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DPS OFFICER 2 - 60033528
Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  15223


Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 39 

Salary Range: $61,616.88 - $92,268.72 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: KARI A HOLCOMB 

Phone:  775 684-4475 




Position Description

                       ***This recruitment is for Nevada Highway Patrol and Parole and Probation***

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. Outside the office, activities are limitless! From a vibrant arts community to recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts such as camping, boating, fishing, biking, and hiking with stunning mountain scenery, Nevada is a destination waiting to be explored with something to offer everyone!

To see full Class Specifications visit:  



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.


Contact Information

Please read announcement and answer each pre-screening question carefully. 

This is for lateral candidates seeking employment in Carson City or Reno areas. Entry level candidates should apply to requisition #15222 (DPS1).

E-mail is the most efficient method of communicating with applicants.

 Recruiter: Kari Holcomb at or Jose Villa at

Sworn Recruiters:

Officer Alain Narvaez (775) 431-0131 or Officer Douglas McLarty (702) 379-2623 

Minimum Qualifications

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.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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.


Informational 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.

∗ DPS Sergeants and DPS Officer II’s, as a condition of continuing employment with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, must successfully complete the National Fire Academy’s Arson Investigation course (R205) or an approved equivalent course within one year of appointment.

∗ Some DPS Officer II and DPS Sergeant 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 Marshal’s 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

  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Statewide travel is required.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Department of Public Safety will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of domestic violence.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno