Librarian – The Wisconsin Department of Corrections – Multiple Locations

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is recruiting to fill two Librarian positions.  The application deadline is Sunday, June 22.

Please see below for additional information, or visit the link at Wisc.Jobs for more information.

Librarian – DOC Statewide – Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 13-01979

County(ies): *Statewide
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
LIBRARIAN 13-01979
Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: Minimum starting annual salary is $37,891/year (and up to $58,817/year based on determination of more extensive relevant background/experience) plus a comprehensive state benefits package. Pay on appointment for current state employees may vary according to the applicable pay transaction provisions of the Compensation Plan and Wisconsin Administrative Code. This position is included in broadband pay schedule and range 13-04. A six month probationary period may be required.
Special Qualifications: This Librarian position works twelve months per year. A well-qualified candidate will have a Masters Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or an equivalent combination of Library related education, training and experience.
Contact: Bob Conner, Human Resources Specialist, 608-240-5403,
Bargaining Unit: Education 13
Area of Competition: Open
Deadline to Apply: 6/22/2014
The previous publication date was in November 2013. If you applied in November please Do Not re-apply at this time. Application/examination materials will be accepted through Sunday, June 22, 2014 and the best qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
Exam Information: 57800 –  020  Librarian – Statewide
Preview Exam

The WI Department of Corrections (DOC), Division of Adult Institutions (DAI) has Librarian positions located at 19 institutions/facilities throughout the State.

A current vacancy is located at the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, Plymouth, WI (Sheboygan County 59) and Green Bay Correctional Institution, Green Bay, WI (Brown County 5).

In addition to this vacancy, the register created from this recruitment may also be used to fill other vacancies over the next 6 to 12 months or longer. If you previously applied for this position in November, DO NOT re-apply at this time.

If you are interested in this position at one or more of the following (19) DOC locations, you must take this exam now to ensure you are on the register should a vacancy occur: Stanley Correctional Institution, Stanley (Area 09); Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility, Chippewa Falls (Area 09); Green Bay Correctional Institution, Green Bay (Area 05); Columbia Correctional Institution, Portage (Area 11); Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution, Prairie du Chien (Area 12); Oakhill Correctional Institution, Oregon (Area 13); Dodge Correctional Institution, Waupun (Area 14); Fox Lake Correctional Institution, Fox Lake (Area 14); Waupun Correctional Institution, Waupun (Area 14); Taycheedah Correctional Institution, Fond du Lac (Area 20); Wisconsin Secure Program Facility, Boscobel (Area 22); Jackson Correctional Institution, Black River Falls (Area 27); New Lisbon Correctional Institution, New Lisbon (Area 29); Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, Milwaukee (Area 40); Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility, Racine (Area 51); Racine Correctional Institution, Sturtevant (Area 51); Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, Plymouth (Area 59); Redgranite Correctional Institution, Redgranite (Area 69); Oshkosh Correctional Institution, Oshkosh (Area 70). 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.

Job Duties:

  • administration and operation of institution library, media center and law library
  • provision of library services to inmates and staff
  • development and maintenance of book and other material collection
  • management and observation of inmate movement and activity in library

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.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current classification and cataloging practices, principles, and systems
  • Knowledge of current library application of computer technology
  • Knowledge of current reference sources and procedures
  • Knowledge of current audiovisual equipment and materials
  • Knowledge of law libraries and legal reference materials
  • Knowledge of library administration and budgeting methods
  • Knowledge of bibliographic instruction methods
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin inter-library loan guidelines

How To Apply:

Apply on-line in WISCJOBS,  in one of two ways, either: 1) click on “Log In” to access your existing WISCJOBS account and complete a Job Search for keyword 13-01979 and then click on “Apply Now” or 2) if new to WISCJOBS, first create a new account to complete an initial application and then continue with the on-line process. Please follow the Exam Instructions closely to create your exam and successfully save and finalize in order to be considered.

If you previously applied for this position in November, DO NOT re-apply at this time.

Deadline to Apply: Application and examination materials must be completed and finalized on-line by the end of the day (11:59 P.M.) on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Completed (finalized) application/examination materials will be reviewed and scored after the deadline date. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

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