Trooper - Probationary
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This Trooper Probationary position (Job Opening #613101) is open to all State employees and external applicants.
To apply for this position you must complete the State of Vermont Online Application.

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.
Applicant Contact Information Form
Birth certificate
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Driver's license
Military separation papers, if applicable

Mailing Address:
Director of Recruiting and Employment
Vermont State Police
317 Academy Road - West Cottage
Pittsford, VT 05763
Following receipt of your completed State of Vermont online application, you will be notified in writing of the testing date, time and location. The complete testing process will require five (5) trips to Vermont testing sites.
If you would like more information regarding this position, or the testing process, please visit the Vermont State Police online.
Upcoming Test Dates
Test Date
Deadline for Application and Receipt of Supporting Documents 08/13/13 08/01/13 09/17/13 09/05/13 10/15/13 10/03/13 11/05/13 10/24/13 12/10/13 11/26/13

  • Testing takes place at the Vermont Policy Academy gym.

The Vermont State Police are the largest police agency in the State of Vermont and provides full police services to the citizens and visitors of this State. The Vermont State Police offer a competitive salary, pension plan and benefits package. If you are looking for a career that offers job diversity, opportunity for advancement and gratification from helping others, apply NOW!
To read the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.

General Job Description

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 and 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Education - High School diploma or G.E.D.
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.
Drugs - Applicants must not have used illegal drugs - to include prescription drugs not prescribed to them - for one full year prior to applying.
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 (males only) must be registered with the Selective Service System.
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. You must be a United States citizen to apply.
Driver's License- Must possess 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 - A mandatory physical assessment program is in place which encompasses the following areas - body fat, sit and reach, bench press, sit ups, push ups, and a 1.5 mile run. The minimum standards for this assessment are based on the 50th percentile for a candidate based on age and gender as developed by the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research.
Body Piercing/Tattoos/Body Art - Any body piercing, tattoos, branding or other body art visible while on duty in uniform shall comply with this policy. Any body piercing, tattoos, branding or other body art that is prejudicial to good order, discipline, or morale, or bring discredit upon the Vermont State Police, or are sexist, racist, eccentric, offensive, or have illegal drug use or paraphernalia, or are anti-American, or associated with any extremist group, are prohibited. Members may not cover tattoos or brands as a means to comply with this policy. Tattoos and brands that are visible above the collar of the class C (short sleeve, open collar) uniform are prohibited. Tattoos and brands that are visible below the wrist are prohibited except a tattoo or brand symbolic of a civil union or marriage on the ring finger. Sleeve tattoos are prohibited. Sleeve tattoos are defined as a single large or collection of smaller tattoos that cover or almost cover the visible portion of the arm while wearing the class C (short sleeve, open collar) 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. You must be crime-free for one year prior to applying. This includes undetected crimes. Many applicants are deferred due to undetected/unreported crimes such as enabling minors to consume alcohol, providing alcohol to minors, driving while intoxicated, and taking prescription drugs not prescribed to them. You must not have committed these, or any other crimes in the 12 months prior to applying

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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