Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 284.210
Competitive examinations: Requirements; contents; persons conducting examinations.


All competitive examinations for positions in the classified service must:


Relate to those matters which fairly test the capacity and fitness of the persons examined to perform in an efficient manner the duties of the class in which employment is sought.


Be open to all applicants who meet the reasonable standards or requirements fixed by the Administrator with regard to experience, character, age, education, physical condition and any other factors relating to the ability of the applicants to perform the duties of the position with reasonable efficiency.


An examination may consist of:


An evaluation of the applicant’s training and experience;


A written examination;


An oral examination;


An evaluation of the applicant’s performance, such as the ability to operate successfully certain equipment; or


Any combination of paragraphs (a) to (d), inclusive.


An examination may be conducted by using a center for assessment as defined by regulations adopted by the Commission. An employee of the department for which an examination is being held may not serve on the panel or score the examination.


An oral examination given pursuant to this section must be:


Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, conducted by a panel of which no more than one-third of the members are employed by the department in which a vacancy exists for the position for which the examination is given.


Recorded and maintained by the department for:


Not less than 2 years after the date of the examination; or


Until the final disposition of a charge of discrimination,
Ê whichever is longer, and must be available to an affected person upon request.


Employees of the department in which a vacancy exists may comprise more than one-third of the members of the panel if:


A member who is not such an employee is unable to serve on the panel because of illness or an emergency;


The department has more than 1,000 employees; and


The department has two or more divisions that administer separate and diverse programs and the employees of the department on the panel are not employed by the same division.

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