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Recruitment and Selection Process


´╗┐Washoe County operates under a merit system, pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes. A merit system is a means in which competitive examinations are used in the selection process and the most qualified individuals are selected for hire or promotion. A merit system utilizes fair and unbiased recruitment and selection procedures. At Washoe County, best practices in the industry are used to recruit and select the right people in a changing and diverse labor market. The recruitment and selection process is continually streamlined and enhanced with the use of technology and application of best practices in order to meet the needs of County departments as well as the needs of applicants. 

Washoe County offers career opportunities in a variety of occupational areas. For a listing of current job postings, go to our web page for Job Opportunities.

 Hands filling out application  Stage 1 - Application Process

A Washoe County employment application form must be submitted for each County position. A separate application is required for each position for which you apply. The information you provide about your education and experience will be used to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications (Note: the job description lists qualifications as training and experience requirements) for the position and whether you will be invited to test.

Find out more general information about the Application Process

Or, find out specific information about our Online Application Process.

pencils  Stage 2 - Examination Process

If you meet the minimum qualifications and are selected for testing, you will be notified via the email address provided of the date, time and location of the examination for the position. In the event you are not invited to test, you will receive notification verifying your application status.

Find out more about the Examination Process.

Outstretched Hand  Stage 3 - Interview and Selection Process

Successful applicants in the selection process are placed on eligibility lists that usually remain active for 12 months. The highest ranking candidates are referred to County departments for an interview if there is a position vacancy. Reference checks are conducted on all applicants selected for hire prior to a final offer of employment. Additionally, certain positions also require that a background check be completed prior to a final offer of employment.  The job announcement lists this information when required. 

Find out more about the Interview and Selection Process.

Find out more about the Washoe County's Background and Reference Checks policy.

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