DPS Officer 2

Job Location(s) US-NV
Posted Date 8 months ago(1/6/2021 11:10 AM)
Recruitment Number
# of Openings
Closing Date
Law Enforcement
USD $61,011.36/Yr.
USD $91,350.00/Yr.




Due to COVID-19 all testing are subject to change so check emails or contact your Recruiter to confirm your test date.  Please attach your POST certificate with your application.   Also, DPS strongly encourages all new hires to be vaccinated prior to being hired. 


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.  You must be a US Citizen and 21 years to be hired as a DPS Officer. Also, we need you to complete the ICIMS application with education and employment history (2 years minimum).  Please make sure you accurately fill out each section or your application will be deemed incomplete.


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. Las Vegas testing will be on 1/23/21, 2/6/21, 2/27/21,06/19/21, 06/26/21, 07/10/21, 07/17/21, 07/24/21 and other dates TBD (updated periodically).   Carson City testing will held on 1/20, 1/22, 2/5, 2/10, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/26, 4/16, 4/23, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 7/9, 7/16, 8/6, 8/20, 9/10, 9/17, 10/15, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, and other dates TBD (updated periodically).  Also, test dates are subject to change (rain or snow for example).  Applicants who pass the agility examination will proceed to the background phase.  NOTE- THIS RECRUITMENT MAY 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.


Obtain and verify facts and statements regarding incidents; weigh facts impartially and accurately; conduct interviews and collect evidence and information as required in the course of law enforcement and administrative and regulatory activities; recognize, develop and secure evidence for orderly presentation in a court of law and/or Parole Board; prepare cases for court and testify as required. Obtain and serve legal documents such as subpoenas, affidavits, and arrest, search and administrative warrants; perform extraditions as assigned; write routine and specialized reports; document work activities and maintain related records.


Operate and maintain a variety of public safety equipment including tools, weapons, protective gear and vehicles applicable to the specific assignment.

Respond to emergency situations, accidents, incidents and crime scenes; develop a logical course of action; identify hazards and provide assistance and protection as required and trained. Conduct surveillance activities utilizing appropriate equipment and techniques applicable to the assignment.  Work cooperatively with staff in other public safety agencies, government officials, judicial system staff and the general public; refer victims and witnesses to community services and resources as appropriate; make presentations to community groups to provide information and raise awareness of public safety issues, problems and services.  Provide guidance and informal training to peers and subordinate staff as need; and provide input in the development of laws, regulations and procedures. 


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.

 4) This position is subject to call-out and call back.


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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