Deputy Jailer

Henderson County Detention Center | Henderson, KY, 42420
Posted from 10/21/2021 to 12/31/2022
Pay: 15.00
Compensation Type: Hourly
Position Type: Full-Time
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This is a full-time job with benefits including a pay increase (after successfully completing a probationary period)! This position requires shift work including but not limited to: nights, weekends & holidays; subject to call back within 24 hours if necessary to meet the needs of the facility. Subject to drug screens random and upon request. Applicants / employees should have good communication skills, ability to speak, write, and understand the English language, be hard working, reliable, punctual, organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, honest, trustworthy, observant, ability to follow & carry-out directives, & 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.



Pre-employment: Drug screen ($20 to be prepaid by applicant) & Health Physical (pd by applicant)

Ability to pass a full background investigation No felony convictions! Must be able to read and legibly 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 interpret information at normal spoken word levels, to receive detailed information through oral communication and/or to make fine distinctions in sound Visual acuity is required for depth & color perception, peripheral vision, preparing & analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings & activities May be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment Ability to: stoop, kneel, crawl, climb, reach, pull, grasp, turn, twist, bend, run, hold, & stand/walk continuously for long periods of time; 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 REQUIRED to be submitted with completed application: Valid driver’s license Proof of US Citizenship IE: Social Security Card Diploma or equivalent (GED) 21+ yrs. of age (state issued birth certificate)

  • Pay increase to $16.00 (after successful completion of probationary period)
  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health savings account
  • On-the-job training
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation time (after 1 year)
  • Paid sick time (begins accruing immediately)
  • Life insurance policy ($30,000 paid by the county)


Download Application:

Submit complete application packet (w/copies of required documents listed above) by:

Mail or deliver to:

Henderson County Detention Center,380 Borax Drive, Henderson, KY 42420

Fax application: 270-827-0980

You may also apply on our electronic application:

Henderson County Detention Center

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380 Borax Drive, Henderson, KY, 42420
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