Posted: Wednesday, October 3rd 2012 at 9:50am
GSP hiring new troopers
By Ken Stanford Staff
GAINESVILLE - The Georgia State Patrol will be hosting a career fair on Friday, November 9, at the patrol post in Gainesville from 1:00-3:00.
The patrol will be accepting applications for the 93rd Georgia State Patrol Trooper School.
ABOUT BECOMING A STATE TROOPER
Annual Salary Minimum:
$34,038 (while in Trooper School)
$35,741 (upon Trooper School graduation)
Duties & Responsibilities:
Under close supervision, patrols highways and roads to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Investigates traffic crashes and provides assistance to motorists. Assists other law enforcement agencies in enforcing traffic and criminal laws, and ensuring safety of the general population. Participates in criminal prosecution. DPS offers a number of opportunities for specialized assignments for Troopers throughout their career.
Minimum Training & Experience:
Applicant 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, psychological and medical evaluations, and meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set 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
(1 repetition) 67% of body weight
(#) 30 in one minute
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 far exceed the minimum requirements listed above.
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.
Ninety quarter hours or the semester equivalent from an accredited college or university, (OR) Five years’ experience as a certified law enforcement officer, (OR) Two years of experience as a Police Corporal, GSP Dispatcher or Trooper Cadet in the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
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