Open Positions – City

Public Safety Dispatcher

 Job Description

Although we are looking for already certified dispatchers, we are still encouraging noncertified candidates to still apply!! Experience in communications and or dispatching is preferred.

Looking for PART-TIME candidates with the potential to go FULL-TIME.

Benefits are for Full-Time employees.

Qualifications and Skills include:

  • Must have completed and is certified through the Department of Criminal Justice Training Basic Tele Communications Course in Richmond, KY or approved transferable out of state certifications. Additional testing maybe required.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment screening.
  • Ability to pass an extensive background check to include a suitability screening test, polygraph, and drug screening if needed and free of any felony convictions.
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 35 wpm required.
  • NCIC/LINK certified and other mandatory certifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge of computer operations sufficient to enter and retrieve data.
  • Effectively prioritize situations and make good decisions based on information that has been received.
  • Able to multitask and communicate information from several sources to ensure calls for service are being dispatched and handled in a timely manner.
  • Work under pressure and during stressful situations.
  • Ability to work shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays, and over time if needed.
  • Ability to hear and understand multiple sound sources.
  • Maintain a respectful working relationship with co-workers and the public.
  • Handle records to include background checks, reports and any basic public needs.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certified by DOCJT Basic Tele Course

Required License:

  • Valid driver’s licenses


Receives and dispatches all emergency calls requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services.

Operate a variety of communications equipment to include radio consoles, office equipment, telephones, government databases and computer systems.

Receives request for police reports, background checks, warrants and other pertinent information from officers and other government agencies to maintain public safety.

Making sure all correct information is entered into the CAD concurrently dealing with any action taken or information received from all sources relative to police department and personnel.

Receive and forward information for O.G.P.D. relating to important dates for court, information for business matters dealing with our department, and any other matters important related to the office.


Full Time:
Three days a week- Two 13-hour shifts and one 14-hour shift
Four-day weekend every other weekend (Thru-Sunday)

Part Time:
1-2 days a week, 13-hour shifts. (varies based on needs of the dispatch center)
Shift hours are 0700-2000, 1900-0800, 1100-0000 (swing shift)

$18.64-$25.59 per hour

Potential cost of living yearly and step increases every two years.
Pay is based off certified and/or experience.
Paid sick time off, vacation and 12 Floating Holidays

Work Location:

  • One location

Job Type: Part-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Typing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person


Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited High School or GED.
  • Must have successfully completed an 800- hour basic training course recognized by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Possesses a valid Driver License.
  • Must never have been convicted of any felony.
  • Must have never been prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm.
  • Must be able to successfully pass medical examination and a physical fitness test.
  • Must have never been discharged under dishonorable or other then honorable from any military service and must have not had certification as a peace officer permanently revoke in any other state.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making abilities in high-pressure situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in law enforcement practices.
  • Ability to pass a drug and background test.

Preferred, Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities-

  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action.
  • Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmy under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observations.
  • Ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing to prepare comprehensive records and reports.
  • Ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good public relations.
  • Ability to meet such specific requirements as may be established by competent authority.
  • Ability to lift 73% of their body weight.

-Protects citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic.

-Patrols a designated area of the city in a patrol to prevent and discover the commission of crime and to enforce traffic regulations.

-Prevents Crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventive, protective, and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; and detaining suspects.

-Apprehends suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help, observing violations, and making arrests.

-Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects.

-Documents observations and actions by radioing information and completing reports.

-Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.

-Gather evidence

-Fulfills court orders by serving warrants and commitments.

-Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic, enforcing laws and ordinances, investigating accidents, providing escort, and reporting unsafe streets and facilities.

-Minimizes personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims and radioing for medical assistance.

-Maintains operations by following department policies and procedures and recommending changes.

-Ensures operation of equipment by practicing responsible use, completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, notifying supervisor of needed repairs, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.

-Maintains professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; practicing skills; and participating in professional societies.

-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Military Police may be eligible to lateral transfer.

Competitive Pay

Longevity pay increases every two years

Cost of living increases

Paid sick leave

Floating Holidays

Paid vacation days

Separate 4k yearly KLEFPF

You can fill out an application at the Police Department or you can obtain one online at the City of Oak Grove website.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $46,587.57 - $63,951.45 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime

Finance Director

Job description

City of Oak Grove Mission Statement

We are committed to improving quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors by providing and maintaining essential services that meet the collective needs of our diverse community.

