Career Opportunities


Open Competitive Recruitment for DPS Officer I and II

    The Nevada Department of Public Safety is openly recruiting for DPS Officer I and II with our Capitol Police, Highway Patrol, and Parole & Probation Divisions. The Department of Public Safety will keep the recruitment for DPS Officer I and II open indefinitely and will remain open until sufficient applications are received. The academy is held each year in January and July in Carson City and March and September in Las Vegas.

      The Department of Public Safety is still actively seeking to hire qualified individuals to join our officer ranks.  During the COVID-19 government closures, recruiters are still reviewing applications and making arrangements for testing that meets guidelines for social distancing, size of gatherings, and sanitation.  Because we are working remotely from home, there could be some delay in responding to your interest.  Please bear with us as we work through these current challenges.

        PLEASE NOTE:ALL COMMUNICATION WITH APPLICANTS WILL BE VIA E-MAIL. APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A CURRENT AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN APPLYING. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM OR JUNK MAIL FOLDER TO ENSURE YOU DO NOT MISS ANY COMMUNICATION FROM THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

           Announcement # Job Title Closing Date Details
          2021-1053 DPS Officer I Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied  2021-1053
          2021-1054 DPS Officer II Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied  2021-1054

            Transfer and Departmental Promotional Opportunities for Current DPS Employees:

            Transfer and Departmental Promotional Opportunities for Current DPS Employees:
               Announcement #           Position Title               Division             Area          Closing Date          Details     
              DPS Sergeant Training  Carson City 06/23/21 DPS Sergeant 
              Grants & Projects Analyst II Office of Traffic Safety Carson City or
            Las Vegas
            06/23/21 Grants & Projects Analyst II
              Administrative Services Officer I Office of Traffic Safety Carson City 06/28/21 Administrative Services Officer I
              Administrative Assistant IV Criminal Records Unit Carson City 07/01/21 Administrative Assistant IV
              DPS Lieutenant Highway Patrol Las Vegas 07/02/21 DPS Lieutenant

            Job Opportunities

              Job Opportunities
              Announcement #  Job Title Closing Date Details
              1360 Management Analyst III
              (Investigations- Carson City)
              Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied Management Analyst III 
              1006 IT Professional III
              (Office of Cyber Defense-
              Carson City)
              Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied IT Professional III