Job Vacancy Announcement-Georgia Capitol Police Officer (Four Positions)

Job Vacancy Announcement: 

Georgia Capitol Police Officer (Four Positions)

Location: Capitol Police Division- Capitol Hill- Atlanta (Fulton County)

Salary: $31,777/non- post certified-----$42,368/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-$42,368

§  Georgia Capitol Police Officer 2: 18 months as Officer 1 and completion of agency specific required training.- $46,605

§  Georgia Capitol Police Officer 3: Four years of experience at the lower levels and completion of agency specific  required training.- $51,266

 

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

 

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.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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 Standards: A physical Fitness Assessment will be conducted as one of the steps in the hiring process.

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:

 

Event

Minimum Standard

1.5 mile run       

15(min):34(sec)

Push Ups            

(#) 21

Sit Ups                

(#) 30 in one minute

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

One year of sworn or non-sworn law enforcement experience or one year of college is preferred. 

 

 

Please note these important dates for the next steps in the hiring process:

 

The Physical Fitness testing dates are:

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

 

 

You may attend either of these dates. The Physical Fitness Test will be held at: 9:00am

 

Georgia Public Safety Training Center – Meet in the gymnasium

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

 

You will receive an email with detailed information closer to the Physical Fitness Test dates.

 

 

Oral Interview:

 

April 3-4, 2018- details to follow after successful completion of the Physical Fitness Test.

Note: You will need to bring your completed background packet to the Oral Interview.

  

 

 

Application deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018.

 

 

Instructions to apply for this position:

 

  1. Click on https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LAW01Y9&tz=GMT-05%3A00

 

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.