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Job Vacancy Announcement-Georgia Capitol Police Officer
Job Vacancy Announcement:
Georgia Capitol Police Officer
Location: Capitol Police Division- Capitol Hill- Atlanta (Fulton County)
Salary: $32,413/non- post certified-----$43,215/post certified
The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for Capitol Police Officers with the Capitol Police Division.
The Capitol Police Division (CPD) consists of sworn law enforcement officers who have the primary responsibility of protecting life and property, preventing and detecting criminal acts, and enforcing traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. This includes the apprehension of criminals, traffic enforcement and protection of public and building security in the Capitol Hill area. Capitol Police Officers performs a full-range of assigned law enforcement duties to maintain security and order in the Capitol Hill area or other sector.
CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER CAREER PATH:
§ Georgia Capitol Police Officer 1: POST Certified-$43,215
§ Georgia Capitol Police Officer 2: 18 months as Officer 1 and completion of agency specific required training.- $47,537
§ Georgia Capitol Police Officer 3: Four years of experience at the lower levels and completion of agency specific required training.- $52,291
This position is perfect for candidates who seek a challenging opportunity to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia while protecting the grounds of Capitol Hill and the surrounding area.
A typical workday includes, but is not limited to:
· Apprehends criminal suspects and turns over to local jurisdiction for booking or incarceration
· Coordinates with the Georgia State Patrol and adjacent law enforcement jurisdictions
· Directs traffic during special events
· Enforces traffic laws in assigned sector
· Guards and monitors buildings
· Investigates criminal activity in sector
· Provides security for events in sector
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:
- Tattoos/brands that depict or support criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc.
- 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).
If you are already a POST 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. 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.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, possess a valid driver's license, be a citizen of the United States, and possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Applicants who are not POST certified in Georgia will be sent to a regional academy for their POST requirements.
Applicants must complete the panel interview, background/polygraph investigation, medical/psychological evaluations and meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).
Medical Standards: Vision: minimum vision of 20/100 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.
Physical Fitness Standards: The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation based on the recommendation of the Cooper's Institute in terms of absolute standards (same job = same standard). These standards are reflective of the minimum fitness level an individual must possess to perform their job regardless of their age or gender.
The following events will comprise the assessment:
Physical Training (PT) Event
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.
(#) 30 in one minute (hands held over the ears, rest in the up position
(#) 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)
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:
Please see the following video link for tips to successfully complete the rowing:
Please see the following video link that will demonstrate common rowing technique errors:
Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment.
Please note these important dates for the next steps in the hiring process:
Forsyth, Georgia- PT Dates
Physical Testing (PT) and Oral Interview (Same Date)
March 12, 2021
April 16, 2021
May 14, 2021
· PT will start promptly at 9:00 am.
· Oral Interview will immediately follow for those candidates who successfully complete the PT.
· Candidates will be allowed to attend the oral interview in their PT attire.
· You will need to bring your completed background packet to the Oral Interview.
The Physical Fitness Test and the Oral Interviews will be held at:
Georgia Public Safety Training Center (Meet in the Gymnasium)
1000 Indian Springs Drive
Forsyth, Georgia 31029
One year of sworn or non-sworn law enforcement experience or one year of college is preferred.
Application deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021
Instructions to apply for this position:
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.