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Human Resources: Employment

If you are interested in employment with the city of Nicholasville, please check here periodically, as all available positions will be listed. The city only accepts applications for open positions; it does not keep general applications on file. Therefore, applicants must apply for each position for which they want to be considered.

The city of Nicholasville is an Equal Opportunity Employer*. For more information, contact Kathy Rhineheimer, Human Resource Director, 859.885.1121 or kathy.rhineheimer@nicholasville.org.

For information about jobs with the Commonwealth of Kentucky that are available in Jessamine and other counties, click here.

*Equal Employment Opportunity: Statement

The city of Nicholasville is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, and other protected class individuals.

Equal opportunity is extended to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Nicholasville complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. Discrimination and harassment in all forms is considered to be a serious offense.

Nicholasville Is Accepting Applications For:


Engineer Assistant I


The City of Nicholasville Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Engineer Assistant I, grade 25, pay range min $15.03 to max over time $25.05. Under general direction, responds to and resolves customer complaints and inquiries concerning utility service; performs resident inspection of utility line construction, street construction, storm water management construction; assists with review of utility line design; gathers field data concerning public improvements; assists in obtaining easements; assists other departments as requested; performs related work as required. Applicants must have a high school degree or GED supplemented by four years directly related work experience. A degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for experience. A minimum of Class III D Distribution and Class III Waste Water Collection certifications are preferable, must obtain same licenses within one year of meeting eligibility requirements. Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 517 N. Main St., Nicholasville KY. or downloaded from below. Applications will be accepted thru 4:00 p.m., February 19, 2020 at the same location. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Click here to download the Description.

Click Here for the City Application

Street Dept Maintenance Worker I


The City of Nicholasville Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Street Department Maintenance Worker I, grade 18, pay range min $10.68 to max over time $17.80. This position's main duties will be from 4 am to 12 noon running the street sweeper. In addition to these duties this position will also perform semi-skilled and manual labor work activities in the construction, installation, maintenance and cleanliness of the streets, roads, alleys, bridges, catch basins, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks; assists other departments as requested; performs related work as required. No education or work experience required however must be able to follow oral and written instructions, must posses valid drivers license issued by the Commonwealth of KY; must be eligible for and obtain commercial drivers license during first year of employment and must maintain commercial drivers license throughout employment. Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 517 N. Main St., Nicholasville KY. or downloaded from below. Applications will be accepted thru 4:00 p.m., February 19, 2020 at the same location. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Click here to download the Description.

Click Here for the City Application

FIREFIGHTER / EMT RECRUIT

The Nicholasville Fire Department accepts applications year round for this position.
Please note: If you have completed and turned in an application within the past year you will not need to complete another one. The application we have on file will be utilized. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Administrative Offices during normal business hours at(859) 885-5505
Position Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License (from current state of residence)
  • Current CPAT card if applicable ( out of state applicants or those not currently working for a career department)
ADA Accommodation:
In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if any candidate needs an accommodation to be made for an eligible disability, in order to complete the physical test on the date assigned, Please notify the Human Resource office (859-885-1121) by the advertised application deadline, and specify the accommodation needed.

Salary and Benefits:

Minimum Starting Salary: $32,814.08 plus training incentive
Annual Training Incentive Pay: $4000.00
  • Fully-Paid Employee Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 75% Paid Family Medical/Dental/Vision
  • State C.E.R.S. Hazardous-Duty Retirement
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Shift Trade-Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement

The City of Nicholasville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace
Click here to download the application packet.



Other Opportunities:

517 North Main Street · Nicholasville, KY 40356 · Phone: 859.885.1121 · Fax: 859.881.0750 · Email: info@nicholasville.org
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