Nov 06, 2018
Apr 15, 2018 - Jun 01, 2018
The Governor of the State of Wisconsin is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Wisconsin. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit. The governor of Wisconsin is responsible for ensuring that the laws of Wisconsin are carried out (§ 4), and is also required to "communicate to the legislature, at every session, the condition of the state, and recommend such matters to them for their consideration as he may deem expedient." The governor is the commander-in-chief of the militia of the state. If it is deemed necessary, the governor may also convene extraordinary sessions of the state legislature. The governor has the power to pardon or commute sentences or grant reprieves, except in cases of treason or impeachment. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Vetoing bills, including appropriations, subject to a majority override of the legislature and provided the governor does not alter the meaning of a bill or a word in it by striking out individual letters; Reconvening the legislature away from the seat of government in the case of emergency, attack, or epidemic; Transacting all civil and military business of the state and expediting all measures resolved upon by the legislature; Issuing writs of election to fill vacancies in either chamber of the legislature; Making appointments to fill any vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court or any Court of Record; Nominating an appointee if the office of the lieutenant governor becomes vacant, subject to confirmation by both the Senate and the General Assembly. The salary for this position is $144,423/year.
Submit application to:
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, 212 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI, 53703, US