State Trooper Recruit/Lateral

Police
Alaska State Troopers - Anchorage, Alaska

May 17, 2022


Application Deadline:
Jul 29, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$2,883.20 - $3,103.20 Biweekly weekly
Lateral Transfer:
$$2,883.20 - $3,103.20 Biweekly weekly

Job Description

++WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING++

Troopers work in a wide variety of law enforcement fields and, later in their careers are eventually able to request assignments that fit their personal interests. General areas of enforcement include rural law enforcement, highway law enforcement, near-urban patrol work, and serious criminal investigations. The Alaska State Trooper/Alaska Wildlife Trooper position is among the most demanding of any law enforcement agency.

++OUR ORGANIZATION, MISSION AND CULTURE++

The mission of the Divisions of Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers is to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, protect life and property, and preserve Alaska’s resources. The work that a Trooper performs within their community contributed to the of Alaska.

++THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM++

As an Alaska State Trooper/Alaska Wildlife Trooper, you will have a rewarding career and receive paid high-caliber training and benefits at no expense to you while attending the academy. The diversity of available assignments and locations helps Troopers engage in a wide variety of career choices.

++THE WORKING CONDITIONS YOU CAN EXPECT++

The Alaska State Troopers/Alaska Wildlife Troopers serve primarily as rural police officers. Alaska does not have counties, Sheriff’s Offices, or Deputies, requiring Troopers to provide complete law enforcement services for areas outside of the traditional “city limits” of most Alaska cities. Some Troopers choose to serve in very rural areas, where the only transportation is by air, riverboat, snow machine, or four-wheeler. Some choose to remain on the road system, in semi-rural areas. While others choose to live in Southeast Alaska, where travel options include both air and ferry, and town sizes vary from under a thousand to over 35,000.

++WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR++

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the start of the academy
  • Must be conversant in both spoken and written English
  • Must possess a high school diploma or have passed a General Education Development (GED) test.
  • Not disqualified from any portion of a prior background investigation for this job class in the last twelve months

The Department of Public Safety strives to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property. All positions support or carry out the Department's mission. If our mission interests you and this position embodies your strengths, please consider joining our team.

*More information about the Department of Public Safety can be found on our website: *++http://dps.alaska.gov/++

To view the general description and example of duties for a State Trooper please go to the following link: ++https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs++

Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications

++Personal History++ Citizen of the United States of America

Possession of high school diploma recognized by a state, diploma from a home school program recognized or certified by a state or by a local school district within a state as having met the state's graduation requirements, or has passed a General Education Development (GED) test.

21 years of age or older at the time of Academy.

Possession of a valid driver's license.

Not disqualified from any portion of a prior formal background investigation conducted for this job classification in the last twelve months.

++Prior Use of Illegal/Illicit Substances++ Not used, transported or purchased schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance during the last ten (10) years (unless under the age of 21 at the time of use AND the act occurred more than 3 years from date of application OR there was an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance to justify the use of a prescription controlled substance not prescribed to the person).

Not used marijuana during the past twelve months.

Not illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance (unless under 21 at the time of the act AND the act occurred more than 10 years ago).

++Criminal History++ Not received more than three fish and wildlife enforcement citations within the three years before the date of this application.

Not currently on court-ordered probation, either supervised or non-supervised.

Not convicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications.

Not convicted of a misdemeanor crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person in the last ten years.

Not convicted of a misdemeanor crime, reduced or related, to domestic violence whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned.

Not convicted of more than one Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or chemical test refusal offenses in the last ten years.

Not convicted of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude in the last ten years.

Not convicted of more than two misdemeanors in the last ten years (unless under the age of 21 at the time of the acts AND three years have lapsed since the most recent act).

++Prior Law Enforcement Conduct++ Never denied certification or had basic certification revoked by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible certifying agency in any other issuing jurisdiction (unless the denial or revocation has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible certifying agency of the issuing jurisdiction).

