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We are hiring for certified and entry level Recruit Troopers! Entry Level Testing (ELT) to complete the required Recruit Trooper Hiring Step 2 will be held in the following areas. You will be given a specific location once you sign up for your test date. These are projected dates, please check back frequently for changes.
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Applications received during this recruitment are for a projected start date in mid-2024.ELT will be offered on the following dates at the following locations:
October 28, 2023 – Baker City (Eastern Oregon)
October 28, 2023 – Medford (Southern Oregon)
November 12, 2023 – Salem (NW Oregon)
December 3, 2023 – Salem (NW Oregon)
You must attend one of these ELT sessions to continue in this recruitment process.
To schedule your desired ELT date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considering applying? Watch this: "Why Oregon, Why OSP"
When we are not accepting applications, you can call one of the OSP recruiters, review our website to get familiar with all of the hiring steps, and check back frequently.
To search all open recruitments at OSP go to WorkdayJobs and sort by "Oregon State Department of Police" using the Company dropdown.
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.
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Those selected for Step 3 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 4 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 5 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. You should expect to be at the Psychologist's office for approximately four hours.
Upon successful completion of all conditional appointment requirements:
Oregon State Police- Sworn Recruiting 4190 Aumsville Hwy SESalem, OR 97317
Trooper Phil Richardson Phone: 503-583-5196
Sr. Trooper Tiffany Crutchfield
Sergeant Melody Richmond
Hours8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Oregon State PoliceHuman Resources3565 Trelstad Ave SESalem, OR 97317Phone: 503-934-0232OSPHR@osp.oregon.gov
Hours8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
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