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.
The Department of Corrections, Bureau of Correctional Enterprises is currently recruiting for a Furniture Installer (Entry or Developmental) position. This position is based at the Badger State Industries Distribution Center in Waupun, WI (Dodge County).
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, which reduces 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.
Under the limited progressing to general supervision of the Correctional Enterprises Supervisor, primary responsibilities of this position are the planning and directing of installations for the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises (BCE) including delivery, installation of products, oversight and project management of contracted installers and major projects throughout the state of Wisconsin. The position is responsible for a high level of quality assurance and customer satisfaction requiring elevated levels of professional communication and presentation. This position is responsible for the security, custody and direct supervision and training of inmate work crews assigned to the Industries Distribution Center and throughout the state of Wisconsin in temporary release orders from the correctional center system.
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.
Applicants must posses a DOT Class A Commercial Drivers License or have the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License within 60 days of employment.
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 19-01896, 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.
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.