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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $36,790.56 to  $53,598.96  PAY GRADE: 27
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: Public Safety
Division: Records, Communications and Compliance
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 11.126
Announcement Number: 39700
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/11/2020
Close Date: 02/21/2020
   Phone: (702)486-3046
   Email: jvilla@dps.state.nv.us
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Public Safety Dispatchers perform technical communications work in the operation of a district, central, or statewide communications center including but not limited to: providing assistance to law enforcement units in both routine and emergency situations; dispatching enforcement units and other emergency mobile units from a computerized dispatch center; researching various criminal justice records systems and transmitting the required information; placing telephone calls for officials and registered vehicle owners at accident scenes; providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested; maintaining a variety of logs and records; and preparing statistical summaries on center activities.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Duties include responding to routine and emergency telephone calls from citizens and law enforcement/criminal justice entities, including processing 911 calls; determining appropriate resources and dispatching emergency units from a computerized dispatch center; providing assistance to law enforcement units in both routine and emergency situations; responding to and documenting emergency incidents in case files that are later used to prosecute offenders; researching and investigating various criminal justice records systems and transmitting the required information; providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested; creating and maintaining a variety of incident logs and records; and preparing statistical summaries on center activities.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used for current and future vacancies that may occur in Las Vegas. NOTE: This is the entry level in the series and provides for semi-automatic progression to a Public Safety Dispatcher II and III (pay grade 29, $39,943.44/yr and pay grade 31, $43,346.88/yr respectively) upon meeting the minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance, and with the recommendation of the appointing authority. MANDATORY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Candidates must bring a typing certificate with them to the informational seminar. Failure to do so will withdraw you from consideration. The typing certificate must have been issued within the last 6 months and verify your NET typing speed of at least 40 words per minute. The certificate must contain the company name, phone number, and signature. NO ONLINE TYPING TESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. This typing certificate may be obtained through any Job Connect office, Community Colleges, Manpower or other staffing agencies. 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. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or the equivalent and two years experience in clerical, data entry, telephone switchboard or radio telephone work; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience can be substituted for high school education.
Special Notes
    Applicants must meet the minimum typing speed established by the agency at the time of recruitment.
    Incumbents must pass the NCIC certification examination within six months of appointment and every two years thereafter as a condition of continuing employment.
Special Requirements
    Positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    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
    Incumbents must pass the POST Dispatch Basic Training course within one year of appointment.
    A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
The Examination
1) Informational Seminar. MUST ATTEND ONE SEMINAR on 3/31/20 at 6:00 PM or 4/4/20 at 10:00 AM OR 2:00 PM.
2) Dispatch testing. TBA
3) Oral Board and Split Ear Test. TBA
4) Backgrounds. TBA
5) Fingerprint Scan and Drug testing. TBA
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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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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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