Wisconsin State Government Recruitment and Staffing Specialist in Dane, Wisconsin

Join our innovative human resources team as a Human Resources Specialist in the recruiting and staffing area! This position assists supervisors, managers, and HR staff in the process of hiring employees, including working with position descriptions, applicant communication and onboarding, interview facilitation, and recruitment tracking and record keeping.

This is a great opportunity for new graduates or those seeking to enter the Human Resources industry!

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefitssuch as a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health. We are headquartered out of the Hill Farms Office Building, which is located close to Hilldale shopping center, offering a variety of restaurants, shopping, and a weekly summer Farmers Market on Wednesdays! Additionally, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program!

For more information on WisDOT you can visit our website by clicking hereor from our Facebook page here. Also find our what current employees have to say about working at WisDOT here!

Position Summary:

As a Human Resources Specialist, you will provide professional human resources management expertise and consulting services in organizational analysis, job analysis, classification studies, recruitment and staffing, assessment development and administration, compensation and pay administration, workforce planning and layoff/at risk activities.

This position is part of our central office recruitment and staffing team. This team is responsible for providing technical assistance to employees, management and applicants on the recruitment and staffing for all agency vacancies. We seek to continuously improve our recruitment strategies and work to develop creative techniques to ensure we are able to attract and retain the most qualified applicants. Come join our team!

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities needed:

  • Basic knowledge of recruitment and selection methods

  • Ability to read, interpret and apply technical information

  • Ability to prioritize and organize work activities

  • Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships

  • Effective communication skills including written, oral and listening

  • Ability to use web-based HR software and systems

  • Basic knowledge of classification and compensation principles

Special Notes:

_Prior to any appointments made from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent upon the applicant being able to provide valid status to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.


Minimally qualified applicants will have coursework/training in human resources topics and experience performing human resource related activities through work experience in an HR role, an internship performing HR tasks, or HR related school projects.

How To Apply:

To apply, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and insert your cover letter. *Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application at WisDOT and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. *For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter for your WisDOT application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies. Questions can be directed to Mackenzie Arney at Mackenzie.Arney@dot.wi.gov.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement for a position assigned to pay schedule and range 81-04 should complete the application process to apply.

County(ies): Dane

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

Salary: Starting pay is between $49,920 and $56,160, depending on qualifications plus excellent benefits. Current state employees will be compensated based on the Compensation Plan rules. This position is in pay schedule and range, 81-04. A 12 month probationary period is required.

Contact: Mackenzie Arney, Human Resource Specialist Advanced, 608-261-6298, mackenzie.arney@dot.wi.gov

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: 6/28/2017

Assessment Information: 10802 - 046 HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST Preview Assessment

Classification Title: / JAC: HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST 17-01258

Job Working Title: Recruitment and Staffing Specialist