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 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 Trade Development
Representative provides support to the Market Development Manager and the
Municipal Port Director in the administration and promotion of the Foreign
Trade Zone (FTZ) 41. A link to information about FTZ 41 in the Milwaukee
metropolitan area can be found here: https://portmilwaukee.com/Port-Mke/Foreign-Trade-Zone.
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Administration
- Assist with the promotion of the Port of Milwaukee’s FTZ 41.
- Prepare FTZ operating agreements and maintain related files.
- Collect data from companies participating in the Port’s FTZ 41
initiative and complete required federal reports and statistics.
Marketing and Promotion of Port
- Serve as the main point of contact for
international cruise lines doing business on the Great Lakes.
- Represent the Port as a liaison to community
groups, trade organizations and other stakeholders.
- Maintain and improve the Port’s website.
- Promote cargo through the Port by establishing
relationships with ocean carriers, barge services, truck lines, railroads, and
the customers that use the transportation services.
- Develop and execute strategic marketing
strategies on an annual basis.
- Stay informed of Great Lakes St. Lawrence
Seaway knowledge and advocacy areas.
- Contribute to the design of promotional
material to market the trade zone to potential users.
General Port Business Administration
- Develop and maintain a leasehold database of
lease terms and conditions.
- Collect and perform statistical analyses on
data concerning vessel and cargo movements.
- Track, manage and report data for grants.
- Provide gathered data to the Finance Division
for billing purposes.
- Manage reservations and permitting for Urban
Park, including fireworks,
private and community events.
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.
Conditions of Employment
Please be advised that new employees are
required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one
dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to
their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to
their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the
City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.
- Must be willing to travel outside the
City of Milwaukee, including occasional overnight and international travel.
- Bachelor’s degree in transportation, marketing, business,
economics, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Associate’s degree in marketing, logistics, sales, finance or a
related field from an accredited college or university plus two years of
related experience in data management, collection and analysis, marketing, or
as an account representative.
- Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout
- Valid U.S. Passport within six months of appointment and throughout
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by
the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) within six months of
appointment and maintained throughout employment. NOTE: To obtain a TWIC, an
individual must provide biographic and biometric information such as
sit for a digital photograph, and successfully
pass a security threat assessment conducted by TSA. To learn more, visit http://www.tsa.gov.
combinations of education and experience may be considered.
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.
- Experience in the truck or ocean shipping industry.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
- Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination
techniques and methods.
- Ability to develop different types of marketing material for use
with various media.
- Knowledge of marketing strategies and market research methods.
- Knowledge of or ability to learn the transportation industry,
including intermodal transportation and port operations
- Ability to read and interpret complex work-related
- Ability to develop marketing and promotion strategies and produce
effective marketing materials.
- Ability to collect, maintain, and analyze data and produce reports
to support marketing and business development.
- Proficiency using computer applications such as Microsoft Word,
Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others and
positively represent the department.
- Ability to make presentations to groups of various sizes and to
speak persuasively, including before committees, boards and business
- Ability to produce clear and concise reports, data analysis,
letters, memos, and marketing materials.
- Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with others
whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
- Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relationships across
levels of organizations with industry contacts, government officials,
coworkers, community representatives and the general public.
- Ability to demonstrate concern for satisfying external and
- Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to promote teamwork and desire to work cooperatively with
others on a team.
- Ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects,
- Ability to independently prioritize responsibilities, organize
assignments, and manage time to complete tasks based on organizational goals.
- Ability to set challenging goals, focus effort on the goals, and
meet or exceed them.
- Ability to recognize and adapt to ever-changing market
conditions and other circumstances.
- Skill in identifying information needed to clarify a situation,
seeking the information from appropriate sources and using skillful questioning
to draw out the information from others.
- Ability to approach a problem by using a logical, systematic,
- Ability to use sound judgment when making decisions.
- Honesty and integrity and the ability to protect the
confidentiality of job-related information.
- Ability to remain professional at all times.
The current salary range (Pay Range 2IX) is $59,632
- $83,481 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of
Milwaukee residents is $61,421 - $85,986. 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 https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.
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 the application 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
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.
- Applications and further information may be accessed by
- If you would like assistance completing an application, please
contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or email@example.com.
- The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200
E. Wells St., Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202
The City of
Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.