Job Vacancy Announcement- Georgia State Patrol Headquarter 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 118th Trooper School, which is expected to start July 21, 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 118th Trooper School July 21, 2024. The application period for the 118th Trooper School is now open and will close on March 3, 2024.  Applicants for the Georgia State Patrol Cadet position must apply to the 118th Trooper School, attend a PT and continue in the process for the 118th 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


Preferred Qualifications:

-  Experience in a security environment

-  Law enforcement experience


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


Submitting an application

Polygraph Exam

Background Investigation

Oral Interview



Instructions to apply for this position:


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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.