Wisconsin State Government Power Plant Operator-In Charge-WCI in Dodge, Wisconsin

The Department of Corrections administers Wisconsin’s state prisons, community correctional centers, and juvenile corrections programs. It supervises the custody and discipline of all prisoners in order to protect the public and seeks to rehabilitate offenders and reintegrate them into society.

Waupun Correctional Institution, a maximum-security adult male facility located in Waupun, WI; Dodge County is filling a Power Plant Operator-In Charge vacancy. This is highly responsible and complex work in a state power plant that services three local institutions.

Please note: this is a re-announcement.*_Candidates who applied and took the exam previously under this Job Announcement Code, 16-02584, and were found eligible, do not need to reapply; these candidates will continue to be considered for future vacancies with their current score._* Position Summary: These positions are responsible for the operation of three Gas/Oil boilers, one 63,000 lb. /hr., and Two 43,000 lb. /hr. Two 1,000 KW steam generators, one 1,500 KW diesel generator and one 750 KW diesel generator in a complex power plant servicing three institutions. Operation of two 800 G.P.M. well pumps and Two water towers, 100,000 and 500,000 gallon. These positions are also required to perform lead worker duties for a shift of workers.

Special Notes:

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. 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 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.


Considerable knowledge of the operation of electrical, coal, gas and oil operated steam boilers, water pumps, steam turbines, air compressors, pressure gauges, temperature gauges, flow meters, feed water heaters, diesel engines, RO water treatment, etc. 1. Knowledge of electric generators, synchronizers, electric control panels and electrical distribution. 2. Knowledge of water testing and water treatment. 3. Knowledge of power plant occupational hazards and safety precautions for high-pressure power plant operations. 4. Ability to operate and maintain all power plant equipment. 5. Ability to instruct and guide the work of subordinate employees. 6. Ability to handle emergency situations. 7. Ability to use respirator and Scott Air Pak. 8. Physical ability to perform manual labor, climb, bend, crawl, and work under unpleasant conditions such as dust, dirt and extreme temperatures. 9. Knowledge of OSHA, DCOM, and DNR regulations pertaining to power plant operations and maintenance.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants will apply on-line in WiscJobs, http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp by either clicking on "Log In" to access their existing WiscJobs Account and completing a Job Search for job title and clicking on "Apply Now" or applicants new to WiscJobs will need to create a new account to complete an initial application.

The answers to the questions will be evaluated and are the assessment for this position. When finalized you will be sent an email by the system (if you have an e-mail in the system) confirming that the application process has been completed. This information will also appear in your WiscJobs job cart.

County(ies): Dodge

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: Minimum starting salary is $43,368 per year. Salary for current State employees will depend upon provision in the compensation plan. This position is included in pay schedule and range 03-16. A 12 month probationary period will be required

Contact: Phia Vang, HR Specialist 608-240-5505, Phia Vang@wisconsin.gov

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: Open The previous publication date was 5/17/17. The previous deadline date was 5/29/17. Application materials completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date listed will be included in the review.

Assessment Information: 77103 - 009 POWER PLANT OPERATOR - IN CHARGE -WCI Preview Assessment

Classification Title: / JAC: POWER PLANT OPERATOR-IN CHARGE 16-02584

Job Working Title: Power Plant Operator-In Charge