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Employment

Located on the banks of the Ohio River in western Kentucky, Owensboro Municipal Utilities is the largest municipally-owned utility in the state.

OMU offers electricity, water and telecommunications services to the residents of Owensboro through its Elmer Smith Power Plant, state-of-the-art Cavin Water Treatment Facility and its extensive fiber network.

Established in 1900, OMU has a long history of being an important part of Owensboro-Daviess County. Our employees take pride in what they do and provide high quality service to our customers. After all, we care about Owensboro, it's our community too.

Types of Positions

OMU's three utilities require a large variety of skilled and unskilled positions in all of its services ranging from meter readers to equipment operators, from customer service personnel to line technicians.

Application Process

When a job becomes available, OMU advertises the position in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer in the "Help Wanted" section of the classifieds.

Applications are then accepted at the Department for Employment Services in the Career Center at 121 East Second Street. Eligible applicants are notified of the date, time and location for a civil service exam.

Civil Service

OMU is a municipal utility, owned by the citizens of Owensboro, therefore its employees are covered by civil service laws.

Job applicants are required to take a civil service exam which is approved and administered by a five-person Civil Service Commission. The exam may be written, oral, demonstration of skill or a combination of these. Exams are job-specific and different ones are given for each position.

Following the test, applicants will receive the results via mail. According to civil service law, OMU is allowed to consider only the top scores from the testing procedure for employment.

A test score is valid for one year and a specific test cannot be taken more than once a year. Applicants can take an exam for different jobs as many times as they wish.

New OMU employees are required to go through a one-year probationary period.

Veteran Points

Kentucky statutes provide that any honorably discharged member of a branch of military service who is a registered voter of Owensboro-Daviess County shall receive a 5 percent increase on a passing score on a civil service exam. Proof of military service and voter registration must be attached to the application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

OMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, national origin or any unlawful factors in its employment practices.