Agency: Utah Department of Public Safety

Location:  UT

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Job #:                 11057

Closing Date/Time:          Thu. 03/02/17 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Salary:                $18.94 - $29.00 Hourly

Job Type:            Full Time


Number of Openings:     10 or more

Benefits:             This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.


Criminal Background Check:    Selected applicants must be willing to provide authorization and information necessary for a full background investigation, including a polygraph.


Overtime Exempt: No

Schedule Code:  B - Competitive Career Service - Employment in this position requires a probationary period.


EEO Statement:   The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. Reasonable accommodations provided to known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, contact the Dept. of Human Resource Mgmt. at 801-538-3025 or TTY 801-538-3696.


Job Description

Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding career?  Don't miss your opportunity to join an elite team and become a Utah State Trooper.  Each day is never the same, you will love coming to work!

Troopers enforce rules and regulations and/or provide law enforcement services including highway patrol, traffic control, accident and criminal investigation, special enforcement activities, court testimony, first aid, coordination and/or assistance in enforcement efforts.

ANTICIPATED OFFER/HIRE DATE IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. This recruitment is being conducted to generate a roster of potential candidates.  Offers will be made as vacancies occur and budget allows.  Location of vacancies are unknown until offers are made.


         Physical Assessment Testing (PT) will be done at various locations throughout the state (Salt Lake, Ogden, Vernal, Price, Richfield, and St. George). The testing will take place March 17 - 31, 2017. You will be contacted and additional information will be sent out via email at a later date.  Please click HERE for the UHP PT Standards.

         If you are NOT currently POST Certified (attended the police academy) you MUST take and pass the National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST). This test MUST be taken by March 31, 2017. You MUST pass this test with a 70% or above in every category and overall. For additional information about the POST test can be found HERE


All communication regarding this recruitment, will be sent out via email.


 Example of Duties:

         Enforces laws, rules, and regulations.

         Conducts investigations into allegations of a variety of inappropriate activities, rules infractions or illegal actions.

         Identifies problems or potential problem areas and recommends solutions.

         Interprets, clarifies, explains and applies agency policy and procedures, business practices, federal or state laws and regulations, etc. 


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 Typical Qualifications:

(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

         Selected applicants must be willing to provide authorization and information necessary for a full background investigation, including a polygraph.  Click HERE for a list of minimum qualifications.

         21 years of age or older

         high school diploma or equivalent

         speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally

         communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing

         principles, theories, and practices of law enforcement

         make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions

         recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong (does not involve solving the problem)

         investigative techniques and processes

         use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions

         read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures


 Supplemental Information:

         Job requires POST certification; Peace Officer Standards Training in Utah. If you are not currently POST Certified, the UHP will put you through the academy once you are hired.

         Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.

         This is a law enforcement position and incumbents may be required to travel, be on-call and respond to emergencies within a specified time.

         Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working at great heights, working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, being subject to possible physical attack, etc. 

         Excellent driving skills are mandatory for this job. Officers need to be able to safely navigate through busy streets and must be able to do so while driving at very fast speeds when necessary.