APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 41
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
DPS Officers perform a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions within the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, manage and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary actions when necessary. PLEASE NOTE: Future vacancies may require candidates to meet additional requirements (selective criteria), which will be identified at the time of each vacancy and it will be based on division-specific requirement(s).
THE ELIGIBLE LIST ESTABLISHED FROM THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES THAT MAY OCCUR STATEWIDE IN ALL DIVISIONS. PLEASE READ THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY AND PROVIDE ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE PROPER CREDITS. ANSWER THE T&E QUESTIONS AND DETAIL YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SUBMIT ALL APPLICABLE CERTIFICATES/DOCUMENTS (BEYOND BASIC POST). UPDATE YOUR NEATS APPLICANT PROFILE PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION. The requested documents must be submitted before this recruitment closes. Please note that your score from the 2017 recruitment cannot be transferred to this recruitment, as the exam has changed. You may email Jose Villa at email@example.com or Kara Carmonne at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Completion of a Category I Peace Officer Nevada P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement academy and three years of law enforcement experience, two years of which were at the journey level; OR two years of experience as a DPS Officer II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicant must meet and maintain 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.
Some DPS Officer II and DPS Sergeant positions are granted a salary adjustment of 5% for complex investigative responsibilities or the supervision of DPS Officer II's performing complex investigations that require additional experience and expertise. These positions will be identified at the time of recruitment and are assigned to the Investigations Division, State Fire Marshal's Office, Major Accident Investigation Team, and the State's Fusion Centers. Specific duties assigned to DPS Officer II positions are described in the Benchmark Descriptions.
DPS Sergeants and DPS Officer II's, as a condition of continuing employment with the State Fire Marshal's Office, must successfully complete the National Fire Academy's Arson Investigation course (R205) or an approved equivalent course within one year of appointment.
This position is subject to call-out or call-back.
Statewide travel is required.
Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
Training & experience questionnaire weighted 100%
DPS Sergeant Training and Experience Exam
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Do you have a college degree or college coursework in criminal justice, organizational management, business administration/management, public administration, or related field? You must attach transcripts or copy of diploma to be awarded points.
2) Describe your experience, including the number of years, as a supervisor and/or lead worker. Do you have a POST Supervisor Certificate? You must attach a copy of the certificate to receive credit.
3) Describe your law enforcement experience, including the number of years, in the following areas:
a) Highway Patrol;
c) Parole and Probation; and/or
d) Other POST Category 1 Peace Officer level experience.
4) Do you have any of the following Professional Development Certificates or training: Public Safety Field Training Officer (PSTO), DPS Instructor Certification, Defensive Tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC), Firearms, Crash Investigations, RADAR, ORAS, OTIS, EPICS, or course certificates focused on similar POST Professional Development coursework? You must attach copies of certificates/supporting documentation to receive credit.