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Corrections, Department of


Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00932

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
DENTIST 18-00932

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Salary for this position is $78.41 per hour.
Special Qualifications:
Candidates must have a current Dentistry license issued by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Candidates must be a Wisconsin resident.
Rebecca Schoormann, HR Specialist, or (608) 240-5502
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

The Department of Corrections is seeking Dentists to work in limited term employment positions, with potential vacancies occurring throughout the state. Temporary jobs are referred to as limited term employment (LTE). While limited term employment does not automatically lead to or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, these positions provide valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about different career options at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Application materials will be accepted on a continuous basis. Eligible applicants will have their applications kept on file for a period of 12 months and will be invited to interview for vacant positions as they occur.

The Department of Corrections is 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.

Position Summary:   

Under the general supervision of the Dental Director and administrative direction of the Dentist Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the practice of general dentistry and all matters requiring professional judgment; monitors dental disease, restores and maintains dental function, and assists in the maintenance of good dental health and well being of the inmates. Duties include the examination and evaluation of the oral condition of all inmates upon admission and at periodic intervals; performance of diagnostic, preventive, restorative, periodontic, endodontic, prosthodontics, adjunctive and emergency, and oral surgery; referral of specialized orthodontic and complex treatment to community specialists; direction of the clinical activities of ancillary dental personnel; assistance in completion and submission of monthly and annual dental activity reports; provision of dental health education on an individual and group basis; provision of care and maintenance of dental equipment, direction of infection control procedures and elimination of biohazards within the dental operatory. Provides assistance to the Dental Director in other related dental duties when not providing direct dental care.

Special Notes:   

Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident and possess a current Wisconsin Dentistry license to be eligible for this position.

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.

For more information about healthcare careers with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, please click here.


Qualified applicants will have training or experience:

  • Applying the theory, principles and practice of general dentistry

  • Performing required dental procedures

  • Guiding, monitoring, and evaluating the work of ancillary dental personnel

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with associate personnel and services

How To Apply:   

Apply with an application for State Employment form (DOA 15505l), a resume, and a copy of your Dentistry license.

Application materials may be scanned and e-mailed to or faxed to (608) 240-3343.

Applications materials may also be mailed to:  

          Attn: Rebecca Schoormann
          Wisconsin Department of Corrections
          Bureau of Personnel and Human Resources
          PO Box 7925
          Madison, WI 53707-7925


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