Police Recruit Trooper – Lateral and Entry Level; Oregon State Department of Police, OR

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Are you new to law enforcement? Are you a current law enforcement officer? Our agency is seeking trustworthy, motivated, driven individuals who are able to work well on their own as well as in a team environment.
Due to the unique allure of Oregon, its many natural marvels, the dramatic landscape and diverse opportunities within our agency, working at Oregon State Police offers an unmatched quality of life for those seeking a career in law enforcement.
Use your training, experience and background to start a career with Oregon State Police. OSP Troopers provide a wide variety of public safety services. From the rural counties to metropolitan freeways, Troopers are trained to do it all. Oregon’s geographic diversity calls for a wide variety of duty assignments. Troopers may find themselves conducting enforcement not only in our standard police cruisers but also by airplane, pickup, ATV, snowmobile, horseback, and an assortment of watercraft from white water rafts to ocean going craft.
We are hiring throughout the State of Oregon. Learn more and become an OSP Trooper. We invite you to apply!
Overview of the Position
Founded in 1931, our mission is to serve the State of Oregon with a diverse workforce dedicated to the protection of people, property, and natural resources. Our values represent the “moral compass” of our agency. We are committed to living these values every day and embodying them in our daily activities as public safety professionals. Troopers must be prepared to deal with a never-ending variety of situations and circumstances.
Honor – We will honor the mission entrusted to us by preserving and protecting the public’s safety.
Dedication – We are dedicated to delivering excellent public safety services.
Loyalty – We are loyal to the agency’s public safety mission and the citizens we serve.
Compassion – We will serve all people and fulfill our duties with the utmost understanding and empathy.
Integrity – We will act with the highest level of responsibility and accountability in accordance with the public’s interest and trust.
The hiring process for recruits is extensive. The time from application to appointment can exceed several months. There are ten steps in the hiring process. Read and review all steps and become familiar with the different tests and systems you’ll need to access before you begin. You can find all of the steps outlined here.
OSP has offices located throughout Oregon. Troopers will typically work out of an Area Command or Worksite location. Area Commands are larger offices located in more metropolitan areas. They are supervised by a Lieutenant and at least one Sergeant and may have several Troopers assigned to them. Worksites are satellite offices usually located in smaller communities. Worksites are supervised by a Sergeant who is overseen by the local Area Commander and staffed by fewer Troopers than an Area Command.
The Oregon State Police is seeking Recruit Troopers for positions that are available at various locations throughout Oregon. As part of a Conditional Job offer, Recruits will be assigned a Duty Station in Oregon. Operational needs of the agency will weigh heavily on the initial assignment of hired Troopers. However, we work with our staff to identify locations that are geographically compatible to their desired location.

Required Skill Set

Minimum Qualifications :
Be a United States Citizen by birth or Naturalized United States Citizen –OR- able to attain citizenship within 18 months of hire
  • ***OAR 259-008-0019 – 1 Citizenship (a) & (b)
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent*
  • Be 21 years of age or older by May 30, 2022.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver license
  • Meet all applicable medical and physical requirements, AND;
  • Pass all applicable background, credit, and criminal history checks
  • Be in good health and of good moral character: moral character is defined as possessing the attributes of empathy, courage, fortitude, honesty, loyalty, and additional virtue deemed to be morally good
*If you are selected to move forward in the selection process, you must provide official transcripts from all institutions of higher education that were used in meeting the above-mentioned minimum qualifications.
The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
Individuals hired after October 18, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated upon hire, unless granted an exception for medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.Preferred Skills :
  • General knowledge and ability to interpret and apply Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills that can de-escalate a situation, end an attempted assault, and maintain mental and emotional safety
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and decision-making skills in stressful situations where timely resolution is required
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and maintain composure in a position highly subject to public scrutiny
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethics along with responsibility and accountability in all professional and personal interactions
  • Demonstrated knowledge and desire to learn about law enforcement as a career. This is to include participating in ride-alongs with OSP or other law enforcement agencies, knowledge of the OSP mission and values, and actively preparing for a career in law enforcement

How to Apply

  • In Workday, follow the “Apply” process and complete the online application no later than 11:59pm 10/20/21.
  • Complete any additional questionnaires to ensure that your application is complete
  • You must register and complete the Recruit Trooper Hiring Steps 1, 2, 4 and 5 listed on the OSP Jobs and Careers Website: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/jobs/Pages/Recruitment.aspx.
  • Scores for steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 must be received no later than November 2, 2021.
  • You may be asked to submit additional information after the initial application
The selection process consists of a review of your application materials and an evaluation of your experience, education, preferred skills, training and overall professionalism of your application materials. Do not attach extra documents. We will only review documents that we ask for. Please note that your application materials will also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the needs of the position will be invited to interview.
If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, or to request a copy of the position description, please email your request to to [email protected] and reference Recruitment #77031 – OSP Recruit Trooper.About the Agency :
The Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. We enforce the traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigate and solve crimes, conduct post-mortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provide background checks and law enforcement data. We regulate gaming, the handling of hazardous materials and fire codes, and educate the public on fire safety and enforce fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. Learn more about OSP here.
Additional Information :
Internal OSP OSPOA Employees may receive preference in the interview process.
Lateral Certified Police Officers may receive preference in the recruitment process.
This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
The below information is provided for your information and compliance: Tattoo, Body Modification & Jewelry Policy
The purpose of this policy is to establish tattoo, piercing, body modification and jewelry guidelines for the Department. The policy will assist in preserving a professional appearance standard and will promote public confidence in all Department members. Applicants who remain noncompliant with these standards will not be appointed to the Academy. The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If a successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95%. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.
Prior to applying you should ensure all sections of your Workday Job History page are accurate and complete. This information is utilized during the pay equity analysis phase. Please monitor your Workday account, as communications will be sent to your Workday account. You may be asked to submit additional information after the initial application. If you would like to retain a copy of the job announcement, please print this page for your records. Once your application has been processed, you will no longer be able to review the announcement. Additionally, Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity.
Eligible Veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources, or call Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666. NOTE: If claiming Veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section. OSP does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet DAS employment eligibility standards.
Helpful Links & Resources: :
Learn more about OSP here.
View our recruitment video here.
Background screening information can be found here.
OSP does not offer Visa Sponsorship. To view information on work authorization and find out about acceptable documents, click here.
The Oregon State Police is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to Workforce Diversity and Inclusion. At Oregon State Police, our Mission is to serve the State of Oregon with a diverse workforce dedicated to the protection of people, property and natural resources. Our values are Honor, Loyalty, Dedication, Compassion and Integrity.