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Employment

The City of Franklin employs almost 250 people in a number of different job classifications.  Each job position has a job description.  The Human Resource Department only takes employment 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 various other locations depending on the position.  Applications must be received on or before the last date for filing, which is stated in the announcement.  Resumes may also be submitted in addition to the employment application, but not in lieu of the employment application.  The City of Franklin is an "Equal Opportunity Employer", meaning the City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, or the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other non-merit factor.  

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Current Openings

Desktop & User Support Administrator Job Opening

Apply by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Emergency Services Dispatcher/Clerk Job Opening

Experienced/Lateral Transfer Candidates ONLY. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Firefighter/Paramedic Job Opening

This is an open application process with no deadline. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted fairly soon for the City's current opening, but will continue to accept applications in anticipation of potential upcoming retirements.

Light Equipment Operator Job Opening

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Plumbing Inspector Job Opening

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Police Patrol Officer (Experienced) Job Opening

The application process for current officers is expected to be a continuous process and packets accepted until the posting is removed.

Probationary Firefighter/EMT Job Opening

This is an open application process with no deadline, however, you must apply by March 22, 2024 in order to be included in our April interviews.

Public Health Nurse Job Opening

Apply by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Please view the below "Frequently Asked Questions" for further information on employment with the City of Franklin.

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What is the hiring process?

Once a position becomes open, it may be 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 other job boards.  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 Resources Manager and Department Head.  Applicants who do not possess the qualifications required will not be considered.  

Usually, all applicants who submit an application for an open position will be notified via email 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 other locations.  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.  View/submit online 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 Resources Manager, 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 positions do not require a written test.  Oral interviews are conducted to determine your qualifications.  Only a few positions require a written exam.

Why didn't I get my test results?

Generally, you should receive a notification of your test results 2 to 3 days 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, religion, sexual orientation, 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 Resources Manager, can be contacted for further information regarding a job position either by email or by phone at 414-427-7505.