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Administration, Department of

Police Officer - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 17-02270

Dane, Milwaukee
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Police Officer

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Evening 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am or similar hours)
Starting salary for the Police Officer position will be $23.03 per hour, in pay schedule/range 36-40, plus excellent benefits. A 24 month probation is required.
Brock Flowers, HR Specialist, 608-267-1005,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The previous deadline dates were 9/11/2017 & 10/19/2017. The next review of materials will occur 11/19/2017 and continue until the needs of the Department are met.
Assessment Information:
65200 -  088  Police Officer 
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Join a team that places community first by promoting safety, enforcement, and protection! Do you have a passion to serve your community? Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills? Division of Capitol Police is seeking police officers to work as part of a team in our diverse workforce.

Located in downtown Madison, the State Capitol Police Department (CPD) is responsible for providing Police and Security services to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, legislators, Supreme Court, visiting dignitaries, state facilities and citizens of the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Capitol Police has statewide jurisdiction and investigates criminal, domestic, and traffic related incidents throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Join an organization that strives to exceed customer expectations by delivering efficient, high-quality state government services. The Department of Administration (DOA) provides direct services to state agency customers and designs and leads initiatives to make government more innovative and cost-effective. Working at DOA offers you the opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life in Wisconsin.

There are currently two permanent vacancies located in Madison, however, the results of this recruitment will also be used if permanent or Limited Term Employee (LTE) vacancies occur for any shift in Madison or Milwaukee during the next six months. Please note the salary for LTE employees is $19.00 per hour.

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For more information about the selection process, see our General Information Page. 

Position Summary:   
Under supervision of a Police Sergeant, the Police Officer position performs all security and law enforcement functions on the assigned shift at DOA owned and leased facilities. This position provides law enforcement services to the citizens of the State of Wisconsin. This position determines appropriate law enforcement actions to be taken; recording and preserving evidence, enforcing parking statutes; providing first aid including CPR, and conducting beat patrols. To view the complete position description, please click here.

Special Notes:   
At the time of application, candidates must have completed a Wisconsin Department of Justice "Law Enforcement Recruit" training course and be eligible for certification upon employment or already be certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer. Candidates must have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License with a good driving record. The selected candidate must successfully pass a drug screening, psychological evaluation, medical examination, vision screening, and fitness exam. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to selection. DOA does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form.

Applicants must return the application packet (see assessment) within 7 days of the announcement deadline for consideration.

Qualified candidates will be currently certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board or eligible for certification within 60 days of the application deadline. In addition, qualified candidates will have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

**Certification as a Wisconsin Correctional Officer does not qualify.

Well-qualified applicants will have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds; the ability to empathize with others and provide a calm and professional response even when under extreme duress; keen listening skills; and the ability to prioritize job duties, often in an environment where multiple emergency situations occur simultaneously.

How To Apply:   
You must apply online to be considered for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Click on "Log in to Apply" at the top of the job announcement and log into your account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume, and then complete one assessment question, indicating your interest in consideration for this position. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will not be considered.

Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions may be directed to Brock Flowers at or (608) 267-1005.

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If you provided an email address when you created your Wisc.Jobs account, you will be sent an email by the system confirming that the exam process has been completed. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart. If you do not receive an e-mail, you may not have finished all of the steps correctly. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. On-line application materials must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, September 19, 2017.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) for a position assigned to broadband pay schedule/pay range 36-40, must apply online through the formal application process to be considered.

*Applicants who applied by the September 11th or October 19th deadlines do not need to reapply to remain in consideration.


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