Job Vacancy Announcement-MCCD Officer Cadet

Job Vacancy Announcement-MCCD Officer Cadet
Position Title: MCCD - Officer Cadet
Location: Statewide
- Positions available in all Regions



·       MCCD Officer Cadet- $33,150

·       MCO1 - $42,840  (upon completion of POST certification)

·       MCO1-  $45,900  (if hired as a POST certified Peace Officer with 24 months of verifiable on-the-road experience as a law enforcement officer)

·       MCO2 $49,344 annually (NAS I A & B Training and 18 months service as a Compliance Officer I)

·       MCO3 $55,836 annually (Basic HAZMAT, Cargo Tank and Bulk Packaging Training and 4 years of total sworn service)



Are you are interested in a rewarding career as a certified law enforcement officer specializing in commercial vehicle safety enforcement?

If so, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) is hiring capable, competent professionals who possess the ability to interpret and enforce complex laws, rules, and regulations specific to commercial vehicle and driver safety.

Ensuring that commercial motor carriers, vehicles, drivers operate safely on Georgia’s highways is a vital part of the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) commitment to increasing highway safety in Georgia.

We offer:

Ø  Take home patrol cars.

Ø  You may use your patrol car to commute as long as you live within 50 air miles of the region territory.

Ø  The ability to patrol primarily in any of the counties listed in this announcement considering region needs.

Duties & Responsibilities:  Under immediate supervision and within a progressive training capacity, acquires knowledge and experience necessary to enforce applicable State and Federal laws, rules and regulations governing commercial motor vehicle and the transportation of hazardous materials.  Operates and monitors electronic equipment at an inspection facility.  DPS offers a number of opportunities for specialized assignments for Motor Carrier Compliance Officers throughout their career.

Upon successful completion of P.O.S.T. Mandate Training.  This position also requires successful completion of a  9 Week Advanced Academy and 12 Weeks of Field Training.

-       Checks commercial motor vehicles for appropriate registration, fuel tax permits, over dimensional permits, and bills of lading;
-       Enforces state laws with special emphasis on statutes relating to the operation of commercial vehicles on public roads. 
-       Exercises the powers generally authorized by the State of Georgia for law enforcement officers when in the performance of assigned duties as specified in O.C.G.A. 35-2-101. 
-       Receives instruction in the use of portable scales and other equipment to detect and identify commercial motor vehicle violations in an assigned geographical area, utilizing portable scales and other equipment to detect and identify commercial motor vehicle violations. 
-       Receives instruction in monitoring traffic and enforcing laws pertaining to High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes through designated areas

MCCD Law Enforcement Officers routinely:

  • Patrol highways and roadways to enforce Georgia’s traffic and criminal laws as they relate to commercial vehicle and driver safety;
  • Perform safety compliance inspections of commercial vehicles, drivers, and shipments of hazardous materials.
  • Assist in the investigation of traffic crashes involving commercial motor vehicles;
  • Utilize portable and permanent scales to screen commercial vehicles for violations of the state’s weight and dimension laws;
  • As assigned, enforce state laws pertaining to High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes in designated areas of the state.

·    Provide public outreach and education to motor carriers, drivers, and the motoring public on commercial vehicle safety.

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 by §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.

Veteran’s Benefits
Eligible veterans for GI Bill benefits can receive 24 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.


Minimum Training & Experience: Applicant must be 20 years of age or older, possess a valid driver's license, a citizen of the United States; possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Applicants must successfully pass the pre-employment hiring process which includes completion of background/polygraph investigation, panel interview and psychological/medical evaluation. Cadets must also meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set forth by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).

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

Minimum Standard

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.


Sit Ups

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


Push Ups

(#) 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:

Concept2 Rower Technique Video

Please see the following video link that will demonstrate common rowing technique errors:

Common Rowing Technique Errors Video

Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment.

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.

Preferred Qualifications: 24 Months of verifiable road experience as a P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officer.

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

You may attend any of the following dates. For those successfully passing a Region PT test, you will be signed up for the Oral Interview. The Oral Interviews will be held on one of the dates scheduled in Forsyth, Georgia.


January 4, 2020 at 10:00AM

Calvary Day School

4625 Waters Avenue Savannah, Georgia 31404

Officer Tomlin (404)670-7925

January 11, 2020 at 9:00AM

Grovetown High School

2010 Warrior Way, Grovetown, Ga 30813

Officer Cutler (706)612-7783

January 18, 2020 at 10:00am

Carrolton Parks and Recreation

116 Lumpkin Dr. Carrollton, Ga 30117

Officer Woodie (404)374-7705 or Officer Kidd (470)477-7601

January 18, 2020 at  9:00AM

Bainbridge Middle School Track 

81301 E. College Street Bainbridge, Ga, 39819

Officer Thompson (404) 772-0917  or Officer Hill (470) 477-7710

January 18, 2020 at 11:00AM

Coffee County High School Track

159 Trojan Way Douglas GA 31533

Officer Arnold (404)852-3362

January 18, 2020 at 9:00AM

Old Cass High School

738 Grassdale Rd NW Cartersville, Ga 30121

Officer Ford (770)324-0730 or Officer McAffe (470) 477-7664

January 25, 2020 at 9:00AM

Lake Bottom Park

1505 Cherokee Avenue  Columbus, GA 31906

Officer Roberson (404) 293-8157  or Officer White (470) 477-7629

February 1, 2020 at 11:00AM 

Appling County High School Track

482 Blackshear Highway SE Baxley, GA 31513

Officer Arnold (404)852-3362

February 1, 2020 at  9:00AM

GEAR Center

1800 Park Ave Moultrie GA 31768

Officer Thompson (404) 772-0917   or Officer Hill (470) 477-7710

February 15, 2020 at 10:00am

Commerce Middle School

7690 Jefferson Rd Commerce, Ga 30259

Officer McKern (404) 432-6231

February 22, 2020 at 9:00AM

Lake Bottom Park

1505 Cherokee Avenue. Columbus, GA 31906

Officer White (470) 477-7629

February 22, 2020 at  9:00AM

Old Cass High School

738 Grassdale Rd NW Cartersville, Ga 30121

Officer Ford (770)324-0730 or Officer McAffe (470) 477-7664

Forsyth, Georgia- PT Dates

Physical Testing (PT) and Oral Interview (Same Date)

January 31, 2020

February 14, 2020

February 28, 2020

·       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


Instructions to apply for this position:

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Application deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

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.