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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at:

Location:  This position is located in the Heating Plant within Facilities Management at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Salary:  Starting salary is between $46,451 to $66,500 per year, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits.  A 12-month probationary period is required.  This position is in pay schedule and range 81-03 and is non-represented.
Job Duties:  Under the supervision of the Executive Director for Facilities Planning and Management, this position has the direct responsibility to provide the entire campus with uninterrupted process and heating high pressure steam.  It is the charge of this position to run a complex steam generating facility at maximum efficiency, a maintenance program that keeps the plant up-to-date and in constant readiness and to direct the safety, training, discipline, and work quality of the plant personnel.  Documentation in the form of file and reports of the total plant operation is required.  This position is on call after hours on a rotational basis and will call in other employees as needed.
Special Notice: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  Position requires final candidate to successfully complete a criminal background check.  Successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment screen prior to appointment and an authorization to drive a State vehicle are required. 

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Ability to run a steam generating facility and to organize, communicate, delegate, discipline, and motivate plant staff.  Candidates will have knowledge of electricity, electronics, welding hydraulics, boiler maintenance, and blueprint reading and be able to work with project managers, contractors, and engineers.  Knowledge of DNR, EPA and OSHA rules and regulations are required.  Must be able to climb, crawl and bend through boiler opening to inspect and lift up to 50 pounds.  Candidates will have the visual acuity and manual dexterity to operate vehicles, equipment, and hand and power tools.  Must have the ability to send and receive information via computer. 

How to Apply:  To apply for this position, you will be required to complete an exam.  Applying is a six-step process.  Step 1:  Log on to http://wisc.jobslink.  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click “yes.”  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking “Job Search” and “More Search Options.”  Enter 1304348 as “Keyword” and click “Search.”  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the “Apply Now” button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the “My Job Application” making any necessary updates and click on “Submit Personal Information.”  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the “Update Employment Preferences.”  Step 5:  At the “Application Detail” screen, click on the “View Exam Option” button, and the “Take Exam” button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."

The deadline to apply on-line is Tuesday, November 12, 2013.  If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail debra.schwab@uwrf.edumail.  Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.