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State Police Trooper I

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title State Police Trooper I
Role Title Law Enforcement Officer I - 69071
Job Open Date 01/03/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $44,290
Agency Dept of State Police (156)
Agency Website
Location Chesterfield - 041
Position Number 69071
Job Posting Number 1032910
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 04
Job Description


The Virginia Department of State Police is recruiting for qualified applicants for the position of State Police Trooper. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. Qualified candidates accepted to the Training Academy will be paid a salary of $44,290. In addition, candidates will receive benefits including life insurance, health insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation. Twelve months following graduation from the State Police Academy, the annual salary will increase to $48,719. Upon graduation, candidates are supplied all equipment and uniforms, including a take home car. Candidates are also eligible, with tenure, for promotional and career progression opportunities including the opportunity to serve in many exciting specialty positions across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The duties include but are not limited to: enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia; investigating criminal and traffic offenses; effecting arrests; communicating effectively both orally and in writing; testifying in court; safely operating a law enforcement vehicle; effectively interviewing individuals; performing lifesaving functions; safely and effectively utilizing firearms; performing effective searches of people and property; and reading and comprehending a variety of legal and administrative documents.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for State Trooper are:
*applicants must be residents in a state east of the Mississippi within the continental United States
*military applicants must live in or home of record must be in one of the states east of the Mississippi
*must be at least 21 years of age on date of hire
*must be a high school graduate or have a GED
*college coursework and/or related experience PREFERRED
*must be a United States citizen on day of testing
*must be of good character and reputation as established by a background investigation to include but not limited to: a polygraph examination, educational achievements, prior work experience, character and reputation, credit history and police record
*must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
*must be willing to relocate anywhere in the state based on department needs
*must be willing to travel at your own expense to Virginia State Police Headquarters located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 to complete testing throughout the pre-employment process and while in a training status
*must possess at least 20/20 binocular vision, corrected and uncorrected, and if uncorrected visual acuity is 20/100 or better binocular and 20/200 or better in worse eye
*meet minimum requirements for color vision test with or without corrected lens(es)
*must be capable of hearing normal frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 hertz at a pure tone level of 25 decibels or less and no greater than a 45 decibels at 4000 and 6000 hertz when checked by the Audiometer Test
*weight must in proportion to height see chart
*must be willing to work rotating shifts and weekends
*must successfully pass all pre-employment testing
*must be in compliance with the department’s tattoo and body modification policies

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application. For questions, please contact the Personnel Division at (804) 674-2337.
Applications will only be accepted on-line through the Recruitment Management System at and this position is on continuous recruitment. Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted. The Commonwealth of Virginia State Application is the official employment document, which is electronically signed by the applicant as a true and accurate representation of the applicant’s education, experience and training. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Employment questions can be directed to Ms. Joan L. Jacobs in the Personnel Division at Recruitment questions can be directed to First Sergeant Marilyne Wilson in the Personnel Division at (804) 674-6735.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Contact Information

Name Joan L. Jacobs

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you ever been convicted* for any violation(s) of law, including moving traffic violations? *Convictions include Virginia juvenile adjudications for Capital Murder, First and Second Degree Murder, or Aggravated Malicious Wounding, if you were age fourteen (14) to eighteen (18) when charged. A conviction does not automatically disqualify you from all jobs. A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * If "yes" to #5, please provide the following: Description of offense, Statue or ordinance if known, Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Are you a current resident in a state east of the Mississippi within the Continental United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you an active military applicant?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * If "yes" to #8, do you live in or is your home of record in one of the states east of the Mississippi?
    • Yes
    • No
    • N/A
  10. * If "yes" to #9, please provide your home of record address.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document