Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What job openings are available and where do I find a listing of open positions?
A. Open positions are posted on our Jobs page.

Q. How do I know when a certain job will be posted?
A. Jobs are posted online as vacancies occur, so be sure the check the site regularly. To receive an email notification of positions matching your skills, experience, and interest, be sure to create an account through our web partners, or

Q. When I apply online, can I use the same email address as someone else who has also applied with Metro Government or its web partners? or
A. All applicants must use an email address unique to them. If two applicants use the same email address, only the information for the most recent applicant is saved.

Q. How do I update my email address and other contact information?

  • Go to the “Find or Apply for a Job Now” page
  • Click “Applicant Login” 
  • Sign in using the username and password you used when you last logged into the system
  • Click “My Account” 
  • Click "Edit Contact Information" 
  • Make changes and click "Save"

If you have any questions, please contact Keaton Montgomery at 502-574-3690.

Q. Why doesn’t Louisville Metro Government accept resumes in person, or via fax or mail?
A. Resumes may be submitted online as part of the application process. The resume and the applicant data you enter online together create the employment application. A resume alone does not contain all of the required information.

Q. How do I become a Police Officer?
A. Applications are accepted all year round. Get applicant information.

Q. How do I become a Firefighter?
A. Get applicant information. The site includes a feature where you may enter your email address for notification on the next recruitment period for Firefighter.

Q. How do I become a Corrections Officer?
A. Get applicant information.

Q. What is the hiring process?
A. See how the hiring process works.

Q. How long does it take before I might be interviewed or before I could be hired?
A. Factors that impact the scheduling of interviews include the hiring agency’s need, budget, application processing time, and, if applicable, the scheduling and completion of any required testing. Not all applicants will receive an interview. If you are selected for the next step in the hiring process specific to the position for which you applied, you will be contacted.

Q. At what point can I re-take a typing test?
A. Typing test scores are good for 6 months. In order to re-test, you must apply for an open position that requires a typing score. If you apply, you may re-test after three months.

Q. At what point can I re-take a written test?
A. In order to re-test on any test, you must apply for a position that is open and requires the test. Also, you must wait at least 6 months to re-take any test but a typing test.

Q. Will passing a test make me automatically eligible for any job in Metro Government?
A. No. You must apply for any position that you are interested in when it is open and take the specific test for that position.

Q. I am a college graduate. Why do some positions require that I show my High School Diploma?
A. There are certain agencies (Fire, Police, EMA) in Metro Government that are required by State Law to have a copy of a high school diploma on file, even if the person graduated from college.
A. Those who did not graduate from an accredited college or university may not have been required to be high school graduates.

Q. Can retirees in the Kentucky Retirement System be rehired?
A. If you are a retiree in KRS please review the information on the KRS website regarding re-employment with a KRS participating employer.

Q. Didn't find the answer here?
A. Contact us.

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