Q. How do I know what positions are open?
A. Check our current postings.
Q. What positions am I qualified for?
A. You can review our job classifications, which list the requirements for each position.
You can assess your education and employment background
against these requirements and decide if you think you
are qualified for the position.
Q. How do I apply for a position?
A. The Department of Aviation utilizes a user-friendly
on-line application process. You may apply on-line for
any current postings by clicking the Apply button and
following the prompts.
Q. Where do I go to apply for a job with the Department
A. You can apply anywhere you can use a computer
with Internet access. Just visit our website
Q. What if I don’t have a computer?
A. We have kiosks available for applicant
use in our Employee Services office (McCarran
Airport, 2nd Floor), or you can use a computer
with Web access at many local agencies, including
local libraries and community centers. Click
here for a list of locations.
Q. What if I don’t have an e-mail address?
A. You can sign up for free e-mail
with Hotmail, Yahoo!Mail, Excite, etc. It only
takes a few minutes to set up an account; just
visit the site and follow the prompts.
Q. What if I want to apply for a position
that isn’t open?
A. You can review our listing of job classifications, and submit an on-line job interest form
and you'll receive notification when the position
opens. Please note that we only accept interest
Q. How do I know my application was received?
A. When you have completed your entire application on-line
and have clicked on the Confirm and Send button,
the next screen will acknowledge that your application
has been received.
Q. What if I have trouble inputting my application
A. There is an on-line Help option that can help facilitate your
How many of my previous jobs should I put on
A. In general, you should show a ten-year
work history. However, you need to show all
your qualifying experience even if it extends
past ten years. Qualifying experience is experience
that meets the requirements as posted on each
the job announcement.
Q. Can I print a copy of my application
if I apply on-line?
A. Yes, from the main menu of your GovernmentJobs
account, click into Application Status. Then
click into View App and the “Click here
for a printable version of this application”
Q. I already applied for one job; do
I need to apply again if I’m interested
in another job?
A. Yes, you need to submit a complete application
for each position you are interested in. Each
application is evaluated and scored separately
based upon the specific recruitment.
Q. Can I just submit a resume?
A. No, a resume is not accepted in lieu of an
application. Please fully complete the education
and experience portions of the application (do
not say see resume), and provide answers for
all the supplemental questions (again, do not
say see resume).
Q. How often can I apply for a job?
A. You can apply for each position that you are interested
in. If the job you apply for is posted open continuous,
you can reapply every 90 days.
Q. Is there an application deadline?
A. Yes, you must submit your application prior
to the closing date/time indicated on the job
Q. What is a limited recruitment?
A. Some recruitments are limited to a specific
number of applications. Limited recruitments
close without notice as soon as the number of
applications indicated on the job posting is
received, even if it is prior to the closing
date posted on the job announcement.
Q. What is the application deadline for open and
A. Open and continuous recruitments are generally open for a month or more,
but may close at any time with 3 days posted notice.
Q. What if I miss the application deadline?
A. Late applications will not be accepted. Check
our website regularly and apply for new jobs
as soon as they are posted to avoid missed deadlines.
Q. How can I submit my
typing test or other required certification if I apply
A. You can FAX it to the Department of Aviation
Employee Services at (702) 261- 5096, or mail
it DOA Employee Services, PO Box 11005, Las
Vegas, NV 89111-1005, by the recruitment closing
Q. Where can I get a typing test?
A. Most employment agencies provide testing
services, but prices may vary, so it is advisable
to research several agencies before selecting
one. Certificates must include a net word per
minute score, the address and phone number of
the agency, and the signature of the individual
who administered the test. Certificates must
also be dated within 12 months from application
date. Online typing certificates will not be
accepted. For more information, please call
Employee Services at
Q. I applied on-line. How do I submit
A. You can FAX it to the Department
of Aviation Employee Services at (702) 261-
5096, or mail it to DOA Employee Services, PO
Box 11005, Las Vegas, NV 89111-1005, by the
recruitment closing date.
Q. How will I know what’s going on with my
A. You will be notified by e-mail or letter.
Most candidates will receive just one notice,
either a determination that you did not meet
the qualifications for the position, or a score
notice. Applicants selected to interview will
receive a separate notice. Due to the volume
of applications received for each job opening,
and variations in the selection process being
used for each job opening, notices may go out
several weeks to several months after the recruitment
closing date. Please note that it is the applicant’s
responsibility to provide an accurate e-mail/physical
address, and to notify the Department of Aviation
of a change of address.
Q. Should I call Employee Services to
get an update on my application? A.
The status of your application, scoring results,
interview notification, testing dates and locations,
or any other human resource related matter will
be sent to you via e-mail or by letter. Should
you have any further questions and need answers
on the recruitment process, please refer to
the Common Questions section of our
Q. How does the application process
A. Candidates must submit an employment application
and a supplemental assessment (if indicated).
The applicant is responsible for submitting
a complete Clark County application package.
If the application does not demonstrate that
minimum employment requirements are met, the
candidate will not move forward in the selection
process. Additional information will not be
accepted after the closing date.
