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Health Services, Department of

Upholsterer - Central Wisconsin Center 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-02858

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Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting pay for this position is $13.70 per hour, plus excellent benefits. A 12-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 03/10. Pay will be set in accordance with the Compensation Plan in affect at the time of appointment.
Roanne Quinn, Human Resources Specialist, 608-267-4945,
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88910 -  005  UPHOLSTERER 
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The Central Wisconsin Center (CWC) within the Department of Health Services (DHS) is recruiting for an Upholsterer. CWC is a nationally recognized, long-term care organization which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CWC is located at 317 Knutson Drive on the North side of Madison.

CWC is one of three State-operated Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ICF-IDD) which provides residential care and active treatment for approximately 200 individuals. CWC employees enjoy State benefits including at least 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, an ample amount of sick time, a top-rated health plan, multiple insurance options, and an excellent retirement plan. CWC also has a 24/7 fitness center, free parking, and is on the Madison Metro bus route. For more information about State employee benefits, click here.

This position will work 6:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Position Summary:   

The Upholsterer is responsible for the operation of the sewing room at CWC. This position has duties including the cutting and fabrication of adaptive and specialized clothing; measuring, altering, and tailoring clothing for residents with specific physical and behavioral disabilities; and measuring, cutting, and preparing work orders for distribution. The Upholsterer consults with departments at CWC and Mendota Mental Health Institute concerning sewing related requests.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of the position, all applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by CWC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience sewing or mending materials.

  • Experience measuring and fitting individuals.

  • Experience with alterations on materials or garments.

  • The ability to work as part of a team.

Well-qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience sewing in an industrial or factory setting.

  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

  • Experience fabricating lined draperies or valences.

How To Apply:   

**Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Click on the "Preview Assessment" link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment and would like to apply for this position, click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). Your resume is a very important part of your application at DHS and is used during the evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they are related to this job. For suggestions on what to include when developing your resume, please click here. To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incomplete format, an email, as a hard copy, or as a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified State employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion) must complete the online assessment in order to be considered.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.


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