Participates in Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ P.O.S.T.) Basic Training Curriculum and other training designated by the Department of Public Safety to learn general duty police work. Performs related duties as assigned. Upon successful completion of training and certification as a peace officer by AZ P.O.S.T., the incumbent is reclassified to State Trooper. This is a competitive classification.
Department of Public Safety sworn personnel are stationed throughout Arizona with some individuals living in Utah, California, Nevada, and Colorado. State Troopers may be assigned to any of these positions.
Must be a U.S. citizen and a high school graduate or have a GED. Must be at least 21 years of age at the completion of AZ P.O.S.T. BASIC TRAINING CURRICULUM . By the starting date, must be a resident of the state of Arizona and possess a valid Arizona driver's lic ense.
Employees who are hired into the classification prior to the start of the training academy will be placed at step 1 of the salary range. All employees in the classification will be placed at step 2 of the salary range while actively assigned to the training academy.
Must successfully complete the examination process.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
NO Security Clearance
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (not intended to be all-inclusive):
Learns patrol, investigation, traffic control and safety, police methods, first aid, and community and police relations.
Learns federal, state, and local traffic and criminal laws.
Learns Department policies and procedures.
Learns to prepare clear, concise, and grammatically correct reports.
Participates in a physical fitness program to develop the physical skills necessary for the job.
Learns proper work habits, appearance, and interpersonal skills.
English grammar and composition
the operation of a vehicle
analyze situations or information and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action.
maintain composure and work effectively under highly stressful conditions.
read and understand complex written information.
observe and recollect details.
understand and follow oral directions.
establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
work any hours including weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, call-outs, and overtime.
perform work for extended periods of time in environments of extreme heat or cold, or wet conditions.
use specialized protective equipment or clothing.
perform the physical requirements of the work (e.g., run and/or jump over rough terrain and obstacles; physically take custody of persons; subdue and apprehend combative suspects; safely search persons and places; push or pull heavy objects and apply force with upper and lower body; reach, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and turn, etc.).
perform basic mathematical and statistical calculations.
communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
operate a computer to input and retrieve information.
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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is hiring State Troopers!
A trooper is a fully certified law enforcement officer who, under supervision, patrols highways, enforces laws and ordinances, investigates collisions, and performs related duties. Since Troopers are assigned to locations throughout Arizona, applicants may request up to three duty assignment locations (city/town/county or patrol district) for consideration by the Department. Applicants may list these (up to three) requested duty assignment locations in their online application, or enter the word "anywhere" on their online application if they do not have a preference. The Department will do its best to work with applicants and their families to assign the applicant to one of their requested duty assignments, but ultimately the staffing allocation needs of the Department is the deciding factor. Many of the Highway Patrol districts and areas have unique residency requirements. Should you have any questions regarding duty assignments or residency requirements, please contact a Recruiter in the DPS Human Resources Bureau for assistance.