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Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police Recruit Trooper - both Lateral

Position Title: Oregon State Police Recruit Trooper - both Lateral
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Lateral Entry

Hiring Agency

Agency: Oregon State Police
Address: 3565 Trelstad Ave SE
City: Salem
State: OR    Zipcode: 97317
Contact: Trooper Phil Richardson
Phone: 503-378-8755
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Position Title:

Oregon State Police Recruit Trooper - Lateral and Entry Level
Job Description:

Oregon State Police Recruit Trooper – Lateral and Entry Level

Oregon State Police

Patrol Services Bureau

Multiple Statewide Openings

Continuous Recruitment

Oregon State Police will begin accepting applications for the Recruit Trooper position, Lateral and Entry Level, on a continuous basis. This means that you may apply at any time!

Applications received from May 19, 2022 through August 17, 2022, will be considered for a Recruit School beginning in August 2023.

Applications received from August 18, 2022 through January 18, 2023, will be considered for a Recruit School beginning in November 2023.

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 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!


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.

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*

Applicants must be 21 years old on the first day of employment per OAR 259-008-0010

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.

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

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/17/2022

Application Period Ends: 08/17/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 30

Yearly Salary: $5,355.00 to $7,534.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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