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Human Resources

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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.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Pension and Deferred Compensation (457b) Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Voluntary Life and Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Met Law-Hyatt Legal Services
  • Voluntary Met Life Auto & Home Insurance

 IncentivesWhy Choose Us

  • Prior Public Service Recognition
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Hospital RNs School Loan Forgiveness
  • Veteran & DECA Programs
  • Commuter Value Pass (Bus Pass)

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  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Employee Engagement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Development Opportunities
  • Employee Discount Program

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 S. 9th Street in Downtown Milwaukee, WI 

Applicants Must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  • Currently reside in the state of Wisconsin
  • Have a high school or GED equivalency diploma
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license that can be maintained during employment

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 Frankin, WI

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Be a permanent resident of the United States
  • Relocate to Wisconsin within six months of appointment
  • Have a high school or GED equivalency diploma
  • Possess a valid driver's license that can be maintained during employment
  • Obtain a Wisconsin driver's license within six months of hire date

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) 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

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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