J O B N O T I C E
The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of
Department of Police
This is a police practitioner class responsible for the provision of a broad range of law enforcement services to protect individual rights, preserve the peace, prevent and suppress crime, protect life and property, identify and apprehend criminal offenders and enforce regulatory measures.
REQUIREMENTS: By the date of submission of the application be twenty‑one (21) years of age per KRS 15.382; provide birth certificate copy with application; be a high school graduate or have earned a GED and provide copy of diploma with application (home schooling documentation must be approved by KLEC). Possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle and provide copy of license with application; must acquire/possess/maintain a valid KY drivers’ license. No prior felony or domestic violence convictions; not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm; not have had certification as a peace officer revoked in KY or any other state; not have received a dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge, or general discharge under other than honorable conditions, if served in any branch of U.S. Armed Forces; be willing to become a resident of KY prior to administration of Oath of Office, if employed; be willing to undergo and successfully complete thorough physical agility testing, a suitability screener examination which will include an evaluation by a psychologist/psychiatrist, be fingerprinted and undergo and successfully complete thorough personal background investigation, and polygraph testing; provide a truthful statement certifying no use of illicit drugs for the past 12 months; as a pre‑condition to employment and a condition to continued employment, execute a waiver to submit to random testing for illicit drugs; after a conditional offer of employment, be willing to undergo and successfully complete thorough medical examination; be willing to execute a repayment agreement for continued employment with the APD for a minimum of thirty-six (36) months; be willing to attend the 20-week DOCJT basic training academy in Richmond, KY and must acquire/maintain certification as a KY police officer; and, be free from tattoos or body piercing that will be visible while in any departmentally issued uniform. Body piercing does not include piercing of the ear lobe. Any applicant who is a “Certified Peace Officer” as defined in KRS 15.380 to 15.404 must provide a copy of the Peace Officer Professional Standards Certification issued by the KY Law Enforcement Council with application in order to be evaluated prior to processing all non-certified applicants.
Applicants must provide copy of high school diploma/GED or verification of receipt IN ADDITION TO COPY OF ANY COLLEGE; copy of STATE birth certificate; AND COPY OF DRIVERS LICENSE with application. The application can be downloaded and printed at www.ashlandky.gov for completion. No faxed or emailed applications accepted. Applications are also available from Human Resources, Room 301, City Building, 1700 Greenup Ave., P.O. Box 1839, Ashland, KY 41105-1839, M-F, 8:30 AM – 5 PM, (606) 327-2024. Closing date and time for submission of completed applications to Human Resources with required documentation is Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12 P.M. Minority candidates and certified peace officers are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer
Full benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, participation in Kentucky Retirement, and KY Deferred Comp available. Salary paid bi-weekly.
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