We are actively recruiting men and women to become a part of our dynamic organization! We provide state-of-the-art training, equipment, technology, and resources. Once training is completed, you will immediately play a key role in enforcing laws that govern commercial vehicles.
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 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.
Annual Salary Minimum: $25,242 (as a Cadet)
$28,600 (upon completion of the POST mandate school)
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 vehicles 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 and becoming P.O.S.T. certified as a Law Enforcement Officer:
- 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.
Minimum Training & Experience: Applicant must be 18 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 also successfully pass the pre-employment process which includes completion background investigation and polygraph (click here to view the employment disqualifiers) , oral interview, psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, and 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:
|300 Meter Sprint||90 seconds or faster|
|Bench Press||67% of body weight, 1 repetition using free weights|
|Push Ups||21 repetitions, no time limit, only hands and feet touch the ground (rest in up position)|
|Sit Ups||30 repetitions, one minute time limit, hands interlocked behind the head (rest in up position only)|
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.
Physical Standards: A Physical Fitness Assessment will be conducted as one of the steps in the hiring process.
Preferred Qualifications: One-year sworn or non-sworn law enforcement experience or one year of college education.
The Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Directions on applying for MCCD Officer Cadet:
To apply for this position, you must submit a State Employment Application to the Human Resources Division:
Download, complete and mail the State of Georgia application for employment list job code (17805).
Department of Public Safety
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 1456
Atlanta, GA 30371
For more information about this job contact:
Human Resources Division