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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
DPS OFFICER 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $75,376.80 to  $113,294.88  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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Public Safety
Division: Director's Office
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 13.206
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 42618
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/06/2023
Recruiter:
   JOSE VILLA
   Phone: (702)486-3046
   Email: jvilla@dps.state.nv.us
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
DPS Officers perform a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions within the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Please read announcement and answer each pre-screening question carefully.   This is for lateral candidates seeking employment in Las Vegas.  Entry level candidates should apply to the DPS CADET OFFICER position. E-mail is the most efficient method of communicating with applicants.  Recruiters: Jose Villa at jvilla@dps.state.nv.us or Kari Holcomb at k.holcomb@dps.state.nv.us Sworn Recruiters: Officer Alain Narvaez (775) 431-0131 or Officer Douglas McLarty (702) 379-2623  Please contact recruiter if you are interested in other geographical locations. 
Nevada DPS offers challenging and exciting careers in the field of law enforcement. If you are interested in diversity, challenges, and opportunities, the DPS invites you to apply to become part of our team. We actively seek to diversify our team and to bring more voices to our organization. DPS Officers perform a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions within the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Assignments vary widely and incumbents are assigned to various divisions within the department including the Nevada State Police, State Fire Marshal's Office, Investigations, Parole & Probation, and Capitol Police. All positions in this series are trained peace officers in accordance with requirements established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Allocation of positions to various levels within the series is based on the nature and complexity of the assignment; the depth of knowledge in specialized areas of law enforcement and public safety; supervisory responsibility; and level of independence. DPS employees receive an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS), three (3) weeks paid vacation, three (3) weeks sick leave, eleven (11) paid holidays, and are not subject to state, county, city or social security taxes. 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)
    Certification as a Category I Peace Officer from a Nevada P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement academy and one year of law enforcement experience as a Category I Peace Officer; OR one year of experience as a DPS Officer I in Nevada State service.
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.
    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
    Have you ever been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude? For purposes of this application, moral turpitude refers to any conduct that is believed to be contrary to the community standards of honesty, justice, or good moral values. Also, a conviction includes probation, community supervision, or deferred adjudication.
    Have you ever resigned in lieu of termination or been terminated from any civil service employment for substantiated misconduct involving dishonesty? Note: For the purposes of this application, dishonesty includes untruthfulness; deception; misrepresentation; falsification; and dishonesty by admission or omission.
    Have you used Schedule I controlled substances, excluding marijuana, within three years of the date of application including prescription drugs not prescribed to you? Note: Reference the U.S. Controlled Substance Act for a list of scheduled I drugs.
    Where do you want to take the physical agility test and the written test? Carson City or Las Vegas?
    Must be a citizen of the United States (born in the U.S. or Naturalized Citizen. Lawful permanent resident/Green card does not qualify)
    How did you hear about this recruitment? A job fair, military job fair, college recruitment, or internet for example. Please list city and approximate date. UNLV job fair for example.
    The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have used any illegal controlled substance within the date of application including prescription drugs not prescribed to them. Do you understand this requirement?
    Do you have any of the following: 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.
    Please contact recruiter if you are interested in other geographical areas.
    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. Have you been convicted of any offense above?
    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, including marijuana. Have you been convicted of any offense above?
    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. Have you been convicted of any offense above?
    The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of domestic violence or documented history of physical violence. Have you been convicted or documented history of any offense above?
    Have you been notified that you failed a Department of Public Safety backgrounds process within the past 18 months or twice ever?
The Examination
1)A POST Category I Physical fitness 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 seconds.  Please note Academy Standards are 14 inches vertical jump, 19.5 agility run, 30 sit ups, 23 push-ups, 68 seconds for 300 meter and 16.57 for the 1.5-mile run. 

2) Polygraph 

3) Extensive background investigation

4) Drug test 

5) Physical examination and psychological evaluation-Physical Exam, polygraph, extensive background, psych evaluation, fingerprints, medical and drug screening.   NEV CAT 1 POST exempt from PT exam.
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) Some positions require vehicle, airplane and rail travel. Do you understand this requirement?
2) Some positions require conducting in-state and out of state extraditions. Do you understand this requirement?
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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