Human Resources

City Hall entranceContact Human Resources

Human Resources Department
City Hall, 1st Floor
300 South 5th Street
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, KY 42002-2267

Stefanie Suazo • Human Resources Director
Chanlor Culkin • Human Resources Generalist
Jemekka Stray • Human Resources Generalist

City of Paducah Affirmative Action Policy

Job Opportunities with City of Paducah


The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide effective human resource management programs focused on person-centered services that are policy compliant and to facilitate the recruitment, retention, and development of a sustainable quality workforce aligning with the City's strategy. 

Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every City of Paducah customer. 

We will accomplish this mission by   

  • Properly balancing the needs of the employees and the needs of the City
  • Ensuring a diverse workforce in a safe and discrimination/harassment free environment by maintaining compliance with employment laws and government regulations; providing management and employee training; and developing policies and procedures
  • Providing training and development in areas of effective leadership; employment law and government regulation; and litigation avoidance
  • Hiring the most qualified employees by pre-planning staffing needs; ensuring an effective internal interview process; increasing City visibility in the employment marketplace; and identifying the best and most cost effective recruitment sources
  • Retaining our valued employees by assuring effective leadership qualities in our managers; providing competitive wages and benefits; conducting exit interviews and supplying relevant feedback to management; and enhancing two-way communication between employees and management.  Above all, employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every City of Paducah customer.

Department Divisions

Human Resources Administration:  HR Administration formulates policies and develops programs in the full range of employment strategies to ensure compliance and services of the highest quality. This division works with the Finance Department in designing and implementing programs funded by the Health Insurance Fund, a self-insured fund for the employee health insurance cafeteria plan. 

Risk Management:  Risk Management assists in the prevention of accidents, injuries, and workers’ compensation insurance costs for the City of Paducah through enhanced loss control efforts, and reinforces risk training and strategies for the City’s 300+ full-time employees. This division negotiates and processes payments from the Insurance Fund for expenditures related to liability, workers’ compensation, property insurance, and deductibles. 

Job Opportunities

Note: Jobs close at 4 p.m. on their posted closing date unless otherwise noted.

We appreciate your interest in working for the City of Paducah.  Due to COVID-19, effective April 10, 2020, our recruitment process is in a holding pattern.  Once services are provided again, we will review all submitted applications in the order they were received.  We thank you for your understanding. 





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Police Officer Recruit

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Full-time Police Department Open until filled
Right-of-way Maintenance Person (EPW) Full-time Public Works Department Open until filled
Risk Safety Manager Full-time Human Resources Department Open until filled
Telecommunicator Full-time Police Department, 911 Division Open until filled
Truck Driver Full-time Public Works Department Open until filled

Additional Resources

Kentucky Office of Employment and Training (Paducah Career Center)
416 South 5th Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42003