Deputy Sheriff I/II

Minden, NV
Douglas County Sheriff

$26.76 Hourly

Candidates may be hired for either:

  • Deputy Sheriff I: Entry-level with no/minimal prior law enforcement experience and training. $25.18 per hour, essential functions of the position are outlined in this job posting.
  • Deputy Sheriff II: Candidates who hold a current Nevada POST Category I Certificate (or a reciprocal certificate from another state). Certificate must be attached to this application for consideration. Job description and salary range for Deputy Sheriff II

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


  • 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.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • 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.