WORKING TITLE: STATE POLICE TROOPER
ROLE TITLE: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER II
STARTING SALARY $36,207
PAY BAND 4
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The Virginia Department of State Police is recruiting for qualified applicants for the position of State Police Trooper. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. Qualified candidates accepted to the Training Academy will be paid a salary of $36,207. In addition, candidates will receive benefits including life insurance, health insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation. Twelve months following graduation from the State Police Academy, the annual salary will increase to $40,482. Upon graduation, candidates are supplied all equipment and uniforms, including a take home car. Candidates are also eligible, with tenure, for promotional and career progression opportunities including the opportunity to serve in many exciting specialty positions across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The duties include but are not limited to: enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia; investigating criminal and traffic offenses; effecting arrests; communicating effectively both orally and in writing; testifying in court; safely operating a law enforcement vehicle; effectively interviewing individuals; performing lifesaving functions; safely and effectively utilizing firearms; performing effective searches of people and property; and reading and comprehending a variety of legal and administrative documents.
The minimum qualifications for State Trooper are:
POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION, BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION,
FINGERPRINT-BASED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK,
PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING,
PHYSICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED.
SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG SCREENING.
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application. For questions, please contact the Personnel Division at (804) 674-2337.
VSP is not currently accepting applications for the position of State Police Trooper.
Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted. The Commonwealth of Virginia State Application is the official employment document, which is electronically signed by the applicant as a true and accurate representation of the applicant’s education, experience and training. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Employment questions can be directed to Ms. Joan L. Jacobs in the
Personnel Division at 804-674-4672.
Recruitment questions can be directed to First Sergeant Marilyne Wilson in the Personnel Division at (804) 674-6735.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UPON REQUEST
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY