Title: State Police Trooper I
Hiring Range: 2,199.50 Semi-Monthly
Pay Band: 4
Agency: Department of State Police
Agency Website: https://vsp.virginia.gov/
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The Virginia State Police is currently offering a $5,000 hiring bonus. Upon graduation from our Academy and the successful completion of the Field Training Officer (FTO) phase, you shall be eligible to receive a $5,000 Recruitment Bonus.
The Virginia State Police is recruiting qualified applicants who want to promote highway safety, serve and protect their community, increase community involvement and partnership, keep Virginia safe by enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth, and attend one of the finest Law Enforcement Training Academies in the United States. We are actively seeking professional individuals with a desire to represent and serve the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Qualified applicants accepted into the Training Academy will be compensated $2,199.50 at a semi-monthly rate. Upon graduation, Troopers will be supplied with a take home patrol vehicle, all equipment and uniforms. Troopers who are assigned to and living in the Northern Virginia Area shall be compensated $2,748.25 at a semi-monthly rate. Successful completion of the Academy will afford Troopers accredited college credit hours that can be transferred to an institution of higher learning for completion of a degree program.
Upon successful completion of the probationary period, Troopers will have their salary increased by 10%, and with tenure, will be added to the Career Progression Program.
ANY APPLICANT THAT IS A VIRGINIA CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAY QUALIFY FOR A REDUCED CURRICULUM AND TRAINING SCHEDULE. PLEASE CONTACT A RECRUITER AT WWW.VATROOPER.COM FOR DETAILS.
The Department offers several programs and specialty units to include the Chaplaincy and Peer Support Programs, Aviation, Executive Protection Unit, K-9, Motorcycle, Search and Recovery and Tactical Team. Again, with tenure, Troopers will be able to participate in the promotional process for Special Agent and Sergeant that include specialty areas such as Criminal Intelligence, Arson/Bomb, Counter-Terrorism, High Tech Crimes, Drug Enforcement, Safety, Internal Affairs, Motor Squad, Human Resources, CJIS, and certain positions within the Training Division.
Please note: All contact will be through e-mail. Please check your spam e-mail as needed.
The minimum qualifications for a Virginia State Police Trooper are:
• must be at least 21 years of age on date of graduation;
• must be a high school graduate or have a GED;
• must be a United States citizen on day of testing;
• must be in possession of a valid driver’s license;
• must successfully pass all Phase One pre-employment testing to include a Work Performance Test (WPT);
• must successfully complete a polygraph examination and pass a background investigation to complete Phase Two;
• must be willing to travel at your own expense to the Virginia State Police Headquarters located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 to complete Phase Three of the pre-employment process to include a medical and psychological evaluation, and while in a training status;
• weight must be in proportion to height on date of hire;
• must be willing to relocate anywhere in the state based on Department needs;
• must be willing to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends; and
• must be in compliance with the Department’s tattoo and body modification policies.
The anticipated duration of this process is determined by the successful completion of the above items and Training Academy scheduling; however, successful completion of all three phases does not guarantee employment.
*A demonstrated commitment to community service.
Applications, cover letters and/or resumes shall only be accepted on-line through the PageUp recruitment management system at https://jobs.virginia.gov. Please limit resumes to four pages and cover letters to one page. Any additional attachments received in excess of this will not be considered.
PageUP provides a confirmation of receipt of your application, resume and/or cover letter submitted successfully. Please refer to your PageUp account to check the status of your application for this position. Employment questions can be directed to Ms. Katelyn R. Phelps in the Human Resources Division at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recruitment questions can be directed to Sergeant Michael R. Pantle via email at: email@example.com; at firstname.lastname@example.org; or via phone (804) 674-2075.
The Virginia State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, parental status, political affiliation or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer
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