239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

Full Time Positions

Firefighter

CLASS TITLE:  Firefighter I

DEPARTMENT:  Fire

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:  Under direct supervision of shift officers, performs firefighting, fire prevention and operating duties; and does related work as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

(1)        Responds to fire alarms, in full firefighting gear.

(2)        Lays out and connects hoses.

(3)        Holds nozzles and directs water streams.

(4)        Raises and climbs ladders, uses chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines and other equipment.

(5)        Removes persons from danger.

(6)        Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and cleaning up debris.

(7)        Participates in fire drills and attends classes in firefighting, first aid, and related subjects.

(8)        May assist in keeping records and filling out reports.

(9)        Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire department property; cleans and washes walls, windows and floors.

(10)      Makes minor repairs, washes, hangs and dries hose.

(11)      Checks, washes, cleans and polishes apparatus and related equipment.

(12)      On assignment, may participate in one of several trades in maintaining, remodeling, constructing, altering or repairing buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment.

(13)      Checks fire hydrants on seasonal basis.

(14)      Performs public relations functions for schools and other civic groups.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED).  Completion of 400 hours of State required training within 10 weeks of date of hire.  (This training is conducted in  house by staff personnel, at the City’s Fire Training Center.)  Under extenuating circumstances a two week extension may be granted by the Fire Chief upon recommendation of the Training Officer and approval by the City Commission.  A copy of the National Firefighter Professional Qualifications for Firefighter I are attached.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT:  Possession of or ability to obtain a valid operator license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Ability to meet departmental requirements.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Some knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the city.  Ability to learn a variety of firefighting duties and methods, including the operation of firefighting apparatus within a reasonable working test period.  Physical strength and agility and freedom from serious physical defects as indicated by a physical examination and the ability to perform arduous tasks under adverse conditions.  Ability to perform the mechanical work involved in operating and maintaining firefighting apparatus equipment and tools.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES NECESSARY: 

(1)        Mobility in the operations of motor vehicles in driving a department vehicle on emergency runs.  Mobility to operate vehicle during adverse conditions while maintaining radio contact with dispatcher or other units.

(2)        Mobility in upper and lower body necessary in working an active fire scene.  Involves quick response in gathering equipment, pulling hoses, making connection to hydrants, gaining entry to structure, and climbing ladders.  Requires walking, running, climbing, bending, stretching, carrying and stooping (Over 25 lbs.)

(3)        Physical stamina in enduring long periods of time exposed to adverse weather conditions, including the fire scene itself.

(4)        Mobility to secure and investigate a fire scene.  Gathering evidence from fire scene could involve climbing, stooping, stretching and walking.

(5)        Mobility and physical strength in assisting medical personnel in emergency situations.

 

Application initial deadline is until close of business November 20, 2019

Submit applications to:

Human Resources 239 W. Main Street, Richmond KY.  40475

Contact jmasters@richmond.ky.us with questions

Application:  APPLICATION-FIRE-RICHMONDKY

Police Officer (Sworn Position)

CLASS TITLE:  Police Officer (Sworn Position)

DEPARTMENT:  Police

BASE: $20.70 per hour

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under direct supervision of the shift commander, performs general duty police work in the enforcement of federal, state and local laws; community service; and does related work as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

(1)        Patrols a designated area on foot or on radio equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crime.

(2)        Secures the scene of crime; conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses and makes arrests.

(3)        Testifies as a witness in court.

(4)        Serves summons and subpoenas.

(5)        Investigates reports of stolen property:  conducts follow-up investigations of homicides and thefts.

(6)        Transports prisoners.

(7)        Investigates reports of stolen property:  conducts follow-up investigations of homicides and thefts.

(8)        Investigates complaints of crimes committed by juveniles, and investigates places, areas and conditions that cause juvenile delinquency.

(9)        Provides traffic control services in connection with school crossing, inoperative electronic traffic control devices, accidents, parades and special events.

(10)      Prepares written reports on shift activities.

(11)      Assists ambulance and fire services in emergency situations.

(12)      Renders first aid.

(13)      Administers Breath tests.

(14)      Takes photographs and fingerprints for records.

(15)      Investigates accidents and completes proper reports.