The city’s core values serve as the cultural foundation of the organization. They embody the spirit and collective conscience of the city and its employees. Our core values describe how we fulfill our mission by representing the enduring ideals and principles that guide our actions.

We believe:

  • Kentucky’s cities play an essential role in shaping the future of the commonwealth.
  • Local decisions are best made at the local level.
  • Our exceptional services help our city function effectively and enhance the quality of life within the city.
  • Building and cultivating relationships with other governments, businesses, and individuals furthers the mission of the city.

We embrace:

  • Customer service based on attentive listening and measured by timely and appropriate responses.
  • Credibility built on a commitment to high ethical standards, accountability, competence, and nonpartisanship.
  • Teamwork and continuous learning that drives improvement and innovation.
  • Caring and mutual respect that foster a supportive working environment.

Regardless of your primary area of work concentration, you are foremost an employee of the City of Oak Grove. While each city employee has different responsibilities, job duties, and departmental assignments in the organizational structure, employees are expected to work as a team toward the common goal of advancing the interests of the city.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited high school or GED.
  • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting or other business-related field supplemented with experience in municipal government.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in either accounting, business management, financial planning.
  • MUST be able to be bonded for $250,000.00.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to pass a drug test and background check.

Job Summary

This role entails managing financial planning, budgeting, accounting, and reporting functions, while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and policies. The finance director collaborates with various departments and stakeholders to develop and implement effective financial strategies that support the city's goals and objectives. The finance director for the city of Oak Grove and under general supervision is responsible for all financial affairs for the city. This position is responsible for the collection of revenue for the city of Oak Grove. Provides financial reports to the city council, state, and federal government. Prepares the city annual operating budget and performs all functions of cash management to include investment of city funds. Responsible for administration of the city’s liability, property, and fleet insurance programs.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the financial management of the City
  • Manages and oversees the following areas: Budgeting, Accounting, Purchasing; Payroll; Billing; Tax collection; Cash management; Risk management; Debt financing; and investments.
  • Prepare financial statements for funds, programs, and accounts.
  • Prepare operating and capital budgets for the city and utilities.
  • Manage and report budget activities to mayor, city council, department heads and committees.
  • Maintain chart of accounts.
  • Maintain general ledger.
  • Prepare, approve. and implement journal entries.
  • Reconcile all ledger, entries, and accounts.
  • Reconcile bank statements.
  • Manage all accounting including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash, and billing.
  • Monitor budget performance, identify variances, and recommend corrective actions when necessary.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and financial forecasts.
  • Conduct financial analysis to identify risks, and opportunities for cost optimization and revenue enhancement.
  • Present financial reports and analysis to the city council, department heads, and other stakeholders, providing clear and actionable insights.
  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable/receivable, payroll, general ledger, and financial recordkeeping.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards, laws, and regulations, including appropriate documentation and internal controls.
  • Coordinate annual audits and work closely with auditors to provide necessary financial information and resolve any issues.
  • Develop and update financial policies and procedures to ensure sound financial management practices and compliance.
  • Assess existing financial systems and processes, identifying areas for improvement and implementing appropriate changes.
  • Provide guidance and training to staff regarding financial policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Collaborate with city officials, department heads, and external stakeholders to develop long-term financial strategies that align with the city's objectives.
  • Evaluate financial risks and recommend strategies to mitigate them, ensuring the city's financial stability and sustainability.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments to develop and monitor departmental budgets.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to interpret regulations, and statutes from local, state, and federal governments.
  • Possess the ability to discuss and resolve complicated situations with the public.
  • Able to work under stress is necessary.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities:

  • Advanced supervisory training and customer relation training is desirable.
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The finance director is a key leadership position for the city of Oak Grove. This position is responsible for overseeing the following departments: administrative assistant to public works director/accounts payable clerk, accountant accounts receivable, and accountant/human resources.


This position description does not constitute a contract between the city of Oak Grove and the employee and is subject to change by the city as the needs of the City and the requirements of the position change.

The functions listed herein are illustrative only and are not intended to cover all the job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements of duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position requirements if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

This is a non-elected office position per city ordinance, and this position is appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council.

At-Will Employment

City Employees are at-will employees. This means there is no contract of employment, express or implied, and either the city nor the employee is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $82,915.00 - $113,593.55 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 5 years

Physical setting:

  • Office


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Accounting: 5 years (Required)


  • CPA (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Oak Grove, KY 42262 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Oak Grove, KY 42262: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person