Recruitment #1711-0442DC-001


What Milwaukee can offer YOU

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 old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.  

The City of Milwaukee offers a collaborative, positive work environment where each employee contributes to making the city the best place possible to live and work.  The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a top rated pension plan, health and dental benefits, paid time off including vacation, 11 holidays and sick leave accrual, and much more.


Under the direct supervision of the Management Accounting Specialist, the Customer Service Representative III (Bilingual) performs customer service functions, court-related clerical duties and Spanish-English interpretation and translation for the public, defendants, witnesses, legal professionals and staff of the Municipal Court.

The eligible list resulting from this examination may be used to fill other similar City of Milwaukee vacancies.

Essential Functions

  • Provide Spanish-English interpretation during court proceedings.
  • Provide bilingual customer service to the public during in-person and telephone interactions.
  • Review and prepare case documents for appearances in court.
  • Check in and roster defendants for court appearances.
  • Staff the Court’s Post-Appearance Information window.
  • Process incoming case-related correspondence.
  • Provide case status and policy/procedure information by telephone.
  • Provide teller services to the public.
  • Store and archive hard-copy records.
  • Provide accurate data entry of case related documents into the Court’s Case Automated Tracking System (CATS) and perform timely updates of incoming information.
  • Translate court forms to create Spanish language versions.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made 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.     Four years of office support job experience, including two years of experience performing customer service work in an office setting serving the public in person or on the telephone.                                                      

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Up to two years of equivalent education may be substituted for general office experience, however, education may not substitute for the type of customer service experience listed above. 

To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.  Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.                                             

2.     Bilingual in English and Spanish.

3.     Obtain the Wisconsin Court Interpreter Certification within six months of appointment.

NOTE: Passing probation in the Customer Services Representative III (Bilingual) title is contingent upon successful completion of the Wisconsin Court Interpreter Certification and successful job performance

Desirable Qualifications

  • Wisconsin Court Interpreter Certification
  • Cashiering or cash-handling experience.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of providing customer service.  
  • Knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Windows, and skill in creating documents, emails, spreadsheets and reports using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software.   
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, in person, over the telephone and in writing, in both English and Spanish.  
  • Ability to learn and use departmental software applications.  
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to citizens from all economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.  
  • Ability to consistently handle a high volume of telephone calls and customer inquiries on a daily basis.  
  • Ability to remain composed, diplomatic, and positive, even when people are upset.  
  • Ability to deal with stress while maintaining a positive demeanor. 
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as legal documents, applications, forms, correspondence, and reports, in both English and Spanish.  
  • Ability to manage a high level of detail with accuracy.  
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments to accomplish work within deadlines.  
  • Honesty and integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Current Salary

SALARY (6HN): The current starting salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $37,830 annually, and the non-resident starting salary is $36,902.   

NOTE:  Interpreter Pay - Employees of the Municipal Court shall be eligible for a premium of $1 per hour while performing interpreter duties (Spanish to English and vice versa) during court proceedings.


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
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation 1
  • 1 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: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.  

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after November 27, 2017. 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 examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. 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  
  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above. 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 in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.  


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