Human Resources

Human Resources

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To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Human Resources is open to our customers via videoconference or in person by appointment only until further notice. Department of Human Resources staff are available to assist customers via telephone and email Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To speak to someone or to make an appointment, call (414)-278-4143. To learn more about COVID-19 and our ongoing efforts, click here for general information. Thank you for your understanding and commitment to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Milwaukee County is HIRING for the following positions:

Corrections Officers – Sheriff (County Courthouse location) and House of Corrections (Franklin location)

Registered Nurses and other positions – Behavioral Health Division

Various positions – Office of Emergency Management Division

Seasonal Park Workers, Food Operators and Parks Patrol positions – Parks Department


Visit our Careers site to see all open positions!

Employees Are Proud to Work at Milwaukee County!

A recent employee engagement survey showed that 74% of employees take pride in working for Milwaukee County.

Work in Public Service: It's More Than a Job!

Milwaukee County employs more than 4,000 talented and diverse people. Our nearly 40 departments provide a broad array of services to nearly 1 million residents, which allows us to offer numerous career opportunities few employers can match. We offer a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community.

Milwaukee County provides an attractive and competitive benefits package. All of our jobs align with our overarching goal: to provide high-quality, responsive services that enhance the lives of our residents.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements.

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We Welcome


If you have served our country in a branch of the armed services, we thank you for your service! Because of your devotion and commitment to our country, Milwaukee County takes your veteran status into consideration when you are applying for career opportunities. This program is also open to spouses and widows of veterans. The benefit is open to new applicants only. To learn more, visit the Veteran's Preference Point Allocation.

Disabled Expanded Certification Appointment (DECA)

Applicants with disabilities may be eligible for DECA if the disability impacts their ability to work or apply for jobs. To determine if you are eligibile for this voluntary program, fill out the application form and submit only after it is fully completed.

For more information about the DECA program, contact Susan Chase, Department of Human Resources, by phone, TRS (711), fax or email.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace.



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  Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

Medical Plan

  • PPO comparable plan featuring United Health Care Choice with nationwide network of facilities and providers
  • Preventative services covered at 100%
  • Covers 80% of most in-network services after deductible ($1,250 per individual/$2,500 per family)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Employee monthly premiums range from $138 (single coverage) to $304 (family coverage)
  • Premium discount for employees participating in the county’s wellness program
  • $500/year for opting out

Dental Plan

  • A point-of-service plan operated by Delta Dental of Wisconsin or a Dental Maintenance Organization administered by Dental Associates (Care Plus)
  • Preventative services covered at 100%
  • $25 annual deductible per person; coinsurance coverage varies by service
  • Employee monthly premiums range from $25 (single coverage) to $50 per month (family coverage)

Vision Plan

  • Preventative eye care
  • Coverage for frames and contact lenses
  • Discounts on laser vision correction
  • Employee monthly premiums range from $2.04 for single coverage to $6.20 for family coverage
  Pension and Deferred Compensation (457b) Benefits


  • Defined Benefit pension funded by the County that provides retirees with a guaranteed annuity benefit for life
  • Per State statute, mandatory contribution via payroll deduction:
    • 6.5% (8.1% for Public Safety employees) of annual pay for 2017
  • Vesting after completing five years of county service
  • Upon separation from the County, instead of the monthly pension benefit, employees have option to withdraw all contributions plus interest per Milwaukee County Ordinance

Deferred Compensation (457b)

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan administered by Empower
  • Employees may contribute a portion of their pay on a pre-tax basis for retirement savings
  • Professional financial advisors available on-site to provide tailored recruitment plan reviews
  • Eligible immediately upon hire and automatically enrolled
  Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Care Spending Account: Receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,000 if you contribute to the pension plan and also contribute to the Health Care Spending account
  • Dependent Care Spending Account: You may contribute up to $5,000 per year on a pre-tax basis to cover eligible child care expenses
  Voluntary: Life and Disability Insurance/Met Law-Hyatt Legal Services/Met Life Auto & Home Insurance

Disability Coverage

  • Three plans to choose from:
    • Short-term disability
    • Critical illness
    • Accidents
  • Employees purchase from Colonial Life

Life Insurance

  • County-subsidized voluntary basic and supplemental (optional) term life insurance coverage

MetLife Auto/Home & Legal

  • Discounted group rates and tenure discounts through payroll deduction
  • 24/7/365 claim service
  • MetLaw: Payroll deduction of $19.50/month for unlimited access to legal advice on a wide range of issues including family and personal, money matters, estate planning, home and real estate, etc.


