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Kentucky Department of Corrections

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Correctional Officer

Job ID: 53111
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Job Description:

Stands watch in corridors of buildings, towers and other security posts.  Takes required action during emergencies to prevent escapes and suppress disorders.  Oversees inmates/patients inside and outside of the institution.  Takes periodic counts of inmates/patients.  Searches inmate's/patient's person, mail and quarters for contraband.  Oversees work or recreational activities.  Oversees inmates/patients during bathing and meals.  Counsels with inmates/patients on minor adjustment problems and refers serious problems to proper staff specialists.  Supervises inmates/patients in general housekeeping duties and checks quarters for health and safety hazards.  Issues and keeps records of inmate/patient clothing and supplies.  Makes written reports on violations of institutional rules.  Oversees inmates in preparing and serving food.  Oversees visits with inmates/patients and may search visitors for contraband.  Takes proper care of use of weapons.  Transports inmates/patients to and from other institutions, courts, medical facilities, funerals and other areas as required.  Administers emergency first aid to patients, residents, visitors and employees when necessary.  Travels in and out of state to return escapees.

Please contact doc.recruit@ky.gov or 502-564-4636 for any questions.

To apply for positions within the Department of Corrections, please visit https://careers.ky.gov .  Once on this website, click on the “Search and Apply” tab at the top, select “Career Opportunities System (COS) Application” and then create a profile for yourself, fill out your application, etc.  After you have your application submitted, you can search for jobs and apply for jobs that are posted.  Be sure to check back often, as we have new jobs posted every day.

During the initial pre-employment interview, an applicant shall be advised, that if he has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, a felony or trafficking in narcotics, dangerous drugs or controlled substances, he shall not be considered for employment with Corrections in the following positions:

1. Probation and Parole Officer;

2. Classification and Treatment Officer;

3. Correctional Officer; and

4. A position that requires the carrying of a firearm or transportation of an inmate.


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

Positions located in the following counties:

Bell, Boyle, Elliott, Fayette, Lyon, Morgan, Muhlenburg, Oldham, Shelby.






Medical Insurance

Hazardous Duty Retirement

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Amount of Pay:


Frequency of Pay:

per month

Other Qualifications:

Must submit to a pre-employement drug test and a background check.

Minimum Education:


Age Requirement:


U.S. Citizenship:



Direct Supervision of Defendants



Work Schedule:

Weekdays, Weekends




Prisons & Institutions



Application Deadline: