Deputy Sheriff I/II

Minden, NV
Douglas County Sheriff Jail

Salary: $28.37 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing a variety of public safety and law enforcement services in patrol, detention, court services, or civil process assignments.

Essential Functions:

  • Accountability for Inmates – Conducts daily head counts, periodic cell and pod checks; moves inmates to and from locations for court appearances, medical care, visits, etc.
  • Intake and Release of Inmates – Brings inmates into the jail by conducting searches, booking questionnaires, fingerprints, photography, access to bail and phone.
  • Ensures Safety of Inmates and Staff – Conduct facility and person searches for weapons/drugs/contraband; conduct surveillance, investigations, and reports of crimes committed within the detention facility; monitor activity of inmates; handle inmates with mental health issues and provide intervention to ensure safety.
  • Handle Health and Welfare Issues – Carry out processes to ensure that inmates are provided with adequate food, clothing, medicine, and clean living arrangements; Conduct inspections of living conditions to ensure compliance with departmental policy and federal law.
  • Customer Service – Receives and screens visitors and telephone calls and directs the caller to the proper person or personally handles the call; provides information which requires the use of judgment and interpretation of policies, rules and procedures.
  • Court Appearances – Transports inmates to and from court; provides security for court staff and inmates during proceedings; updates legal paperwork to ensure timely compliance with court orders; responds to emergencies in the court house.
  • Medical Treatment – Provide first aid for inmates as required; triage inmates for physician visits and needs for emergency medical treatment and transport; sets up medications and distribute to inmates daily as required; complete documentation for medical issues; provide security for medical staff.
  • Extraditions – Transport inmates to other agency jails, courts, and other facilities; send notices to other agencies of arrests, process warrants, and set-up extraditions with outside companies who transport inmates.
  • Locates and serves subpoenas, summonses, warrants, Orders to Show Cause, restraining orders and Writs of Restitution, possession and execution to individuals, partnerships and corporations.
  • Executes court orders to attach monies, bank accounts, securities, real and personal property.
  • Organize probable cause forms, make copies and deliver to District Attorney and Courts as appropriate.
  • Retrieve copies of criminal complaints, prepare logs for court appearances, prepare copies for courts.
  • Prepare court lists and confirms with court clerk’s office.
  • Provides court security as required.
  • Training – Attends training as required to satisfy State and department requirements.
  • Assists and provides appropriate first aid.
  • Operates a motor vehicle in a safe and effective manner.
  • Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work.
  • Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
  • Crime scene preservation and collection of evidence; which includes evidence identification and proper handling procedures.
  • Act as coroner as defined under NRS 259.020.


  • High School education/GED; AND:
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Must be Citizen of the United States at time of testing for the position.
  • Must have no convictions of any crime for which registration in the State of Nevada is required pursuant to NRS 207.090 or 207.152.
  • No DUI conviction within the last 5 years.
  • No crime conviction for Domestic Violence.
  • No drug use/sales within 5 years.
  • Nevada Class C Driver’s License.
  • Category 3 Nevada POST Certification obtained during employment.
  • CPR and First Aid certification within six (6) months of date of employment.