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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $35,328.96 to  $51,281.28  PAY GRADE: 26
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 in this geographical location.
Department: Corrections
Division: Southern
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 12.517
Announcement Number: 39038
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/05/2019
Close Date: 12/12/2019
   Phone: (702)486-9917
   Email: bsorom@doc.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Under immediate supervision and direction of a P.O.S.T. certified Category 3 custody officer, Correctional Assistants perform a variety of entry level assignments which do not require P.O.S.T. certification. Positions allocated to this class are trained and oriented to the field of Corrections with the hopeful progression to correctional officer positions in the future. Correctional assistants do not respond to emergency situations, riots, and/or altercations involving inmates, do not supervise inmates, and do not perform security functions such as inmate movement or escort. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
Correctional Assistants work to ensure the health and safety of staff and inmates; assist custody staff in duties required in non-housing areas such as the visiting room, law library, chapel, mail room, property and laundry room; feed inmates in a timely manner; maintain sanitary and orderly living conditions; supervise and deliver inmate mail and correspondence; conduct formal and informal inmate population counts; and assist the unit officers and Case Work staff as needed. This position will be located at High Desert State Prison. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. *** The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    High school graduation or equivalent and one year of work experience.
Special Notes
    Applicants must meet current Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
Special Requirements
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Selected applicants must pass a psychological test prior to appointment
    Incumbent must be available to work any shift or post assignment and must be willing to work overtime or short notice, as well as weekends and holidays; be recalled to work on regular days off or at other times in cases of emergency or staff shortages; and be placed on standby status if necessary.
    Applicant must pass all phases of orientation training (during the probationary period or be subject to dismissal).
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing 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.
The 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.
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
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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