Working Title               State Police Trooper

Role Title                      Law Enforcement Officer II - 69072

Job Open Date             02/01/2016

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                $36,207

Agency                         Dept of State Police (156)

Agency Website         

Location                       Chesterfield - 041


Position Number         69072

Job Posting Number   1008839

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




The Virginia Department of State Police is recruiting for qualified applicants for the position of State Police Trooper. EARN WHILE YOULEARN. Qualified candidates accepted to the Training Academy will be paid a salary of $36,207. 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 $40,482. 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.


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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 or 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 be 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 804-674-4672.
Recruitment questions can be directed to 1st Sergeant Marilyne Wilson in the Personnel Division at 804-674-6735.