|Senior Trooper Scott Hite
For the first time in the Department’s history, the Oregon State Police (OSP) will be exclusively using an electronic application system to accept applications from men and women interested in a future career as an OSP trooper. Electronic applications will be received starting October 25, 2011 through the State of Oregon’s E-Recruit system, a new electronic application system that all branches of state government transitioned into about a year ago.
OSP Superintendent Chris Brown is hopeful this new application opportunity will result in a large turnout and encourages anyone interested in a career as an OSP trooper to apply.
“The Oregon State Police has not accepted applications for recruit trooper positions since March 2010. We expect high interest but we will have to limit the number of applicants to the first 800 received so we have a manageable application pool for anticipated hiring,” said Brown.
Interested applicants can start the process now by going to the Oregon State Police recruiting website at www.osptrooper.com and create an account to start building a profile. Applications will start being received Tuesday, October 25th, at 8:00 a.m.
To use the system an applicant can either look for a job they are interested in and then click ‘Apply’ to set up their own user account, or an applicant can start by creating their own account so that their profile is set up for when they find a job posting they would like to apply for. Remember to keep a record of your Username and Password once you have set up your account. You will need your Username and Password to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application and when you access the E-Recruit system.
Along with the profile from the E-Recruit system each applicant will also have to answer a series of supplemental questions. These supplemental questions mirror our minimum qualifications and our disqualifiers. Additional information will be required for applicants with an arrest record. The complete application for employment will be comprised of The E-Recruit profile, the supplemental questionnaire, and any required attachments. Military veterans will need to attach and submit an electronic copy of their DD214 in order to be qualified for veterans’ preference points.
Superintendent Brown emphasized that if you truly desire a position with the Oregon State Police it takes discipline and preparation. Our best advice is to train to the highest possible level you can achieve even if that surpasses the printed standards. During the physical abilities testing, applicants are required to meet specific standards for performing push-ups and sit-ups in two minutes and running two miles under an allotted time. These standards can be seen by clicking the following link: http://www.osptrooper.com/OSP/RECRUIT/trooper_testing.shtml.
The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. If you are interested in a challenging career that will provide you with a lifetime of memories consider applying with the Oregon State Police. Information about our agency, the different opportunities that are available, how our hiring process works, and updates to our hiring process can be found at our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com.
The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).