Georgia State Patrol Cadet

Job Vacancy Announcement- Georgia State Patrol Cadet


Location: Headquarters- Atlanta (Fulton County)


Paygrade LG- Job Code – PST030


Annual Salary:



Georgia State Patrol Cadet

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police Division (CPD) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). The mission of the Department is to work cooperatively with all levels of government to provide a safe environment for residents and visitors to our state.


DPS is currently accepting applications for multiple Public Safety Cadets for candidates who are interested in attending the 117th Trooper School, which is expected to start in January 2024. Cadets are responsible for monitoring security at the DPS Headquarters Building and complex, as well as other state owned locations in Atlanta, as needed. This position is perfect for candidates who are ready to start their career at DPS prior to the anticipated start of the 117th Trooper School in January 2024. The application period for the 117th is expected to begin in May 2023. Applicants for this position must apply (once we begin to accept applications) and continue in the process for the 117th Trooper School.


A typical workday includes, but is not limited to:


1. Answers alarms and investigates disturbances.


2. Monitors security for assigned facilities and grounds.


3. Reports and interprets emergency and non-emergency information.


4. Screens visitors and provides information and assistance to citizens and state employees.


5. Working shift hours to include days, evening, nights and some rotating weekends.



Minimum Training & Experience: 

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



Applicants must successfully complete the pre-employment process which includes:


PT test - Details for time and location will be emailed to those candidates meeting qualifications.



Physical Training (PT) Event

Minimum Standard

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



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


Sit Ups

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


Push Ups

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


1.5 Mile Run


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




  • Polygraph Exam
  • Background Review
  • Oral Interview


Preferred Qualifications:

-  Experience in a security environment

-  Law enforcement experience



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Application deadline: Open until filled.


This is an unclassified position unless filled by a classified employee. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.


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.