Maine State Trooper

Vassalboro, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Department of Public Safety

Opening Date: September 4, 2019

Closing Date: open indefinitely

Job Class Code: 7001
Grade: 21
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 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 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. 

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.