Human Resources Department

Human Resources Department
Completed Employment Application forms are accepted at all times regardless of whether or not vacancies exist. The applicant must state the position(s) applied for on the form. The Employment Application form with appropriate attachments will remain current for a period of not longer than one year or until the applicant is considered for employment, whichever is shorter. It shall be the applicant’s responsibility to insure that the Application and information contained thereon remains current. When vacancies are advertised externally, all current Employment Application forms on file for the particular position will be placed in the employment process. The Employment Application and a listing of positions with requirements can be found in the Online Document Center under Human Resources.  

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be required to take a job related written examination that is validated. The passing grade for such examinations shall be a minimum of seventy percent (70%). Applicants may be required to submit to an oral interview.  The Board of Commissioners must approve recommended applicants for appointment during the two monthly meetings held the second and fourth Thursday.  Once a conditional offer of employment is made, applicants must submit to and receive medical clearance from a physical examination which includes a drug screen. Probationary appointments are for one year.

Benefits for employees other than those who are members of a bargaining unit covered by a current employment contract with the city include: participation in Kentucky Retirement System; health insurance with dental insurance optional; sick leave - 1 day/month accumulated to 120 days; two (2) weeks paid vacation; three (3) weeks paid vacation for exempt positions; $50,000 term life insurance; and ten (10) paid holidays per year. Additional life insurance for employee and dependents is available through payroll deduction. 

Human Resources also maintains all personnel records on current and previous employees; conducts and monitors all phases of the employment process; and manages employee benefits.

The Human Resources Department also includes:

Assistant City Clerk - Maintains official records of the City, and processing public inspection or copy request forms;
Alcoholic Beverage Control AdministratorIssuance of licenses to establishment selling alcoholic beverages within limited precincts; collection of monthly gross receipts returns;
Cable TV Administrator - Administers Franchise Agreement between City and Cable TV provider; regulates basic cable rates (does not include premium or digital service), and receive complaints and discuss issues during franchise meetings;
Risk Manager - Coordinates city wide safety program, manages city's Workers Compensation, city property and casualty coverage, and city fleet coverage, and acts as city’s liaison with insurance companies, agents, adjusters, and attorneys.


Sean P. Murray, Human Resources Director
Human Resources Department
1700 Greenup Avenue, Room 301
P. O. Box 1839
Ashland, KY 41105-1839
(606) 327-2024
(606) 327-2029 (fax)
smurray@ashlandky.org