Virginia State Police Employment Opportunities

Work with us

Join one of the nation's leading state police departments as we serve the public and support Virginia's today and tomorrow.

Headquartered in North Chesterfield, VA, we offer excellent benefits, flexible work schedules, and advancement opportunities at all stages of an employee's career. You will work alongside dedicated public servants across a variety of fields, including background checks, communications, criminal law enforcement, customer service, IT, and more.

What to expect

Meaningful, challenging work
What we do matters. Our work supports government services that residents and visitors rely on.

Commitment to excellence
We are constantly seeking ways to do our work more effectively and efficiently.

Our people are family
When you join the agency, you join the Virginia State Police family. It is clear that your coworkers care about you and genuinely want you to succeed.

Opportunities for growth
Employee development programs and opportunities for promotion make our agency a great place to build a career. It is also common to move around the Department where your skills and interests take you.

Human Resources Director
Captain Jeremy S. Kaplan

Deputy Director
Ms. Victoria D. Williams

Phone: (804) 674-2121
Fax: (804) 674-2111
Email: HR@vsp.virginia.gov

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261
Attn: Human Resources

Physical Address:

Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Job Postings

The Virginia Department of State Police (VSP) is composed of more than 3,000 employees across the state. Each member of the Department contributes to our mission of ensuring the safety and security of the Commonwealth. Challenge yourself to make a difference and help those in need. Join the Virginia State Police as a Civilian Employee.

Applications, resumes and/or cover letters will only be accepted online through the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management's website.

Please refer to a specific job posting for closing dates and additional requirements. The jobs listed below are posted from newest to oldest.

State Police Trooper Rehire

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM FORMER GRADUATES OF THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE TRAINING. 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.

State Police Trooper I

The Virginia Department of 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 a diverse group of professional individuals with a desire to represent and serve Virginia communities in a fair and equitable manner.

Application And Systems Engineer

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for an Application & Systems Engineer position in the Information Technology Division, located, in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

Trades/Utility Worker

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Trades/Utility Worker in the Property and Finance Division located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. The Department of State Police is a law enforcement agency dedicated to preserving law and order, and enforcing criminal, traffic and regulatory laws. This position provides support to the Buildings and Grounds Unit as it relates to carpentry; painting; HVAC: plumbing; ground maintenance; snow and ice removal; and electrical repairs and installation.

Armics Compliance Analyst

The Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for an ARMICS Compliance Analyst position in the Superintendent's Office, Office of Performance Management and Internal Controls located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. The Office of Performance Management and Internal Controls supports the Superintendent's Office by conducting audits and reviews for the purpose of monitoring the agency's performance in maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of Department operations, mitigating risks and strengthening internal controls. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

Telecommunications Engineer Supervisor

The Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Telecommunications Engineer Supervisor in the Communications Division, located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. The Communications Division is designed to service the 22 Commonwealth of Virginia Statewide Agencies Radio System (STARS) that includes an integrated voice and data land mobile radio network, point-to-point microwave radio network, and fault management network. The Division also services Department telephone system, speed enforcement equipment, radio interoperability networks, in-car camera systems, communications test equipment, mobile data, and other electronics. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

OEBS Developer

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a OEBS Coordinator position in the Information Technology Division, located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore; it is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of the duties and responsibilities.

Java Developer Senior

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Java Developer Senior in the Information Technology Division located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

OEBS Relational Database Administrator

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for an OEBS Relational Database Administrator in the Information Technology Division, located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

Business Object Administrator and Designer

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Business Objects Administrator and Designer in the Information Technology Division located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

Computer Systems Senior Engineer

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Computer Systems Senior Engineer position in the Information Technology Division, located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. The Department of State Police is a law enforcement agency dedicated to preserving law and order, and enforcing criminal traffic and regulatory laws. The Information Technology Division is responsible for the administration and management of Virginia State Police's enterprise computing infrastructure. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

