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Henderson County Detention Center accepts job applications
on a continual basis for the position of Deputy Jailer.
Henderson County Employee Benefits Include:

  • Uniforms: Required uniforms furnished (Employees must furnish their own boots and belts)
  • State Retirement: Henderson County participates in Kentucky State County Employee Retirement System
  • Life Insurance: $30,000 policy, premiums paid by the county
  • Sick Time: Accrue one half (1/2) sick day per month
  • Vacation: Earn 80 hours of vacation per year (after one year of service)
  • Health & Vision Insurance: County Contributes approximately 75% toward monthly premium

Hours:

  • Full time employees work 40 hours a week. Henderson County currently runs 3 - 8 hour shifts.
  • 1st Shift - 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift - 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • 3rd Shift - 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Deputies must be available to work any shift, any day of the week.

Job Duties:

  • Provide security for the jail: Perform scheduled and impromptu security checks, Conduct cell and inmate searches, Prevent inmate escape.
  • Maintain inmate safety: Observe inmates behavior and physical appearance, Control inmate movement.
  • Enforce state laws and jail policies: Write reports, give verbal directives, Use physical force when required.
  • Qualify with various weapons: Experience firsthand the effects of OC Pepper spray.
  • Physical altercations: Learn to use confrontational avoidance techniques to deescalate situations. Learn basic self-defense techniques and controlled force.

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must possess valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal, medical history, drug screen and employment background check.

Applications may be picked up at the detention center or downloaded. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or turned in at the detention center or emailed to: kwiesen@hendersonky.us

 
Employment Application (pdf)


 

MAINTENANCE OFFICER

Fulltime position with benefits
Subject to random drug screens
Applicant should be mechanically inclined, hard-working, detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, and a fast learner
Salary commiserate with experience.

Requirements:

  • Pre-employment: Drug screen ($20 to be pd by applicant) & Physical (pd by applicant).
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Must have basic computer skills to create, save and print various word documents.
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
  • Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
  • Thorough background investigation.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Ability to: stoop, kneel, reach, pull, grasp, hold, stand/walk continuously for long periods;
    Strength & agility to perform a medium work level (exerting 20-50 lbs of force) & occasionally very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 lbs of force)
    .

Copies of the following (Requirements) must be submitted with application:

  • Active OL
  • Proof of US Citizenship  IE:  Social Security Card
  • Diploma or equivalent
  • 21+ yrs. of age (state issued birth certificate)
  • Proof of any certifications/licenses (IE:  HVAC, Plumbing, etc)
  • For Veteran's preference, applicants must submit a copy of Form DD 214

To download application: Employment Application (pdf)
Submit complete application packet via U.S. Mail:
Henderson County Detention Center
PO Box 979
Henderson, KY 42419
ATTN: HR OFFICER

Or

Email complete application packet to: rgriffin@hendersonky.us




DEPUTY JAILER/CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

  • Fulltime position with benefits; requires shift work including but not limited to nights, weekends & holidays; subject to call back within 24 hours if required to meet the needs of the facility
  • Subject to random drug screens
  • Applicant should have good communication skills, be hard working, organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, honest, trustworthy, observant & have a high level of integrity.
  • Ability to Maintain discipline, law, & order over inmates & Detention Center; search & escort inmates; assist in cleaning & sanitation duties, keep accurate records, provide verbal and written reports, other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Pre-employment: Drug screen ($20 to be pd by applicant) & Physical (pd by applicant)
  • Thorough background investigation
  • No felony convictions
  • Must be able to read and write the English language
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Must have basic computer skills to create, save and print various word documents
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound
  • Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment
  • Ability to: stoop, kneel, reach, pull, grasp, hold, stand/walk continuously for long periods;
  • Strength & agility to perform a medium work level (exerting 20-50 lbs of force) & occasionally very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 lbs of force)

Copies of the following (Requirements) must be submitted with application:

  • Active OL
  • Proof of US Citizenship  IE:  Social Security Card
  • Diploma or equivalent
  • 21+ yrs. of age (state issued birth certificate)
  • For Veteran's preference, applicants must submit a copy of Form DD 214

To download application: Employment Application (pdf)
Submit complete application packet via U.S. Mail:
Henderson County Detention Center
PO Box 979
Henderson, KY 42419
ATTN: HR OFFICER

Or

Email complete application packet to: rgriffin@hendersonky.us




Substance Abuse Program Counselor

Henderson County Detention Center is seeking a Counselor for a female substance abuse program.
Candidate must have at a minimum:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A Bachelor's degree in a social service field with clinical experience in substance abuse treatment and/or counseling.
  • Preferred candidates would have a BA, BS, BSW and/or CADC.

Mail, email, or fax:
Henderson County Detention Center,
Attn: Human Resources Officer
P.O. Box 979 Henderson, KY 42419
Fax: (270) 827-0890
Email: rgriffin@hendersonky.us
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time

To download application: Employment Application (pdf)