Georgia State Patrol Trooper- 111th Trooper School
Public Safety, Georgia Department of - DPS
 GA (Georgia)

Job Vacancy Announcement – 111th Trooper School

GEORGIA STATE PATROL - TROOPER

Be a part of an elite group of men and women who serves, protects, and defends the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all. We are looking for the best and the brightest, who can handle a never-ending variety of situations and people. You will receive the very best technical, physical, and law enforcement training while gaining skills that will put you at the top of your game. We invest thousands of dollars in your training that consistently result in competence, capability, professionalism, and confidence building. As a Georgia State Trooper, you will find a challenging career providing assistance to citizens, insuring traffic safety, and promoting peace and order throughout the state. Come join us and experience the greatest camaraderie and teamwork in a unique environment that delivers law enforcement at the highest possible standard!

The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the 111th Trooper School. This school is contingent on approval of anticipated funding. It is anticipated that the 111th Trooper school will begin August 29, 2021. The department has immediate staffing needs statewide. All assignments will be made based on the operational needs of the department, taking into consideration the current home location of the selected applicants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 111th TROOPER SCHOOL IS MARCH 28, 2021!

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under close supervision, patrols highways and roads to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Investigates traffic crashes and assists motorists. Assists other law enforcement agencies in enforcing traffic and criminal laws and ensuring safety of the general population. Participates in criminal prosecution. DPS offers a number of opportunities for specialized assignments for Troopers throughout their career.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, possess a diploma from an accredited high school or G.E.D, and must be 21 years old upon graduation from Trooper School.

Applicants must also successfully pass the pre-employment process that includes the background investigation and polygraph, oral interview, physical fitness test, psychological and medical evaluations, and meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).

ANNUAL SALARY:

$36,832 (while in Trooper School)

$47,350 (upon Trooper School graduation)

TROOPER CAREER PATH:

Trooper First Class 1- $52,583

Trooper First Class 2- $57,841

Trooper First Class 3- $63,062

NOTE: The DPS Uniform and Appearance Policy has changed to allow applicants with some visible tattoos in a short sleeve uniform shirt to wear a long sleeve shirt.

Applicants with tattoos or brands will be disqualified for either of the following:

  1. Tattoos/brands that depict or support criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc.
  2. Tattoos/brands on the neck, face, head, hands, and fingers that are visible while on duty and/or in a long sleeve uniform shirt. Tattoos on the arm must not be below the crease of the wrist. Exceptions include tattoos/brands that are covered by one ring per hand, or by a watch band on either the left or right wrist. Uniform members with tattoos visible in a short sleeve uniform shirt (generally, below the crease of the arm and tip of the elbow) will wear the class A uniform (long sleeve shirt).

VETERAN’S BENEFITS:

Eligible veterans for GI Bill benefits can receive 18 months’ worth of stipend pay from the Veteran’s Administration in addition to the salary paid by DPS while in the academy and during on the job training after graduation. The current OJT rates vary by which GI Bill the veteran selects and time of service.

PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS: The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation of absolute standards (same job = same standard). These standards are based upon Cooper Institute standards reflective of the minimum fitness level an individual must possess to perform their job regardless of their age or gender.

Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment. The Trooper School cadets will be required to be at a much higher level of fitness, which includes long distance running for cardiovascular endurance. It is highly suggested that applicants implement physical training programs that will prepare them to exceed the minimum requirements listed below.

The following events will comprise the assessment:

#

Physical Training (PT) Event

Minimum Standard

WATCH: Informational video with detailed instructions on how to perform each event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F6fJAURh88

All applicants are encouraged to view the informational video to help them prepare to succeed in this step in the hiring process.

1

Sit Ups

(#) 30 in one minute (hands held over the ears, rest in the up position

2

Push Ups

(#) 21 in 1 minute (rest in the up position)

3

1.5 Mile Run

You will be required to run 1.5 miles within 15 minutes and 34 Seconds (15:34)

OR

ROWING

Note: Rowing will only be available at GPSTC locations, except for :

April 10, 2021

Candidates who choose to row must adhere to the following:

· You will be required to complete a 2000-meter row and achieve a targeted VO2 max of at least 50%.

· The damper setting on the side of the Concept 2 Rower will be set to “5”.

· The time each individual must complete the 2000-meter row to achieve the 50% VO2 max standard is determined by their weight, age, and gender.

