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phone (502) 348-5947 ext.2223

Career Opportunities

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Firefighter/EMT
The Bardstown Fire Department is now accepting applications for Firefighter/EMTs.  Application packets can be obtained at the Bardstown Fire Department, located at 230 North 5
th St. Bardstown, KY 40004 between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday or by downloading it here. 

Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 9th at 4pm. 

Job type: Full-time, regular work hours 8am to 8am on a 24/48 rotation. 

Pay Rate:$32,938/year plus state incentive pay.

Benefits: CERS retirement after one year of employment, health insurance, paid vacation and personal leave based on length of service.

Minimum requirements for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Must possess a valid KY driver’s license
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 400 hour Kentucky Career Level Certified
  • Must possess a current EMT certification 
  • Must possess a current CPAT card as required by KY Fire Commission or in cases of a lateral transfer you must obtain a CPAT card one year from hire date
  • Must be physically able to perform job duties

Please include all copies of training records, high school diploma or GED, driver’s license, and CPAT card with application.

The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Police Officers


The City Of Bardstown is taking applications for recruit and lateral Police Officers.

Recruit Applicants:

  • Must be 21 years of age.

  • Have a valid driver’s license

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Able to pass an extensive background investigation which includes a polygraph and psychological screening process.

    Lateral Applicants:

  • Must have 5 years of police experience

  • Meet the requirements of the Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) Act administered by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

  • Starting pay for laterals will be based on experience plus years of service.

Excellent Pay and Benefits Current Base hourly rate is $18.65/hour. If you work 2,080 hours per year, this amounts to approximately $38,781.00. Provided benefits include, but are not limited to; health, vision, dental, and life insurance. Paid time off including vacation, personal time, bereavement, and military leave. CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement through the Kentucky Retirement System. After completion of required training, police officers are eligible for $4000 a year in state incentive pay; subject to change.

Applications will be accepted until 11/09/2018 at 4:00pm.
Download an Application

Applications must be returned to the Bardstown Police Department, in person, by the filing deadline. (212 Plaza Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004)

The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Water Meter Technician

The City of Bardstown is looking for a qualified individual to fill the full-time position of Water Meter Technician in the Meter department. Application packets can be obtained at City Hall, located at 220 N 5th St. Bardstown, KY 40004 between 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday or downloaded here.

Job Type:  Full-time
Pay Rate:  Based on qualifications and experience.
Benefits:  Competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid vacation, personal days, and retirement contributions.

Minimum requirements for this position include: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 years of related work experience, preferable with a public organization. 
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug test.

All interested persons to submit application along with a resume to City Hall, Attn: Greg Ashworth, 220 N. Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY 40004, by 4:30 on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.  The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications will be accepted until 11/02/2018 at 4:30pm.
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Some of the job duties include:

  1. Reads and records all electric and water meters daily, using hand-held data captive units.
  2. Operates  a  personal  computer  to  receive  and  process  data  from  the  route management system for billing and generating reports from read meters.
  3. Performs re-reads when requested. Identifies customer problems, leaks, etc.; prepares work order for repairs; follows-up with customer.
  4. Assists in posting daily work orders for customer changes, new accounts, meter replacements, etc.
  5. Locates, marks and cleans meters, clears area around meter, digs out sunken meters, repairs and/or replaces meter tops.
  6. Compiles  reports  from  collected  data,  forwards  to  appropriate  personnel  or agencies.
  7. Assists with meter installation, repair or replacement.
  8. Performs cut-off or connect services.