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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply?  

To apply, visit and click on the 'Apply' button for the desired job. Follow the instructions provided. For assistance or inquiries, contact us at or (702) 455-4565.

What happens after I apply? 

The Clark County Human Resources Department will screen your application for minimum qualifications. You will receive an email notifying you of your status in the process. If you are placed on an eligibility list, it is valid for up to six months.  Applicants may be called to interviews based on scores and/or special skill requirements for position. For process inquiries, call (702) 455-4565 or email

What are minimum qualifications?

Minimum qualifications are established for each job classification. In order to qualify for an opportunity, candidates must meet all minimum qualifications, which could include education, work experience or a combination of both. “Education” and “Work Experience” must be listed directly into the application and cannot be substituted with “see resume”.

What is an eligibility list? 

Being on the list means you've met minimum qualifications, making you eligible for current or upcoming vacancies. Candidates not selected for employment after the interview will be notified via email and will remain on the eligibility list for future consideration by the County for approximately six months.

What is a supplemental assessment?

A supplemental assessment is a questionnaire designed to evaluate your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to job duties. When a supplemental assessment is on the application it is important to complete all the answers and ensure that you follow all the instructions.  

What is a written examination?

A written examination is a test that evaluates your knowledge and skills in a particular area. Written examinations may be given online or at a Clark County facility. Specific instructions will be provided at the time of examination.

What is an oral board examination?

An oral board examination is an interview with a panel of experts who ask you questions about your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to job duties. 

What are assessment exercises? 

Assessment exercises are tests that evaluate your knowledge, skills, and abilities as the relate to job duties. These assessments exercises may be given online or at a Clark County facility. 

What is a physical ability examination? 

A physical ability examination is a test that evaluates your physical fitness as it relates to job duties. Physical examination requirements are listed in the job posting.

If I am asked to travel to Clark County for an interview, will the County reimburse me for my costs?

Travel costs are not reimbursed.


What is the Appeals Process

If an applicant receives the notification of not meeting minimum qualifications, they are eligible to submit an appeal. A request for a re-evaluation of minimum qualifications must be submitted in writing by mail, fax or email to Clark County Human Resources by 5 p.m. on the fifth calendar day after postmarked date or email date of the notice for score or qualification status. A copy of the notice postmark or email and an explanation of why the evaluation is being requested are required.

Who will re-evaluate the application in an Appeals Process?

An Appeals Committee will be formed consisting of two members not involved in the original rating or qualification status evaluation process.

What information will be considered in the Appeals Process?

No additional information other than that contained in the original application will be considered in the appeal for re-evaluation.

How will a candidate be informed about the Appeals Process outcome?

The applicant will be informed in writing of the outcome within a reasonable timeframe. The appeal may result in the applicant score remaining the same, raised, or lowered as a result of the appeal review process.


What is the background check process?

The background process is a process that all employment offers are contingent upon passing.

What does the background investigation consist of? 

The background investigation may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Education verification
  • Certification/licensure verification
  • Employment verification
  • Criminal investigation
  • Physical/Drug tests

How long does the background investigation take?

The duration of the background investigation may vary depending on the type and complexity of the investigation. If your background process has exceeded more than four weeks, please contact the Clark County Human Resources Department at or (702)455-4565.

Can I appeal my background investigation results?

No, there is no option to appeal if your job offer is rescinded due to background investigation results.


What is the Veterans’ Preference?

In accordance with Nevada State Law, preference in employment will be given to applicants who have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States; or are a qualifying widow or widower; if the qualifications are equal. Veterans' preference may only be used for initial employment with the County.

How many preference points will veterans receive?

Veterans will receive five preference points in addition to their overall score. Disabled veterans will receive 10 preference points in addition to their overall score.

What documents are required to be submitted along with the application?

A copy of a DD-214 form documenting an honorable discharge, must be included with the application. For online applicants, the DD-214 form must be uploaded for each position. It may also be mailed or brought to the Clark County Human Resources Department on or before the job posting closing date. Additionally, disabled veterans must include a letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs verifying disabled status.

Can former Clark County employees use Veterans’ Preference?

Veteran’s preference may be used only for initial employment with Clark County. Former Clark County employees who were laid off and are recall eligible will receive Veterans' preference points for open and competitive recruitments only.


What is an ADA Accommodation?

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done during the hiring process. These modifications enable an individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent people without disabilities.  The ADA requires reasonable accommodations as they relate to three aspects of employment: 1) ensuring equal opportunity in the application process; 2) enabling a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job; and 3) making it possible for an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.

How can I request ADA Accommodation?

Requests for ADA accommodation must be made to the Clark County Human Resources Department in writing. You may also call the Clark County Human Resources Department at (702) 455-4565 during business houses of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.