Maine State Trooper

Vassalboro, Maine, United States | Emergency Management & Public Safety | Full-time

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Department of Public Safety

Opening Date: September 4, 2019

Closing Date: open indefinitely

Job Class Code: 7001
Grade: 21
Base Salary: $ 47,257 - $63,502 (salary does not include $.85 hourly stipend for all State Troopers)

Location: statewide

The Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Maine State Police, is looking for talented and hard-working individuals to fill multiple Maine State Trooper vacancies statewide. Applicants should have a strong desire to serve the citizens of Maine, while ensuring public safety through a combination of proactive community policing and criminal enforcement efforts.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 

  • Patrols an assigned geographic area in order to ensure compliance with state and local laws, identify, detect, effectively investigate criminal activity, and assist the public as needed.
  • Performs law enforcement functions for communities without police departments; attends community events in order to be visible and effectively collaborate on important issues within the community.
  • 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.
  • 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, critical infrastructure facilities, schools, and hospitals in order to coordinate and integrate law enforcement services within the community.
  • Manage and investigate crash scenes in order to assess emergency needs, administer first aid, safeguard the scene, prevent further injury or damage, determine contributing factors and violations of law.
  • Performs criminal investigations in assigned patrol area.

ABILITY TO LEARN AND RETAIN THE FOLLOWING:  

  • 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, online communications platforms and social media.
  • 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 conduct investigations, interviews, and follow-up.
  • Ability to administer first aid.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including shift work and call-outs.
  • Ability to apply incident command structures in an effort to maintain scene control.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve on the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Ability to control aggressive person(s).
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write concise and detailed reports.
  • Ability to properly use and maintain State Police issued 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: 

  • A valid driver's license
  • A high school diploma or equivalent and twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • A passing score on the Alert test (administered by Maine Criminal Justice Academy).
  • A passing score in the 50th percentile on a physical fitness test (administered by Maine Criminal Justice Academy).  Test must have been completed within the last year.

If you have not already completed your Alert test or PFT, please reach out to Maine Criminal Justice Academy at 207-877-8000 to schedule those.

If you are currently certified as a full time law enforcement officer in Maine or any other state, please send an email to Corporal Caleb McGary at caleb.mcgary@maine.gov.  Be sure to let him know if you need to complete your PFT test. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Questions about this position should be directed to Corporal Caleb McGary at caleb.mcgary@maine.gov.

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

Questions about your application can be directed to Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at  melissa.weiner@maine.gov   

APPLICATION INSTRUCTONS:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of required documents (post-secondary transcripts if applicable, current MCJA physical fitness test results meeting 50th minimum percentile within the past year, Alert test results showing a minimum passing score or above, and a copy of your current drivers license).  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

50% Maine State Police Standards:

Maine State Police Standards for Males

Male 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59
1.5 Mile Run 11:58 12:25 13:11 14:16
1 Min. Sit-Ups 40 36 31 26
1 Min. Push-ups 33 27 21 15

Maine State Police Standards for Females

Female 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59
1.5 Mile Run 14:07 14:35 15:24 17:13
1 Min. Sit-Ups 35 27 22 17
1 Min. Push-Ups 18 14 11 5

 

 

 

 

Benefits: (effective July 1, 2020)

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for Maine State Police include:

  • 19.13% of pay for Retirement contribution
  • $14.60 for dental insurance
  • at least 85% of the health insurance premium (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  To explore the cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

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