The Department of Corrections is focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of those in our care. Corrections employees have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others through careers in a variety of fields. Using cutting-edge research and evidence-based approaches, employees implement lasting change with a positive impact for the people of Wisconsin.

The Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions is currently recruiting to fill a Utility Plant Operator position. This position will be located at Fox Lake Correctional Institution in Fox Lake, WI (Dodge County).

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for the daily on-site technical management of the wastewater and waterworks facilities, and is certified for both as defined under the provisions of Wis. Adm. Code Chapter: NR 114. This position oversees the operation and administration of the institution’s utilities; serves as primary contact with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR); ensures compliance with any and all DNR permits and regulations; arranges for the operational needs of the utilities; plans for the upkeep and maintenance work that must be performed; performs inspections, technical laboratory analysis and tests, as well as makes collections for required testing; maintains records and prepares required reports among other assigned duties and responsibilities.

Salary Information:  Starting salary will be $43,492 per year plus excellent benefits. Pay for current State employees will be determined by provisions of the Compensation Plan, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and DOC Pay Procedures. This position is included in pay schedule and range 03-15. A twelve-month probationary period may be required.  State of Wisconsin benefits include excellent health insurance options, ample leave time, a business casual office atmosphere, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote wellness.

Job Details:  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 to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled. 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 must meet the below requirements:
· Upon appointment, must possess (T) Operator-in-Training waterworks operator certification.
· Upon appointment, must possess (OIT) Operator-in-Training wastewater operator certification.

Within twelve (12) months of appointment, must obtain Grade 1 Waterworks DNR Operator Certification, sub-grades (D) Distribution, (G) Groundwater, and (I) Iron Removal. Costs for certifications and testing will be at the employee’s expense.

Within twelve (12) months of appointment, must obtain Basic Wastewater Operator Certification, (A1) Biological Treatment- Suspended Growth Processes, (B) Solids Separation, and (C) Solids Treatment, (L) Laboratory certifications, and (SS) Sanitary Sewage Collection. Costs for certifications and testing will be at the employee’s expense.

Applicant must maintain licensing during employment in this position. Cost for maintaining licensing will be at the employee’s expense.

How To Apply:  https://WISC.JOBS/  select Utility Plant Operator with ID 2241. Click the “Apply for Job” button and follow the directions. You will be able to save your application as many times as needed and made edits up until the point you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any updates to the application or any materials submitted. Please save your progress frequently as the system will automatically log you out after 15 minutes due to inactivity if you have not saved in the last 15 minutes.

To apply, click on “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application. 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.

Applicants should attach a cover letter and resume detailing their training and experience relating to the qualifications mentioned above. It is not necessary to include references at this time. Your cover letter and resume will be evaluated and is considered the assessment for this positionYour cover letter and resume should be limited to a maximum of two pages each. 

Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. The most eligible candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. For more information regarding your resume and cover letter, please click here.

Questions can be directed to Phia Vang, Human Resources Specialist at Phia.Vang@wisconsin.gov.

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Deadline to Apply:  On-line application materials must be finalized by 11:59 pm on the deadline date in order to be considered.