheriff makes her selection and a conditional offer of employment is extended. The prospective employee is scheduled for a psychological test, a job function test, a physical and drug test. Once these are completed, the new employee is scheduled for orientation and begins their training program.