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Career Opportunities

Owen County Career Application 

 Employment application

Current career vacancies:

Emergency Medical Services Director

 Full Time (FTE):

  • EMS Director: Minimum Yearly Compensation: $45,448.00

Click here for EMS Director Job Description

Emergency Medical Services

Full-time (FTE):

  • EMS-007 Paramedic: Min. $18.00/hr. - Mid. $22.00/hr. - Max. $26.00/hr.

  • EMS-008 Advanced EMT: Min. $15.50/hr. - Mid. $19.50/hr. - Max. $23.50/hr.

  • EMS-008 EMT-Basic: Min. $13.00/hr. - Mid. $17.00/hr. - Max. $21.00/hr.

Part-time (PTE):

  • EMS-007 Paramedic: $22.00/hr.

  • EMS-008 Advanced EMT: $19.50/hr.

  • EMS-008 EMT-Basic: Min. $17.00/hr.


Click here for EMS compensation, benefit and operational information

Click here for county health benefit information

Human Resource Mission Statement

To be the proactive and strategic provider of quality professional human resource services for Owen County Government, including; the development and administration of all related policies, employee recruitment, job classification and compensation, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, safety and risk management, employee training and development, public and employee relations.

Application for employment and general information

The county will not tolerate discrimination and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants and current employees without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, ethnicity, sex, marital status, disability, Vietnam era and disabled veteran status, genetic information, age or sex, except where permitted as a bona fide occupational qualification. The county prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, application, testing, recruitment, hiring and placement, discipline, medical examinations, assignments, evaluations, benefits, promotion, transfer, compensation, leaves of absence, training, termination, layoff, reorganization of departments, and recall.

How to apply

Applications are accepted for posted positions ONLY. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Only complete applications received by the closing date will be considered. All statements made on the application(s) are subject to investigation and/or verification. Applicants may apply for multiple positions by submitting separate applications for each position. Supporting and supplemental information may be required depending on the vacancy notice. All job offers are conditional, pending a successful physical examination/questionnaire, drug screening, and background checks.

Status of applications

Thank you for your interest in employment with Owen County. To maintain confidentiality, we are unable to advise applicants as to the status of their application. A department representative will contact you if you are selected for an interview. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

Owen County Government
Human Resources Department
Attn. Kelly Perkins
100 North Thomas Street
Owenton, Kentucky 40359
Office: 503-484-3405
Fax: 502-484-1004

Equal Opportunity Statement

Owen County Government/Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

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