Careers

The City of Fort Wright is currently hiring for the following positions:

Police Officer

The City of Fort Wright is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, individual for the position of full-time Police Officer.  This position will be responsible for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances and will report directly to the Chief of Police and/or his designee.

The successful candidate must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, free from felony conviction, have a valid KY driver’s license or be capable of attaining one, & have a HS diploma or equivalent at the time of appointment. Applicants must satisfactorily pass all pre-employment requirements in accordance with KRS 15.382, the Peace Officers Professional Standards Act (POPS). 

Salary Range (DOQ) is $50,953.83 to $68,527.23, plus occasional over-time, special details, holiday pay, and a $4,000 state hazardous duty incentive upon receipt of POPS Certification. Excellent benefit package provided, which currently includes the following:

  • Employer provided Medical w HSA, Dental, and Vision Package or Health Insurance Waiver Incentive
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Uniforms, Body Armor & All Other Equipment Provided.
  • On-site Fitness Facility
  • Longevity Pay
  • Take Home Fleet Vehicle
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • 12 Hour Shift with alternating weekends off
  • Low .99% Payroll Tax Rate
  • Social Security Tax Exempt
  • KY CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement

Lateral Transfer and Retired Officers eligible for re-employment in accordance with KRS 95.022 are encouraged and eligible to apply. Lateral transfer and retired officers hired under KRS 95.022 are eligible for leave time commensurate with experience.  Retired officers hired under KRS 95.022 are also eligible for a “pension waiver” stipend in addition to their base pay.

Applications are available at the link below and should be submitted along with your resume to COFW Police Dept, Attn:  Chief Butler, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011 or via email to [email protected].  Application deadline is no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Please click here to obtain the employment application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

(Full Time) Treasuer

The City of Fort Wright is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of Full-Time Treasurer. The position is responsible for the financial management of the City, ensuring the efficient operation of the Administration Department, and rendering high quality service to our residents.

Position duties include, but are not limited to, facilitation of account payable/account receivable transactions and journal entries; serve as custodian of all monies, bonds, and city securities; balance cash drawers; assist in annual audits; maintain collaterals and investments according to policy; serve as the City Tax Collector; maintain inventory and asset accounts; Federal, State, and Local reporting; prepare deposits; assist in bank reconciliations; records retention; interpret City Ordinances and State Statutes; filing; process passports; payroll functions; attend meetings of Council and Board of Adjustments and prepare minutes as needed; codification of Ordinances; provide clerical support which may include grant writing, reporting, and facilitation, while rendering excellent customer service.  This individual will report directly to the City Administrator and/or her designee.

The successful candidate should possess minimally an Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s preferred) from an accredited university in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, or another closely related field, supplemented by previous comparative work experience; and possess a general understanding of GASB and GFOA governmental accounting, or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Proficiency in Sage 50 software desired. Must be able to obtain a CMC Certificate, Notary Public, NIMS/ICS Certificates, Passport Acceptance Certification, and be bondable. 

Salary Range (DOQ) for the position is $46,151.65 to $62,082.29. Excellent benefit package provided, which currently includes the following:

  • Employer provided Medical w HSA, Dental, and Vision Package or Health Insurance Waiver Incentive
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • On-site Fitness Facility
  • Longevity Pay
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Social Security Tax Exempt and KY CERS Non Hazardous Duty Retirement
  • Low Employee Payroll Tax

Applications are available online at www.fortwright.com and should be submitted along with your resume to COFW Admin Dept, Attn: CAO, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011 or via email to [email protected].  

Please click here to obtain the Employment Application

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

 

(Part-Time) Seasonal Public Works Laborer


The City of Fort Wright, KY, is seeking a dynamic, highly self-motivated individual for the position of PT Seasonal Public Works Laborer.  The position reports directly to the Public Works Director and is responsible for a variety of manual labor related work (with a primary focus on grass mowing and litter abatement on public properties and public rights-of-way).

The successful candidate should possess minimally - a High School Diploma or equivalency, supplemented by previous work experience; a valid driver’s license; a demonstrated proficiency in the safe operation of equipment, and an ability to render high quality service to our residents.

Hourly Rate of Pay (DOQ):  $15 to $18 – approx. 22 hours per week from April/May through November/December. 

A completed City Employment Application and resume must be submitted to the Fort Wright Public Works Dept, Attn: PW Director, 409 Kyles Road, Fort Wright, KY 41011.  Applications will be accepted until vacancy is filled.  

Please click here to obtain the Employment Application

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

(Part-Time) Firefighter/Paramedic


The City of Fort Wright is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic.  All applicants must possess the following credentials:  High School Diploma or Equivalency; A Valid Driver’s License; Current National Registry Paramedic Certification or KY Paramedic Certification; ACLS, CPR, and PALS Certifications; KY 400 HR Certification or Firefighter I and II Certification; CPAT Card (KY Firefighter laterals are exempt).

Starting wage for this position is $16.67 per hour.  Flexible schedule.

Applications should be submitted along with your resume to COFW Fire/EMS Dept, Attn:  Chief Schewe, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011 or via email to [email protected].

Please click here to obtain the Employment Application

Equal Opportunity Employer