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Health Services, Department of

Facilities Repair Worker 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00786

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Facility Repair Worker

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting pay is $13.70/hr in pay schedule and range 03-10. A 12 month probationary period is required.
Stacy Koenig, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-0555,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:

Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Health Services (DHS); Southern Wisconsin Center (SWC) currently has multiple Facilities Repair Worker vacancies located in Union Grove.

SWC is a state operated Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. SWC provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to assist and prepare individuals to live successfully in the setting that best meets their needs. SWC brings together a rich history and state of the art treatment approaches for the new millennium. Click here to see what working at SWC is all about!

State of Wisconsin benefits include 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

Work hours are either 6:45am-3:15pm or 10:30am-7:00pm with every other weekend off. Hours worked after 6:00 pm will receive a $0.45/hr. night differential add-on, and hours worked on the weekend will receive $0.60/hr. weekend differential add-on.

Position Summary:   

The Facility Repair Worker performs minor architectural and structural repairs, campus deliveries as well as preventative maintenance to maintain them in an aesthetic, safe and functional condition.

Special Notes:   

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

  • This job posting may be used to fill future vacancies.

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

  • These positions have physical requirements which may include but are not limited to lifting up to 80 lbs, pushing/pulling large food carts weighing over 390lbs, twisting, bending, crawling, crouching, and climbing ladders. Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.

  • These positions require working outside in various weather conditions.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • An ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overtime as needed.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and meet the requirements of the State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy** to drive a state vehicle.

  • Excellent communication skills

Well qualified candidates will also have:

  • Experience with general repair and maintenance of building and grounds

  • Experience with snow removal

  • Experience with lawn care practices

  • Experience practicing safety precautions with maintenance equipment and utilizing proper lifting techniques.

**State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy:

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Minimum of two year's driving experience.

  • Must be 18 years of age of older.
Additionally, the driving record must not reflect the following conditions:
  • 3 or more moving violations (with point reductions) and/or at fault accidents in the past 2 years.

  • An OWI or DUI violation within the past 12 months.

  • A suspension or revocation of the driver's license.

How To Apply:   

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). 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 incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or 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, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

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 the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.


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