Trooper – Probationary

Vermont Statewide
Vermont State Police
Salary: $Hourly Rate: 19.24

Trooper (Probationary) is an entry level position that consists of training and law enforcement duties within an assigned area for the Vermont State Police. Duties include participating in and successfully completing a prescribed formal course of studies at the Vermont Police Academy and a period of on-the-job training conducted by the Vermont State Police. Close supervision is provided by a higher ranking State Police Officer during the early period of training. Supervision moderates as an incumbent acquires skill and experience. Promotion to the rank of Trooper is automatic upon successful completion of all required training courses, Field Training program and a fully satisfactory rating at the end of the on-the-job training/ probationary period.

This Trooper Probationary position (Job Opening #622444) is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Hourly Rate: 19.24


Minimum Qualifications

Education - High School diploma or equivalent.

Basic requirements for admission to the Vermont State Police include:

Age - Minimum 20 years old to apply and begin the testing selection process. You must wait until your 20th birthday to apply. We have mandatory retirement at age 55.

Vision- Applicants must have satisfactory depth perception, no marked muscle imbalance, and have a satisfactory visual field. The applicant must have uncorrected vision not worse than 20/200 (Snellen) and corrected 20/20 in one eye and not worse than 20/40 in the other eye. Contact lens wearers must have 20/20 corrected vision and have worn contact lenses successfully for a minimum of one year. If an applicant has had laser eye corrective surgery and meets the above criteria, a six month waiting period is required before beginning the Academy. All candidates must pass a color vision test.

Hearing - Normal

Health - Mental and physical condition appropriate to successfully perform with reasonable accommodation, the essential job functions for this position.

Selective Service System - Applicants must be in compliance with all applicable Selective Service requirements.

Military - Not required. However, if military service has been performed, an honorable discharge or separation must have been obtained.

Residency - Applicants must bear the expense of travel to Vermont for multiple stages in the hiring process. Vermont residency is required upon graduation from the academy. Must provide birth certificate, Social Security card, or other documentation of authorization to work in the United States.

Driver's License- Must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid motor vehicle license at the time of application. Your right to operate must not have been suspended or revoked within twelve months of application. You must obtain a Vermont operator's license upon graduation from the Academy.

Physical Requirements - Must pass physical fitness testing to proceed with the hiring process. Minimum fitness standards for recruits are published on the Vermont State Police website.

Tattoos, Body Piercing, Branding and Body Art - No member of the department shall have any tattoos, body piercings, branding or body art that is visible while on duty wearing the Class "C" short-sleeved summer uniform.

Criminal History - You must not have been convicted of any felonies. The right to carry a firearm shall not be revoked for any reason

Copies of the following documents must be submitted separately by email to OR to the mailing address below. Your application will not be considered complete without these documents.


Birth certificate, Social Security card, or other documentation of authorization to work in the United States
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Driver's license, if applicable
Military separation papers, if applicable