Agency: Georgia Department of Public Safety
Location: Multiple Locations GA
Industry: Protective Service
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
MCCD Officer- Region 7 -
MCCD CAREER PATH:
MCCD Officer Cadet- $28,634
MCO1 - $38,136 (upon completion of POST certification)
MCO1- $41,949 (if hired as a POST certified Peace Officer with 24 months of verifiable on-the-road experience as a law enforcement officer)
MCO2 $48,376 annually (NAS I A & B Training and 18 months service as a Compliance Officer I)
MCO3 $54,741 annually (Basic HAZMAT, Cargo Tank and Bulk Packaging Training and 4 years of total sworn service)
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MOTOR CARRIER COMPLIANCE OFFICER
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.
Take home patrol cars.
You may use your patrol car to commute as long as you live within 50 air miles of the region territory.
The ability to patrol primarily in any of the counties listed in this announcement considering region needs.
Duties & Responsibilities: Under immediate supervision, helps create a safer transportation environment by patrolling highways and roadways to enforce Georgia’s traffic and criminal laws-- including laws, rules, and regulations specific to commercial vehicle and commercial driver safety compliance, as well as the safe transportation of hazardous materials. Also, assists and supports other law enforcement agencies in enforcing traffic and criminal laws. Helps promote peace and order throughout the state. Routinely, assists in the investigation of traffic crashes involving commercial vehicles. Protect the state’s highway and bridge infrastructure by enforcing Georgia’s weight and dimension laws. MCCD also offers a number of unique opportunities for specialized assignments to officers throughout their career.
Upon completion of the police academy and receipt of Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Certification, MCCD officers are required to successfully complete federal and state training and certification requirements relative to the inspection of commercial vehicles and drivers.
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.
If you are already 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 considered for employment with 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. We strongly encourage you to re-apply once you have worked for your current agency for 24 months after completion of mandate training.
Minimum Training & Experience: Applicant must be 21 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.).