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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $46,416.24 to  $69,029.28  PAY GRADE: 36
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur Statewide.
Department: Public Safety
Division: Director's Office
Job Class Code: 13.207
Announcement Number: 19028
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/18/2013
   Phone: (702)486-3046
   Email: jvilla@dps.state.nv.us
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
DPS Officers perform a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions within the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Please take notice: You are applying for statewide vacancies for Parole & Probation, Highway Patrol and Capitol Police. However, the majority of the vacancies for Parole & Probation are located in Las Vegas. Therefore, you will be tested in Las Vegas or Carson City for the physical agility and written examination (please select your preferred test location in your application). Las Vegas test dates are on 4/12, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 6/14 (If necessary). Carson City test dates are on 6/5, 6/6 and 6/7 (no reschedules for both locations). Also, test dates are subject to change. You will be interviewed during May - July (if you pass both examinations). This recruitment will close without notice when sufficient candidates (1000) have applied. Please submit your application ASAP. You MUST bring a completed background packet to your interview (not the physical or written exam). Failure to bring the completed background packet will delay the processing of your background investigation. Please refer to the following link for a copy of the background packet (start on this ASAP):http://dps.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpsnvgov/content/forms/BackgroundPacket-Sworn.pdf
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. OR Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series. PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION. THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR THE ENTRY LEVEL VACANCIES AND RECRUITMENT#19033 IS FOR THE LATERAL POLICE OFFICER VACANCIES (DPS OFFICER 2). All communication with applicants will be via-email. Also, email is the preferred method to answer any questions. Applicants must provide a current and valid e-mail address when applying. Please check your spam or junk mail folder to ensure you did not miss any communication from the Nevada Department of Public Safety. This recruitment is for vacancies at Parole & Probation, Highway Patrol and Capitol Police Divisions. You may research these divisions at DPS.NV.GOV and select your division of interest during the interview. All Carson City inquiries should be directed to Peggy Berryman at (775) 684-4475 or email Pberryman@dps.state.nv.us

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of military service or public contact experience which included problem solving and applying policies to specific situations; OR Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, social work, fire science, or related field and one year of experience as described above; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, public administration, or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    Applicant must meet current Peace Officer's Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
    Incumbent must pass the Peace Officer's Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) fitness test and possess the physical and mental abilities to perform the essential functions of the position as a condition of continuing employment.
    Incumbent must meet firearms qualification/certification standards and proficiency requirements as established by agency policy.
Special Requirements
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    This position is subject to call-out or call-back.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Statewide travel is required.
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
    The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of a felony in this State or of any offense, which would be a felony if committed in this state.
    The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of any offense involving the illegal sale or manufacture of controlled substances.
    The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of a D.U.I. within the last five years, or two D.U.I. convictions in a lifetime.
    The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of domestic violence.
    The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have used any illegal controlled substance within one year of the date of application including prescription drugs not prescribed to them.
Additional Position Criteria
    Have you been notified that you failed a Department of Public Safety backgrounds process within the past 18 months?
    Have you ever been guilty of any crime involving moral turpitude or of infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct? Note: A guilty conviction includes probation, community supervision, or deferred adjudication for the purposes of this application.
    Have you ever been dismissed from public service for delinquency or misconduct?
    You must be at least 21 years old at the time of appointment. Do you meet this requirement?
    Have you been notified that you failed an interview by the Department of Public Safety within the past six (6) months?
    Do you want to test in Las Vegas or Carson City?
The Examination
If there are five or fewer qualified applicants, the exam will consist of an application evaluation. (This statement does not apply for Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied (URS) announcements).As part of the selection process, the Department of Public Safety will conduct:

1)*A POST Category I Physical fitness exam which consists of a vertical jump of 14 inches, Agility Run in 19.5 seconds; 30 sit-ups in 1 minute; 23 push-ups (not timed); a 300 meter-run in 68 seconds; and a 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes and 57 seconds.
2) Extensive background investigation.
3) Drug test
4) Polygraph
5) Physical examination

*Proper athletic attire such as shorts, shirts and athletic shoes are appropriate (jeans are not allowed).

Research information- DPS.NV.GOV has the following videos (under media):

Parole & Probation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmQWKBX8TJU
Highway Patrol - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MOjfA7cua0
Capitol Police - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWN1Ukwd1dk

DPS OFFICER 1 (13.207) Written Exam
The exam will consist of a written weighted 100%.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
The following are the number of questions and the category:
32-Logic, Planning and Reasoning
15-Reading Comprehension
21-Interpersonal Relations and Ethical Behavior
32-English, Written and Oral Communication

100 - Total
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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