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Current City of Milwaukee Employment Opportunities

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911 Telecommunicator

The City of Milwaukee is seeking applicants to answer the Police and Fire Departments non-emergency and emergency 911 telephone lines. A competitive applicant would possess strong multi-tasking skills, good judgement, ability to make decisions quickly, and provide instructions. These skills combined with extensive on the job training would be used to perform daily job duties and resolve most work problems.


The Accounting Assistant II performs complex administrative and accounting functions, including processing vouchers and invoices and producing accounting records, reports and financial statements.


The Administrative Services Supervisor oversees a variety of administrative functions, including coordinating departmental business with the City of Milwaukee Common Council, managing the department’s building space, and supervising of the Office of the Commissioner’s administrative support staff.

Civil Engineer III

The Civil Engineer III assists the Project Programming Engineer with project programming, estimating and special assessments related to transportation infrastructure.

Dietetic Technician

Under the direction of the WIC Program Manager, the Dietetic Technician assigned to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program provides nutritional assessment and determines program eligibility for the Milwaukee Health Department’s (MHD) WIC participants.

Elevator Inspector

The Elevator Inspector conducts inspections of passenger and freight elevators, chair lifts, accessible lifts, escalators, moving walks, and dumbwaiters. These inspections take place in commercial and industrial buildings to ensure that equipment installed in the City of Milwaukee complies with federal, state and local codes. Inspection work includes testing elevators and reviewing plans or specifications for new or existing elevator installations.

Emergency Vehicle Equipment Installer

Under the direction of the Police Fleet Manager, the Emergency Vehicle Equipment Installer installs, troubleshoots, and repairs emergency vehicle systems, including mobile radios, mobile computers, mobile in‑car video systems, license plate readers, and other law enforcement vehicle equipment.

Engineering Drafting Tech IV and Engineering Drafting Tech II

The Engineering Drafting Technician IV prepares and updates plans and system maps for the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) distribution systems, water treatment plants, pumping stations, booster stations, pressure reducing facilities and water storage systems. The Engineering Drafting Technician II performs map changes, updates and maintenance of the MWW mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS), as well as administrative duties related to water main plan preparation, information requests, permit processing and the contracting process.

Engineering Technician IV & Engineering Technician II

The Engineering Technicians II and IV conduct water main replacement, water distribution system repair, and lead service line replacement inspections to ensure compliance with and enforcement of Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) specifications.

Equipment Parts Assistant

The Equipment Parts Assistant ensures the availability of essential parts for the repair and maintenance of City of Milwaukee vehicles and equipment by applying efficient inventory control, parts procurement, and expedited order processing.

Fire Cadet

Fire Cadets are uniformed civilian employees who work in an apprentice-style program designed to prepare Cadets for a career as Milwaukee Firefighters. Duties include training, education, community relations, as well as fire house duties. The assignments are widely varied so that the Fire Cadet will gain a broad range of operational and administrative experience. Fire Cadets are required to meet established program criteria to complete a prescribed college curriculum in paramedicine and a physical fitness program prior to being considered for appointment to Firefighter.

Fire HVAC Maintenence Technician

The Fire HVAC Maintenance Technician is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, servicing, and maintaining the heating, plumbing, air handling, air conditioning, and electrical systems for forty buildings within the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD).

Fleet Maintenance Technician

Fleet Maintenance Technicians maintain and repair heavy and light City fleet equipment, including installing tires, towing, and performing related field work. FMTs are vital to ensuring the safe and secure daily operations of DPW garage and fueling facilities, including performing property maintenance and snow removal. Some FMTs serve in a lead worker capacity.

Forestry Equipment Mechanic

The Forestry Equipment Mechanic repairs and maintains a large fleet of outdoor power equipment used for landscape and tree maintenance operations.

Grant Compliance Coordinator

Under the direction of the Budget and Administration Manager, the Grants Fiscal Coordinator is responsible for budgeting and fiscal management for the numerous Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) grants and funding sources.

HVAC Maintenance Technician

The HVAC Maintenance Technician repairs, replaces, adjusts, and maintains equipment related to facilities for the City of Milwaukee.

Legal Office Assistant - Lead

The Legal Office Assistant - Lead functions as the executive legal secretary to the Deputy City Attorneys and provides office support services to Assistant City Attorneys.

Library Circulation Services Representative

The Library Circulation Service Representative performs a variety of duties associated with the circulation of physical library materials and assisting the public. These duties include materials processing, responding to face-to-face and telephone inquiries, troubleshooting Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and equipment issues, and helping patrons understand their self-service options.

Library Now Program Specialist

Under supervision of Library Education Outreach Coordinators, the LibraryNow Program Specialist (Program Specialist) Provides coordination of the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) AmeriCorps program in which AmeriCorps members build relationships with youth while supporting academic achievement and addressing digital literacy, summer learning, and equitable access to library resources of Milwaukee students at both school and library locations. Develops and sustains a successful program model and establishing relationships with schools and other library partners. This position collaborates with internal and external program advisory groups to maintain program success and continuous improvement. Provides supervision of the MPL AmeriCorps team members from recruitment, selection, training and program implementation to ensure the provision of excellent customer service in outreach and in-library programming. We are looking for an innovative and dedicated individual who wants to help others read, learn, and connect. If this is you, submit your application today!