(16)      Attends regular training classes in police methods, first aid, firearms instructions and related subjects.

(17)      Participates in roll calls and debriefings.

(18)      Renders assistance to citizens and the public as needed.

(19)      May perform special related duties in special details or administrative services.

(20)      Performs general duty police work.

(21)      Responsibilities for Police Officer include but are not limited to the above duties.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED).  Completion of initial required training during the first year of employment.  Prior law enforcement experience preferred.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:  Must be 21 years or older. Possession of an operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Must comply with the appropriate provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Some knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures with ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations.  Knowledge of the geography of the area or ability to acquire the knowledge rapidly.  Working knowledge of preventive maintenance.  Ability to remember names, faces and details of incidents.  Ability to analyze situations and carry out oral and written instructions.  Ability to analyze situations and to adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action, with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.  Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.  Physical strength and agility and freedom from serious defects as indicated by a physical examination.  Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the general public.  Initiative.  Firmness.  Courtesy.  Resourcefulness. Agility.  Sound judgment.  Integrity.  Honesty.

Application initial deadline is until close of business November 20, 2019

Submit applications to:

Human Resources 239 W. Main Street, Richmond KY.  40475

Contact jmasters@richmond.ky.us with questions

Application:  APPLICATION-POLICE-RICHMONDKY

Police Officer (Sworn Position - Lateral)

CLASS TITLE:  Police Officer (Sworn Position – Lateral)

DEPARTMENT:  Police

BASE: $20.70 per hour -plus up to three years credit toward rate of pay

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under direct supervision of the shift commander, performs general duty police work in the enforcement of federal, state and local laws; community service; and does related work as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

(1)        Patrols a designated area on foot or on radio equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crime.

(2)        Secures the scene of crime; conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses and makes arrests.

(3)        Testifies as a witness in court.

(4)        Serves summons and subpoenas.

(5)        Investigates reports of stolen property:  conducts follow-up investigations of homicides and thefts.

(6)        Transports prisoners.

(7)        Investigates reports of stolen property:  conducts follow-up investigations of homicides and thefts.

(8)        Investigates complaints of crimes committed by juveniles, and investigates places, areas and conditions that cause juvenile delinquency.

(9)        Provides traffic control services in connection with school crossing, inoperative electronic traffic control devices, accidents, parades and special events.

(10)      Prepares written reports on shift activities.

(11)      Assists ambulance and fire services in emergency situations.

(12)      Renders first aid.

(13)      Administers Breath tests.

(14)      Takes photographs and fingerprints for records.

(15)      Investigates accidents and completes proper reports.

(16)      Attends regular training classes in police methods, first aid, firearms instructions and related subjects.

(17)      Participates in roll calls and debriefings.

(18)      Renders assistance to citizens and the public as needed.

(19)      May perform special related duties in special details or administrative services.

(20)      Performs general duty police work.

(21)      Responsibilities for Police Officer include but are not limited to the above duties.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED).  Completion of initial required training during the first year of employment.  Prior law enforcement experience preferred.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: 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. Possession of an operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Must comply with the appropriate provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Some knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures with ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations.  Knowledge of the geography of the area or ability to acquire the knowledge rapidly.  Working knowledge of preventive maintenance.  Ability to remember names, faces and details of incidents.  Ability to analyze situations and carry out oral and written instructions.  Ability to analyze situations and to adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action, with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.  Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.  Physical strength and agility and freedom from serious defects as indicated by a physical examination.  Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the general public.  Initiative.  Firmness.  Courtesy.  Resourcefulness. Agility.  Sound judgment.  Integrity.  Honesty.

Application initial deadline is until close of business November 20, 2019

Submit applications to:

Human Resources 239 W. Main Street, Richmond KY.  40475

Contact jmasters@richmond.ky.us with questions

Application:  APPLICATION-POLICE-RICHMONDKY

School Resource Officer

CLASS TITLE:  School Resource Officer (Sworn Position)

DEPARTMENT:  Police

BASE: $20.70 per hour -plus up to three years credit toward rate of pay

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under direct supervision of the shift commander, performs general duty police work in the enforcement of federal, state and local laws; community service; and does related work as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

(1)        Patrols assigned school (including school grounds) on foot to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crime. (Officers assigned as School Resource Officers are to remain on school grounds, unless requested to respond to an extreme emergency by on duty supervisor to assist shift personnel).

(2)        Serves commons, subpoenas and juvenile pick-up orders on school grounds only.

(3)        Abide by School Board policies and shall consult with and coordinate activities through the school principal, but shall remain fully responsive to the chain of command of the Police Department in all matters relating to employment and supervision.

(4)        Encourage individual and small group discussions about law enforcement related matters with students, faculty and parents.

(5)        Refrain completely from functioning as a school disciplinarian.  The School Resource Officer is not to be involved in the enforcement of disciplinary infractions that do not constitute violations of law.

(6)        Attend meetings where appropriate to solicit support for the School Resource Officer program.

(7)        Confer with the principal to develop plans and strategies to prevent and/or minimize dangerous situations on or near the campus or involving students at school related activities.

(8)        Perform security duties determined by the principal.  (Nothing herein is intended to preclude the School Resource Officer from being available in areas where interaction with students is expected).

(9)        Abide by applicable law concerning interviews should it be necessary to conduct formal law enforcement interviews with students or staff on property or at school functions under the jurisdiction of the School Board.

(10)      Take law enforcement action as necessary and notify the principal of the school as soon as possible.

(11)      In order to assure the peaceful operation of school-related programs, School Resource Officer will, whenever possible, participate in or attend school functions.

(12)     Coordinate with the principal and be responsible for law enforcement and security activity at extra-curricular events as determined by the principal.

(13)      Participate/Teach educational programs when applicable.

(14)      Prepares written reports on each shift of activities within the school grounds.

(15)      Assists ambulance and fire services in emergency situations and renders first aid.

(16)      Attends regular department training classes and specialized training for School Resource Officers.

(17)      Participates in roll call and debriefing for school resource officers.

(18)      May perform special details or administrative services.

(19)      Responsibilities of the School Resource Officer include but are not limited to the above duties.

(20)      School Resource Officers will abide by the position description for Patrol/Senior  Patrol Officer when not serving in the role of a SRO.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED).  Completion of initial required training during the first year of employment.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of an operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Must comply with the appropriate provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes. 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures with ability to apply this knowledge to specific  situations.  Knowledge of the geography of the area or ability to acquire the knowledge rapidly.  Working knowledge of preventive maintenance.  Ability to remember names, faces and details of incidents.  Ability to analyze situations and carry out oral and written instructions.  Ability to analyze situations and to adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action, with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.  Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.  Physical strength and agility and freedom from serious defects as indicated by physical examination.  Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the general public.  Initiative. Firmness.  Courtesy.  Resourcefulness.  Agility. Sound judgment.  Integrity.  Honesty.

Physical attributes necessary:

Mobility in the operation of motor vehicles in driving a department vehicle on regular patrol or special duty.  Mobility to operate vehicle during adverse conditions while maintaining radio contact with dispatcher or other units.

Mobility in upper and lower body to accomplish necessary foot pursuit or restraint of subjects.  Requires walking, running, climbing, bending, stretching, carrying and stooping (Over 25 lbs.).

Physical stamina in enduring long periods of time exposed to adverse weather conditions (traffic and crowd control).

Mobility to secure and investigate a crime scene.  Gathering evidence from crime scene could involve climbing, stooping, stretching and walking.

Mobility and physical strength in assisting medical personnel in emergency situations.

Rendering first aid may involve lifting, carrying, stooping (Over 25 lbs).

 

Application initial deadline is until close of business November 20, 2019

Submit applications to:

Human Resources 239 W. Main Street, Richmond KY.  40475

Contact jmasters@richmond.ky.us with questions

Application:  APPLICATION-POLICE-RICHMONDKY

Part Time Positions

Seasonal Positions

There are no positions available at this time.

Submitting your Application

For applications and job descriptions, contact the Human Resource Department, during office hours, Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Applications should be submitted to:
City of Richmond Human Resource Department
P.O. Box 250
Richmond, KY 40476.

If you have any questions please call 859-623-1000 extension 1200.

Applications must be submitted by 4:30pm on the final day of acceptance for the position.

The City of Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.