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Job Vacancy Announcement- 115th Trooper School- JOINT ACCELERATED (A) & BASIC (B) CURRICULUM

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Job Vacancy Announcement – 115th JOINT Trooper School – ACCELERATED (A) & BASIC (B) CURRICULUM

GEORGIA STATE PATROL - TROOPER

Join an elite group of men and women who serve, protect, and defend the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all. We are looking for those with a strong mind and work ethic, uncompromising character, and a servant’s heart who can handle a never-ending variety of situations and people. You will receive the very best technical, physical, and law enforcement training while gaining skills to put you at the top of your game. We invest thousands of dollars in your training that consistently results in true professionals who provide assistance to Georgia’s citizens, safeguard lives and property, and promote peace and order throughout the state. Come join the courageous men and women of the Georgia State Patrol and experience the greatest camaraderie and teamwork in a unique environment that delivers law enforcement at the highest possible standard. We are looking for YOU!

The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the 115th Trooper School, which is anticipated to begin July 16, 2023. This school will be a dual-purpose class that will include both an accelerated curriculum for those candidates that are POST certified with a minimum of two (2) years road experience and a regular curriculum to accommodate candidates that do not meet the criteria for an accelerated curriculum.

The accelerated curriculum will begin with 14 weeks within the Academy after which candidates will complete 12 weeks of Field Training and begin their career as a Georgia State Trooper. The Basic curriculum is a total of 34 weeks consisting of 22 weeks of Academy curriculum followed by 12 weeks of Field Training. Please visit www.gatrooper.com to contact a recruiter with any questions you may have. 

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 115th TROOPER SCHOOL IS March 12, 2023!

ASSIGNMENTS:

The department has immediate staffing needs statewide. 115th Cadets will be given the opportunity to select three patrol posts for their desired location and they will be guaranteed assignment to one of those locations.

 

ANNUAL SALARY:
$52,350 (while in Trooper School and upon Trooper School graduation). Troopers assigned to Troop C (Post 9- Marietta, Post 47- Forest Park, Post 48-Atlanta, Post 49-Motor Unit and Post 51 – Gwinnett) also receive a 10% salary supplement.

TROOPER CAREER PATH:

Trooper First Class 1- $57,583

Trooper First Class 2- $62,841

Trooper First Class 3- $68,062

Senior Trooper- $71,215

Master Trooper - $74,525

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Troopers patrol the roadways to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Troopers investigate traffic crashes and assist motorists. The Georgia State Patrol is an assisting agency to all law enforcement agencies in this and any other state. Troopers may assist other agencies with enforcing traffic and criminal laws in their area, civil unrest, or matters of protecting citizens’ First Amendment rights. Troopers participate in criminal apprehension and prosecution. The Department of Public Safety offers many opportunities for specialized assignments for Troopers throughout their career.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, possess a diploma from an accredited high school or G.E.D, and must be 21 years old upon graduation from Trooper School.
Applicants must also successfully pass the pre-employment process which includes the background investigation and polygraph, oral interview, physical fitness test, and psychological and medical evaluations.

For candidates for the Accelerated Curriculum only: Applicants must be certified as a peace officer by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) at the time of application, and have a minimum of two years verified road/patrol experience by July 15, 2023.  Applicants who are certified in another state or were a federal peace officer may be eligible to obtain GA P.O.S.T certification via the Equivalency of Training (EOT) process. Details regarding the EOT and how to apply for this equivalency can be found at web link https://www.gapost.org/pdf_file/eot_procedure.pdf.

NOTE: The DPS Uniform and Appearance Policy has changed to allow applicants with some visible tattoos in a short sleeve uniform shirt to wear a long sleeve shirt. Please visit https://dps.georgia.gov/dps-careers/employment-disqualifiers for more information on what types and locations of tattoos/brands that will result in disqualification.

 

VETERAN’S BENEFITS:
Eligible veterans for GI Bill benefits can receive 18 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.

 

BACKGROUND PACKET

Please click the following link below to access the background packet. ALL applicants participating in a Physical Training (PT) session must bring a completed background packet.

https://dps.georgia.gov/document/document/background-packet-sworn-0/download

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS: The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation of absolute standards (same job = same standard). These standards are based upon Cooper Institute standards reflective of the minimum fitness level an individual must possess to perform their job regardless of their age or gender. Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment. The Trooper School cadets will be required to be at a much higher level of fitness, which includes long distance running for cardiovascular endurance. It is highly suggested that applicants implement physical training programs that will prepare them to exceed the minimum requirements listed below.

 

The following events will comprise the assessment:

 

#

Physical Training (PT) Session Event

Minimum Standard

Additional Details

1

 

Sit Ups

 

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

WATCH: Informational video with detailed instructions on how to perform each event.

 

https://youtu.be/Rchvypoh1kU

 

All applicants are encouraged to view the informational video to help them prepare to succeed in this step in the hiring process.

2

 

Push Ups

 

(#) 21 in 1 minute (rest in the up position)

3

1.5 Mile Run

OR

2000-meter Row

RUN - You will be required to run 1.5 miles within 15 minutes and 34 Seconds (15:34)

 

ROW - 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:

https://dps.georgia.gov/rowing-form-site-page

 

Note: Rowing will only be available at events held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC).

 

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

 

PT DATES FOR THE 115th TROOPER SCHOOL

Applicants may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessions:

 

TROOP B

Gainesville

TFC3 Greg Cummings

Cell:  470-590-7077

 

Monday

October 3, 2022

10:00 AM

North Hall Community Center & Park

(Hall County)

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, Georgia 30506

Forsyth

SFC Dustin Rozier

Cell:  404-387-3413

 

Friday

October 7, 2022

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Meet in the gym.

