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Corrections, Department of

Upholstery Production Supervisor - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00001

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

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting pay is between $37,356 and $61,609 per year, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. 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. This position is included in pay schedule and range 81-04. A twelve month probationary period may be required.
Rebecca Schoormann, HR Specialist-Senior, or (608) 240-5502.
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Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 2/7/19. The previous deadline date was 3/1/19. Applications must be saved and finalized online by 11:59 pm on June 26, 2019.
Assessment Information:
92220 -  001  Correctional Enterprises Supervisor-Upholstery 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Corrections, Bureau of Correctional Enterprises is currently recruiting for a Upholstery Production Supervisor. This position is responsible for supervising, planning, operating, and monitoring the upholstery furniture shop at Oakhill Correctional Institution, located in Oregon, WI (Dane County).

PLEASE NOTE: This is a re-announcement. Candidates who applied and took the assessment previously under Job Announcement Code 19-00001 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 Upholstery Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising, planning, operating, and monitoring the upholstery furniture shop in Oakhill Correctional Institution. This position ensures productivity is managed at an optimal level while enforcing a profitable production facility and maintaining excellent quality assurance standards are being met at all times.  This position also includes working with office administration, inside and outside sales staff, vendors, and customers; providing training and development to staff and inmate workers; developing and implementing new products; managing inventories; managing production costs; overseeing shop health and safety; and utilizing all Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems in the upholstery manufacturing facility.

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.


Minimally qualified applicants will have experience in:

  • Production management (i.e. production scheduling, inventory control, quality assurance, coordinating/directing operations and processes, etc.)

  • Leading and/or overseeing the work of others (e.g. training, coaching, mentoring, assigning duties, reviewing work, etc.)

Highly qualified applicants will have additional experience in:

  • Production management in upholstery or related industry

  • Utilizing spreadsheet, enterprise resources planning (ERP), or material resources planning (MRP) software (e.g. Excel, NetSuite, etc.)

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 19-00001, 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.

Applicants must complete the online application and attach a cover and resume, which will be reviewed to determine eligibility for further consideration. Your resume and letter of interest should be limited to a maximum of two pages each. For more information regarding your cover letter and resume, please click HERE

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. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. All requested materials 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. Finalized materials will be evaluated by one or more job experts, and the most eligible candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

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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