Senior Java Developer

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Java Developer position in the Information Technology Division, located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. The Department of State Police is a law enforcement agency dedicated to preserving law and order, and enforcing criminal traffic and regulatory laws. The Information Technology Division is responsible for the administration and management of Virginia State Police's enterprise computing infrastructure. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

Classification and Compensation Analyst

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Classification & Compensation Analyst position in the Human Resources Division located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This position provides all employees with a comprehensive centralized Human Resource program that ensures best practices and supports the Department's changing environments. By using technology, creative change and quality service, consistent enhancements to Recruitment, Employment Practices, Employee Benefits, Compensation, Classification, Transactions, Personnel Records, Performance Management Support, Employee Wellness, Awards and Recognition, Employee Relations, and the Volunteer program will foster a responsive and supportive Human Resource mechanism to achieve Departmental goals and objectives. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.

Relational Database Administrator

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Relational Database Administrator position in the Information Technology Division located, in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities. APPLICANTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY


Automatic disqualifiers for civilian employment

  1. Any felony conviction (at any age).
  2. Any illegal use of any controlled substance (illegal drug) listed in Schedule I or Schedule II of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia in the past five years or the illegal use of any controlled substance listed in Schedule I or Schedule II more than twice in the past 10 years. The use of any hallucinogenic substance such as LSD, PCP or Psilocybin at any time in the past 10 years.
  3. The illegal use of any drug during the last 12 months.
  4. Illegal sale of any drug or narcotic at any time in your life.
  5. A conviction of driving under the influence in the past five years, or more than one conviction of driving under the influence in the applicant's lifetime, if the position requires the operation of Virginia State Police vehicles.
  6. Active revocation or suspension of driving privileges in any state, if the position requires the operation of Virginia State Police vehicles.
  7. Any conviction that required the registration on any Sex Offender Registry.
  8. Falsification of application with intent to conceal or mislead.
  9. Documented untruthfulness during applicant process.

Dress Code, Tattoo, and Body Modification Policy

All Civilian Employees must abide by the following policies:

Hair
Hair should always be kept clean and neat. Hair shall be of a natural shade and have no unnatural tones or colors. Spray-on substances producing an unnatural color or glitter are prohibited. Attention should also be paid to all aspects of personal grooming.

Tattoos
Tattoos on the head, face, nose, eyebrows, neck or tongue shall be covered at all times while on duty, including during training, by utilizing commercially available cosmetics or fabric covers made for the purpose of covering tattoos. If commercial products are used, they must be of the same skin-tone color as the employee and be neutral in appearance. This policy applies whenever an employee is representing the Department in an official capacity regardless of whether on duty or not.

Employees who routinely interact directly with the public as part of their normal job duties shall cover tattoos on all other parts of the body while on duty by utilizing clothing, cosmetics or fabric covers made for the purpose of covering tattoos. If cosmetics or fabric covers are used, they must be of the same skin-tone color as the employee and be neutral in appearance. This policy applies whenever an employee is representing the Department in any official capacity regardless of whether on duty or not.

Body Modifications
Body modifications visible while on duty are prohibited. Body modifications include, but are not limited to:

  1. tongue splitting or bifurcation;
  2. complete or trans-dermal implantation of any objects other than hair replacement;
  3. abnormal shaping of the ears, eyes or nose;
  4. gauging or gradually increasing the radius of a surgically induced opening in the flesh in areas such as the ear lobes or lips; and
  5. abnormal filing of the teeth; and
  6. branding or scarification.

Body modifications shall not include those procedures medically necessitated by illness, deformity or injury, when performed by a licensed medical professional.

Jewelry

  1. Jewelry, if worn by civilian employees, must present a professional appearance.
  2. Employees who routinely interact with the public as a part of their normal job duties may wear no more than two earrings in each earlobe and are prohibited from attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to or through the nose, tongue, or any exposed body part (including when visible through clothing) while on duty.

Marijuana Policy

All Department employees are prohibited from possession, buying, selling, using, or growing marijuana unless it is part of the employee's official law enforcement duties.