OREGON STATE POLICE
4190 AUMSVILLE HIGHWAY
SALEM, OREGON 97317
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Updated: July 28, 2021
Oregon State Police Recruit Trooper – Lateral and Entry LevelOregon State PolicePatrol Services BureauMultiple Statewide Openings
Oregon State Police will be accepting applications for this position from August 1, 2021 through August 18, 2021, at 11:59pm. An application link will be available for the application during that time period.
Overview of the Recruitment
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 patrols by airplane, pickup, ATV, snowmobile, horseback, an assortment of watercraft from white water rafts to ocean going craft, and of course, standard police cruisers.
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.
Instructions for Applying:
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.
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 State of Oregon offers full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and multiple paid holidays a year. If you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians, apply today!
For existing State of Oregon employees: Prior to applying you should ensure all sections of your Workday Job History page is 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 initial application.
Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility. US Armed Forces Veterans wishing to claim veterans’ preference must attach their Department of Defense Form 214 (DD214) or letter indicating service-connected compensation with their memorandum. Please note – if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied. For more information on veterans' preference points is available here
Communication: You must have a valid e-mail address to apply. All communication regarding your application and status will be done electronically. To ensure clear communication, please unfilter emails from Workday.com.
Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later. Please print the job announcement prior to submitting your application for reference at a later date as it includes the application process, instructions for assessments, and links to the assessments.
After you apply: Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions. These can be found under the “My Applications” section. Make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Background check: Prior to being offered a position, finalists must pass a fingerprint-based security/criminal record background check, and some higher-level positions may include a thorough background investigation. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude appointment. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
Pay Equity: As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005 Pay Equity. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. Please visit "a href="https://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx"target="null">here for more information.
Work Authorization: The Oregon Department of State Police does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. If you are the successful candidate you must present your I-9 acceptable documents (See page 3) for employment verification.
If you have questions or require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may contact Human Resources by email at OSPHR@osp.oregon.gov.
The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.