Career Opportunities

The City of Fort Wright is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below.  We kindly request employment applications be submitted along with your resume.  Please Click Here to Obtain the Employment Application.  The City of Fort Wright is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

​Police Department

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 $57,650.73 to $77,533.82, plus occasional over-time, special details, holiday pay, and a $4,300 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 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]. Please CLICK HERE to obtain the Employment Application. Application deadline is no later than 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic (Part-Time)

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 $24.50 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].  Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled.  Please click here to obtain the Employment Application.