What is the hiring process?
Once a position becomes open, it is first posted internally for approximately 5 days for current employees to apply for if they qualify. Once the internal posting is closed, the position is then posted here on the City's website and possibly in the Milwaukee Journal or other community newspapers, magazines, etc. Job postings usually describe the position, qualifications and education required, benefit/wage information, and how and when to apply by. Late applications are not considered.
Once the application deadline ends, the applications are thoroughly examined by the Human Resource Coordinator and Department Head. Applicants who do not possess the qualifications required will not be considered. The qualified applicants are listed and presented to the Civil Service Sub-Committee for certification. Once certified, those applicants are then able to be tested and/or interviewed for the position.
Usually, all applicants who submit an application for an open position will be notified via phone or letter on the status of the position (whether or not you are being considered for the position).
How do I apply for a job?
The Human Resource Department only takes applications for jobs that are currently being advertised. Job openings are posted here on the website, on the City bulletin boards, and may be advertised in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel or other community newspapers. Applications must be received on or before the last date for filing, which is stated in the announcement. Please read each announcement carefully before filling out an application. Pay particular attention to qualification requirements. Remember, your application describes your qualifications, so make sure it is complete by answering all of the questions. Resumes may also be submitted in addition to the employment application, but not in lieu of the employment application.
Can a resume be submitted in lieu of the City Employment Application?
No. A resume may be submitted in addition to the City's employment application, but not in lieu of the application. Resumes may be submitted by email, in person, or by mail to Dana Zahn, Human Resource Coordinator, City of Franklin, Human Resource Department, 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132.
Why didn't I qualify?
Maybe you do, but does your application clearly show you have the necessary experience and/or training as stated on the job announcement? Applications are reviewed to be sure everyone meets the minimum requirements. Some of the most common reasons for rejection are:
- The application does not show the minimum amount of experience required.
- The application does not show the minimum amount of education required.
- The application is incomplete.
- Your application was received after the deadline for filing.
What type of test is required?
Most classified jobs require some kind of test. Any combination of the following are used:
- Written Test: Which measures job related knowledge.
- Oral Test: Where you would discuss your job history and/or explain how you would handle the job.
- Performance: Where you demonstrate samples of job-related tasks.
- Appraisal or Qualifications: Used to rank applicants on the basis of their qualifications.
The City of Franklin will provide reasonable accommodations to handicapped applicants, if requested. Please notify the Human Resource Department at least 2 days prior to the need.
Why didn't I get my test results?
Generally, you should receive a notification of your test results 2 to 3 weeks after the testing date. Your notice of results will tell you whether you passed or failed the test. Open examination lists usually last for a minimum of 1 year. How long a list is used depends on the number of people on the list and how many vacancies are filled.
I applied for a job, why haven't I been contacted?
If you cannot be located, you will miss the interview and may not be considered for the current position. If there are no vacancies, or you did not pass the exam, you may not be contacted at all.
What is an EEO Employer?
The City of Franklin is an "Equal Opportunity Employer", meaning the City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, political affiliation, or the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other non-merit factor.
Who do I contact at the City regarding a job position?
Dana Zahn, Human Resource Coordinator, can be contacted for further information regarding a job position either by email or by phone at 414-427-7505.