LFUCG Division of Community Corrections Recruit

Correctional Officer
Division of Community Corrections - Lexington, Kentucky

Jan 4, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$20.00 hourly
Top Pay:
$$27.82 hourly

Job Description

LFUCG Division of Community Corrections

600 Old Frankfort Circle

Lexington, KY 40510

The starting salary is $20.00 per hour (recruiting incentive up to $3,000)

This is a non-exempt position, eligible for overtime, if applicable.

Pay Grade 110


Duties involve the direct daily supervision, security, and control of adult offenders.

Supervises and monitors inmate activities and behavior to ensure a safe and controlled environment.

Ensures inmates receive a level of personal and health care services that are consistent with that required by law.

Escorts/transports, monitors and supervises inmates to and from various locations; maintains order and control of inmates and visitors.

Prepares inmates for court, work release, appointments, etc.; escorts inmates to various locations. Accompanies doctors, physician assistants, nurses and other professionals on treatment/medication rounds.

Performs duties in booking area including performing strip searches. Implements suicide prevention techniques by making frequent checks of inmate and notifying proper personnel if necessary.

Processes offender requests, provides information and investigates complaints as appropriate; interviews and counsels offenders.

Distributes supplies to indigent offenders when requested. Receives arrestee into custody following appropriate procedure and relaying information to appropriate personnel.

Maintains accounting of inmate properties.

Monitors the operation of all facility security monitoring, communication, life safety and telephone equipment.

Ensure inmates are prepared for court and dressed appropriately.

Reporting: Maintains, prepares and submits all appropriate logs, reports, files and documentation relative to assigned area.

Updates inmate records through the computer terminal as data originates and verifies the accuracy of computer records.

Ensures accurate processing of court orders, directives or other judicial action. Enters, processes and verifies information required of the various inmate management and information systems.

Additional Information


Submit LFUCG electronic application through www.lexingtonky.gov/jobs and attach/upload applicable documents to verify your education, training, certification/license(s), or DD214 (for military preference with appropriate discharge) by filing deadline date.

++RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE APPLICATION++, but may be electronically attached/uploaded to the application.

Please note that the section titled "Application Questionnaire" has to be completed every time a new or revised application is submitted. Even if other information is pre-filled, the Questionnaire does not transfer.



Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offers an outstanding benefits package. Links to our most popular benefits are provided below:

The LFUCG is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, and as such is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay and other aspects of employment.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Experience: N/A


  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen. (Must present proof of citizenship)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and provide a copy of a state issues birth certificate.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must not have been terminated from any job in the past year.
  • Must be willing to work any shift and call back duty.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Must have the strength and agility to allow the employee to perform job duties, which would be found at the level of medium work (i.e. exerting 20-50 pounds of force) and including occasional very heavy work, (i.e. exerting in excess of 100 pounds.)
  • For Veteran's preference, applicants must submit a copy of Form DD 214
  • Because of the nature of work individual shall submit to a background check as part of the examination process and must successfully complete same before being eligible for certification and/or employment.


Applicants must pass a written test that assesses both cognitive and aptitude skills needed to be successful in the position of Corrections Officer (a score of 70 or above must be attained). Study guides are available for check out; contact 859-425-2739 to make a request for one. Those passing the written exam will be invited to an interview. Based on the interview, a certain number of individuals will be required to submit to a polygraph and physical exam that includes drug testing. You must successfully complete each component to be placed on the eligibility list.

Contact Information

Jacob Crawford

Division of Community Corrections
600 Old Frankfort Circle
Lexington, Kentucky 40510
phone: 859-425-2739

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