Please see the following link to fill in your age, weight, and gender to determine the time you must complete the row to reach the 50% VO2 max standard:

https://dps.georgia.gov/rowing-form-site-page

Please see the following video link for tips to successfully complete the rowing:

Concept2 Rower Technique Video

Please see the following video link that will demonstrate common rowing technique errors:

Common Rowing Technique Errors Video

Please click the following link below to access the background packet. The background packet is to be brought to the PT session.

https://dps.georgia.gov/document/document/background-packet-rev-2-12-21/download

PT Dates for the 111th Trooper School

Applicants may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessions

Atlanta- 10:00am

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Off-Duty / Recruiting Coordinator

Cell 404-430-8570

Saturday,

February 13, 2021

South Atlanta High School (Fulton County)

800 Hutchens Rd SE

Atlanta, GA 30354

Instructions: Meet at track

Colquitt- 9:00am

STPR Brian Palmer #254

470-477-0254

Tuesday,

February 16, 2021

Miller County

96 Perry Street

Colquitt, GA 39837

Calhoun- 4:00pm

S/Tpr. Anthony Hulsey #537

706-313-6761

Tuesday,

March 2, 2021

Gordon County Recreation Dept.

7494 Fairmount Highway SE

Calhoun, Ga 30701

Norcross- 9:00am

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Off-Duty / Recruiting Coordinator

Cell 404-430-8570

Saturday,

March 6, 2021

Norcross High School (Gwinnett County)

5300 Spalding Drive

Norcross, GA 30092

Instructions: Meet at the Track

Forsyth- 9:00am

Friday,

March 12, 2021

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Savannah – 9:00am

Capt. Thornell King 404-430-8470

Saturday,

March 13, 2021

Savannah Christian Preparatory School

1599 Chatham Parkway

Savannah, GA 31408

Atlanta- 9:00am

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Off-Duty / Recruiting Coordinator

Cell 404-430-8570

Saturday,

March 13, 2021

South Atlanta High School (Fulton County)

800 Hutchens Rd SE

Atlanta, GA 30354

Instructions: Meet at track

Dexter – 9:00 am

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Off-Duty / Recruiting Coordinator

Cell 404-430-8570

Saturday,

March 13, 2021

West Laurens High School

3692 Highway 257

Dexter, GA 31019

Gainesville- 10:00am

TFC3 Cody White #354

470-477-0354

Tuesday,

March 16, 2021

North Hall Community Center

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, GA 30506

Madison- 6:00pm

Sgt Cory Seymour

470-477-0140

Saturday,

March 20, 2021

Track across from

Morgan County High School

1231 College Drive, Madison, Ga 30650

Tifton- 9:00am

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Off-Duty / Recruiting Coordinator

Cell 404-430-8570

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Off-Duty / Recruiting Coordinator

Cell 404-430-8570

Saturday,

March 20, 2021

Northeast Middle School

3021 Fulwood Road

Tifton, Ga. 31794

Calhoun- 9:00am

S/Tpr. Anthony Hulsey #537

706-313-6761

Saturday,

April 3, 2021

Gordon County Recreation Dept.

7494 Fairmount Highway SE

Calhoun, Ga 30701

Forsyth- 9:00am

Saturday,

April 10, 2021

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, GA 31029

MEDICAL STANDARDS: Minimum vision of 20/60 uncorrected in each eye, and corrected to 20/40 or better in both eyes with glasses or contact lenses. Additional medical standards must be met prior to final offer of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· Prior military service

· Prior experience as a Law Enforcement Officer

· Current employment with the Georgia Department of Public Safety

If you are a currently certified peace officer, please carefully read the following:

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is unable to reimburse other law enforcement agencies for training expenses as defined by § 35-8-22. Therefore, DPS has determined that any currently certified peace officer as defined in § 35-8-2 will not be considered for employment with DPS until at least 24 months after the completion of basic mandate training as August 29, 2021 (the tentative hire date for the 111th Trooper School). This will not apply to candidates who were not employed by another Georgia law enforcement agency while completing basic mandate training. We strongly encourage you to re-apply once you have worked for your current agency for 24 months after completion of mandate training.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

For more information about this job contact:

Human Resources Division

404-624-7553 or employment@gsp.net

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 111th TROOPER SCHOOL IS SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021!

High school diploma or GED AND P.O.S.T. certification eligibility.

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