DPS Officer 2

Job Location(s) US-NV
Posted Date 6 months ago(1/2/2020 7:05 PM)
Recruitment Number
# of Openings
Closing Date
Law Enforcement
USD $61,011.36/Yr.
USD $91,350.00/Yr.



Due to COVID-19 all Testing in March and April have been canceled. Also, RecruitNevada at Tonopah (4/25), Fallon (5/2) and Alamo (5/30) have been postponed until next year. 


PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION (PRINT FOR YOUR RECORDS). E-mail is the preferred method of communicating with applicants so all communication will be through email. Therefore, applicants must provide valid e-mail addresses and are encouraged to check spam or junk mail folders to ensure you are not missing any communication/invitation from DPS.  Please complete your application and not just include a resume.  Also, you can research POST.NV.GOV for reciprocity questions or in lieu of testing requirements.  You must have a valid Nevada CAT 1 P.O.S.T. or equivalent in this State for this lateral vacancy and at least one full year of Police Officer experience.


For questions regarding this recruitment please contact Kara Carmonne at 775-684-4475 or at kcarmonne@dps.state.nv.us or Jose Villa at 702-486-3046 or at jvilla@dps.state.nv.us. 

You will be tested (weather permitted) in Las Vegas or Carson City  for the physical agility examination so please indicate your preferred test location in your application.  You will be tested (weather permitted) in Las Vegas or Carson City for the physical agility examination and written exam, so please indicate your preferred test location in your application. Las Vegas testing will be on 1/25/20 (Recruit NV @Pahrump), 2/1/20,  2/8/20, 2/22/20, 2/29/20 (Recruit NV @Laughlin), 3/7/20 (@DPS Academy), 3/21/20,  4/25/20 (Recruit NV @Tonopah), 5/30/20 (Recruit NV @Alamo/Pioche).   Carson City testing will be on 2/7/20, 3/13/20, 3/28/20 (Recruit NV @Carson City), 4/24/20, 5/2/20 (Recruit NV @Fallon/Fernley), 5/15/20, 6/12/20, 6/20/20 (Recruit NV @Eureka), 7/11/20 (Recruit NV @West Wendover), 7/17/20, 7/25/20 (Recruit NV @Winnemucca), 8/1/20 (Recruit NV @Wells), 8/29/20 (Recruit NV @Ely), 9/12/20 (Recruit NV @Elko).    Also, more test dates will be added for later this year and are subject to change (rain for example). Applicants who pass the agility examination and written exam will proceed to the interview phase.  NOTE- THIS RECRUITMENT WILL CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE WHEN ENOUGH APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED




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 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 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 Officer II: Incumbents at this level work under limited supervision and either:

1) Perform a variety of law enforcement duties in the Highway Patrol or Parole & Probation divisions. Incumbents enforce laws, codes, regulations, ordinances, and standards applicable to the assignment; read and interpret technical materials and documents to ensure enforcement activities are in compliance with the law; arrest criminal offenders and maintain appropriate use of force to subdue violators in accordance with current Use of Force training standards described in department policy and P.O.S.T. requirements. This is the journey level for positions assigned within Divisions of Highway Patrol or Parole & Probation; or

2) Serve as a first-line supervisor in the Capitol Police Division and perform foot and vehicular patrol of State properties. Incumbents supervise daily operations by planning, organizing and monitoring field operations and assigning work schedules; evaluate employee performance; review and approve or reject officers’ written reports; assist management in developing and interpreting new or existing regulations, policies, and procedures; ensure officers receive proper training by identifying training needs; develop and present training classes; and prepare statistics and reports. This is the supervisory level for the Capitol Police Division; or

3) Conduct complex and special investigations in the Investigations Division, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Major Accident Investigation Team, or the State’s Fusion Centers. These positions are assigned complex investigative responsibilities that require additional experience and expertise and warrant a salary adjustment of 5% in addition to the established grade level for this class. Specific duties assigned to these positions are described in the Benchmark Descriptions.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 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 submit your valid POST certificate in your application and research POST.NV.GOV if your State has reciprocity with Nevada.


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