Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I get information about current job openings?

A: Job announcements are posted on this website, at the Human Resources Office, on the 24-hour Job Line and through advertisements, or you may request an announcement and application by calling the application request line (775) 782-9876.

Q: Do I need to submit an application in order to apply?

A: Yes, a Douglas County application is required in order to be considered for any open position.

Q: Do I need to submit a separate application for each position that I would like to apply for?

A: Yes, a separate application needs to be submitted for each individual position for which you wish to apply. Photocopies of an application are acceptable, however, each application must have an original signature and the correct job title.

Q: Do I need to meet all the requirements listed on the job announcement to qualify?

A: Yes, you must meet all of the “minimum job requirements” to be considered for a position.

It is important to read the job announcement carefully for specific requirements. Often we require certain information to be included or attached to the application, i.e., printout of driving record, typing certificate, POST certificate or other education and/or training to meet minimum requirements.

Q: Where do I submit an application?

A: You may drop off your application at the Human Resources Office at 1594 Esmeralda Avenue in Minden (Minden Inn Building). You may send your application through the mail to: P.O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423 or submitted on-line at:


Applications may be submitted by fax to (775) 782-9083. If you submit a faxed application, you must also submit the original application within one week of closing date.

Q: May I leave a copy of my resume on file for future job openings?

A: Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we cannot keep resumes on file, and we can only accept applications for positions which are currently open.

Q: How long will it take before I hear about a decision?

A: After the position closing date, applications are reviewed and screened based on qualifications and candidates are notified by written response within three weeks on the status of your application.

Q: Do I need to take a test?

A: Most of our positions at Douglas County do require either a performance test, written test and/or oral examination.

Q: Will I be notified if another candidate is selected?

A: Once a successful candidate has been selected for the position all applicants will be notified by written response.

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: If you have additional questions, please contact the Human Resources office at (775) 782-9860, e-mail us at recruitment@co.douglas.nv.us, or stop by our office .