Ky. State Government High Pay Jobs: See this list

Amid the “Great Resignation” that is causing workers across the country to reevaluate their relationship to work, the Commonwealth of Kentucky aims to fill many high-paying state government jobs.

The state is seeking to fill several positions and pay high salaries to the Department of Public Health, Juvenile Justice, and Veterans Affairs, among others.

Explore some of the highest paying state jobs available on

The median household income in Kentucky was $56,525 in 2020, according to Statistical.

Here are some of the highest paying positions currently open. All of the positions listed below were posted in the previous seven days, as of March 28:

Epidemiologist III (FFTL)

Salary: $65,017.44

Recruitment agency : Office of Health and Family Services, Department of Public Health

This is a federally funded, time-limited position, meaning it is fully paid for through a federal grant. The duration of employment will not exceed the duration of the grant funding the position.

That said, it promises to be the perfect job for data-minded people interested in serving the public, according to the description: “If you’re looking for an interesting position that’s vital to keeping Kentuckians healthy, this is the job. job you need! You will contribute to population health by using data analytics to aid in disease control and prevention.

The advertisement for this job closes on April 2.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Deputy Director

Salary: $4,300.08 to $6,880.26/month

Recruitment agency : Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways

The candidate selected for this position will directly participate in shaping Kentucky’s infrastructure by developing a recommended new highway plan.

According to the description: “Joining our Planning Division as an Assistant Manager in Franklin County, you will have the opportunity to lead the process by which projects are evaluated and prioritized for consideration in the recommended road plan. . This position will also assist in the development of the recommended road plan and perform other special duties as required. »

The advertisement for this position closes on April 4.

Executive nurse

Salary: $4,586.76 to $7,338.94/month

Recruitment agency : General Government Office, Department of Veterans Affairs

This employer is looking for a leader who can assemble and direct a team of nurses involved in the care of Kentucky veterans.

From the description: “The Joseph ‘Eddie’ Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center is a 156-bed long-term care facility located in beautiful Hanson, Kentucky that is committed to serving Kentucky veterans by promoting the independence, maintaining dignity and providing compassionate care. We are currently seeking a motivated and energetic individual to be the Executive Nurse (Director of Nursing) for our Department of Nursing. The ideal candidate will work in a caring-centered environment. the team to fulfill our commitment to serve Kentucky veterans and will be responsible for the overall operation of nursing services.

The advertisement for this position closes on April 25.

Youth Service Program Supervisor

Salary: $50,034.48 to $80,055.12

Recruitment agency : Cabinet of Justice and Public Safety, Department of Juvenile Justice

While it comes with great responsibilities, this position promises great rewards: The candidate will work with an agency that seeks to put at-risk youth on the path to success.

From the description: “The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves Commonwealth juveniles. While striving to hold youth accountable for their actions, the Department creates opportunities for convicted, incarcerated, probationary, or detained youth to develop social and vocational skills that will equip them to reintegrate into their communities as productive and responsible citizens. .

The advertisement for this position closes on April 3.

environmental engineer supervisor

Salary: $3,908.94 to $6,254.30/month

Recruitment agency : Energy & Environment Cabinet, Department of Environmental Protection

This position allows the employee to work in the office and in the field to protect Kentucky’s water.

The advertisement for this position closes on April 8.

Aaron Mudd is a duty reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader. He previously worked for the Bowling Green Daily News covering K-12 and higher education. Aaron has roots in Fayette, Marion and Warren counties.

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