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Apply now Job no: 101312-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Wisconsin Dells
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Position Summary:

Upham Woods is a residential environmental education center in Wisconsin Dells. Its 318.7 acres of Wisconsin River Corridor, 14 buildings, and four program shelters provide the space to feed and lodge up to 202 persons per night. This facility serves over 11,000 youth and adults annually. It is located approximately one hour north of Madison, in Juneau County.
Buildings include six cabins; a lodge that hosts the dining hall, meeting spaces, and a commercial kitchen; a two-story dormitory that has a 54 person bed capacity; a nature center that houses program animals, a wet lab, and three classrooms; a bath house; a welcome center/administration building; an arts and crafts building; a seasonal staff duplex that has six bedrooms, four full baths, two kitchens, and common space; and a two-bay, two-story maintenance shop. Eight miles of trails and paths provide access throughout the property.
The property receives limited ongoing support from UW Physical Plant, and most skilled trade projects are completed by local contractors. Routine maintenance and custodial tasks are performed by the incumbent and a team of part-time staff. All work must be planned so as not to interfere with ongoing educational programs.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Excellent communication (oral and written) and customer service skills.
- Knowledge of the mechanical principles, equipment, methods, techniques and terminology used in the operation, maintenance and repair of the mechanical systems of buildings including plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, lock and key systems, etc.
- Knowledge of materials and equipment used in building construction.
- Knowledge of complicated equipment operating manuals, technical drawings, blue prints and specifications.
- Knowledge of specialized institutional food service equipment and its operation.
- Knowledge of codes and standards related to buildings, fire safety, electrical and plumbing systems, elevators, etc.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions related to maintenance and custodial operations.
- Knowledge of custodial procedures, methods and equipment used in a large scale custodial operation.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of supervising skilled and semi-skilled employees.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of administrative management including budgeting and planning, cost analysis, purchasing control, materials management and resource allocation.
- Demonstrated ability to use common computer software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and online file sharing platforms.
- A valid Wisconsin driver's license.
- 5 years of progressively responsible experience in facilities maintenance.
- 2 years of experience supervising staff and/or volunteers.

License or Certificate:

Valid Wisconsin driver's license

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.


Jennifer Loveland
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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