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Alaska State Troopers - Trooper

 

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Alaska State Troopers - Trooper

Last updated on November 01, 2019

Important Information

Candidates must complete their written exam with PST before applying to the Alaska State Troopers. Applications for Fall 2020B Academy are open now.

Deadline to complete the written test, Alaska State Trooper initial physical fitness test and application to Alaska State Troopers is January 31, 2020.

LATERAL candidates: please contact the Alaska State Troopers directly for information on how to apply at 907-269-5976 or email dps.recruit@alaska.gov

Please Note: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please refer to our website at: http://www.alaskastatetrooper.com/.

The PST Personal History Statement (PHS) is not required if the Alaska State Troopers is the only agency you are testing for.

The PST Physical Fitness Abilities Test (PFAT) is not required if the Alaska State Troopers is the only agency you are testing for. All applicants must successfully pass the Alaska State Trooper initial physical fitness test and return it no later than the due date for submission of the background packet. This test can be proctored by an adult at a local gym, or any adequate outdoor or indoor facility. Candidates are encouraged to complete this test in a timely manner in order to move on in the hiring process. For more information on our fitness test standards, go to https://dps.alaska.gov/AST/Recruit/Fitness. Passing initial fitness test scores are valid for 15 months.

 

You can find the form and the instructions here:  https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/b7572644-3296-4df0-989f-a70743548dda/Initial_PFT_Waiver-Test_Information_v20190524

Department Information

The Alaska Department of Public Safety is recruiting nationally for men and women who are interested in a truly unique and challenging career with the Alaska State Troopers! Recruitment is open for qualified applicants who exhibit the Loyalty, Integrity, and Courage to become an Alaska State Trooper or an Alaska Wildlife Trooper.


The Department of Public Safety is Alaska's primary law enforcement agency whose responsibilities encompass the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws. The Alaska State Troopers are a “full service” state law enforcement agency, not a highway patrol. The mandate of the department is to prevent loss of life and property as a result of illegal or unsafe acts. The department enforces criminal laws, traffic laws, state fish and game regulations, and coordinates search and rescue operations throughout the state. The Department of Public Safety has two law enforcement divisions: the Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers.


Please visit our recruitment website for more information on the Alaska Department of Public Safety: www.alaskastatetrooper.com

Area Information

County: Statewide
Population: 735,601
# of Staff: 400

Hiring Status

The Alaska State Troopers conducts ongoing recruitment. Academies are conducted in the fall and spring of each year, and hires are generally made concurrent with academy start dates. Please visit the State Trooper recruitment bulletin on Workplace Alaska for information regarding open/close dates for each recruitment pool. http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/


Candidates must complete their written exam with PST before applying to the Alaska State Troopers. Applications for Fall 2020A Academy are open now until October 31, 2019. Other dates will be updated at a later time.

Salary Information

Starting Wages (base rate, without geographical differentials, premium pay, shift differentials, standby pay factored in)


State Trooper Recruit

$34.98/hour ($72,768/year)


State Trooper Recruit with a Bachelor degree or higher

$36.29/hour ($75,492/year)


Applicants with a current police certification and at least one year of experience may qualify for higher rates of pay:

State Trooper Lateral

Experience:

1 year: $37.66/hour ($78,324/year)

2 years: $39.07/hour ($81,264/year)

3 years: $40.53/hour ($84,312/year)

4 years: $42.05/hour ($87,468/year)

5 years: $43.63/hour ($90,744/year)

6+ years: $45.27/hour ($94,152/year)

(Bachelor’s degree add 3.75% to above salaries)



Vacation/Leave Accrual

Trooper pay is based upon geographical assignment. Pay rates can increase up to 60% from the base rate, depending on assignment location.


<2 years of service=14 hours per month

2-5 years=17.5 hours per month

5-10 years=21 hours per month

10-15 years=24.5 hours per month

15+ years of service=28 hours per month



Leave can be cashed in at the standard hourly rate. For complete details see the Public Safety Employees’ Association Collective Bargaining Agreement at: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/fileadmin/LaborRelations/pdf/contracts/PSEA2017-2020.pdf

Benefit Information

Up to $10,000 relocation reimbursement for out-of-state applicants. Delayed entry program available for applicants that are U.S. military, students attending higher education or applicants under an employment contract.


Medical, dental, and vision benefits - see Public Safety Employees Association Health Trust for more information: http://pseahealth.org/


State of Alaska PERS retirement and optional benefits - see website for more information: http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html

Alaska State Troopers - Trooper Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 years of age or older at the time of Academy.
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Citizen of the United States of America.
High School Grad/ GED Possession of high school diploma or a GED certificate (official transcripts are required at time of hire)
Driver's License Required Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Not convicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications. Applicant has no more than 2 convictions or juvenile adjudications within 10 years of application, unless less than 21 years of age at the time of the offense, and 5 years have elapsed since the last conviction.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not convicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications. Applicant has no more than 2 convictions or juvenile adjudications within 10 years of application, unless less than 21 years of age at the time of the offense, and 5 years have elapsed since the last conviction.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language The applicant must be conversant in English (both written and spoken).
College Requirement No
Current Hiring Status The Alaska State Troopers conducts ongoing recruitment. Academies are conducted in the fall and spring of each year, and hires are generally made concurrent with academy start dates. Please visit the State Trooper recruitment bulletin on Workplace Alaska for information regarding open/close dates for each recruitment pool.

Candidates are not required to take the Physical Fitness and Abilities test for this agency only. You may be asked to take a physical test with the agency directly at a later time in the hiring process.
Other Applicants testing for the Alaska State Troopers will be administered the written exam only with PST.

Alaska State Troopers will invite eligible applicants to Anchorage for the physical ability test and next steps after the online application and background investigation have been completed.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/ Access Scores Monthly during open recruitment cycles.

Alaska State Troopers - Trooper Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within the past 1 year.
Automatic More than 2 moving violations in the past year.
Automatic Convicted of more than one Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or chemical test refusal offenses in the last ten years.
Automatic Applicant will not be required to maintain SR-22 (or other high-liability) insurance to legally drive at the time of hire or within one year of application.
Automatic Applicant will not have had a cancelled, revoked, suspended, or limited operator's license within the preceding 12 months.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic If the applicant used, transported or purchased a 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.
Automatic Used marijuana during the past 12 months.
Automatic 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 Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanors will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Received more than three fish and wildlife enforcement citation within the three years before the date of this application.
Automatic Currently on court-ordered probation, either supervised or non-supervised.
Automatic Convicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications.
Automatic Convicted of a misdemeanor crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person in the last ten years.
Automatic Convicted of a misdemeanor crime, reduced or related to domestic violence whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned.
Automatic Convicted of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude in the last ten years.
Automatic 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).
Employment
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his/her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic 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, Court Services Officer, Military Police Officer, licensed Security Guard of Officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction (pertains to incidents occurring on duty or off duty). The applicant must be free of an affirmation of :misconduct (including misuse of official position or authority), perjury, excessive use of force, dishonesty, termination for cause.
Financial
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
Other
Automatic Disqualified from any portion of a prior formal background investigation conducted for this job classification in the last twelve months.

Contact Information

Alaska State Troopers - Trooper

5700 East Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507 Statewide County
1-877-258-7667

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