Job Vacancy Announcement- 113th Trooper School

Job Vacancy Announcement – 113th Trooper School

Link to Apply: https://careers.georgia.gov/jobs/georgia-state-patrol-trooper-113th-tro…

GEORGIA STATE PATROL - TROOPER

Join an elite group of men and women who serve, protect, and defend the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all.  We are looking for those with a strong mind and work ethic, an uncompromising character, and a servant’s heart 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 to put you at the top of your game.  We invest thousands of dollars in your training that consistently results in true professionals who provide assistance  to Georgia’s citizens,  safeguard lives and property, and promote peace and order throughout the state.  Come join the courageous men and women of the Georgia State Patrol and experience the greatest camaraderie and teamwork in a unique environment that delivers law enforcement at the highest possible standard.  We are looking for YOU!

The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the 113th Trooper School. This school is contingent on approval of anticipated funding. It is anticipated that the 113th Trooper school will begin July 17, 2022. 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 113th TROOPER SCHOOL IS FEBRUARY 6, 2022!

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
$36,832 (while in Trooper School)
$47,350 (upon Trooper School graduation)

 

TROOPER CAREER PATH: 

Trooper First Class 1- $52,583

Trooper First Class 2- $57,841

Trooper First Class 3- $63,062

  

NOTE: The DPS Uniform and Appearance Policy has changed to allow applicants with some visible tattoos in a short sleeve uniform shirt to wear a long sleeve shirt.

 

Applicants with tattoos or brands will be disqualified for either of the following:

  1. Tattoos/brands that depict or support criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc.
  2. Tattoos/brands on the neck, face, head, hands, and fingers that are visible while on duty and/or in a long sleeve uniform shirt.  Tattoos on the arm must not be below the crease of the wrist. Exceptions include tattoos/brands that are covered by one ring per hand, or by a watch band on either the left or right wrist. Uniform members with tattoos visible in a short sleeve uniform shirt (generally, below the crease of the arm and tip of the elbow) will wear the class A uniform (long sleeve shirt). 

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.

 

BACKGROUND PACKET

Please click the following link below to access the background packet. ALL applicants participating in a Physical Training (PT) session must bring a completed background packet.

  Download this pdf file. https://dps.georgia.gov/document/document/background-packet-rev-2-12-21/download  

 

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) Session Event

Minimum Standard

Additional Details

1

 

Sit Ups

 

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

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/0F6fJAURh88

 

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

2

 

Push Ups

 

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

3

1.5 Mile Run

OR

2000-meter Row

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

 

ROW - 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

 

 

Note:  Rowing will only be available at the events held the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), except for August 28, 2021.

 

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 113th TROOPER SCHOOL

Applicants may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessions:

 

LOCATION/Contact

DATE & TIME

ADDRESS

Forsyth

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell: 470-430-8570

Friday,

August 20, 2021

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Brunswick

TFC Tyler Fair

Troop I Recruiter

Cell- 470-477-0360

Saturday,

September 18, 2021

10:00 AM

Brunswick High School

(Glynn County)

3885 Altama Avenue

Brunswick, GA 31520

Meet at the Track

Forsyth  

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell: 470-430-8570

Friday,

September 24, 2021 9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Atlanta

TFC Andy Clement #716

Troop C Recruiter 

Cell- 678-346-1095

 

Saturday,

September 25, 2021

9:00 AM

Maynard Jackson High School (Fulton County)

801 Glenwood Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30316

Instructions: Meet at track

Forsyth  

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell: 470-430-8570

Friday,

October 22, 2021

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Hamilton

TFC Barnett #663   

Troop D Recruiter    

Cell- 470-477-0663

                                                        

Saturday,

October 23, 2021

9:00 A.M

Harris County High School

8281 GA-116

Hamilton, Ga

Track is located behind main school building

Calhoun

TFC3 Shaun Sutherland #128

Troop A Recruiter

Cell- 678-346-0233

Saturday,

November 13, 2021

10:00 AM

Sonoraville Recreational Center

7494 Fairmount Highway SE

Calhoun, GA 30701

Leesburg

STPR Brian Palmer

Troop G Recruiting

Cell= 470-898-3584

Saturday,

November 13, 2021

10:00 AM

Lee County High School

Ninth Grade Campus

370 Leslie Highway

Leesburg, GA 31763

Meet at the Track across the road

Forsyth  

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell: 470-430-8570​​​​​​​

Friday,

November 19, 2021

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Grovetown

TFC3 David Osborne #880

Troop E Recruiter

Cell- 678-346-1358

Saturday,

November 20, 2021

9:00 AM

Grovetown High School (Columbia County)

2010 Warrior Way

Grovetown, Georgia 30813

Meet at the Track

Gainesville

Cpl Cody White

Troop B Recruiter

Cell- 678-346-0965

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:00 AM

North Hall Community Center

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, GA 30506

Meet in the Gym

Forsyth  

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell: 470-430-8570

Friday,

December 3, 2021

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Cordele

Cpl A. Stewart Parker #904

Troop H Recruiter

Cell- 470-727-5139

Saturday,

December 4, 2021

9:00 AM

Crisp County Middle School

1116 East 24th Avenue

Cordele, Ga 31015

Meet at the Track

Hazlehurst

TFC1 Camron Spell

Troop F Recruiter

Cell- 470-477-0325

Saturday,

January 8, 2022 

10:00 AM

Jeff Davis Middle School Track (Jeff Davis County

93 Collins Street

Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Meet at the track beside the middle school

Forsyth  

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell: 470-430-8570

Friday,

January 14, 2022

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Forsyth  

Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell: 470-430-8570

Saturday,

February 12, 2022

9:00 AM

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 July 17, 2022 (the tentative hire date for the 113th 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 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.

    

For more information about this job contact:

Human Resources Division
404-624-7553 or [email protected]

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 113th TROOPER SCHOOL IS FEBRUARY 6, 2022!