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Corrections, Department of

Furniture Installer - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-01896

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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.
Special Qualifications:
This position requires a DOT Class A Commercial Drivers License or the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License within 60 days of employment.
Rebecca Schoormann, HR Specialist-Senior, or (608) 240-5502.
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Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 6/26/19. The previous deadline date was 7/24/19. Applications must be saved and finalized online by 11:59 pm on October 22, 2019.
Assessment Information:
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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).

NOTE: This is a re-announcement. Candidates who applied and took the assessment previously under 19-01896 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, 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.

Position Summary:   

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.

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.

Special Requirement:

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.


  • Knowledge of construction, set-up and repair of furniture

  • Knowledge of materials, methods and practices used in manufacture of Industries products

  • Knowledge of set-up, operation, maintenance and repair of equipment used in distribution and installation of products

  • Knowledge of office systems and furniture assembly

  • Knowledge of blueprint, CADD reading and design principles

  • Knowledge of basic project management

  • Proficiency in customer relations techniques, developing good business rapport and achieving customer satisfaction

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and knowledge of or the ability to learn MRP computer systems

  • Knowledge of employee / inmate relations

  • Knowledge of federal commercial driving laws, truck driving techniques and map reading

*To be considered at the Developmental level, applicants must have a current valid CDL and background/experience in construction or a related field

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 19-01896, 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.


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