• Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 08, 2019
Full Time Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: $49,067.20 - $75,628.80 Annually

Job Description


Under general supervision, participates in Field Training and Evaluation Program, patrols County parks and other County facilities, assists the public, makes arrests, controls crime, prevents or detects violations of law, and enforces state and local laws. 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.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.


Education and Experience: Equivalent to completion of two years of college course work in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Police Science,Parks and Recreation Management, or a closely related field. Related work experience may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis.

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.
Working Conditions: 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 Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Category I Certification or have completed a certified Nevada Police 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.

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: .

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 and polygraph evaluation, finger printing/criminal history check, and employment verification. Periodic background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


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.


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.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous