Juvenile Services Employment

Regular Hire job openings are recruited through Washoe County Human Resources.  To access current openings with the County, including Juvenile Services, access the jobs page here:

Washoe County Human Resources

Intermittent job openings for Washoe County Department of Juvenile Services are handled directly within our department.  At present, we utilize on-call workers in our Detention facility to supplement full time staff coverage when our full time employees are sick, on vacation or in training.  On-call workers cannot work more than 1,039 hours in a fiscal year and are subject to a complete background check and training per Nevada Revised Statutes for individuals working within a facility caring for juveniles.

If interested in becoming an on-call Juvenile Detention Specialist, please review the complete job description, available here:

Juvenile Detention Specialist On-call Job Description

Resumes can be submitted to Tharper@washoecounty.gov for review. A response to your submission will be provided.


Note:  Juvenile Services is not a part of Washoe County's merit personnel system, and Juvenile Services employees are not members of a bargaining unit.  Full-time or part-time permanent employment with the Department of Juvenile Services offers the same attractive benefit package and salary schedule as any other Washoe County Department.  On call employees are not considered permanent employees and do not earn benefits, accrue leave time, or receive a guaranteed number of work hours.