Job Description

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

Job Skills / Requirements

Individual needed to maintain a safe and secure environment for the care and custody of all inmates remanded to the detention center. Duties include enforcing all rules and regulations as well as policies and procedures of the facility; assuring the smooth operation of the facility by identifying problems, solutions and the implementation of corrective actions; performing all intake and release procedures;  conducting regular cell searches on all inmate living areas, to verify that the facility remains free of contraband, weapons, trash, etc.

Position requires graduation from high school or possession of a GED and some related work experience.  Individuals must also 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.  The current starting pay is $16.72/hour and those with several years of related experience and/or related degrees may begin at a higher pay rate.  

Please apply by Friday, August 5; however, applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Applicants may apply by following the employment opportunities link at www.scottky.gov.  To learn more about our excellent benefits package please follow this link https://scottky.gov/employee-benefits-documents/.  For details on the hazardous duty retirement plan and the different coverage tiers, please select this link. (Note: Anyone beginning service after January 1, 2014, is in Tier 3 retirement.)

Scott County Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversifying its workforce. 

Education Requirements (Any)

High school diploma or GED

Additional Information / Benefits

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


This job reports to the Sergeant

This is a Full-Time position

Number of Openings for this position: 1