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Retired University Police Officer, University Police Services PERS RETIRED and NEVADA POST

Nevada State University
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2024

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Retired University Police Officer, University Police Services PERS RETIRED and NEVADA POST CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTS ONLY

Nevada State College (NSC) appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • The required documents are listed below on the posting. Your application may not be considered if you do not attach the required documents.
  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Completed applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

The University Police Services invites applications for Retired Police Officer I/II, University Police Services, Critical Labor Shortage, PERS RETIRED and NEVADA POST CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTS ONLY [R0133872]


University Police Services is conducting a continuous recruitment for current and future openings for University Police Officer 2 - POST Certified. Positions may be assigned to any campus to include the College of Southern Nevada, Desert Research Institute, Nevada State College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The University Police Officer 2 will work under general supervision, performing journey level law enforcement duties to include protecting university employees, students, and the general public; patrolling and safeguarding the university system properties and surrounding areas; conducting traffic investigations; conducting criminal and non-criminal investigations; preparing for security and law enforcement activities surrounding special events; preparing for appearances in court; performing maintenance on assigned equipment; performing special assignments related to law enforcement and peace officer functions; and maintaining law and order, among other duties.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) was established in 1865 and is currently comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute. The public system of higher education in Nevada is governed by the Board of Regents serving over 100,000 students and 15,000 employees.

University Police Services, Southern Command, is a full service category I law enforcement agency that serves the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada, the Desert Research Institute and Nevada State College. The department consists of 163 employees and has responsibility for the public safety needs of 80,000 students, faculty and staff over an 800 square mile service area. Law enforcement operations consists of 80 full and part time sworn peace officers, a full service 9-1-1 Center, K-9 operations; emergency management operations with a fully functional EOC and oversight of major special events hosting more than a million visitors a year to various events.

We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are the providers and/or coordinators for all emergency services on campus. The University Police Services Department is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the department. Our priority is to create a professional and diverse police department staffed and equipped to serve the community.

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*Must be retired from the Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada prior to the date of hire.

*Must have a current/active Nevada POST Category 1 certification.

*The Nevada POST certification of the peace officer in the other jurisdiction has not been revoked or suspended.

*Not more than 60 months have lapsed since the peace officer was employed in the other jurisdiction.

* Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of law enforcement experience; OR Associate of Arts degree or equivalent coursework in criminal justice, police science, psychology, or closely related field and six months of law enforcement experience; OR one year of experience as a University Police Officer I in Nevada State service. (See Special Requirements and Informational Note)

* Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

* A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

* Applicants may be subjected to psychological testing which may include polygraph testing

* Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.



Working knowledge of: applicable federal regulations, State statutes and local laws and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement; criminal law to include court procedures, laws of arrest, rules of evidence, search and seizure, confiscation of stolen property, and the legal rights of citizens; investigative procedures and techniques; community policing methods used to provide assistance to students, faculty, staff and the public; appropriate use and care of equipment such as firearms, baton, handcuffs, radios, and patrol vehicles; proper grammar, punctuation and spelling necessary to complete required reports..

General knowledge of: investigation procedures and techniques.

Ability to: operate a personal computer; take appropriate enforcement action; conduct preliminary investigations and testify in court; administer first aid if required for emergency treatment of sick and injured persons; prepare required reports; assess potential problem situations and take appropriate action; understand and follow oral and written instructions or directions necessary to carry out assignments; think clearly and logically to effect acceptable results; analyze situations correctly act quickly and appropriately in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; prepare concise and accurate written reports; vividly describe people and scenes so that others can visualize them; speak with people of various cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds; mediate between contending parties and groups; maintain integrity and confidentiality; maintain P.O.S.T. certification requirements to include continuing education and firearms qualifications.

Skill in: use of firearms, equipment and operation of emergency motor vehicles; and all knowledge, skills and abilities required at the lower level.


Working knowledge of: NSHE and departmental rules, regulations, policies, procedures, instructions and operating manuals pertaining to the proper execution of duties; activities and problems inherent in a campus environment; community policing methods used to provide assistance to students, staff and the public.

Ability to: operate computer equipment to compile statistics, identify crime trends and generate reports.


Effective October 21, 2022, PERS and NSHE have designated University Police Officer and Public Safety Dispatch positions as experiencing a critical labor shortage under NRS 286.523(2)(a) and (3), NRS 286.520, and NRS 286.525.

If hired, employees will need to contact PERS to verify qualifications for critical labor shortage status and to make sure there isn't an early age reduction. If the employee qualifies, a PERS eligible form must be filled out for that member. Employees can elect to re-enroll with PERS or NOT on that form. If they choose to re-enroll, PERS needs their enrollment form and survivor form uploaded as well.

Link to the PERS eligible form:

If you have questions related to this critical designation and if you qualify, contact Kelly Scherado, Senior HR Business Partner for University Police Services at (702) 895-4889 or

If you have questions related to your PERS retirement, please contact PERS directly at 702-486-3900.

If you have questions regarding your PEBP and/or Medicare benefits, please contact Kim Dawes at or at 702-895-4375.

This recruitment is limited to former classified, peace officer employees who have served at least three years of continuous full-time equivalent service in a permanent status in the classified service AND who is currently NEVADA PERS retired in the areas specified in this job advertisement.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Police Officer I - Grade 34 Step 1, starting salary is $49,652.64. "Step" means the number assigned by the Division of Human Resource Management to identify a specific rate of pay within a grade.

Police Officer II - Grade 38 Step 1, starting salary is $58,965.12. "Step" means the number assigned by the Division of Human Resource Management to identify a specific rate of pay within a grade.

*Note: There will be consideration for experience, seniority, and Grade and Steps earned at the time of retirement.

  • Generous compensation packages, separate paid time off for annual and sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents




Submit a letter of interest (cover letter) and a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. If you are a veteran, please attach your DD-214 or other applicable official documentation to your application as evidence of Veterans or Disabled Veteran's status.

Attach ALL documents in the CV/Resume attachment section when applying.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The resume must have a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as a part of each job; applicants must demonstrate that they qualify for this position. Education (including High School) and experience must be clearly documented. Your application will NOT be moved forward if your application is incomplete.

This recruitment will remain open until filled and a review of applications will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Vice President & Director Adam Garcia and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, contact Kelly Scherado, Senior HR Business Partner for University Police Services at (702) 895-4889 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0133872” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

For more information, visit us on line at:


The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

Information pertaining to the University's grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.




Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Resume and References

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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