TROOP F

Statesboro

TFC1 Damascus Chambers

Cell:  470-477-0541

 

Saturday

October 8, 2022

10:00 AM

Georgia Southern University

(Bulloch County)

1226 Malecki Drive

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Meet at track on Eagle Field

TROOP I

Hinesville

TFC3 Merritt Meeks

Cell:  470-557-4523

 

Saturday

October 15, 2022

9:00 AM

Georgia State Patrol Post #11

(Liberty County)

2302 Airport Road

Hinesville, Georgia 31313

Meet at the back of the Post.

Forsyth

SFC Dustin Rozier

Cell:  404-387-3413

Friday

November 4, 2022

9:00 AM

 Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Meet in the Gym

 

TROOP A

Calhoun

TFC Stephen Capehart

Cell:  404-865-4603

 

Saturday

November 5, 2022

10:00 AM

Sonarville Recreational Center

(Gordon County)

7494 Fairmount Highway

Calhoun, Georgia 30701

TROOP G

Thomasville

CPL Klay Luke

Cell:  470-898-3584

 

Friday

November 18, 2022

9:00 AM

Thomas County Stadium

(Thomas County)

1675 East Jackson Street

Thomasville, Georgia 31792

Meet at Yellow Jackets Stadium Track.

TROOP D

Griffin

TFC3 Ben Clarke

Cell:  404-713-5593

 

Saturday

November 19, 2022

10:00 AM

Spalding High School

(Spalding County)

433 Wilson Road

Griffin, Georgia 30224

Meet at the Track.

Forsyth

SFC Dustin Rozier

Cell:  404-387-3413

Friday

December 2, 2022

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Meet in the Gym

TROOP H

Tifton

TFC1 Erich Goen

Cell:  678-867-4079

TFC1 Matthew Edwards

Cell:  678-867-4080

 

Saturday

December 10, 2022

10:00 AM

Northeast Middle School

(Tift County)

3021 Fulwood Road

Tifton, Georgia 31794

Meet at the Track.

TROOP E

Grovetown

TFC3 David Osborne

Cell:  678-346-1358

 

Saturday

December 10, 2022

9:00 AM

Grovetown High School

(Columbia County)

2010 Warrior Way

Grovetown, Georgia 30813

Meet at the Track.

Forsyth

SFC Dustin Rozier

Cell:  404-387-3413

 

Friday

January 6, 2023

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Meet in the Gym.

TROOP C

Atlanta

CPL Andrew Clement

Cell:  678-346-1095

 

Saturday

January 14, 2023

9:00 AM

Wesleyan High School

(Gwinnett County)

5405 Spalding Drive

Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092

Meet at the track.

TROOP I

Hinesville

TFC3 Merritt Meeks

Cell:  470-557-4523

 

Saturday

January 21, 2023

9:00 AM

Pierce County Middle School

(Pierce County)

5216 County Farm Road

Blackshear, Georgia 31516

Meet at the track.

TROOP F

Statesboro

TFC1 Damascus Chambers

Cell:  470-477-0541

Saturday

January 28, 2023

10:00 AM

Swainsboro High School

(Emanuel County)

689 S Main Street

Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

TROOP H

Tifton

TFC1 Erich Goen

Cell:  678-867-4079

TFC1 Matthew Edwards

Cell:  678-867-4080

 

Saturday

January 28, 2023

10:00 AM

Northeast Middle School

(Tift County)

3021 Fulwood Road

Tifton, Georgia 31794

Meet at the track.

TROOP D

Griffin

TFC3 Ben Clarke

Cell:  404-713-5593

 

Saturday

February 4, 2023

10:00 AM

Spalding High School

(Spalding County)

433 Wilson Road

Griffin, Georgia 30224

Meet at the track.

TROOP G

Thomasville

CPL Klay Luke

Cell:  470-898-3584

 

Saturday

February 11, 2023

9:00 AM

Thomas County Stadium

(Thomas County)

1675 East Jackson Street

Thomasville, Georgia 31792

Meet at Yellow Jackets Stadium Track

Forsyth

SFC Dustin Rozier

Cell:  404-387-3413

Friday

February 17, 2023

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Meet in the gym.

TROOP B

Gainesville

TFC3 Greg Cummings

Cell:  470-590-7077

 

Monday

February 20, 2023

10:00 AM

North Hall Community Center & Park

(Hall County)

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, Georgia 30506

TROOP E

Grovetown

TFC3 David Osborne

Cell:  678-346-1358

 

Saturday

February 25, 2023

9:00 AM

Grovetown High School

(Columbia County)

2010 Warrior Way

Grovetown, Georgia 30813

Meet at the track.

TROOP C

Atlanta

CPL Andrew Clement

Cell:  678-346-1095

 

Saturday

March 4, 2023

9:00 AM

Wesleyan High School

(Gwinnett County)

5405 Spalding Drive

Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092

Meet at the track.

TROOP A

Calhoun

TFC Stephen Capehart

Cell:  404-865-4603

 

Saturday

March 11, 2023

10:00 AM

Sonarville Recreational Center

(Gordon County)

7494 Fairmount Highway

Calhoun, Georgia 39701

Forsyth

SFC Dustin Rozier

Cell:  404-387-3413

Saturday

March 18, 2023

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Meet in the gym.

                                             

             

MEDICAL STANDARDS: Minimum vision of 20/60 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.

 

If you are a currently certified peace officer in the State of Georgia, 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 as July 16, 2023 (the tentative hire date for the 115th Trooper School). 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.

 

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.

 

For more information about this job contact:

Human Resources Division
404-624-7553 or employment@gsp.net

 

 

 

 

High school diploma or GED AND P.O.S.T. certification eligibility.

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