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The Lyon County Sheriff's Office remains committed to selecting only the best applicants to join our team.


  • Starting salary $50,812 to $61,910

  • Shift Differential pay of $2.00/hour for working between the hours of 1800 and 0600 

  • Holiday pay for 11 holidays

  • Educational Incentive Pay of $250.00 per year for Intermediate POST certificate, $500 per year for Advanced POST certificate, $600 per year for Supervisory POST certificate, and $750 per year for Management POST certificate

  • $250.00 annual bonus for passing Nevada POST Physical Fitness Evaluation for Category 1 and 3 Certificates

  • Employees earn 40 hours of Annual Leave in the first year of employment. Years 2 through 5, the employee earns 10 hours per month, and years 6 and beyond, the employee earns 14 hours of annual leave per month

  • Each employee earns 10 hours of sick leave per month with a cap of 1,250 hours

  • Health insurance for the employee with 30% of dependent health insurance paid by Lyon County

  • $50,000 life insurance policy paid for by Lyon County

  • Uniform allowance of $2,000 per year

  • Department-issued ballistic vest


Community Involvement
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the day of the written examination

  • U.S. citizen by the day of the written examination

  • Have a valid Nevada driver’s license by hire date

  • Possess a high school diploma or  G.E.D. by the day of the written examination

  • Have no conviction for any felony crimes, or a crime for which you would be required to register per Nevada Law

  • Have no convictions of any crime involving domestic violence or domestic assault


Written Exam

100 question multiple-choice examination (Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Reading Comprehension).  Must pass with a 70% or higher.

50 point essay question.  Must pass with a 70% or higher.

Physical Agility

Candidates who pass the written examination will be invited to participate in the physical agility examination.  These standards are the standards required to graduate the Nevada P.O.S.T. Academy.


  • Height by vertical jump:  14 inches

  • Agility Run:  19.5 seconds

  • Number of sit-ups in one minute:  30

  • Number of push-ups (no time limit):  23

  • 300 Meter run:  68 seconds

  • 1.5-mile run/walk:  16:57 minutes/seconds

Johnson & Roberts Psychological Examination

Candidates who successfully complete the written and physical testing will be required to complete an online Johnson & Roberts psychological report. Instructions for completing this examination will be given on the day of testing. Johnson and Roberts examinations must be completed within one week of instructions being issued.

First CVSA Examination

Upon completion of the Johnson & Roberts examination, each applicant will be scheduled for a preliminary Computer Voice Stress Analysis.

Written Test

Background Investigation

Upon successful completion of all the above portions of the testing process, the applicant will be required to undergo an extensive investigation into his or her background. The applicant will be required to complete a Personal History Statement as well as provide the department with certified copies of:


  • Birth Certificate

  • Marriage Certificate

  • Divorce Documents

  • High School and College Transcripts

  • Military DD-214

  • Proof of Selective Service Enrollment

  • Proof of Vehicle Insurance

  • DMV Driving Record


Upon submission of the background packet and successful passing of a pre-employment Computer Voice Stress Analysis, the applicant may be given a conditional job offer at which point they will need to pass a psychological evaluation and a medical physical examination.

Oral Interview

Candidates who successfully complete the written and physical testing will be scheduled to attend an Oral Board consisting of LCSO supervisors who will ask applicants a variety of questions.


Upon successful completion of the examination process, the applicant will be provided with a background packet to be returned within two weeks.

Mobile Terminals

Pre-Employment (Second) CVSA Examination

Upon successful completion and passing of all the preceding requirements and examinations, a conditional offer of employment will be provided to the applicant followed by a pre-employment CVSA examination.

Psychological Evaluation and Physical Examination

The applicant must then pass a psychological evaluation as well as a physical examination.

Do you have what it takes?

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