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Henderson County Detention Center accepts job applications
on a continual basis for the position of Deputy Jailer.
Henderson County Employee Benefits Include:

  • Uniforms: Required uniforms furnished (Employees must furnish their own boots and belts)
  • State Retirement: Henderson County participates in Kentucky State County Employee Retirement System
  • Life Insurance: $30,000 policy, premiums paid by the county
  • Sick Time: Accrue one half (1/2) sick day per month
  • Vacation: Earn 80 hours of vacation per year (after one year of service)
  • Health & Vision Insurance: County Contributes approximately 75% toward monthly premium


  • Full time employees work 40 hours a week. Henderson County currently runs 3 - 8 hour shifts.
  • 1st Shift - 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift - 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • 3rd Shift - 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Deputies must be available to work any shift, any day of the week.

Job Duties:

  • Provide security for the jail: Perform scheduled and impromptu security checks, Conduct cell and inmate searches, Prevent inmate escape.
  • Maintain inmate safety: Observe inmates behavior and physical appearance, Control inmate movement.
  • Enforce state laws and jail policies: Write reports, give verbal directives, Use physical force when required.
  • Qualify with various weapons: Experience firsthand the effects of OC Pepper spray.
  • Physical altercations: Learn to use confrontational avoidance techniques to deescalate situations. Learn basic self-defense techniques and controlled force.

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must possess valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal, medical history, drug screen and employment background check.

Applications may be picked up at the detention center or downloaded. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or turned in at the detention center or emailed to: kwiesen@hendersonky.us

Employment Application (pdf)