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Corrections, Department of

Wood Furniture Fabricator - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 18-03354

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Correctional Enterprises Specialist

    Correctional Enterprises Specialist

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting salary for the entry level is $15.96 per hour, plus benefits. The starting salary for the developmental level is $17.23 per hour, plus benefits. The entry level is in pay schedule/range 03-12, and the developmental level is in pay schedule/range 03-13. Pay upon appointment for current or former State employees may vary and will be in accordance with language in the Compensation Plan, Statutes, and Administrative Code. A twelve month probationary period may be required.
Rebecca Schoormann, HR Specialist, or (608) 240-5502.
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 11/28/18. The previous deadline date was 12/12/18. Applications must be saved and finalized online by 11:59 pm on March 25, 2019.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Corrections, Bureau of Correctional Enterprises is currently looking to fill a vacant Wood Furniture Fabricator (Entry or Developmental) position in the Wood Products Shop, located at Fox Lake Correctional Institution (Dodge County).

NOTE: This is a re-announcement. Candidates who applied and took the assessment previously under 18-03354 and were found eligible do not need to reapply.

The Bureau of Correctional Enterprises, within the Division of Adult Institutions, provides opportunities for inmates to work, learn and earn during the confinement portion of a prison sentence.  Work provides for the constructive use of inmates’ time inside an institution, reducing opportunities for rule violations.  Learning general work skills applicable to any job and technical skills applicable to specific jobs enables inmates to be stronger job applicants and to become valuable employees when they return to the community.  Earning an hourly wage enables inmates to pay court ordered obligations like restitution to victims of their crimes and child support to their dependent families.  This combination of working, learning and earning contributes to inmates’ successful community reentry.

Position Summary:   

The Correctional Enterprises Specialist assists in the management of the wood and laminated products shop and directs the production of multiple products using non-repetitive production methods. This position supervises, instructs, educates, trains, and directs skilled and semi-skilled inmate workers. The Correctional Enterprises Specialist utilizes a computer system as an aid to production, inventory, and maintaining records.

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.


  • Training/experience with materials, methods, and practices used in the manufacture of wood, laminate and panel furniture products.
  • Training/experience in setup, operation, maintenance, and repair of machines and equipment used in an industrial operation.
  • Training/experience in supervisory and training techniques.
  • Training/experience utilizing production, quality control, and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Training/experience with industrial health and safety regulations.
  • Training/experience with shipping and receiving procedures.
  • Training/experience in customer service techniques.
  • Training/experience utilizing Microsoft Windows computer programs.
  • Training/experience utilizing a MRP system.

*To be considered at the Developmental level, applicants must have prior experience assisting in the management of wood, laminate, or panel furniture production.

How To Apply:   

Interested applicants must apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click on “Log In” to access an existing Wisc.Jobs account, complete a Job Search for keyword 18-03354, and click on “Apply Now”. Applicants new to Wisc.Jobs will need to create a new account to complete an initial application and then apply on-line.

It recommended that you save your responses often, as Wisc.Jobs will time out after 20 minutes and any unsaved changes will be lost. If you complete and finalize your assessment and later re-enter the assessment to review and/or update your responses prior to the deadline date, you will need to save and finalize each page again or your assessment materials may show as incomplete.

After you have successfully finalized your application, you will receive an email confirmation. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart. If you do not receive an email, you may not have finished all of the steps correctly. Applications must be completed and finalized on-line by the end of the day (11:59 P.M.) on the deadline date noted above in the announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process in order to be considered.


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