Job Vacancy Announcement- 108th Trooper School

Job Vacancy Announcement – 108th Trooper School

 

Link to Apply: https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LAW02X5...

 

  

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 108th Trooper School. This school is contingent on approval of anticipated funding. It is anticipated that the 108th Trooper school will begin September 29, 2019. 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 108th TROOPER SCHOOL IS SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

 

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
$36,110 (while in Trooper School) 
$46,422 (upon Trooper School graduation)

 

TROOPER CAREER PATH: 

Trooper First Class 1- $51,552

Trooper First Class 2- $56,707

Trooper First Class 3- $61,825

 

CADET PROGRAM - For candidates who are interested in employment with DPS prior to Trooper School, please carefully read the following information.

 

We anticipate hiring Cadets for employment at Georgia State Patrol Posts prior to the start of the 108th Trooper School. Salary for Cadet is $34,392.00 annually.

 

Eligibility consists of the following:

  • Must be an applicant for the 108th Trooper School
  • Must successfully pass polygraph, background investigation, and interview for the Cadet Program

Candidates hired for the Cadet Program will continue in the process for the 108th Trooper School. We anticipate a limited number of available positions and interested candidates are encouraged to attend PT as early in the process as possible. This opportunity will be available pending funding approval and until the positions are filled. More information on this opportunity will be provided at the PT session.

 

Please note: Candidates for the 108th Trooper School are not required to participate in the Cadet Program to be eligible for selection to the 108th Trooper School.

 

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 the following GPSTC location dates:

 

  • February 8, 2019
  • March 1, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • May 3, 2019
  • May 25, 2019

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

PT Dates for the 108th Trooper SchoolApplicants may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessionsPlease click the following link below to access the background packet. The background packet is to be brought to the PT session.

 

http://dps.georgia.gov/employment-forms

 

 

PT #1- Gainesville- 10:00am

Troop B Recruiter 
TFC3 David J. Snyder #649 
Cell (404)295-6394

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

North Hall Community Center

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, GA 30506 

 

PT #2- Forsyth- 9:00am

Recruiting Unit

Cell (404)430-8218 or (404)295-1802

Friday, February 8, 2019

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

 

PT #3- Atlanta- 9:00am

Troop C Recruiter 
TFC3 S. A. Black #836
Cell (404)323-6398

Saturday, February 9, 2019

South Atlanta High School

800 Hutchins Road SE

Atlanta, GA 30354

 

PT #4- Cartersville- 9:00am

Troop A Recruiter 
TFC3 Darrell McGuire #562
Cell(470)217-4521

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Track/Field at Bartow County Transition Program

738 Grassdale Road NW

Cartersville, GA 30120

 

PT #5- Thomasville- 10:00am

Troop G Recruiter 
SGT Russ Covington #371 
Cell (404)430-8258

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thomas County Central football field and track located at 200 N. Pinetree Blvd. Thomasville Ga. 31792

 

PT #6- Madison- 10:00am

Troop E Recruiter 
TFC3 Ben Rollins #929

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Morgan County High School (track)

1231 College Drive

Madison, GA 30650

 

 

PT #7- Forsyth- 9:00am

Recruiting Unit

Cell (404)430-8218 or (404)295-1802

Friday, March 1, 2019

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

 

PT #8- Valdosta- 9:00am

Troop H Recruiter
TFC2 Hawk Parrish #903
Cell(404)710-1120 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Lowndes High School (Track is next to Stadium)

1606 Norman Dr.

Valdosta, GA  31601

 

 

PT #9- Savannah- 9:00am

Troop I Recruiter
TFC3. Quincy Melvin #231

Cell: 404-617-3494

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Savannah Christian Preparatory School

1599 Chatham Pkwy

Savannah, GA 31408

 

PT  #10- Norcross- 9:00am

Troop C Recruiter 
TFC3 S. A. Black #836
Cell(404)323-6398

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Norcross High School

5300 Spaulding Drive

Norcross, GA 30092 (meet at the football stadium track)

 

PT #11- Thomaston- 10:00am

Troop D Recruiter

S/Tpr Don Stewart

Cell (404) 387-7483

Saturday, March 9, 2019

205 Civic Center Drive,

Thomaston, GA 30286

 

 

 

