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Posting Close Date:  3/24/2022


Requisition Id:  8807

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER 1 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: 3/24/2022 

Geographical Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 27 

Salary Range: $37,166.40 - $54,141.84 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: JOSE B VILLA 

Phone:  702 486-3046 




Position Description


Public Safety Dispatchers perform technical communications work in the operation of a district, central, or statewide communications center including but not limited to: providing assistance to law enforcement units in both routine and emergency situations; dispatching enforcement units and other emergency mobile units from a computerized dispatch center; researching various criminal justice records systems and transmitting the required information; placing telephone calls for officials and registered vehicle owners at accident scenes; providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested; maintaining a variety of logs and records; and preparing statistical summaries on center activities. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used for current and future vacancies that may occur in Las Vegas. NOTE: This is the entry level in the series and provides for semi-automatic progression to a Public Safety Dispatcher II and III (pay grade 29 and pay grade 31 respectively) upon meeting the minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance, and with the recommendation of the appointing authority.   Starting salary range is at grade 27 Step 1= $36,790.56 the above rate is for grade 31.

MANDATORY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Candidates must submit a typing certificate to their application.  Failure to do so will withdraw you from consideration.  The typing certificate must have been issued within the last 6 months and verify your NET typing speed of at least 40 words per minute.  At this time, ONLINE TYPING TESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Also, typing certificate may be obtained through any Community Colleges, Manpower or other staffing agencies.  Please Note: you will be tested again during the interview stage for typing speed and accuracy.   

All applicants will receive an seminar email invitation that will explain all the exams during the interview stages.  Please submit you application as soon as possible. 

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

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Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or the equivalent and two year’s experience in clerical, data entry, telephone switchboard or radio telephone work; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Additional experience can be substituted for high school education. 


The Examination

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.

Special Requirements

A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

General knowledge of arithmetic necessary to produce accurate information.
Ability to perform routine dispatch work.
Ability to interact efficiently and tactfully with the public and various law enforcement officers.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to read and interpret maps.
Ability to respond to a variety of information requests.
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly using correct English.
Ability to maintain alpha/numeric files and records.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work under frequent interruptions and distractions.
Ability to prioritize work.
Ability to operate keyboard equipment.
Ability to memorize information.
General knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.

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: Las Vegas