Deputy Jailer

Versailles, United States



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Position Summary 

Responsible for the care and custody of inmates in accordance with statutory and Woodford County Detention Center requirements. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Maintain discipline over inmates; admittance and booking of inmates to Detention Center; escort inmates to and from court or other required appointments; assist in the cleaning and sanitation of the Detention Center, keep records and make reports verbally and in writing.  Under supervision, this position also supports the department by performing other work as assigned.  The position requires shift work including nights, weekends and holidays and is subject to call back within 24 hours if the needs of the facility require it. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Completion of a high school education or equivalent; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Kentucky Driver’s License. 

Must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, excluding traffic violations and/or minor convictions.  It is at the discretion of the Jailer as to whether such violations and/or convictions are related to the job and are a basis for rejection of an employment application. 

Subject to an extensive background check. May be required to undergo psychological and/or other pre-employment testing.  In addition, he or she must possess a high degree of integrity and be a sober, order and law-abiding citizen.  Individuals with histories of offenses of assault and/or sexual abuse will not be eligible for employment consideration.

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where some standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form. 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to search and restrain.  The employee walks continuously throughout the Detention Center.  The employee must regularly deal with inmates and therefore must have the strength and physical ability to deal with them effectively.  Additionally, the employee must have the strength and agility found at the level of medium work (exerting 20-50 pounds of force) and including occasional very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 pounds).