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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:


Cemetery Superintendent


The City of Nicholasville is accepting applications for Cemetery Superintendent, grade 31. Minimum starting pay at $20.94 hour, maximum over time of $37.70 hour.

Under general Administrative direction is responsible for the overall management of the Cemetery operation and maintenance; maintains, services, repairs and coordinates maintenance of all city owned buildings and grounds; supervises personnel within division; responsible for transporting County Class D workers from and to the detention center and is responsible for their supervision while they perform work in department; serves as Cemetery Sexton; coordinates with contractor for mowing at Cemetery; performs related work as required. Applicant must have a high school degree or GED supplemented by three years directly related work experience. See job description for more information on requirements.

Applications and job description may be picked up at City Hall, 517 N. Main Street, Nicholasville, Ky, or downloaded from the below. Applications accepted through 4 p.m. March 17, 2021 at the same location. Equal Opportunity Employer

Click here to download the Description.

Click Here for the City Application

Sr Building Inspector/Building Inspector


The City of Nicholasville will accept applications to fill only 1 (one) vacancy in the Planning and Zoning Office which may be filled at either level of the following positions:

Sr Building Inspector, grade 28, rate range per hour min $18.09 - max over time $32.56, Final hiring rate determined during final step of interview process. Under general direction and supervision, administers and enforces building and zoning codes, condemnation codes, subdivision regulations, and ordinances: performs related work as required. Applicants must have a high school degree or GED, supplemented by 2 years directly related work experience: additional directly related education may be substituted for work experience requirement on a year for year basis. Applicant must possess at the time of hire and maintain the following as a condition of continued employment: a valid driver's license, One and Two Family Dwelling Inspection Certification ( Ky Dept of Housing), Level I Building Certification ( Ky Dept of Housing).

Building Inspector, grade 26, rate range per hour min $16.41 - max over time $27.35, Final hiring rate determined during final step of interview process. Under general direction and supervision, administers and enforces building and zoning codes, condemnation codes, subdivision regulations, and ordinances: performs related work as required. Applicants must have a high school degree or GED, supplemented by 1 year directly related work experience: additional directly related education may be substituted for work experience. Applicant must possess/obtain the following as a condition of continued employment: a valid driver's license (possess at the time of hire and maintain), One and Two Family Dwelling Inspection Certification ( Ky Dept of Housing), (obtain within the first 6 months of employment and maintain).

See job description for more information on requirements on both positions. Applications and a complete job description may be downloaded from below, or picked up at City Hall, 517 N. Main St. Nicholasville, KY., and will be accepted until 4 p.m., March 17, 2021 at the same location. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here to download the Sr Building Inspector Description.

Click here to download the Building Inspector 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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