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MCCD Officer Cadet

Law Enforcement
Public Safety, Georgia Department of - DPS

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



  • MCCD Officer Cadet- $40,080
  • MCO1 - $50,900 (upon completion of POST certification)
  • MCO2 - $54,344 annually (NAS I A & B Training and 18 months service as a Compliance Officer I)
  • MCO3 - $60,836 annually (Basic HAZMAT, Cargo Tank and Bulk Packaging Training and 4 years of total sworn service)
  • Senior MCCD Officer- $63,627
  • Master MCCD Officer- $$66,559




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 12 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.

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.

Applicants with tattoos or brands will be disqualified for either of the following:

  1. Tattoos/brands that depict or support criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc.
  2. Tattoos/brands on the neck, face, head, hands, and fingers that are visible while on duty and/or in a long sleeve uniform shirt. Tattoos on the arm must not be below the crease of the wrist. Exceptions include tattoos/brands that are covered by one ring per hand, or by a watch band on either the left or right wrist. Uniform members with tattoos visible in a short sleeve uniform shirt (generally, below the crease of the arm and tip of the elbow) will wear the class A uniform (long sleeve shirt).

As 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 hired by 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. Applicants for Motor Carrier Compliance Officer must have worked for their current agency for at least 22 months after the completion of mandate training before they will be allowed to participate in a PT session.



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:


Upcoming Regional PT Dates:


Region A- Cartersville
Feb 18, 2023,            8:00am
March 11, 2023,       8:00am
April 8, 2023,            8:00am

Cartersville Middle School
825 Douthit Ferry Rd

Cartersville, GA 30120

MCO Ford
(470) 477-7651
MCO McAfee
(470) 477-7664



Region B -Commerce

Jan 22, 2023,                 4:00pm

February 12, 2023,        4:00pm

March 12, 2023,            4:00pm


Commerce Middle School

7690 Jefferson Rd

Commerce, Ga 30529


Recruiting MCCD Officer J Martin          

(470) 432-6231


Region C -Atlanta:


Track Georgia-Phoenix II Park

Date: February 11th, 2023

Time: 10:00AM

Address: 741 Connally St SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

Recruiter: MCO2 Truitt (470)477-7673


Track Georgia-Phoenix II Park

Date: March 11th, 2023

Time: 10:00AM

Address: 741 Connally St SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

Recruiter: MCO2 Truitt (470)477-7673


Track Georgia-Phoenix II Park

Date: March 25th, 2023

Time: 10:00AM

Address: 741 Connally St SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

Recruiter: MCO2 Truitt (470)477-7673


Region D


Feb. 16, 2023, 0900

Mar. 16, 2023. 0900

Lake Bottom Park

1505 Cherokee Ave

Columbus, GA 31909



Feb. 23, 2023, 0900

Mar. 23, 2023, 0900

Thomaston Civic Center

101 Civic Center Drive

Thomaston, GA  30286



Mar. 2, 2023, 0900

Apr. 6, 2023, 0900

Chris Joseph Track Complex

290 Fort Drive

LaGrange, GA  30240


SGT J.D. Roberson #7701




Region E-Thomson

Friday, February 17, 2023,               8am

Friday, March 17, 2023,                   8am

Friday April 10, 2023,                       8am


Thomson Highschool

1160 White Oak Rd

Thomson, Ga 30824


MCO3 Rod Rodriguez




Region F- Statesboro/Savannah

February 24, 2023,          9 am

Georgia Southern Statesboro Campus

2687 Akins Blvd

Statesboro, GA 30458


March 3, 2023,                 9 am

Savannah Armstrong Campus

11935 Abercorn St

Savannah, GA 31419


MCO2 Erin Johnson




Region G:

Thomas County Central High School
4686 US-84, Thomasville, GA 31792
2/18/2023 at 9:30 AM

Baker County K-12 School
260 GA 37 Newton GA 39870
3/11/2023 at 10:00 AM

Americus-Sumter County High School
805 Harrold Ave Americus GA 31709
3/25/2023 at 10:30 AM

MCO2 Nicolas Harrison 7751
Georgia Dept. of Public Safety-Motor Carrier Compliance Division
Region G-Station 19
Region G Recruiter
Cell: 404-772-0917


Region H – Valdosta/Cordele
Feb. 25, 2023,                   9:00 am
Lowndes County Inspection Station

I75N MM23
Valdosta, Ga 31601

March 11, 2023,                              9:00am
Crisp County Rec Department
1205 5th Street N
Cordele, Ga 31010

April 8, 2023,                     9:00 am
Lowndes County Inspection Station

I75N MM23
Valdosta, Ga 31601


MCO3 Jared Boyd




Region I- Alma

February 18, 2023,               09:00 am

March 18, 2023,                         09:00 am

April 8, 2023,                         09:00 am


Alma/ Bacon Co. Welcome Center

504 N. Pierce St.

Alma, GA. 31510


MCO3 Cutler (404) 852-3362

 MCO3 Jennings (470) 477-7680


Forsyth, Georgia- PT Dates

Friday,  February 10, 2023

Friday,  March 3, 2023

Friday,  April 21, 2023



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

· 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


You must print and complete the background packet for submission to Human Resources on the date of your PT Assessment.

Please click the following link below to access our website and background packet




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.



Completion of high school diploma or GED AND POST certification eligibility

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