Cadet State Trooper

AZ Statewide
Arizona Highway Patrol Division

This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for current and future Cadet State Trooper vacancies. Cadet State Troopers participate 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.

As a reminder, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) places Troopers in various locations throughout the State, depending upon the needs of the Department. You must be willing to accept an assignment anywhere in the State if you are offered a position as a State Trooper. Duty assignments will not be made until after successful completion of training and certification as a peace officer by AZ P.O.S.T.

$44,301.92 – $50,685.86 Annually

1/6/2020 11:59 PM Arizona


Essential Functions (not intended to be all inclusive)
1. Learns patrol, investigation, traffic control and safety, police methods, first aid, and community and police relations.
2. Learns federal, state, and local traffic and criminal laws.
3. Learns Department policies and procedures.
4. Learns to prepare clear, concise, and grammatically correct reports.
5. Participates in a physical fitness program to develop the physical skills necessary for the job.
6. Learns proper work habits, appearance, and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Knowledge of:

1. English grammar and composition.

Skill in:

1. the operation of a vehicle.

Ability to:

1. analyze situations or information and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action.
2. maintain composure and work effectively under highly stressful conditions.
3. read and understand complex written information.
4. observe and recollect details.
5. understand and follow oral directions.
6. work independently.
7. establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
8. work any hours including weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, call-outs and overtime.
9. perform work for extended periods of time in environments of extreme heat or cold, or wet conditions.
10. use specialized protective equipment or clothing.
11. 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.)
12. perform basic mathematics and statistical calculations.
13. communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
14. operate a computer to input and retrieve information.

Minimum Qualifications
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 license.

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.