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    Assistant Family Court Commissioner

    ​Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.

    Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, House of Corrections, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

    Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

    Come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

    Annual Pay Rate: $80,172 to $123,547

    Closing Date: Friday, November 26, 2021



    Requires admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin. Candidates must also have a certificate of completion of 25 hours of mediation training. (If not so trained at the time of appointment, completion of training within six (6) months is a condition of employment.)


    Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the practice of family law.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Thorough knowledge of Wisconsin family law, judicial procedure and rules of evidence; ability to analyze and interpret legal documents; ability to negotiate and resolve disputes in a variety of situations; ability to effectively present in written and oral format; ability to deal tactfully and effectively with attorneys, members of the public and representatives of governmental agencies; ability to deal sensitively with people under emotional and economic stress; ability to use word processing and other computer programs and to access the Internet for information.


    Under the direction of the Family Court Commissioner and the Chief Judge to conduct court hearings as required by statute pursuant to Chapters 767 and 769 Wis. Stats.; to prepare orders and documents in hearings as necessary; to issue Temporary Restraining Orders and conduct hearings in matters pursuant to Ch. 813 Wis. Stats.; to provide procedural information to attorneys and parties; to review and sign orders presented and required in the normal course of scheduling and conducting court activities; to perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Judge or the Family Court Commissioner.

    To Apply: ​

    NOTE: This original application is open to permanent residents of the state of Wisconsin at the time of application. In accordance with Section 11, Rule 3 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources.


    Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

    Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.​

    Location = Milwaukee