Recruitment #2305-4057-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Workforce Development Administrator works collaboratively with the MHD Human Resources team and departmental leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive workforce development strategy.

Essential Functions

Strategy Development, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Manage the development, coordination, and implementation of an equity-focused workforce development strategy.
  • Assess best practices and evaluate data to improve programmatic outcomes.
  • Define metrics and lead tracking, collection, and evaluation to assess strategy performance. 
  • Manage, develop and implement employee engagement and satisfaction surveys. 
  • Report on the performance metrics related to the workforce development strategy and employee engagement and satisfaction surveys.
Grant Compliance

  • Coordinate with the grant project manager, Deputy Commissioner and program funders to ensure accurate and timely reporting. 
  • Follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Workforce Infrastructure grant criteria and meet performance goals.
  • Assist in the administration and submission of all grant compliance paperwork in accordance with funder requirements. 
  • Accurately track and appropriately spend the CDC Workforce Infrastructure grant budget.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in public administration, human resources, industrial/organizational psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Three years of experience in workforce development strategy implementation performing job duties related to the essential functions listed above.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience working within a public health related organization.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of workforce development and workforce training programs.
  • Knowledge of workforce training opportunities that support individuals with varied learning styles and abilities.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint to create reports, business correspondence and presentations.
  • Ability to learn propriety software used in grant management and performance management.
  • Knowledge of employee engagement and satisfaction survey techniques.


  • Verbal communication skills to communicate strategy expectations to community partners, public health agencies and departmental leadership.
  • Written communication skills to compose clear correspondence and comprehensive reports. 
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with team members, departmental representatives and public health agencies.
  • Ability to lead and accomplish work projects and produce deliverables in coordination with multiple colleagues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and staff members.
  • Ability to gather information needed for an issue, seeking information from appropriate sources, and working with others to obtain necessary information.


  • Commitment to remain current with workforce development best practice.
  • Decision-making skills and sound judgment.
  • Organizational skills to maintain information and data that is accurate, complete, accessible, and useable.
  • Ability to plan and accomplish work, manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and initiate and complete projects with limited supervision.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential employee information with discretion and good judgment in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2MX) is $78,528-$109,938 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $80,883-$113,236 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

The Selection Process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


EEO Code = 204

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.