Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 284.265
Notice of new positions and vacancies: Certification of names by Administrator; appointing authority required to interview certain veterans.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 284.305, appointing authorities shall give notice to the Administrator of their intention to fill any vacancy in the classified service.


Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, within a reasonable time after the receipt of the notice, the Administrator shall certify from the list of eligible persons, appropriate for the grade and class in which the position is classified:


The five names at the head thereof. If the competitive examination for that position is scored to the nearest one-hundredth of a point and there are more than five persons having the five highest scores, the names of each of those persons must be so certified.


Unless otherwise included among the names certified pursuant to paragraph (a), the name of any eligible person on the list who is a veteran with a service-connected disability. The appointing authority shall interview for the position each veteran with a service-connected disability who is so certified.


If, pursuant to this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the process for filling the position in the classified service is not governed by the provisions of subsection 2, the appointing authority shall:


Interview for the position each veteran with a service-connected disability who is a qualified applicant for the position; and


If there are veterans without a service-connected disability who are qualified applicants for the position, interview for the position a number of such veterans that is equal to at least 22 percent of the total number of qualified applicants interviewed for the position or, if there is not a sufficient number to reach that percentage, interview for the position each such veteran who is a qualified applicant for the position. For the purpose of calculating percentages pursuant to this paragraph, percentages that are not whole numbers must be rounded to the next highest whole number.

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