Award Date

12-1999

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

Number of Pages

113

Abstract

In 1996 the job classification of Process Server was created in the Clark County District Attorney Criminal Division in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was implemented by DA Stewart L. Bell as a cost-saving measure meant as a reclassification of the position of Investigator. Since the initial job posting, the duties appropriate to the position of Process Server have been and remain in question. No written, measurable job performance standards have been established and no consistent training or supervision provided. A review of the literature suggests wide variance in what may be considered appropriate job duties for this classification, though the majority of Process Servers in the literature serve civil process, not criminal, and work primarily for their own private business enterprises. In an effort to capture employee concerns in regards to training, supervision, and job classification, a survey of the 13 Process Servers currently employed, and 3 prior-employed, by the DA Criminal Division was conducted on March 13, 1999. The results of the survey of these 16 individuals are the basis for this case study.

Keywords

Civil service; Job descriptions; Nevada – Clark County; Process (Law)

Disciplines

Criminal Procedure | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Language

English


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