Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. We are focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields. DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.
Are you handy or like to fix things? The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) is recruiting to fill Facility Maintenance Specialist and Facility Maintenance Specialist-Advanced vacancies located within Institutions, Facilities and Centers Statewide.
Candidates interested in current as well as future vacancies need to apply now. Please only select counties in your application that you are truly interested in. Once you apply, your application will be valid for 12- months. The register created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies that occur throughout the Department-Statewide.
Current vacancies: Brown County, Chippewa County, Crawford County, Dane County, Dodge County, Fond du Lac County, Lincoln County, Racine County and Winnebago County, Waukesha County.
NOTE: As public safety employees, corrections personnel are defined as essential workers during the current public health emergency in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Order. While telecommuting is not an option for these positions, the Department of Corrections is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and persons in our care. In our effort to mitigate the impact and potential spread of COVID-19, we have implemented several preventative measures to maintain a safe environment for those living and working in our state’s correctional facilities. For more details, see: https://doc.wi.gov/Pages/COVID19(Coronavirus)/FAQS/COVID19FAQs.aspx
This position is responsible for mechanical system maintenance, which includes maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems, food service equipment; and minor repairs and maintenance of appliance, plumbing and electrical equipment, minor construction of wood and masonry projects. Perform a variety of maintenance and repair work on complicated and intricate equipment in the areas of power plant. Also for fabrication of metal projects as assigned, this includes welding and sheet metal work.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection.Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.
A valid driver's license is required.
Understanding and experience with building construction/repair concepts/techniques, HVAC, mechanical repair and maintenance principles; The ability to operate and repair grounds maintenance equipment and general grounds keeping and landscaping methods and procedures. This position requires the ability to climb and work from ladders, scaffolding or hydraulic lifts. The ability to work under unpleasant conditions such as dirty and dusty areas, extreme cold/heat and small or confined spaces. Moderate to heavy lifting will be required.
How To Apply:
If you have a Wisc.Jobs account:
1. Click "Log In to Apply" at the top of the job announcement and log into your account. When you have logged in, find and view job announcement 20-00388.
2. Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement.
3. Review your Job Application and make any necessary updates and click "Continue." Do not forget to attach your resume.
4. Complete the Job Preferences screen and click "Continue."
5. You will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the exam instructions and click "save and continue" at the bottom of every page. When you have answered all the questions, click "Finalize Exam" to submit your application for this job.
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2. Click the "Create New Account" button and follow the steps to create a new account.
3. Click "Apply Now" at the top of screen and complete steps 3 – 5 from above. Do not forget to attach your resume.