Why Choose Us

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  Prior Public Service Recognition

Apply for service credit (vacation and pension) at the County for having worked for:

  • The City of Milwaukee
  • The State of Wisconsin
  • Other public entities
  Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Outstanding student debt loan forgiven for eligible borrowers
  • Must have at least 10 years of full-time employment at a public service organization to qualify
  Transit & Parking Discounts
  • Monthly unlimited bus pass on all Milwaukee County bus lines for only $5 per paycheck
  • Reduced rate for public parking in Courthouse Complex

Work-Life Balance

Work Life Balance

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  Paid Time Off
  • Vacation
    • Two to six weeks vacation per year based on County service
    • Pro-rated for the first year of service
    • Annual carryover option
  • 11 Holidays
  • Three Personal Days
  • Sick Time: Employees accrue 3.7 hours of sick time per 80 hours worked
  Employee Assistance Program
  • On annual basis, three free counselings per issue
  • Free and confidential:
    • Clinical referrals and counseling
    • Consultations for work/life services
    • Concierge services
    • Legal services
  • Eligible immediately upon hire
  Health & Wellness Program
  • Awarded Gold WELCOA Well Workplace Award
  • Opportunities for employees to stay well in body, mind and spirit
    • Voluntary health assessment (medical premium discount of $600/year)
    • Personal Health Coaching
    • Tobacco Cessation
    • Flu Shots
    • Wellness Reimbursement: $100 per year for each member covered by the County’s health insurance plan for fitness-club or weight-loss program membership
  Tuition Reimbursement
  • Return to school and prepare for future opportunities with the County
  • Annual maximum of $2,500 for eligible employees
  Development Opportunities

Our Learning Management System serves as the central resource for all learning needs and professional development

  • Instructor-led Classes
  • Online Classes
  • Special Learning Events
  Employee Discount Program

Perkspot partners with Milwaukee County to offer employee discounts from a wide variety of retailers including electronics, travel, tickets, vehicles and clothing

Accept the Challenge!
Become a Correctional Officer

Correctional officers are responsible for the care and custody of individuals awaiting trial, or individuals who have been sentenced to serve time in a Milwaukee County corrections facility. Milwaukee County has three unique and rewarding areas where you can excel as a correction officer. Based on your age, your interest and your desired work location in Milwaukee County, we offer three paths toward your law enforcement career. We are currently accepting applications for correction officers at the Office of the Sheriff and the House of Corrections.

Youth Corrections Opportunities

Located on Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa, WI 

Office of the Sheriff Opportunities

Located on N. 9th Street in Downtown Milwaukee, WI 

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 19 years of age at the time of application
  • Have a high school or GED equivalency diploma
  • Relocate to Wisconsin within six months of appointment

View a full job announcement and apply for a position with the Office of the Sheriff.

We are not currently accepting applications for juvenile corrections officers.

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House of Corrections Opportunities

Located on 68th Street in Franklin, WI

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Have a high school or GED equivalency diploma
  • Relocate to Wisconsin within six months of appointment

View a full job announcement and apply for a position with the House of Corrections.

Careers at Milwaukee County's Behavioral Health Division


Look inside the Behavioral Health Division (BHD) on Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa and discover how a career in the mental health field makes a difference. We need nursess who have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of Milwaukee County residents with mental health needs.

A career at BHD includes employment perks such as:

  • A sign-on bonus for full-time and part-time RNs, GNs, Emergency Service Clinicians and Emergency Service Clinicians-RN

  • Federal loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgivness Program

  • School loan payback incentives for full-time or part-time hospital-based RNs

  • Employee referral bonus program for each new full-time or part-time RN, Emergency Service Clinician, Emergency Service Clinician-RN or Inpatient Psychiatrist new hire

Now Hiring at our Behavioral Health Division Location

RNs Full-time Mental Health All Units

RNs Part-time Mental Health All Units

Learn More | Current Positions | Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

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  Where do I need to reside?

Classified positions, or those protected by Civil Service, require applicants to live in the state of Wisconsin at the time of application submission, unless otherwise specified on the job posting. You do NOT need to reside within Milwaukee County.

  How do I find information on current job openings and apply?

View the current job postings on the Current Job Openings page. New postings are added daily. Postings contain important information such as minimum job requirements, examination process, application procedures and the length of time that a posting will be open.

  I don’t see a job I’m interested in. How can I find out when a job is posted?

You can create a job alert on our careers page. Please follow the job alert instructions that appear. You can also follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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  How do I know that you received my application?

Upon submission of your application, you will see a pop-up confirmation message and then receive an email confirmation within five minutes. Check your spam folder if you did not receive this message.

  How long is the application review process?

The application review process varies greatly based on the number of applications received. The average time frame is two to four weeks. Information on status updates are available through our system. See “How can view the status of my application?” in this FAQ section.

  How can I view the status of my application?

At any time, you may view your application status by logging into your profile. The application status indicator column will state ‘in progress’ for applications that have not been submitted or ‘complete’ for those that have. The review status indicator will then indicate one of the following: Not submitted, submitted, in review or closed. Click on this link to go to the profile page log in screen.

  • A status of ‘not submitted’ means your application is not complete and you need to go back to Step 8 and hit the submit application button.
  • A status of ‘submitted’ means your application has not been reviewed yet. Keep in mind most applications are not reviewed until the posting ends. In addition, it can take up to two weeks after this end date to review an application.
  • A status of ‘in review’ means your application has been forwarded to the hiring manager.
  • A status of ‘closed’ means your application is no longer being considered for this position. The system will only generate an additional automated email when your status changes to ‘closed’.


Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N. 9th St. Room 210
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4143 (Main Phone)
(877) 652-6377 (Main Toll Free)
(414) 223-1379 (Fax)

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