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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:


Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee


The City of Nicholasville is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee, grade 19, pay scale range min $11.21 – max over time $18.69. Duties include but are not limited to assisting in the daily operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Plant, including performing lab tests, and related work as required. Applicant must have a high school degree or GED ; must obtain Wastewater Treatment Operators License up to and including Class III license as experience and time line requirements are met. This is a full time position with benefits. Applications and job descriptions may be picked up at City Hall, 517 N. Main Street, Nicholasville, Ky, or downloaded from below. Applications accepted through 4 p.m. November 6, 2020 at the same location. E.O.E.
Click here to download the Description.

Click Here for the City Application

Water Plant Operator Trainee


The City of Nicholasville Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Water Plant Operator Trainee, 2nd or 3rd shift, grade 19, pay range min $11.21 to max over time $18.69. Duties include assisting in daily operation and maintenance of the Water Plant, including collections and treatment of water; related work as required. Must have a high school degree or GED and must obtain Class IVA Water Treatment Plant Operators License within 18 months after meeting experience requirements. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Ky. Applications may be downloaded from below completed and either faxed to 859-881-0750 or emailed to kathy.rhineheimer@nicholasville.org. Applications will be accepted thru 4:00 p.m., October 27, 2020. E.O.E.
Click here to download the Description.

Click Here for the City Application




FIREFIGHTER / EMT RECRUIT

*The Nicholasville Fire Department accepts applications year round however for this hiring cycle applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM September 30th, 2020



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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