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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $55,958.40 to  $83,394.72  PAY GRADE: 37
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: Director's Office
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 11.298
Announcement Number: 39712
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/13/2020
Close Date: 02/27/2020
   Phone: (775)684-4475
   Email: kcarmonne@dps.state.nv.us
Applications accepted for another 2 Days 17 Hrs 43 Mins
The Position
Polygraph/Background Examiners conduct polygraph examinations of parolees, probationers, and lifetime supervision offenders in criminal cases and/or applicants for employment, as requested by State and local law enforcement agencies and other agencies within the State; conduct preemployment background investigations for sworn employment candidates for the Department of Public Safety.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking a highly motivated individual to supervise the DPS Background Investigators and Polygraph Examiners within the Background Investigations Unit in Carson City. The incumbent will oversee the daily activities of the Unit to include: thorough review of extensive background investigations for completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of the information contained in the reports; manage caseloads of investigations to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of investigations; provide leadership to the Unit staff, temporary investigators, and contractors; provide appropriate feedback to ensure staff development; effectively interact with applicants, DPS hiring managers, various law enforcement agencies, and the judicial systems; conduct high-level pre-employment background investigations and polygraph examinations as necessary to meet demands; interview references, current and past employers, coworkers, relatives, etc.; ensure confidentiality of information obtained, accessed, and maintained by the Unit; maintain and ensure staff compliance with NCIC, NCJIS, SCOPE, etc. certification requirements; prepare and submit timely performance appraisals; apply good judgment and investigative techniques to conduct investigations and prepare comprehensive reports; and submit weekly caseload reports to the DPS Director's Office for decision-making purposes.
Ideal candidates have attention to detail; possess strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate ideas; review and prepare well-written reports; interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds; organizational skills necessary to effectively direct and manage demands for investigations; and enjoy a busy and rewarding career in a law enforcement environment. NOTE: THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL ATTEND POLYGRAPH SCHOOL AND THE DPS WILL PAY FOR THE EXPENSES INVOLVED. INCUMBENT MUST QUALIFY FOR AND SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN THE POLYGRAPH EXAMINER LICENSURE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF APPOINTMENT AND AS A CONDITION OF CONTINUING EMPLOYMENT. THIS POSITION MUST ALSO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN CERTIFICATION TO ACCESS SENSITIVE CRIMINAL RECORDS SYSTEMS AS A CONDITION OF CONTINUING EMPLOYMENT. 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)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, business or public administration, or related field and one year of professional experience conducting polygraph examinations and/or background investigations for sworn law enforcement personnel; writing reports on the results of polygraph and/or examinations; and making recommendations for employment; OR an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, business or public administration, or related field and two years of professional experience as described above; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of professional experience as described above; OR current licensure as a Polygraph Examiner and one year of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Polygraph/Background Examiner in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. (See Special Requirements and Informational Note)
Special Notes
    Candidates must qualify for, and successfully complete, the polygraph examiner licensure within one year of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment for the Polygraph/Background Supervisor and the Polygraph/Background Examiner.
Special Requirements
    Candidates must successfully pass a background investigation prior to consideration for appointment.
The Examination
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.

Those applicants deemed amongst the most qualified will be contacted directly by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Describe your experience, including the number of years, supervising polygraph examiners, backgrounds investigators, or other investigators.
2) Describe your experience, including the number of years, researching case laws.
3) Describe your experience, including the number of years, in the following: a) Conducting background investigations; b) Conducting polygraph exams; and c) Conducting other investigations.
4) Describe your experience, including the number of years, managing specific programs/unit, evaluating program goals and objectives and making recommendations or changes for program effectiveness and efficiency.
5) Are you currently a licensed polygraph examiner?
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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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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