University Police Sergeant

University of Nevada


EducationAssociate’s Degree
High School Diploma or GED
SkillsDriver’s License
Law Enforcement
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for University Police Sergeant, UNLV Police Services [R0112892]


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. 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. For more information, visit us on line at:


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


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Police Department is recruiting for a full-time University Police Sergeant. University Police Officers are armed, uniformed, and sworn police officers who are certified under the laws of the State of Nevada. The University Police Department embraces the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing through partnerships and collaboration with our service community. UNLV Police Officers patrol the campuses and maintain several inter-local agreements with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and other state police agencies. This allows University Police Officers to exercise their police powers and authority off campus and at the University approved fraternities, sororities, and adjacent properties.

The position is responsible for supervising an assigned staff of officers to include planning activities, development and implementation of departmental goals, evaluation, discipline, and training. Additionally, the position will patrol, conduct investigations, enforce laws and write reports among other duties. Applicants must be willing to work any shift, weekends, and holidays. Information regarding campus security, personal safety, fire safety, and crime statistics can be found at The Nevada System of Higher Education is a Federal contractor and is subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). Applicants are encouraged to complete a voluntary survey to measure the effectiveness of the outreach efforts to veterans


Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of journey level law enforcement experience; OR an Associate of Arts Degree or equivalent coursework in criminal justice, psychology, police science or closely related field and one year of journey level law enforcement experience; OR two years of experience as a University Police Officer 2 in Nevada State service.

Must have successfully completed and maintain a Category 1 Peace Officer’s Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy Certification or equivalent out of State Police Academy as authorized by Nevada P.O.S.T.
A valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Position requires psychological testing which will include polygraph testing.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
A psychological test and evaluation, which may include polygraph testing, is required.
Applicants may be required to successfully complete a physical agility examination.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

Grade 40 Step 1, salary $61,888.32. “Step” means the number assigned by the Division of Human Resource Management to identify a specific rate of pay within a grade. Per Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 284.170), salaries for initial appointments for classified positions typically begin at Step 1.



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 Veteran’s or Disabled Veteran’s status. In order to be considered for this position the following documents MUST be attached to your application: Copy of Nevada POST Category 1 Certificate OR other qualified reciprocal State Police Academy certification and work experience within the last 5 years. (Contact Nevada P.O.S.T. for a list of qualified reciprocal State Police Academy certification.), Resume, and Cover Letter.

All documents should be attached 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 close at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on March 28, 2019. Materials should be addressed to Sandy Seda and must be submitted online. We do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with application process, contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 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 requisition number, “R0112892” 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.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Attachment(s)

The following documents must be attached to your application: Copy of Nevada POST Category 1 Certificate OR other qualified reciprocal State Police Academy certification and work experience within the last 5 years. (Contact Nevada P.O.S.T. for a list of qualified reciprocal State Police Academy certification.), Resume, and Cover Letter


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