COVER LETTER LOCATED ON JOB QUALIFICATION SUMMARY
In the Cover Letter, please provide a brief explanation of your prior law enforcement experience and why you should be considered for this position.
SALARY, BENEFITS, LEAVE, AND RETIREMENT
The monthly salary for troopers varies based upon the geographic location to which the trooper is assigned. Minimum base salary after successful completion of probation for State Trooper ranges from $5,254.00 (urban communities) to $8,408.00 (certain rural communities) per month. A senior trooper with accrued longevity living in certain rural communities can earn a base monthly salary of $12,148.00.
Note: The base monthly salary for an Alaska State Trooper during their probation is currently $5,064.00. This job class is covered by collective bargaining. Contract negotiations are currently in process the advertised salary may change.
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants who are located in Alaska will immediately be scheduled for the physical agility testing. For more information on the requirements for the physical agility testing, please visit the following website:
Out-of-state applicants will need to travel to Anchorage, Alaska one time during the selection process to complete the following: physical agility testing, medical exam, oral psychological interview, polygraph, and oral board interview. Applicants should expect to pay for airfare and lodging while in Anchorage for testing.
Full-time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits, such as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, twelve (12) paid holidays annually, two (2) days personal leave accrual monthly, with less than two years service, 2.5 days between two and five years service, 3 days between five and ten years service, and 3.5 days for more than ten years of service. Members participate in two (2) retirement plans, and other optional benefits. For more information regarding these benefits, please review the following web site:
As members of the Public Safety Employees Association, Troopers enjoy a comprehensive health benefits package. For more information about these benefits, please see the following website:
It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your Workplace Alaska Applicant Profile, on the Workplace Alaska Job Qualification Summary, during all background phases, and in the final selection process. All information requested is mandatory. Anything less than full disclosure may eliminate you from further consideration.
MULTIPLE RECRUITMENT NOTICE
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
NOTIFICATION OF NEXT PHASE
Upon completion of the application, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. At the bottom of this page, there will be instructions for you to print a background packet that includes other required information, such as the Alaska Police Standards Council Personal History Statement (F-3). You must follow the directions printed on that link, which include: printing the forms, completing them by yourself in your own handwriting, and mailing them to the Department of Public Safety, Anchorage Background Unit, no later than 14 days from the date you submitted your Workplace Alaska application. Your deadline is final regardless of any other applications submitted for this position during this recruitment. It is highly recommended that you submit your forms as soon as possible.
Please have the following documents in your possession prior to submitting your application to ensure you will meet your deadline. Failure to provide ALL required documents by your deadline will result in your application being eliminated from the process. Instructions for submitting these documents will be furnished after you have completed the application.
1) Basic police officer certification or equivalent POST Certification;
2) Additional law enforcement related certifications;
3) Certificate of Academy completion and course syllabus to include the number of hours; and
4) Out-of-state applicants must provide a copy of their academy syllabus.
• Birth Certificate (if current name differs from that on the birth certificate, provide court documents showing name change).
• If Naturalized, Naturalization Certificate with photo.
• High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
• All post-secondary degrees and vocational training certificates.
• College transcripts for all post-secondary education you attended.
• Current and/or former police officers must provide certification.
• Former military members must provide discharge or separation papers showing date and type of discharge for all periods of service for each branch of military (i.e. DD-214 Long Form and NGB-22 Form, which include the Separation and Reentry codes).
• Telephone numbers and physical addresses for your spouse/significant other and your ex-spouse(s)/significant other(s).
• Former military police or security officers provide certificate of course completion (must include MOS).
• Any letters of recommendation, employment evaluations, or certifications you may wish to include.
• 10-year employment history (including physical addresses of businesses, names and phone numbers of co-workers and supervisors for each business or Duty Station).
• 10-year residential history (including physical addresses of residences, and names and phone numbers for all landlords).