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City of Reno, NV Marshal in Reno, Nevada



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Classification Description Summary

Under general supervision, to perform court services, and law enforcement functions of the court including casework services, serving arrest warrants, subpoenas, summonses, and other court orders, supervision of assigned defendants placed on suspended sentence, referral services, field work enforcement activities, court security, and assisting other local law enforcement agencies.

Exercises no supervision.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Apprehend, arrest, and maintain custody of offenders and individuals sought on arrest warrants issued by Municipal Court Judges; process and serve subpoenas, summonses, complaints, and other court orders including temporary orders for protection.

Maintain order during court sessions and remain alert to possible disturbances; provide security for the Judge in attendance; obtain materials needed by the Judge during proceedings; announce Judge and call court to order; maintain custody of offenders awaiting trial or transport back to the jail; remand persons to custody during court proceedings.

Operate metal detection and x-ray devices to screen citizens entering the court; monitor security cameras, alarms, and access to secured areas; respond to emergency situations in the Municipal Court and other court facilities as requested; conduct investigations of injury, accidents, and/or crimes occurring in court facilities.

Supervise assigned defendants placed on suspended sentences; perform casework services including review of defendants' progress and compliance through face to face interviews, counseling reports, and progress reports from other community agencies, courts, or service providers; maintain confidential files and update court files; prepare affidavits and warrants for arrest.

Obtain criminal history and driving records utilizing various systems including NCIC/CJIS, PLIMS, ITMS, and Tiburon on individuals appearing in court or for whom warrants of arrest have been issued; enter information and update FACTS; verify insurance and other documents submitted as proof of compliance; prepare reports on operational assignments.

Transport prisoners to the Washoe County Detention Center; transport prisoners to and from other law enforcement agencies as necessary.

Interview witnesses and various members of the public to obtain information pertaining to active investigations to locate individuals for service of legal court documents; contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.

Initiate booking sheets and other court documents on subjects remanded to custody by the court and for subjects ordered to community service, house arrest, counseling, traffic school, or other conditions required by suspended sentence; obtain needed signatures and other vital personal information; answer inquiries and explain court policy and procedure to defendants and the general public.

Enforce laws and ordinances, issue warnings and citations, and make arrests for violations occurring in areas of assignment.

Perform a variety of peace officer duties including responding to requests from other law enforcement agencies for back-up and emergency assistance.

Maintain both physical and psychological standards as required by POST and NRS.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Functions and objectives of Federal, State, and other local law enforcement agencies.

Basic principles of criminal law.

Modern police methods and procedures related to patrol, apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, and investigation, interrogation, and identification techniques.

Law enforcement theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.

Local geography, City streets, public buildings, and businesses.

Recent court decisions and how they affect court operations.

Self defense tactics.

Safe driving principles and practices.

Ability to:

Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations particularly with reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, and evidence and records maintenance.

Gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate and use facts and evidence.

Interpret and explain Court policies and procedures.

Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine proper course of action.

Act quickly and calmly in emergencies.

Meet and deal with the public tactfully and effectively.

Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.

Interact effectively with a variety of individuals under potentially hostile and stressful situations, including arrestees, inmates, law enforcement officers and agencies, and the general public.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Skill to:

Operate firearms and other modern police equipment.

Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.

Operate a motor vehicle safely.


Equivalent to a high school diploma supplemented by completion of POST Academy Category I course of study. Two years of college are desirable.


One year of experience working with the public.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of POST Category I Certificate.

Supplemental Information

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 100 lbs.; exposure to noise, outdoors, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for shift work.

Other Requirements

JD 11/2018

BENEFITS IN BRIEF Please Note: The following benefits are currently under review and subject to change at any time.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; 100% employee coverage and 55% dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) with up to a 5% City match available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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