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Librarian, Oshkosh Department of Corrections, Oshkosh, WI

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Wisconsin's Department of Corrections is recruiting to fill a Librarian vacancy at Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI). Oshkosh Correctional Institution is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Winnebago County).


Position Summary

The Librarian directs the library program of the Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI). The incumbent is responsible for the operation of the institution's library, media center, and law library. This includes provision of library services to inmates and staff; development and maintenance of books and other material collection; provision of reference and information services; and provision of miscellaneous programs and services to inmates and staff. OSCI is an adult male, medium security institution.

Special Notes

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. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment.



Minimally qualified applicants will have experience:

  •  Classifying and cataloging materials (e.g. Inputting data, file numbers, new or updated information, or document information codes into computer systems to support document and information retrieval).
  • Providing services to customers (e.g. conducting orientations, providing technical assistance, finding resources, disseminating information etc.)

  • Utilizing computer technology (e.g. inputting data, creating reports, creating memos, instructions etc.)


In addition, a well-qualified applicant will have experience:

  • Performing lead worker or supervisory duties (e.g. training, evaluating, assigning schedules, monitoring, coordinating operations, requisition of materials, reviewing documents, hiring, interviewing, disciplining etc.)


How To Apply

Interested applicants will apply on-line in WISCJOBS, Click on "Log In" to access your existing WISCJOBS account and complete a Job Search for keyword 1902635 and click on "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of the screen. Or, applicants new to WISCJOBS will need to create a new account to complete an initial application then continue to apply online.

Attach your resume and cover letter: Your resume and cover letter is limited to a combined total of four pages. It is important to clearly identify your experience as it relates to the qualifications above.

Resume and Cover Letter Tips:

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process in order to be considered.

If properly finished, you will be sent a confirmation email which will be sent to the e-mail address on your personal information page. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart. Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Eligible applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

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