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We are pleased you are interested in joining the ranks of Oregon's finest. These steps will help you understand our process. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and communicating with you along the way.
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.
There are some steps you can take even if we do not have an open position. The sequence changes when we are accepting applications and when we are not. Detailed document on all 10 Recruit Trooper Hiring Steps
There is a $49.00 fee to take this test. National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct testing in a standardized, professional environment. *Due to COVID restrictions, NTN is now offering virtual testing appointments.
How to find Oregon State Police on NTN’s website:
I passed this exam, what’s next?
Exam scores are automatically forwarded to our OSP Sworn Recruitment and Training Section. Take a look at Step 2 and Step 3 for more details.
I did not pass this exam in one or more of the categories, what’s next?
We respect, value, and seek applicants who have served the United States in the Armed Forces. Oregon state government provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. Learn more about this eligibility and what you must provide with your application to qualify for veteran’s preference.
Read more tips for completing your application, learn about the online application system and how to make your application stand out
Those selected for Step 6 will be contacted by OSP Training and Recruitment Section staff to complete a Recruit Background History Packet. See the Recruit Background Checklist for details needed. These forms must be completed and returned, per instructions on the forms, to the OSP Training and Recruitment Section staff within nine days after completing Step 4. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. Additionally, an applicant must be willing to sign several waivers allowing OSP to conduct a thorough background investigation. Some factors considered during a background investigation include but are not limited to:
Driving historyCriminal history Fingerprint checkPersonal referencesEmployment historyMilitary Service Records – Discharge StatusJob referencesPersonal referencesPrior contact with law enforcement agenciesFinancial status (to include credit history)
Those selected for Step 7 will be contacted by OSP Training and Recruitment Section staff. This is an interview with Oregon State Police Commanders consisting of a panel of Majors and Captains. The interview is conducted in-person, typically 30-40 minutes and is primarily a behavioral-based question interview structure.
Those selected for Step 8 will be given a conditional job offer based upon an applicant meeting the following conditions:
If you accept the conditional job offer, an appointment to an OSP contracted medical screening clinic will be made for you (see OAR 259-008-0010 (8) Physical Examination). A psychological evaluation will be scheduled in conjunction with the medical screening. This psychological evaluation will be in-person by the contracted Psychologists who performed Step 4. You should expect to be at the Psychologist's office for approximately four hours.
Upon successful completion of all conditional appointment requirements:
Oregon State PoliceTraining and Recruiting Section4190 Aumsville Hwy SESalem, OR 97317Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Oregon State PoliceHuman Resources3565 Trelstad Ave SESalem, OR 97317Phone: 503-934-0441OSPHR@osp.oregon.gov
Hours8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
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