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Transportation, Department of

Electrician  - Deadline Extended
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-01376

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Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting hourly rate will be between $36.93 to $38.13 per hour, depending on the amount of paid leave selected and employment location. Health insurance is optional, with 100% of the premium paid by the employee. The Electrician is in pay schedule/range is 04-00. A twelve month probationary period is required. This position is represented by the Wisconsin State Building Trades bargaining unit.
Special Qualifications:
A Commercial Learners Permit will be required upon hire. A valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), type "B", with endorsements for air brakes, that permits operation of trucks weighing 26,000 pounds or more will be required within the first 6 months of employment. Holders of CDL are subject to pre-employment and random Drug and Alcohol Testing under Federal Regulations.
Emily Hart, HR Specialist, 262-548-6733,
Bargaining Unit:
Building Trades-Crafts 04
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, May 27th at 11:59pm
Assessment Information:
76300 -  071  ELECTRICIAN 
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is recruiting to fill an Electrician positions in the Division of Transportation System Development. This position is located in the North Central Region with headquarters in Rhinelander, WI. 

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits such as a casual office atmosphere, work life balance, ample vacation time, excellent retirement benefits, health insurance plan options and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health. 

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Interviews for this position will be taking place on Wednesday, June 5th in Rhinelander.

Position Summary:   This position is responsible for installation, maintenance, repair and operations of electrical traffic signal equipment, highway lighting, and other electrical devices. In addition, the positions will review work performed by contractors, as well as locate state-owned, underground electrical facilities in the field. These positions also maintain a critical role in responding to urgent traffic signal/electrical problems during normal business hours, and outside of normal business hours when necessary.

Special Notes:   

These positions are required to serve in standby status as a member of the region’s Statewide Incident Notification Team on an as needed basis.

In addition to complying with project-specific safety procedures, this position will participate in a substance abuse testing program. The program includes substance abuse screening prior to appointment (per U.S. DOT s382.301) as well as random and reasonable suspicion (for cause) testing.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this recruitment, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.


A minimally qualified applicants will possess a valid Journeyman and/or Master electrician License and Commercial Learner's Permit prior to hire. The possession of a valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver License (CDL), type B, with endorsements for air brakes, that permits operation of trucks weighing 26,000 pounds or more is required prior to completing 6 months of employment.

A well qualified applicant will have:

  • Experience working with the Wisconsin Electrical Code

  • Experience working with voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeter’s, volt-ohm meters and cable locating equipment used in the installation or maintenance of electrical devices

  • Experience using aerial bucket trucks, trucks with trailers, auger derricks, forklifts and/or comparable equipment

  • Experience working with the principles of electricity, circuits, motors, and other electrical devices

How To Apply:   

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Your resume is an important part of your application at WisDOT and is used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job.  For instructions on developing your resume for your WisDOT application and what should be included in these materials, click here.


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