Current Job Openings



Due to a recent retirement, the City of Franklin, located in the southwest corner of Milwaukee County, is accepting applications/resumes for a Building Inspector.  The Building Inspector serves as the director of the Department of Building Inspection. 

The successful applicant will supervise a staff of 8 employees and will work to ensure enforcement of the State and Municipal codes under the department's jurisdiction.  The full job description can be viewed here.

The complete job announcement can be viewed here.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree plus 5 years building inspection experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  State certification in Commercial Buildings, UDC-Construction, and UDC-HVAC are required.  State Plumbing and Electrical certifications are a plus.

Salary Range:  $69,452 - $92,024/year.

Benefits Include:  Health, dental, and life insurance; paid sick, personal, and vacation days; and pension benefits.

To Apply: Submit the on-line application hereIn addition (but NOT in lieu of), please email your resume to

Application Deadline:  Applications/Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications will start being reviewed beginning February 19, 2018, so apply early for best consideration. 




Due to two retirements of long-term Building Inspectors, the City of Franklin is accepting applications to fill an opening as either the First Assistant Building Inspector (lead person position) or the Assistant Building Inspector position.  Please click on the above job titles to view the full job descriptions for each.   

Requirements:  Both positions require State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Public Services certifications in Commercial Buildings, UDC-Construction, and UDC-HVAC.  Commercial Plumbing and Electrical certifications are a plus.

Salary Range:  First Assistant Building Inspector - $60,099 to $79,631/year
                        Assistant Building Inspector - $55,906 to $74,076/year

To Apply: Submit the on-line application hereIn addition (but NOT in lieu of), please email your resume to dzahn@franklinwi.govApplications/Resumes must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.




The Economic Development Director position offers the ideal candidate the chance to build on and deliver the City's economic development program as well as the opportunity to develop and execute City marketing and promotion strategies.  The City seeks candidates with initiative, creativity, and a proven track-record of retaining, expanding, and recruiting businesses.  The ideal candidate is a people-person adept at building relationships, not bureaucracy. 

Salary:  $95,000+/- dependent upon qualifications and competitive benefits.

The full job description can be viewed here.

Recruitment for this position is being coordinated thru GovHR USA.  Click here to be re-routed to GovHR's website where you can view the full job announcement and application instructions.



We Offer Lateral Transfer Opportunity for salary and vacation credit.  Experienced applicants do not have to start at the "new hire" rate.

The City of Franklin is accepting applications to fill several upcoming vacancies and to establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/EMT.  Please carefully read thru all application instructions below: 

Applications must be RECEIVED by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.

18 years of age or older; Firefighter II certification*; WI EMT basic license; valid driver's license; Associate Degree in a fire-related field or a Bachelor's Degree*; excellent health and physical condition; and a National Registry Paramedic license*.  (*These three items do not have to be completed before applying.  Please see below for timing requirement.)

Salary (Base Pay Annually):
$53,173 - $75,420 - Current wage for Firefighter/EMT's
$55,735 - $81,215 - Current wage for Firefighter/Paramedic (if currently licensed as a Milwaukee County paramedic).  Top pay is achieved within 4 years of hire date.

Job Description:  View job description here.

Hiring Process:  View the Police & Fire Commission's 2018 Hiring Process here.

Application Instructions: 

  • Complete both the City of Franklin application and the Additional Informational Page for Firefighter/EMT.   (Please note that the email address is mandatory for this position or you will not receive testing instructions.)
  • Make sure all of your firefighter, EMT, and paramedic experience is reflected in the Work History, Additional Experience, or the Qualifications sections of the application form or on a separate resume.
  • Submit the following items in your application packet:
  1. Completed application
  2. Completed Additional Informational Page for Firefighter/EMT
  3. Answer on a separate piece of paper the question “Why do you want to be a City of Franklin firefighter/EMT.” Be specific in your answer.
  4. A resume of no more than 2 pages is required.
  5. *College Transcripts (These do not have to be certified copies. If they do not show what degree has been conferred, Associates or Bachelors, please also provide a copy of your diploma.)
  6. *Firefighter II certification
  7. WI EMT basic license
  8. *National Registry Paramedic license, if applicable
  9. CPAT certificate, if you have completed the testing and your certificate is not expired 

(*Items 5 and 6 must be obtained prior to 6/1/2018.  Item 8 must be in the process of being completed and must be completed prior to a conditional offer of employment being made - see Hiring Process for full details.  Please note expected completion information on the Additional Informational Page.) 

DO NOT include other items, such as reference letters, additional training documentation, etc. in your application packet. 

Application packets must be RECEIVED by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. Packets should be placed into an approximately 9” x 12” manila envelope and either mailed to the City of Franklin, ATTN: Human Resources, 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132, or may be dropped off at the City Clerk’s office at the same address. (There is a drop box outside the main entrance for those wanting to drop off applications after 5 p.m.) No applications will be accepted via e-mail or Fax.  DO NOT SEND APPLICATION PACKETS TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

The completed applications will be reviewed to ensure applicants do meet the required criteria and that the application has been completed properly. Failure to completely fill out the application and/or return it by the deadline will be cause for disqualification.   Those applicants that have correctly filled out the applications will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Written Test, which is expected to be given in mid to late March. The exact dates will be selected once applicant availability is determined (see Additional Informational Page).  You will receive an email regarding the testing shortly after the March 2nd deadline. 

If you have any questions, please call Human Resources Coordinator Dana Zahn at 414-427-7505, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




The City of Franklin will be filling 2 newly created positions of Lead Dispatcher.  Applications are being accepted from both internal and external candidates. 

Qualifications:  Minimum of 2 years as a non-probationary City of Franklin Dispatcher or commensurate level of lateral experience.  View full job description here.

Salary Range:  $50,847 to $66,102/year (expected starting rate will be between $50,847 and $60,763/year).

To Apply: Interested applicants may apply by completing the online application by 9 a.m. on Friday, March 16th



A list is being created to fill a vacancy for a Dispatcher at the Franklin Police Department and will be used to fill any additional openings that may occur within the next 12 months. 

Qualifications:  Must be at least 18 years old with a High School Diploma or GED; successfully complete written test (test is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, but we will try to accommodate applicants that are unavailable on that date); know Microsoft Word; and be able to type 35 wpm.  Applicants that have at least 3 years of relevant dispatching experience and who attain a passing score on the exam will be given preference for interviews.  The full job description can be viewed here.

Salary Range:  $47,301 to $61,491/year (expected starting rate will be between $47,301 and $53,236/year depending on experience).

Schedule:  Must be available to work any shift, weekends, holidays, with rotating days off and some mandatory overtime.

To Apply: Interested applicants may apply by completing the online application by 9 a.m. on Friday, March 16th.  (Any individuals that have applied and have been interviewed for this position in the past 2 years will not be eligible for consideration.)  Please be sure to provide an email address on the application so that testing information can be sent to you.


The City of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Human Resources
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-427-7505
Fax:  414-425-6428

Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dana Zahn, Human Resource Coordinator


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