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Criminal Justice Employment Opportunities in Metro Louisville

This is  a listing of criminal justice positions within Metro Louisville.  While this is not a listing of position openings, it can provide you with information on what is available, locally, and the starting salaries for the various positions.  We will keep you informed of specific openings as we receive notice.

 

LOUISVILLE METRO

Criminal Justice Employment Opportunities

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Court System

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

 

 

 

 

AOC/Pretrial Services

Pretrial Officer I

Bachelors Degree/ No Experience Required

$24,504

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Circuit Clerk

Deputy Clerk

High School Diploma/GED

$21,820

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Attorney, Western District

Legal Assistant

Bachelors Degree (GS5)/ 1 year specialized experience (GS6)

GS5 $31,315

GS6 $34,907

 

Paralegal

 

GS9 $47,448

 

Civil Investigator

 

GS11 $57,408

 

                                                           

Corrections

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

Dismas Charities

Resident Monitor

High School Diploma/GED

$8.50/hr

 

Counselor

Associates-Soc Sci./Behavioral Sci.

$25,000

 

Assistant Director

Associates/B.A./B.S.- Soc Sci./Behavioral Sci.

$30,000

Ky. Dept. of Corrections

Corrections Officer

High School Diploma

$21,887

Louisville Metro Corrections

Corrections Officer

High School Diploma

$14.86/hr

Ky. Probation/Parole (30th Judicial)

Probation & Parole Officer I

Bachelor’s Degree

$29,129

 

Probation & Parole Investigator

Bachelor’s Degree

$29,129

 

 

Criminal Justice Commission

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

Public Protection Coordinator

Administrative/Research

 

$43,222

 

 

Juvenile Justice

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

Cabinet for Families/Children

Social Service Aide I,II,III

High School Diploma & One year College/Experience working with the public

$19,898-$26,483

 

Social Service Worker I

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.

$32,042

 

Child Support Investigator

Associates Degree/ Must have two years of experience in reviewing, monitoring, determining eligibility for and/or administering Child Support, Food Stamps, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Disability Determination, Unemployment Insurance, Medical Assistance programs, energy assistance, commodity or other public assistance programs, of which one year of the above experience must have been in Child Support Enforcement programs including six months experience in establishing and enforcing child support obligations by administrative order.

$26,483

 

Child Support Office Manager I

Bachelor’s Degree/:  Must have four years of administrative experience or experience in reviewing, monitoring, determining eligibility for and/or administering Child Support, Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Medical Assistance programs, energy assistance, commodity or other public assistance programs.

$38,770

Ky. Dept. for Juvenile Justice

Youth Worker I

High School Diploma

$21,887

 

Youth Worker II

Associates Degree

$24,073

 

Youth Worker III

Bachelor’s Degree

$24,073

 

Youth Worker Supervisor

Bachelor’s Degree/ Two years of experience in the supervision and care of young adults (ages 12-21) in a residential, correctional, group home, detention or day treatment program

$26,483

Youth Detention Services

Youth Worker I

High School Diploma

$21,887

 

Youth Worker II

Associates Degree

$24,073

 

Youth Worker III

Bachelor’s Degree

$24,073

Community-Based Organizations (Maryhurst)

Maryhurst-Youth Counselor

Bachelor’s Degree/ experience in working with adolescents preferred

 

 

 

Law Enforcement

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

Louisville Metro Police

Recruit/Officer

High school graduate/GED and at least one of the following:

  • Must have 60 college semester hours, or
  • Must have completed active duty military service, or
  • Must have spent 4 years in National Guard or Reserve, or
  • Employment as a full-time sworn police officer in the United States within the last 12 months with at least one year of experience

$29,806.40/$33,182.36

Jefferson County Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff (Sworn)

High School Diploma/GED

$31,687

 

Reserve Deputy Sheriff (Sworn)

High School Diploma/GED

Volunteer

 

Telecommunicators (Civilian)

