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Trooper Advertisement / Qualifications

WORKING TITLE: STATE POLICE TROOPER - LATERAL
ROLE TITLE: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER II
POSITION #69072
STARTING SALARY $48,719
PAY BAND 4


The Virginia Department of State Police is recruiting for qualified Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Virginia Law Enforcement applicants for the position of State Police Trooper - Lateral. Qualified candidates accepted to the Virginia Department of State Police will be compensated at a salary of $48,719; however, applicants being accepted into positions covered under the Northern Virginia pay scale will be compensated at a salary of $60,587.00. Upon graduation, candidates are supplied all uniforms and equipment, including a take home car. Candidates would also be eligible for promotional and career progression opportunities as dictated by the State Police Manual.  Candidates will also have the opportunity to serve in many exciting specialty positions across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The duties of this position 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION, BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, FINGERPRINT-BASED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK, PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING, PHYSICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED. SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG SCREENING.

Applications will only be accepted on-line through the Recruitment Management System at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. This position is on continuous recruitment. Resumes and cover letters will 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 joan.jacobs@vsp.virginia.gov.

Recruitment questions can be directed to First Sergeant Marilyne Wilson in the Personnel Division at 804-674-6735.

APPLY TODAY


EEO EMPLOYER

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UPON REQUEST

WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY