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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $59,236.56 to  $88,698.24  PAY GRADE: 39
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: Investigations
Job Class Code: 13.206
Announcement Number: 35171
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/06/2018
Close Date: 09/27/2018
   Phone: (775)684-4475
   Email: kcarmonne@dps.state.nv.us
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
DPS Officers perform a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions within the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigations Division (NDI) is recruiting to fill DPS Officer II (Detective) positions located in Carson City and Las Vegas. The hiring list from this recruitment will be used to fill ONLY these current detective opportunities with NDI. Candidates interested in employment as a DPS Officer I or DPS Officer II with other DPS agencies such as Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP)and Parole and Probation (P&P) are encouraged to apply in ICims at the following website WWW.DPS.NV.GOV. The Investigation Division conducts a wide variety of comprehensive criminal investigations for various public agencies upon request; provides professional enforcement of controlled substances laws and laws concerning theft and fraud related to motor vehicles; assists the Secretary of State upon request in election related investigations; and collects, analyzes, and disseminates information related to organized criminal activity, terrorist activity, and other criminal and public safety hazards to federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector partners, while ensuring the protection of civil rights and civil liberties. E-mail is the preferred method of communicating with candidates, therefore candidates must provide valid e-mail addresses and are encouraged to check spam or junk mail folders to ensure you are not missing any communication or invitations from DPS. All Las Vegas communication should be directed to Jose Villa via e-mail at jvilla@dps.state.nv.us. All Carson City communication should be directed to Kara Carmonne via email at kcarmonne@dps.state.nv.us. Verified candidates will be invited to physical agility testing in Las Vegas or Carson City, so please indicate your preferred testing location in your application. Las Vegas testing will be 10/6/18 and Carson City testing will be on 10/12/2018.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation as a Category I Peace Officer from a Nevada P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement academy and one year of law enforcement or experience in a police or fire agency; OR one year of experience as a DPS Officer I in Nevada State service; 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.
    Some DPS Officer II 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 Marshals 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
Special Requirements
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Statewide travel is required.
    This position is subject to call-out or call-back.
    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.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    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.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience conducting complex criminal investigations including investigations of homicide/death, sex crimes, crimes against children, and/or narcotics.
The Examination
1)Physical Agility exam which consists of a vertical jump of 11.5 inches, Agility Run in 23.4 seconds; 24 sit-ups in 1 minute; 18 push-ups (not timed); a 300 meter-run in 82 seconds; and a 1.5 mile run in 20 minutes and 20
2) Extensive background investigation
3) Drug test
4) Polygraph
5) Physical examination
6) Psychological examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Have you been notified that you failed a Department of Public Safety backgrounds process within the past 18 months or twice all time?
2) 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.
3) Have you ever resigned in lieu of termination or been terminated from any civil service employment for substantiated misconduct involving dishonesty? Note: termination has not been reinstated as a result of a judicial action or any available appeal or remedy relating to the resignation or termination, including, without limitation, any civil service appeal, direct administrative appeal or collective bargaining remedy. Also, "dishonesty" includes untruthfulness, deception, misrepresentation, falsification, and dishonesty by admission or omission.
4) Have you ever engaged (sold, manufactured, cultivated, trafficked prescription medication) in any of the activities listed below for drugs, narcotics or illegal substances, including marijuana?
5) I have read the announcement and understand that I must be a lateral candidate to apply for position. Also, I have a valid Peace Officer Training Certificate (research NVPOST.GOV).
6) Do you want to test in Las Vegas or Carson City? Please select a city.
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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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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