High School Diploma/GED

$28,623.78

 

Clerks (Civilian)

High School Diploma/GED

$11.65/hr

 

Admin Assistants, Specialist, etc. (Civilian)

High School Diploma/GED

$13.25/hr

Small City Police Depts. (Jeffersontown, Shively, St. Matthews)

Jeffersontown Police

Bachelor’s Degree/Completion of Training Academy

$37,595

 

 

 

 

 

St. Matthews Police

Associates Degree/7-8 years police experience

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

ATF Agent

Bachelor’s Degree

GS-5 $36,658-$41,260

Drug Enforcement Agency

DEA Agent

Bachelor’s Degree/major of Criminal Justice OR Police Science preferred

GS-7 $49,746

GS-9 $55,483

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agent

Bachelor’s Degree/Three years professional work experience

GS-10 $61,100-$69,900

 

Intelligence Analyst

Bachelor’s Degree (GS-7)

Graduate Degree (GS-9)

GS-7 $49,746

GS-9 $55,483

 

Linguist

Professional level fluency in a foreign language

$27.00-$41.00/hr

 

FBI Police

High School Diploma

$41,000-$48,000

U.S. Marshals

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Bachelor’s Degree/ Complete U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy

GS-5 $36,658-$41,260

 

Administrative Positions

 

 

 

Detention Enforcement Officer

Bachelor’s Degree/ Complete U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy/ Complete basic training at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)/ 1 year specialized experience

GS-5 $36,658-$41,260

 

Aviation Enforcement Officer

Bachelor’s Degree/ Complete U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy/ Complete basic training at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)/ 1 year specialized experience

GS-5 $36,658-$41,260

U.S. Secret Service

Agent

Bachelor’s Degree with superior academic achievement*

GS-7 $49,746

GS-9 $55,483

 

Victim Serving Organizations

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

Center for Women & Families

Family Advocate-Law Enforcement

Bachelor’s Degree/40 hours training on Rape and Sexual Abuse

 

 

Crisis Counselor

Bachelor’s Degree

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

President

Bachelor’s Degree/Volunteer management or social work backgrounds are preferred

$28,000-$75,000

 

Vice President

Bachelor’s Degree/Volunteer management or social work backgrounds are preferred

$28,000-$75,000

 

Directors of Advocacy

Bachelor’s Degree/Volunteer management or social work backgrounds are preferred

$28,000-$75,000

 

Office Manager

Bachelor’s Degree/Volunteer management or social work backgrounds are preferred

$28,000-$75,000

 

 

 

 

ElderServe

Victim Advocate

(Full or Part-time)

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Justice Administration, Gerontology or related experience counseling older persons, children and/or victims of crime

Full-time $23,000

Part-time $14,000

 

Victim Advocate MSSW

(Part-time)

Master of Science in Social Work/ Experience in supervision of others and working with the elderly

$16,000

 

Program Director

Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Justice Administration, Gerontology or related field/ Minimum two years experience in geriatrics, criminal justice, victim advocacy, or related

work

$40,000

RAPE Relief Center

Family Advocate

Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD/ Experience with direct client contact of abuse victims

$30,000

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Social Service Worker I

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.

$32,042

Child Protective Services (CPS)

Social Service Worker I

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.

$32,042

 

Offender Re-entry Programs

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

Volunteers of America

Prevention Case Manager

Bachelor’s Degree/ 3 years experience

 

 

Youth Worker

High School Diploma/ 2 years experience

$8.00/hr

 

Residential Security Specialist

High School Diploma/ 1 year experience in a related field

 

 

Fire/EMS

Position Type(s)

Degree/Experience Requirements

Starting Salary

Louisville Fire Department

Fire Fighter

High School Diploma

$40,339

Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services

EMT

High School Diploma/Certified Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance in Kentucky

$13.26/hr

 

Paramedic

High School Diploma/Certified Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in Kentucky

$16.05/hr

 

 

Updated:  September 21, 2010

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