Maine State Trooper (Certified LE Only)

Vassalboro, Maine, United States Full-time

Department of Public Safety

Opening Date: July 1, 2019

Closing Date: September 1, 2019 

Job Class Code: 7001
Grade: 21
Salary: $ 45,885 - $61,651 
Location: statewide

The Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Maine State Police, is looking for currently certified Full-Time Law Enforcement Officers to fill multiple Maine State Trooper vacancies statewide.  Only applications from those that are currently certified in Maine -or- another state are eligible to apply for this posting.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

  • Patrols an assigned geographic area in order to ensure compliance with state and local law enforcement laws, define areas of criminal activity, and assist the public.
  • Performs law enforcement functions for communities without police departments; attends town meetings and community events in order to be visible and provide community policing.
  • Issues warnings, makes arrests, establishes witnesses, collects and secures physical evidence and property seized, briefs prosecutor, documents cases in order to comply with elements of law.
  • Responds to emergency radio messages from dispatchers or other law enforcement personnel in order to take necessary or appropriate action.
  • Investigates complaints, observed incidents of law violations, and problems in order to enforce the law and protect the public.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with outside agencies including a wide range of medical and mental health professionals, facilities, and hospitals in order to coordinate and integrate law enforcement services within the community.
  • Oversees highway accident scenes in order to assess emergency needs, administer first aid, safeguard the scene, prevent further injury or damage, and protect personal property.
  • Investigates highway accidents and conducts accident reconstruction analysis in order to determine conditions and causes contributing to accident.
  • Inspects and weighs commercial vehicles in order to enforce size and weight, hazardous material, and fuel tax laws, rules, and regulations and Federal Motor Carrier Regulations.
  • Performs special duties such as public relations, accident reconstruction, OUI/drug detection, substance abuse education (DARE), dog handling, administrative licensing, motor vehicle inspections, and program research and analysis in order to facilitate attainment of State Police and Department goals and objectives.
  • Performs criminal investigations in assigned patrol area including workplace violence, school violence, and bomb threats in order to determine and apprehend responsible individuals.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to and enforced by the Maine State Police.
  • Knowledge of State Police policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of general police methods.
  • Knowledge of community, regional, medical, and other agencies/resources.
  • Knowledge of computer technology and electronic mail reference fraud, theft, criminal mischief, and pornography.
  • Knowledge of ADA, social injustice issues, child abuse and domestic violence mandates, and  civil rights issues.
  • Ability to employ a wide variety of law enforcement methods and techniques in resolving complex and sensitive criminal, civil, and social disputes.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and authoritatively with the public.
  • Ability to conduct interviews.
  • Ability to investigate incidents.
  • Ability to administer first aid.
  • Ability to work irregular hours.
  • Ability to control scenes of incidents.
  • Ability to control aggressive person(s).
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write concise and detailed reports.
  • Ability to use and maintain State Police equipment.
  • Ability to quickly assess available facts and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to use and maintain firearms correctly.
  • Ability to work without immediate supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)

A high school diploma or equivalent and twenty-one (21) years of age.

 

Questions about this position should be directed to Corporal Breanne Petrini at 207-877-8004 or breanne.petrini@maine.gov.

Information about the hiring process to become a Maine State Trooper can be found at https://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/join.

  

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of current full-time law enforcement certification, post-secondary transcripts, and a copy of current MCJA physical fitness test results meeting 50th minimum percentile.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or melissa.weiner@maine.gov 

Benefits:

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 19.49% of pay  

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.