Application materials are accepted only for those jobs for
which the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has provided specific application instructions and
a job announcement code.
What happens next?
Once you have submitted the required application materials,
WisDOT will review the materials, send you a "notice of exam
results" and invite the most qualified candidates to
participate in the next step of the selection process. The next step
will typically be an interview, but in some cases may be another
evaluation, such as an examination or request for additional
If you have applied for a job by following the application
instructions, you will receive a "notice of exam results."
Although in some cases it may not seem like you took an exam, each
time you submit application materials for a position, it is
considered an examination. State government operates under a civil
service merit system. This means that we must make hiring decisions
based on an individual's qualifications and ability to perform the
job duties. By administering an examination to all applicants, we
ensure the hiring process is fair to everyone.
Exams can take many forms and range from a formal multiple-choice
exam to submittal of a resume and a 2-page paper outlining specified
areas of your experience and education. Again, each job announcement
will outline the specific application instructions. Visit the Office
of State Employment Relations, for
more information on how to apply for a civil service position.
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.
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