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Department of Corrections
Facilities Repair Worker Advanced 
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00019

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    Facilities Repair Worker-Advanced

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Current starting pay for Facilities Repair Worker - Advanced is $16.28. Pay schedule and range is 03-12. A twelve month probationary period is required.
Donyelle Keele, HR Assistant, 608-240-5460
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The Department of Corrections is continuously accepting applications to fill full time and part time vacancies as they occur throughout the state. If you are interested in being considered for future openings, apply online (see how to apply section below).  Once you apply, your application will be kept on file for twelve months and you will be contacted for an interview if something comes up in that time that matches what you selected.

Current Vacancies (2020):  Waupun Correctional Institution, Dodge County; Columbia Correctional Institution, Columbia County; New Lisbon Correctional Institution, Juneau County; Taycheedah Correctional Institution, Fond du lac County; Racine Correctional and Racine Youthful Offender Facility, Racine Co.; Oshkosh Correctional Institutions, Winnebago Co.; Stanley Correctional Institution, Chippewa Co.

The Department of Corrections administers Wisconsins state prisons, community correctional centers, and juvenile corrections programs. It supervises the custody and discipline of all prisoners in order to protect the public and seeks to rehabilitate offenders and reintegrate them into society.

For more information on the positions with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, please watch our recruitment videos at

Position Summary:   

The Facilities Repair Worker-Advanced is responsible for facility maintenance which includes preventive maintenance and minor repair of equipment and building components (i.e. walls, flooring, ceilings, doors, windows, and furnishings) and general grounds maintenance (i.e. snow plowing, landscaping, and lawn care.) The position provides supervision and training of inmates in mechanical maintenance and repair work assignments.

This position requires the ability to climb and work from ladders, scaffolding or hydraulic lifts.  Also, 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. 

The Facilities Repair Worker-Advanced will be required to attend in-service and trainings and be available to respond to emergency call-ins when the need arises.

Special Notes:   

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.

Qualified applicants will have a current, valid driver's license.

All interested applicants complete the attached assessment to be considered for this position.

Qualifications:   Basic understanding of building construction/repair concepts/techniques; mechanical repair and maintenance principles; janitorial and cleaning techniques. The ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment and general grounds keeping and landscaping methods and procedures.

How To Apply:   

Special application materials must be completed. Apply online at the WISCJOBS website (

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 <190019>.

2. Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement.

3. Review your Job Application and make any necessary updates and click "Continue."

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.

If you do not have a Wisc.Jobs account: 1. Click "Log In" at the top of the webpage. 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.

 If you need assistance with the online application process, contact Kris Dowse at (608) 240-5506 or email at

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