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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $69,008.40 to  $103,335.12  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 in this geographical location.
Department: Public Safety
Division: Director's Office
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 13.208
Announcement Number: 42717
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/06/2023
   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).
Incumbents at this level are initially assigned to the Nevada P.O.S.T. academy where they are trained to perform law enforcement duties as well as other course work and physical training intended to provide the knowledge and skills to function as a DPS Officer. The instruction and training are provided in a formal classroom setting and in practical field exercises where Academy staff will review and evaluate each cadet's class participation, coursework, assignments, and written performance examinations. Successful completion of the training academy is mandatory for continued employment as a DPS Officer I; therefore, incumbents progress to the next level in the series upon successful completion of the law enforcement academy, meeting minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance and with the recommendation of the appointing authority. Please read announcement and answer each pre-screening question carefully.   This is for entry level candidates interested on working in Las Vegas.  Lateral candidates should apply to DPS Officer 2 recruitment. E-mail is the preferred method of communicating with applicants:  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   
The Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) Officers perform a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions within the DPS. Assignments vary widely and incumbents are assigned to various divisions within the department including the Nevada Highway Patrol, 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 Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) 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. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for current and future Cadet State Trooper vacancies statewide. Cadet State Troopers participate in the Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (NV P.O.S.T) Basic Training Curriculum and other training designated by the Department of Public Safety to learn general duty police work. Performs related duties as assigned. We are more than just a workplace. We are an organization that prides itself on values and the people that we employ. The State of Nevada and DPS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! 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)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of military service or public contact experience which included problem solving and applying policies to specific situations; OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, social work, fire science, or related field and one year of experience as described above; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, public administration, or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
    Incumbents must pass the Peace Officer 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.
    Incumbents must meet firearms qualification/certification standards and proficiency requirements as established by agency policy.
Special Requirements
    A valid Nevada Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
    Some positions are subject to call-out or call-back.
    Some positions require statewide travel.
    Some positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
Additional Position Criteria
    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 been notified that you failed a Department of Public Safety backgrounds process within the past 18 months or twice ever?
    Have you used any illegal use of a controlled substance within the listed time limits preceding the date of the application: a. Marijuana - Up to the date of application. b. All others, including hallucinogens or experimental drugs, and steroid use - 3 years. This is to include prescribed medication not prescribed to the candidate, schedule I, and II.
    Must be a citizen of the United States (born in the U.S. or Naturalized Citizen. Lawful permanent resident/Green card does not qualify).
    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?
    Will you be 21 years of age or older within 6 months of application?
    Where do you want to take the physical agility test and the written test? Carson City or Las Vegas?
    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 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 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 been convicted of any offense above?
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
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) Please note some positions require conducting in-state and out of state extraditions. Do you understand this requirement?
2) Some positions require vehicle, airplane and rail travel. Do you understand this requirement?
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
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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