Q. What are the minimum qualifications?
A. Clark County has established a set of requirements
for each job classification that must be met
in order to be considered for employment for
that job title. For example, the parking attendant
position requires graduation from high school
(or equivalent), and one year of full-time experience
in cashiering or handling monies received from
the public. Applicants who do not document these
qualifications on their application will not
advance in the recruitment process.
Q. What is the selection process?
A. Depending upon the recruitment you apply
for, the selection process may consist of a
review of the application, a supplemental assessment
rating, a written examination, or other scoring
mechanism, and finally, a hiring interview.
Q. Can I appeal any part of the selection
A. Applicants may appeal their qualification
status or the results of an examination by submitting
a written request to the Department of Aviation
Employee Services office within seven calendar
days of the certification date. The appeal should
contain a statement of the facts upon which
the appeal is based. Please note that only information
included in your original application will be
reviewed, and scores may go up or down as a
result of the process.
Q. What is the examination process?
A. All recruitments for Department of Aviation
positions include a testing component. This
may be a written examination, an oral examination,
a practical examination, an assessment center,
a supplemental assessment, a skills assessment,
or other applicable skills measurement test.
The examination process measures differences
between applicants in the knowledge and skills
areas needed for a job classification. Applicants
are scored based upon their education, knowledge
and skills relative to each particular position.
This enables the department to interview and
hire the most qualified applicants.
Q. What if I need an accommodation?
A. Requests for accommodation should be directed
to the Department of Aviation Employee Services
well in advance of the testing date.
Q. How is my application scored?
A. Applicants may receive up to 100 points based
upon their performance on the examination, skills
assessment or supplemental questionaire administered.
Q. Can I get Veterans’ Preference?
A. Veterans will receive 5 preference points
in addition to their overall score; disabled
veterans will receive 10 preference points in
addition to their overall score. A copy of a
DD-214, documenting an honorable discharge must
be included with the application. Additionally,
disabled veterans must include a letter from
the Veterans Administration verifying disabled
status. Veterans’ preference may be used
only for initial employment with Clark County.
Q. What is an eligibility list?
A. All applicants who meet the requirements
for the position, including passing any associated
examination process are placed on the eligibility
list for that job title, typically for a six-month
period. Selected applicants from the eligibility
list will be contacted to participate in the
Q. How long will my name be on the eligibility
A. Open eligibility lists typically remain active
for six months. However, Employee Services may
either cancel a list earlier than six months,
or extend the use of list longer than six months.
Q. Will the eligibility list be used for other
Clark County departments.
A. Any Clark County department may opt to use
an eligibility list established by the Department
of Aviation if it meets its recruitment needs.
Q. How long does the recruitment process take?
A. Every recruitment is different. The process
can range from a few weeks to a few months depending
upon the number of applications received, and
the complexity of the selection process.
Q. Will I get an interview?
A. Applicants on eligible lists may be called
to a hiring interview based upon their examination
score (for example, the top ten scoring applicants)
and/or special skill requirements needed for
the position (for example, typing, if it is
required for the position). The Department of
Aviation reserves the right to call only the
most qualified applicants to the hiring interview.
Q. What is the interview process?
A. Selected applicants are notified, and directed
to contact the Department of Aviation to schedule
an interview. An interview panel meets with
the responding candidates evaluating them through
a set of questions based on job-related requirements
and departmental needs, and makes a recommendation
for hire. Interviews are not scored.
Q. How soon will I be notified of interview
A. Usually about two weeks after your interview.
Q. Do I have to go through a background
check prior to employment?
A. Yes, employment with the Department of Aviation
is contingent upon completion of an education/experience
background investigation, a fingerprint-based
criminal history record check processed by the
FBI, and upon the ability to be granted a security
badge as mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Q. Do I have to have a medical examination
prior to employment?
A. For some job classifications, employment
is contingent upon the results of a physical
examination, and/or drug test.
Q. Is there a probation period for new employees?
A. Yes, typically 1,040 hours worked, but no
less than 520 hours worked and no more than
2080 hours worked.
Q. What type of employee benefits does
Clark County offer?
A. You can view information on benefits,
including health and retirement, on our Web
Q. Will I be considered for employment if I live
out of state?
A. Yes. Please note the Department of Aviation will not pay for travel costs
associated with interviews or examinations. Travel to our offices for examinations
and interviews is on your own.
Q. Will Clark County sponsor me for a work visa?
A. Clark County does not sponsor work visas.
Qualified applicants must be able to submit
proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Q. Can I share my login with family
A. No. It is very important that each individual
use their own username/account. Important personal
information such as name, address, and phone
number are not reliable when accounts are shared
and this may result in the applicant missing
notifications related to their application.
Q. Do I have to pass a drug test prior
A. A drug test is required for some positions.
Q. What is a CBP Seal?
A. A Customs and Border Protection Security
Seal is needed for access into certain areas
of McCarran Airport. Employment in positions
designated for a CBP Seal require a five-year
employment and residency history record check
and the ability to present original identity-
based documentation in order to meet the program
Q. Do I have to live in Clark County
to work at the Airport?
A. Yes, permanent employees must establish and
maintain a principal place of residency within
the boundaries of Clark County within 90 days
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