Never discharged or resigned under threat of discharge, for cause relating to dishonesty or misconduct, from employment as a police officer in this state or any other state or territory.

Not illegally manufactured, distributed, or sold a controlled substance while employed as a peace officer or in a position associated with law enforcement.

Special Note: Positions in this class typically require working rotating shift schedules and shifts with nonstandard work hours.

For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job classification: Convictions or court ordered probation are recognized as either by civilian court in Alaska, the United States, or another state or territory, or by a military court.

Misdemeanors are recognized as: 1) a crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed. 2) a crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court if that crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.

A crime of domestic violence means an offense that: 1) is a misdemeanor or felony under Federal or State Law; and 2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.

Additional Required Information

The Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking qualified applicants to attend the DPS Training Academy beginning on February 26, 2023. Successful candidates will be appointed as an Alaska State Trooper Recruit of Alaska State Trooper, depending on their qualifications. All new employees to this job class receive high-caliber training at no expense and will earn wages and benefits while attending the academy.

++*WRITTEN TEST – STATE TROOPER RECRUITS *++

All non-lateral applicants must successfully pass the written test (Law Enforcement Officer Exam) through ++www.publicsafetytesting.com++ in order to move forward in the application. For more information on upcoming testing dates, and to register to take the test, go to https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/event/events. After you register for the written test, study materials will be provided to you electronically. Additional study materials are available for purchase through ++www.publicsafetytesting.com++. Passing written test scores are valid for 15 months.

For applicants in Alaska, the written tests are scheduled as follows:

May 16, 2023- Anchorage, Ak

May 13, 2023- Fairbanks, Ak

May 21, 2023- Anchorage, Ak

May 27,2023- Anchorage, Ak

June 3, 2023- Anchorage, Ak

June 10, 2023- Fairbanks, Ak

June 25, 2023- Anchorage, Ak

July 8,2023- Anchorage, Ak

July 15, 2023- Fairbanks, Ak

July 22, 2023- Soldotna, Ak

July 29, 2023- Anchorage, Ak

Applicants must register for these test dates in advance at ++www.publicsafetytesting.com++.

If you reside outside of Alaska and are interested in testing for the Alaska State Trooper, please visit ++https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate++ to arrange for your exam to be proctored at a testing location near you. Please note it typically takes two weeks for Public Safety Testing to submit the required paperwork for the examination to your selected proctor.

You may download a guide to setting up a remote test here: ++https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/39a46d28-fbbb-4b15-b1ed-c03d73bdac10/Remote-Test-Setup++

++WRITTEN TEST EXEMPTION - LATERAL APPLICANTS++ To meet lateral requirements and be exempt from the written test, you must have twelve months of work experience as a police officer AND possession of an active police officer certificate issued by a jurisdiction outside the State of Alaska and recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Although lateral applicants are not required to take the written test, you will need to contact the Recruitment Unit at 907-269-5976 or ++dps.recruit@alaska.gov++ to receive the written test waiver.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Department of Public Safety's website before continuing in this application process: ++www.alaskastatetrooper.com++

++*INITIAL PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST *++

_All applicants must successfully pass the initial physical fitness test to move forward in the application process. _For more information on our fitness test standards, go to ++https://dps.alaska.gov/AST/Recruit/Fitness++++.++ This test can be proctored by an adult at a local gym, or any adequate outdoor or indoor facility. Applicants will submit results via Guardian Dashboard in the Agency Provided Documents section when completing their background investigation documents. Passing initial fitness test scores are valid for 15 months.

++DOCUMENTS TO COLLECT TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE BACKGROUND PACKET++

We recommend you have the following documents in your possession BEFORE submitting your online application to ensure you meet your Background Packet deadline. These documents will be submitted with the Background Packet and do not need to be uploaded to your online application.

