ABOUT THE POSITION
The Clark County Park Police Division is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies for the position of Park Police Officer I. This position requires a Nevada State Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Category I Certificate or the completion of a certified Nevada Police Academy Category I training program at time of application.
This entry level class is characterized by immediate responsibility for preservation of County park property, security and enforcement of Nevada statutes, County ordinances, and park rules and regulations. Under general supervision the incumbent will participate in Field Training and an Evaluation Program, patrol County parks and other County facilities, assist the public, make arrests, control crime, prevent or detect violations of law, and enforce state and local laws.
This is an open and continuous recruitment, interview and testing dates will vary depending on when the application was received and reviewed by Human Resources for meeting minimum qualifications.
Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the hiring interview. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from high school. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Must carry a firearm and meet and maintain applicable certification. Must work for extended periods of time outdoors and in potentially life-threatening situations.Licensing/Certification and other Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada State Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Category I Certification or have completed a certified Nevada Peace Academy Category I training program at time of application. Must be capable of passing Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I State Physical Fitness Examination as defined by NAC 289.205. Must meet the minimum standards for appointment as defined in NAC 289.110. Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment.PLEASE NOTE: Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T. Certification:
A valid copy of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Category I certification is required at time of application. Applications submitted without valid P.O.S.T. Category I certification will be considered as an incomplete application. Certificates may also be emailed to email@example.com . The candidates name, recruitment title, and exam/job number must be listed in the email.
In addition to the minimum requirements, per Nevada P.O.S.T. (NAC 289.110), no person may be appointed to perform the duties of a peace officer unless he or she:
- Is a citizen of the United States.
- Is at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
- Meets all of the NAC.289.110 requirements
For the full listing of NAC.289.110 minimum requirements, visit: www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-289.html
Nevada Police Academy Graduates: Within 16 weeks of date of hire, must pass the Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I Physical Fitness Examination. Within one year of hire must pass the Nevada P.O.S.T. Proficiency Examination, administered by Nevada P.O.S.T.
Out-of-State Candidates: Applicants with P.O.S.T. certifications outside the State of Nevada must provide documentation at time of application proving their certification meets Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I standards. Within one year of hire must complete requirements and receive Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I Certification. For information on Nevada P.O.S.T reciprocity requirements visit: http://post.nv.gov/Training/Reciprocity/ .
Failure to complete required training or receive required certification shall be proper cause for termination.Background Investigation:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. The background investigation may include a psychological, suitability, and polygraph evaluation. Periodic background investigations may be conducted.Medical Examination:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our designated physician.Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides information and appropriate assistance concerning department programs and park facilities; explains and interprets County parks and recreation rules and regulations, County ordinances, state statutes, etc.; lectures to school and community groups on park programs; provides reports as required to supervisor's office; patrols parks and other County facilities for the purpose of assisting the public, making arrests or issuing citations for major violations on foot and by vehicle, controlling crime, preventing or detecting violations of law, and enforcing state and local laws; performs investigative duties regarding park complaints and incidents; assists other law enforcement agencies when necessary; provides crowd and traffic control coverage at special events and assigned recreation activities; assists and provides appropriate first aid and CPR; writes detailed reports on all accidents, arrest reports, other necessary reports; testifies in court when necessary; transports and books arrested persons; responds to emergencies at park locations; drives a County vehicle to transport persons, travel to various park locations, respond to emergency situations, and conduct law enforcement duties; uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; performs other similar and related duties as required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Mobility to work in a public safety setting, including traverse difficult terrain, stamina to stand, walk and/or run for extended period of time, and strength to physically restrain, arrest and /or eject individuals; occasionally lift and carry up to 100 pounds; vision to use standard office equipment and read printed materials including a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.