To apply, please download and complete the application at bottom of this page and email to, Fax to 606-989-2102, or drop off in person at the Detention Center: 209 28th Street, Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129

Deputy Jailer - Full Time - Starting Pay $19.13 per hour

This is a skilled position in a Detention Center. It is a sworn, law enforcement position with arrest powers.  However, the power of arrest is to be used only on Detention Center property.  An employee in this position is responsible for the supervision of inmates.  The Deputy Jailer will perform all tasks in a professional manner.  Work is performed under general to close supervision. 


  • Starting Pay of $19.13 per hour during training, $21.22 an hour upon completion of training
  • Health Insurance
  • County Retirement Plan
  • 401 K Plan Available
  • Paid Sick / Vacation Days
  • Built in Overtime
  • 3-day weekend every other week

Examples of Deputy Jailer Duties:

  • Be able to perform all tasks related to in and out processing of inmates

  • Arrange for the inmates to attend court

  • Supervise the general cleaning of the Detention Center

  • Supervise the distribution of inmate meals

  • Specifically supervise the cleaning of inmate cells

  • Transport inmates to doctor, dentist, hospital or other appointments

  • Process work release inmates out and back in to the Detention Center

  • Search work release inmates and other inmates for contraband

  • Search cells periodically for contraband

  • Serve and file warrants

  • Use and monitor a two-way radio

  • Meet and deal effectively and courteously with the public

  • Process and account for money received for bonds, fines, etc.

  • Maintain daily logs and records as required

  • Culminate an arrest on Detention Center property when necessary

  • Write offense citations accurately

  • Mark and disperse evidence properly

  • Testify in court

  • Assist all law enforcement agencies in a cooperative manner

  • Be familiar with previous shift's activities and be able to pass-on information to on-coming shift personnel

Special Requirements for Deputy Jailers 

  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED

  • Discharged under honorable conditions, if served in military

  • Is not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm

  • Must be able to read and write the English language

  • Attend and successfully complete twenty-four (24) hours of Correctional Training per year

  • Must possess valid motor vehicle operator's license

  • Must successfully complete a criminal, driving, medical history, drug screen and employment background check

  • Submit to Random Drug screens

To apply, please complete the attached application and email to,  Fax to 606-989-2102,  or drop off in person at the Detention Center: 209 28th Street, Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129

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