  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate (if current name differs from that on the birth certificate, provide court documents showing name change)
  • If naturalized, a photocopy of the Naturalization Certificate with a photo.
  • Photocopy of a high school diploma, GED, or transcripts that indicate the date of graduation.
  • College transcripts for all post-secondary education.
  • Current and/or former police officers must provide: basic police officer certification or equivalent POST Certification; additional law enforcement-related certifications; certificate of academy completion and course syllabus to include the number of hours; out-of-state applicants must provide a copy of their academy syllabus.
  • Former military members must provide discharge or separation papers showing date and type of discharge for all periods of service for each branch of the military (i.e. DD-214 Long Form and NGB-22 Form, which include the Separation and Reentry codes). ++A DD-214 is not required to apply if you have not been discharged from active duty service++.
  • Telephone numbers and physical addresses for your spouse/significant other and your ex-spouse(s)/ex-significant other(s).
  • Any other law enforcement related certificates
  • Any letters of recommendation, employment evaluations, or certifications you have received.
  • Long form/lifetime driving record(s) from all states and U.S. territories in which you have ever held a driver's license and/or received a citation (whether convicted or not). You can find that information at: ++https://www.usa.gov/motor-vehicle-services++
  • Long-form driver's abstract/lifetime driving record from each country outside of the U.S. or its territories where you have ever held or now hold citizenship or have been a resident alien, or resided at while on military assignment (not while on active mission or combat zone deployment).

For any documents generated in a language other than English, official translations must be included.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

*General Overview of Job Requirements *

The following job qualifications are stated in general terms for purposes of this job posting only. Applicants will be evaluated based on Alaska Administrative Code 13 AAC 85: Minimum Standards for Police Officers as well as the Alaska Department of Public Safety Background and Selection Requirements.

++STATE TROOPER RECRUIT++

General Qualifications

Must be a citizen of the United States of America. Must be 21 years of age or older at the start of the academy. Must be conversant in both spoken and written English. Must possess a high school diploma or have passed a General Education Development (GED) test. Not disqualified from any portion of a prior background investigation for this job class in the last twelve months.

Driving Record

Must possess a valid driver's license issued within the United States or its Territories. Must be free of excessive moving violations and recent license actions (canceled, revoked, suspended, limited, or SR-22 requirement).

Drug Misconduct

Drug misconduct is closely scrutinized and recent drug use may be cause for elimination from the hiring process, including:

  • Marijuana use within the last year.
  • Use of illegal narcotics within the last ten years.
  • Manufacture/sale of illegal narcotics as an adult.
  • Drug misconduct while employed in a law enforcement position.
  • Prescription drug use without a prescription unless there was an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance to justify the use.

Criminal History

Adult criminal history is closely scrutinized and the following may be cause for elimination from the hiring process:

  • Felony conduct with sufficient evidence available for submission to the DA for prosecution.
  • Misdemeanor convictions within the last ten years.
  • Any conviction related to domestic violence.
  • Any criminal charges within the last twelve months.
  • Has not been on court-ordered probation within three years of application date.

Professional Conduct

The below requirements pertain to incidents occurring on duty or off duty. While employed as a peace officer, fire marshal, correctional officer, Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO), Court Services Officer (CSO), military police officer, licensed security guard or officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction (pertains to incidents occurring on duty or off duty). The applicant must be free of:

  • Misconduct (including misuse of official position or authority)
  • Perjury
  • Excessive use of force.
  • Dishonesty
  • Termination for cause or resignation under threat of discharge.
  • Police certification denied or revoked by the APSC or the equivalent licensing authority in another jurisdiction.

++ALASKA STATE TROOPER (Lateral)++

Same qualifications as STATE TROOPER RECRUIT (above) plus the following:

Currently employed in the Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper Recruit, at least six months experience as a State Trooper Recruit, satisfactory completion of Department of Public Safety Field Training and determined by the Executive Director of the Alaska Police Standards Council to be eligible to possess a police officer "Basic Certificate" issued by the Council.

-OR-

Possession of, or eligible for reinstatement of, an active police officer certificate issued by the Alaska Police Standards Council;

-OR-

Twelve months of work experience as a police officer AND possession of an active police officer certificate issued by a jurisdiction outside the State of Alaska that is recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council.

