Job Opening

City of Richmond

JOB: Sworn and/or certified police officers.

Must be presently employed as a full time sworn Police Officer or hold a state certification as a peace officer with a minimum of three years’ sworn Police Officer experience.

Must have completed the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council’s (KLEC) approved required Basic Training Course or a similar course in another state that would meet the Kentucky requirements for peace officer certification.

Must be eligible for certification as a State Peace Officer.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must not have been convicted of a felony.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must pass an in-depth background investigation.
Must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
Must not be a current user of illegal drugs.
Must take a pre-employment suitability screener.
Must take a pre-employment polygraph examination.
May be required to pass a pre-employment physical agility test.
Must not be prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm.
Must have been discharged under honorable conditions if having served in the armed forces of the United States.
Must not have had certification as a peace officer permanently revoked in another state.
Must work a varied work schedule.

SALARY INFORMATION: Up to 3 years credit toward salary rate.

Submit applications to Human Resources: 239 W. Main Street Richmond, KY 40475

Download an application at the link below:


JOB: Park Security Officer (Non-sworn position)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under direct supervision of the Support Services Division Commander or his designee, patrols and provides safety and security for designated city parks and facilities, including structures thereon; provides courteous and friendly directions to park visitors; summons emergency services when needed; and does other related work as required.

(01) Patrol parks to protect facilities, buildings, persons, and property thereon.
(02) Open and close park facilities and ensure facilities are secure as appropriate.
(03) Provide assistance in emergency situations by summoning the proper emergency services personnel.
(04) Promote park cleanliness, check and monitor park restrooms, and playground facilities.
(05) Assist with park and/or recreation programs or special events.
(06) Provide courteous and friendly directions, information or interpretation of rules and regulations to park visitors in order to gain voluntary compliance.
(07) Enforce parking regulations on park grounds and issue parking citations as needed.
(08) Control access to restricted areas of park grounds.
(09) Ensure visitors leave grounds when parks close or when they violate park rules.
(10) Direct traffic.
(11) Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holiday, overtime and availability for on-call.
(12) Request law enforcement assistance when situations are encountered requiring the presence of a police officer.
(11) Perform other related duties as assigned.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED).

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Familiarity with city parks, facilities and locations or the demonstrated ability to acquire such knowledge; the ability to work independently in the absence of direct supervision; the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other officials, and the general public; ability to communicate via police radio; tact, sound judgment, integrity and honesty.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES NECESSARY: Mobility in the operation of motor vehicles in driving a department vehicle on regular security patrol or special duty. Mobility to operate a vehicle during adverse conditions. Ability to operate and communicate clearly on a police radio, both mobile and portable.

Physical stamina in enduring long periods of time exposed to adverse weather conditions (e.g., traffic, crowd control, special events, and similar circumstances).

Mobility and physical strength in assisting medical personnel in emergency situations. Rendering first aid may involve lifting, carrying, and stooping (Over 25 lbs.).

Ability to pass a city physical as required by the Chief of Police and/or City Manager.

Must be available to work a flexible schedule.
Submit applications to Human Resources at 239 W. Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475
Application Deadline: June 28, 2017
Starting Hourly Rate: $11.00

Download an application at the link below:

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