Full-Time Deputy Jailer (Detention Center)
Georgetown, KY, United States of America


Scott County is located in the northern portion of the bluegrass region and its largest city is Georgetown. On January 1, 2019, Scott County elected a new Judge Executive, Joe Pat Covington. With nearly 250 full-time employees, the county government offers services through a variety of important departments including; fire, sheriff, emergency medical services, emergency management, detention center, roads, animal care and control, county attorney, county clerk, coroner, electrical inspection and administrative services. The current population is just shy of 60,000 and is expected to grow to nearly 100,000 by 2040 making it the fastest growing county in Kentucky. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce to keep pace with and support our anticipated growth. Our vibrant community now has two high schools, which includes the newly opened Great Crossing High School. In addition there are campus for two higher education institutions; Georgetown College, a liberal arts college founded in 1829, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. In addition, Scott County is home to the largest Toyota Manufacturing plant in the world, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm for retired race horses, one of the finest Greek Revival-style mansions in the United States, and borders the world famous Kentucky Horse Park that stretches 1,200 acres.

Job Skills / Requirements

Individual needed to maintain a safe secure environment for the care and custody of inmates remanded to the detention center. Duties include: enforcing all rules, regulations and laws related to detention center operations, including facility policies and procedures; ensuring the smooth operation of the facility by identifying problems, solutions and implementing corrective actions; and daily deputy duties including intake and release procedures, conducting searches of inmates and inmate living areas, transport of inmates, incident investigations, report writing, de-escalation of inmate situations, writing bonds, and testifying in court.
Position requires graduation from high school or possession of a GED and some work experience. Individuals must be 21 years of age, a US citizen, possess a valid driver’s license, and be eligible to possess a firearm. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience working in a detention center, security, law enforcement, and/or those with vocational or college training/education in security, law enforcement or a related field. Qualified candidates with military service should be prepared to provide a copy of their DD214. Selected candidates will work a 12-hour shift and will alternate between 36-hour and 48-hour work weeks. Workdays begin at 7am or 7pm based on shift assigned. Uniforms are provided for all staff. Our pay is commensurate with experience and we offer a competitive benefits package.

Please apply by Friday, September 20; however, applications will be accepted until interviews begin. Applicants may apply by following the employment opportunities link at www.scottky.gov.

Scott County Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer.

Education Requirements (Any)

High school diploma or GED

Additional Information / Benefits

If an interview is scheduled, applicants are required to bring a copy of their driver’s license, high school diploma or GED, college diploma (if available), DD214 (if a veteran), list of three references with contact information including name, title, relationship, and phone number.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam, Physical Fitness Test

This job reports to the Detention Center Supervisor

This is a Full-Time position 12-hour shift and will alternate between 36-hour and 48-hour work weeks. Workdays begin at 7am or 7pm based on shift assigned.

Number of Openings for this position: 1