++DEFINITIONS++

For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class:

Convictions or court-ordered probation are recognized either by a civilian court in Alaska, the United States, or another state or territory or by a military court.

Misdemeanors are recognized as: 1) a crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed. 2) a crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court if that crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.

A crime of domestic violence means an offense that: 1) is a misdemeanor or felony under Federal or State Law; and 2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.

Qualifying work experience as a police officer is defined as active employment in a police force organized by a state or a political subdivision of a state whose basic purpose and function is to maintain peace and order and to prevent and investigate criminal offenses. Experience performing police functions while serving in the Armed Forces is not considered qualifying work experience.

*ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION: * *General Overview of Job Requirements * The following job qualifications are stated in general terms for purposes of this job posting only. Applicants will be evaluated based on Alaska Administrative Code 13 AAC 85: Minimum Standards for Police Officers as well as the Alaska Department of Public Safety Background and Selection Requirements.

STATE TROOPER RECRUIT General Qualifications

Must be a citizen of the United States of America.

Must be 21 years of age or older at the start of the academy. Must be conversant in both spoken and written English. Must possess a high school diploma or have passed a General Education Development (GED) test. Not disqualified from any portion of a prior background investigation for this job class in the last twelve months.

Driving Record

Must possess a valid driver's license issued within the United States or its Territories. Must be free of excessive moving violations and recent license actions (canceled, revoked, suspended, limited, or SR-22 requirement).

Drug Misconduct

Drug misconduct is closely scrutinized and recent drug use may be cause for elimination from the hiring process, including:

  • Marijuana use within the last year.
  • Use of illegal narcotics within the last ten years.
  • Manufacture/sale of illegal narcotics as an adult.
  • Drug misconduct while employed in a law enforcement position.
  • Prescription drug use without a prescription unless there was an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance to justify the use.

Criminal History

Adult criminal history is closely scrutinized and the following may be cause for elimination from the hiring process:

  • Felony conduct as an adult.
  • Misdemeanor convictions within the last ten years.
  • Any conviction related to domestic violence.
  • Any criminal charges within the last twelve months.
  • Has not been on court-ordered probation within three years of application date.

Professional Conduct

The below requirements pertain to incidents occurring on duty or off duty. While employed as a peace officer, fire marshal, correctional officer, Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO), Court Services Officer (CSO), military police officer, licensed security guard or officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction (pertains to incidents occurring on duty or off duty). The applicant must be free of:

  • Misconduct (including misuse of official position or authority)
  • Perjury
  • Excessive use of force.
  • Dishonesty
  • Termination for cause or resignation under threat of discharge.
  • Police certification denied or revoked by the APSC or the equivalent licensing authority in another jurisdiction.

++ALASKA STATE TROOPER (Lateral)++

Same qualifications as STATE TROOPER RECRUIT (above) plus the following:

Currently employed in the Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper Recruit, at least six months experience as a State Trooper Recruit, satisfactory completion of Department of Public Safety Field Training and determined by the Executive Director of the Alaska Police Standards Council to be eligible to possess a police officer "Basic Certificate" issued by the Council.

-OR-

Possession of, or eligible for reinstatement of, an active police officer certificate issued by the Alaska Police Standards Council;

-OR-

Twelve months of work experience as a police officer AND possession of an active police officer certificate issued by a jurisdiction outside the State of Alaska that is recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council.

++DEFINITIONS++

For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class (recruit and lateral):

Convictions or court-ordered probation are recognized either by a civilian court in Alaska, the United States, or another state or territory or by a military court.

Misdemeanors are recognized as: 1) a crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed. 2) a crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court if that crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.

A crime of domestic violence means an offense that: 1) is a misdemeanor or felony under Federal or State Law; and 2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.

Qualifying work experience as a police officer is defined as active employment in a police force organized by a state or a political subdivision of a state whose basic purpose and function is to maintain peace and order and to prevent and investigate criminal offenses. Experience performing police functions while serving in the Armed Forces is not considered qualifying work experience.