PT #12- Atlanta- 9:00am

Troop C Recruiter 
TFC3 S. A. Black #836
Cell (404)323-6398

Saturday, March 23, 2019

South Atlanta High School

800 Hutchins Road SE

Atlanta, GA 30354

 

PT #13- Gainesville- 10:00am

Troop B Recruiter 
TFC3 David J. Snyder #649 
Cell (404)295-6394

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

North Hall Community Center

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, GA 30506

 

PT #14- Statesboro- 4:00pm

Troop F Recruiter 
TFC3 Andy Sinquefield #821
Cell (404)293-4581

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Georgia Southern University

1200 Malecki Drive

Statesboro, GA 30458

Track under water tower, behind Allen E. Paulson football stadium

 

 

PT #15- Forsyth- 9:00am

Recruiting Unit

Cell (404)430-8218 or (404)295-1802

Friday, April 5, 2019

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

 

PT #16- Norcross- 9:00am

Troop C Recruiter 
TFC3 S. A. Black #836
Cell(404)323-6398

Saturday, April 6, 2019

South Atlanta High School

800 Hutchins Road SE

Atlanta, GA 30354

 

PT #17- Cartersville- 9:00am

Troop A Recruiter 
TFC3 Darrell McGuire #562
Cell(470)217-4521

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Track/Field at Bartow County Transition Program

738 Grassdale Road NW

Cartersville, GA 30120

 

PT #18- Grovetown- 9:00am

Troop E Recruiter

TFC3 Ben Rollins #929
Cell(404)291-0568

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Grovetown High School- Track and Field

2010 Warrior Way

Grovetown, GA 30813

 

PT #19- Thomasville- 10:00am

Troop G Recruiter 
SGT Russ Covington #371 
Cell (404)430-8258

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Thomas County Central football field and track located at 200 N. Pinetree Blvd. Thomasville Ga. 31792

 

PT #20 – Cartersville_ 9:00am

Troop A Recruiter 
TFC3 Darrell McGuire #562
Cell(470)217-4521

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Track/Field at Bartow County Transition Program

738 Grassdale Road NW

Cartersville, GA 30120

 

PT #21- Forsyth- 9:00am

Recruiting Unit

Cell (404)430-8218 or (404)295-1802

Friday, May 3, 2019

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

 

PT #22- Tifton- 9:00am

Troop H Recruiter
TFC2 Hawk Parrish #903
Cell(404)710-1120 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

 

Northeast Campus Tift Co. School

3021 Fulwood Rd.

Tifton, GA  31794

 

PT #23- Savannah- 9:00am

Troop I Recruiter 
TFC3. Quincy Melvin #231

Cell: 404-617-3494

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Savannah Christian Preparatory

School     

1599 Chatham Pkwy

Savannah, GA 31408

 

PT #24- Thomaston- 10:00am

Troop D Recruiter

S/Tpr Don Stewart

Cell (404) 387-7483

Saturday, May 11, 2019

205 Civic Center Drive,

Thomaston, GA 30286

 

 

PT #25- Atlanta- 9:00am

Troop C Recruiter

TFC3 S. A. Black #836

Cell (404)323-6398

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Norcross High School

5300 Spalding Drive

Norcross, GA 30092

 

PT #26- Statesboro- 9:00am

Troop F Recruiter

TFC3 Andy Sinquefield #821

Cell (404)293-4581

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Georgia Southern University

1200 Malecki Drive

Statesboro, GA 30458 (track under water tower, behind Allen E. Paulson Football Stadium)

 

PT #27- Gainesville- 10:00am

Troop B Recruiter 
TFC3 David J. Snyder #649
Cell (404)295-6394

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

North Hall Community Center

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, GA 30506

 

PT #28- Forsyth- 9:00am

Recruiting Unit

Cell (404)430-8218 or (404)295-1802

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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 of September 29, 2019 (the tentative hire date for the 108th 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 Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

Notice:  Submission of your application indicates that you specifically agree to receive text messages to your cellular number (if applicable) regarding any portion of the employment process (i.e. background, oral interview, medical/psychological appointments, POST application process and Trooper School).  Your submission of your application indicates that you understand your carrier’s normal messaging rates may apply for the receipt of these text messages.

 

  

For more information about this job contact:

Human Resources Division
404-624-7553 or employment@gsp.net

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 108th TROOPER SCHOOL IS SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019.