Management Trainee

There are three openings for the position of Management Trainee; the selected candidates will be placed in an appointment that will last up to 12 months in one of the following departments: Department of Employee Relations (DER) Certification Division, DER Compensation Division, and the Office of the Comptroller. The Comptroller’s Office The Comptroller’s Office Management Trainee will perform tasks related to accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis in addition to leading an initiative to document and consolidate internal controls and accounting policies. Department of Employee Relations - Compensation Services The DER Compensation Services Management Trainee will provide support to the Human Resources manager in classification studies. Department of Employee Relations - Staffing Division (Certification) The DER Certification Division Management Trainee will assist in various tasks related to onboarding, new employee orientation, and compliance. While appointment to the position of Management Trainee is limited to up to one year, transfer/promotional opportunities to positions within the City of Milwaukee agencies may be available prior to completion of the trainee period.

Medical Laboratory Technician

Under the supervision of the Public Health Assistant Laboratories Director, the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs laboratory testing of clinical samples and provides analytical testing support to the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory (MHDL). The incumbent in this position primarily supports the outpatient clinic laboratories.

Municipal Services Electrician

The Municipal Services Electrician inspects, installs, services, repairs and maintains electrical equipment for the City’s street lighting, traffic control, water and sewer instrumentation, communication network systems, buildings, and facilities.

Operations Driver/Worker

The Operations Driver Workers provide professional driving and critical manual laboring functions, including municipal solid waste and recycling collection, street sweeping, snow and ice control, and operation of heavy equipment for the Department of Public Works.

Police Aide

Police Aides are uniformed civilian employees who serve in an apprentice-style program designed to prepare them for a career as a Police Officer. Duties include administrative and clerical functions and processing of department arrestees. The assignments are widely varied so that the Police Aide will gain a broad range of operational and administrative experience. Police Aides are required to meet established criteria by completing a prescribed course of college curriculum and a physical fitness program prior to being considered for appointment to Police Officer.

Police Officer

Police Officers preserve public peace, protect life and property, work within the community to prevent crime, and enforce ordinances of the City of Milwaukee and the laws of the State of Wisconsin.

Programmer Analyst

Under the direction of the Data Services Manager, the Programmer Analyst performs a range of programming and systems analysis duties in support of the business needs of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD).

Public Health Educator II-Bilingual

Under the direction of the Well Women Program Manager, the Public Health Educator II-Bilingual provides public health education and intervention related to breast and cervical cancer and disease prevention at the individual, group and community levels.

Public Health Nurse 1

Public Health Nurses at the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) engage in a variety of population-based and individual nursing activities in homes, schools, clinics and community settings designed to assure that health care is accessible and available to residents. Nursing assignments may be in one of the following programs: Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM), Parents Nurturing and Caring for their Children (PNCC), Communicable Disease, Tuberculosis Prevention and Care, Home Environmental Health, Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Public Health Social Worker 1

Under the direction of the Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM) Program Manager, the Public Health Social Worker (PHSW) functions as part of a multi-disciplinary case management team that focuses on the psychosocial needs of families.

Research And Policy Coordinator

The Research and Policy Coordinator performs research on a variety of benefit and safety programs and services, collects and analyzes information, and uses the data to inform decision-making for the City of Milwaukee’s benefits, safety efforts, and labor contract negotiations.

Resiliency In Communities After Stress & Trauma (ReCAST) Program Manager

Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) Program Manager oversees and executes the ReCAST MKE work plan and ensures the goals and objectives of the plan are met. In addition, the incumbent will recruit and build the ReCAST MKE coalition.

Safety Specialist - Senior/Safety Specialist

The Safety Specialist/Safety Specialist-Senior assists in the management of one or more of the Department of Public Works’ (DPW’s) divisional safety programs by performing case management, identifying safety hazards and training needs, conducting training classes, and documenting safety statistics.

Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator and Water Treatment Plant Operator

The Water Treatment Plant Operator and Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator operate a water treatment plant and distribution pumping system to meet production requirements for high quality, sufficient drinking water, with a focus on pump, treatment and chemical filtration changes, plant integration and overall process control.

Water Meter Technician

The Water Meter Technician installs, tests, exchanges, removes, and performs on-site repair of water meters and the attached electronic transmitting devices in private residences and businesses throughout the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) service area.

Water Plant Machine Repairperson and Water Plant Machinery Mechanic and Water Plant Facility Mechan

The Water Plant Machine Repairperson provides journey-level machine repair expertise and serves as the lead worker for the preventive maintenance, repair, removal and installation of all mechanical equipment in the MWW facilities. This is the final phase in the promotional series for the water plants machine repair personnel. The Water Plant Machinery Mechanic independently performs system-wide installation, preventive maintenance and repair duties on medium-duty water system equipment. The Water Plant Machinery Mechanic assists skilled trades personnel in performing complex and/or heavy-duty assignments. This is the second phase in the promotional series for water plants machine repair personnel. The Water Plant Facility Mechanic performs minor maintenance repairs to all MWW system equipment and assists skilled trades personnel as needed. This entry-level position is the first in the three-step promotional series for Water Plants machine repair personnel.

Water Plant Steamfitter

The Water Plant Steamfitter installs and repairs water mains, piping systems and valves, gauges, controls, and regulators in water treatment plants, pumping stations and booster stations.

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