++IMPORTANT NOTE++

All initial communication with applicants will be conducted via email. It is imperative that applicants provide a valid email address when applying and check email frequently during the application process. Applicants who have a change in email address during this application process must notify the Recruitment Unit immediately.

It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your job application, during all background phases, and in the final selection process. All information requested is mandatory. Anything less than full disclosure will eliminate you from further consideration for this recruitment and potentially future recruitment for this job class.

A thorough understanding of the following information is paramount to your ability to remain competitive in the application process. All instructions must be followed explicitly and all forms must be completed neatly and thoroughly.

++NOTIFICATION OF NEXT PHASE++

Within five (5) business days after the submission of your job application, applicants who meet minimum qualifications, department requirements, and passed the written Law Enforcement Officer Exam with publicsafetytesting.com or met lateral qualifications, will receive an email message from ++@guardianalliancetechnologies.com++_. *_\_As part of the hiring process, Alaska State Troopers conducts a thorough background investigation of all candidates using the web-based Guardian platform to securely collect all required information and documentation for your investigation within *_15 days of receiving the link. All applicants will be required to utilize this online portal by first creating a log-in for the portal, then following the applicant instructions. Users will be required to use this online portal, and all necessary documents are required to be uploaded into this portal by the applicant. Users will need to use the Chrome web browser on a computer.

Applicants can expect to pay for airfare and lodging while in Anchorage for testing. The Final Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) will be submitted through DropBox and you will be sent an invite at a later time. All PFT’s are due by December 30, 2023. *_The remainder of your testing will take place *_January 3-12, 2023 and you will be required to be in Anchorage for this testing.

++PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING++

  • All applicants who are contacted for an interview will be scheduled for the secondary physical agility testing prior to the interview. Passing the initial physical fitness test does not nullify an applicant taking the final in-person fitness test. Both the initial and final physical fitness test must be passed in order to interview for the position. For more information on the requirements for the physical agility testing, please visit the following website: ++https://dps.alaska.gov/AST/Recruit/Fitness++
  • All applicants will need to travel to Anchorage, Alaska one time during the selection process to complete the following: physical agility testing, medical exam, oral psychological interview, polygraph, and oral board interview. Applicants can expect to pay for airfare and lodging while in Anchorage for testing. This testing is tentatively scheduled for December 30, 2023 **and January 3-12, 2023.**

++COVER LETTER++

A cover letter is recommended for this position. The cover letter should outline your desire to become an Alaska State Trooper, as well as your special skills, education, training, and relevant experience. Please attach the cover letter to your profile in Guardian. Do not send it directly to the Recruitment Unit.

++EEO STATEMENT++

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aids or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

++GUARDIAN ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGIES ON-LINE PORTAL QUESTIONS AND ASSISTANCE++

Should you encounter any issues accessing your account, or with the platform in general, please contact Guardian anytime via phone or email: (415) 655-2240 or e-mail ++support@guardianalliancetechnologies.com++.

*CONTACT INFORMATION: *

  • Alaska State Trooper Recruitment email address: ++dps.recruit@alaska.gov++
  • Alaska State Trooper Recruitment toll-free phone number: 877-258-7667
  • Alaska State Trooper Recruitment fax number: 907-269-5751

++WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE++ Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll-free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to ++recruitment.services@alaska.gov++.

*For applicant password assistance please visit: *

++https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword++

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: ++http://workplace.alaska.gov/++

PO Box 110201 Juneau, AK 99811 (800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number) (907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)

Myah Alston-Robertson, Administrative Assistant II

Email: ++myah.alston-robertson@alaska.gov++ or ++dps.recruit@alaska.gov++

*_Phone: *_907-269-5976

*_Fax: *_907-269-5751

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age or older
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: n/a

Contact Information

Myah Alston-Robertson

Alaska State Troopers
5700 East Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
phone: 907-269-5976

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