Corrections Officer

Correctional Officer
LFUCG Division of Community Corrections - lexington, Kentucky

Jun 20, 2019

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Application Deadline:
Aug 1, 2030

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$1 hourly
Top Pay:
$48813.00 annual

Job Description

Provide the care, custody and control of a 1300 bed facility located in Lexington Ky. We are a direct supervision county jail. Applicants must successfully complete each component of the four phase hiring process to be considered for selection as a Community Corrections recruit. · Recruit applicant booklet form · Oral interview · Polygraph · Medical exam with drug testing process. all recruits must complete the training academy which develops officers over a 10-week period. The program combines classroom instruction and practical skills. Recruits get one-on-one training with a field training officer. @@ apply on line at

Additional Information

· The starting yearly base pay for officers is $32,000. ($15.38 per hour)

· After academy graduation the base pay moves to $34,234.62 ($16.45 hourly rate)

· There are overtime opportunities are available.

· There are shift differentials. Earn more by working 2nd or 3rd shift. $1 on 2nd shift and $1 on 3rd shift.

Yearly raises are based on the terms set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.

· Health insurance (individual or family coverage)

· Dental insurance (individual or family coverage)

· Vision insurance (individual or family coverage)

· Onsite fitness facility

· 25 year hazardous duty retirement

· Five weeks of leave time earned during the calendar year

· Retirement

· Life insurance

· Financial Planning

  • Active military personnel

  • Active military members will have 15 days of paid military leave.

  • College Tuition Reimbursement

  • Up to $1,200 per year tuition reimbursement is available which can be used after probationary status. This must be in

accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Experience: none

· Must be a U.S. citizen.

· Must have an official birth certificate from State Bureau of Vital Statistics. (hospital/health department birth records

CANNOT substitute for this state document.)

· Must hold a valid driver's license.

· Social Security card.

· Have not been prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm.

· No convictions of a serious misdemeanor within 12 months before the application filing deadline date and during the

hiring process.

· No felony convictions.

· Have not used any illegal drugs or prescription medication in an illegal matter within 12 months during the hiring


· Have not been fired or forced to resign within 12 months preceding application.

· If you are former military, you will also need to provide a copy of your DD-214.

· Have not received a dishonorable discharge, or general discharge under other than honorable conditions if having

served in any branch of the armed forces of the United States

Contact Information

Dwight Hall

LFUCG Division of Community Corrections
600 old Frankfort circle
lexington, Kentucky 40510
phone: 859-425-2617

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