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RNC Operational Updates for Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention (RNC). All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI.) For more information about how other Milwaukee County services and operations will be impacted during the RNC, visit Milwaukee County's RNC updates webpage.  

Current Openings

The Department of Human Resources is open to our customers via videoconference or in person by appointment only until further notice. If you need assistance please call the Depatment of Human resources at (414) 278-4143 or email Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 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.

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 eligible 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

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  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:
    • 6.1% (9.8% for Public Safety employees) of annual pay for 2023
  • 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/MetLife Legal Services

Disability Coverage

  • Voya
    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability

Life Insurance

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


  • MetLife Legal: 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

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  Paid Time Off
  • Vacation

Length of Service

Vacation Time Accrued

0-2 years

15 days/ 120 hours

3-5 years

18 days/ 144 hours

6-10 years

21 days/ 168 hours

11-19 years

25 days/ 200 hours

20+ years

30 days/ 240 hours

- Pro-rated for the first year.  Annual carryover option.

  • 12 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

Find purpose and make an impact on one our diverse teams! Start your journey as 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 correctional 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. 

Youth Corrections Opportunities

Located on Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa

Office of the Sheriff Opportunities

Located on N. 9th Street in Downtown Milwaukee

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

Please check our Careers site to see if we are currently accepting applications for correctional officers and youth correctional officers.

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Community Reintegration Center 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

Check our Careers site to see if we are currently accepting applications for correctional officers and youth correction officers.

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 current job openings and apply?

View the current job postings on the top of this page. New postings are added daily. Postings contain important information such as minimum job requirements, examination process, and application procedures. Some jobs are posted as "continuous” recruitment without a specified closing date; however, they are subject to closure at any time. Other jobs are posted with a defined closing date and time after which applications will no longer be accepted. 

Once you find a position of interest, click "Apply".  To apply for any position, you must complete each page of the application process. As you complete the process, please carefully review each page to ensure it contains the most up-to-date information about you and your work experience.

  How do I access my profile if I forgot my password?

If you forget your password, you can reset it by clicking on the 'Forgot Password' in the pop up screen when you hit login. The application prompts you to enter your Email address. Click Submit. 

The application sends  you an e-mail with a URL. Click the link inside the e-mail and your will be prompted to reset your password. 


  • The reset link will be sent to the email you used on your original profile only. If you put in a different email, it will not sent a link. If you no longer have access to your original profile e-mail, you will have to establish a new profile to continue.
  • Check SPAM and JUNK folders in your e-mail in box if link doesn't come within a few minutes.
  • If you are unable to click on the link, copy, cut, and paste it into the address bar of your web browser.
  • Performing the password reset process on a cell phone or table device may not work due to CAPTCHA security features. It is best to perform this reset on a desktop or laptop computer.
  • The Milwaukee County Department of Human Resources does not have the ability to reset your password.


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  How do I know that you received my application?

Upon submission, you will see a pop-up confirmation message and then receive an e-mail confirmation within five minutes. Please check your SPAM folder if you did not receive this message. If you don’t already have a profile saved to an account, the information from the application is saved for future applications automatically. If you do already have a saved profile, the confirmation screen asks whether you would like to replace the information to your account profile with the information submitted in the job application.

  What is the selection and interview process?

A list of qualified candidates is established through metrics obtained during the examination/application process and referrals are then made to the hiring departments. Factors such as location, shift, and special skills may be reviewed by a department and used in determining top candidates. If a department is interested in interviewing an applicant, they will contact the candidate directly. Please regularly check both your email inbox AND your SPAM/JUNK folders as some departmental level emails are rejected by internal settings. Also ensure your phone has voicemail set up if you don’t answer unknown numbers.

  How can I view the status of my application?

Once you complete the final submission of your application, you will NOT be able to view/check your application status. You will receive a confirmation email once you submit. If your status changes, you will receive an email indicating this change. The Department of Human Resources does not have further updates on who the departments are pursuing or their hiring timelines. If the department is interested in pursuing your application, they will reach out to via email and/or phone. Please regularly check both your email inbox AND your SPAM/JUNK folders as some departmental level emails are rejected by internal settings. Also ensure your phone has voicemail set up if you don’t answer unknown numbers.


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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