Department of Administrative Services

State Police Trooper Trainee (7961SP)

$29.34-$48.60 Hourly / $2,347.03-$3,888.29 BiWeekly /
$61,257.22-$101,484.11 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

This class is used prior to appointment as a State Police Trooper; takes a prescribed formal academic and on the job training course of one (1) year's duration prior to assignment as a State Police Trooper.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives instruction and supervision from academy and troop personnel as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

At the Police Training Academy receives formal and field instruction in a wide variety of basic police science courses including such subjects as motor vehicle law, laws, techniques and mechanics of arrest, criminal law, search and seizure, detention and transportation of accused, rules of evidence, interviewing and interrogation principles and techniques, communications, traffic control and techniques of patrol, use and care of firearms and equipment, court organization and courtroom procedure including testifying, modern investigative methods and techniques including fingerprinting, ballistics, photography, handwriting and related scientific elements; civil disorder and riot control techniques; accident investigation; first aid; physical training and self-defense tactics; additional courses related to performance of police work including dealing effectively with miscreants; oral communication skills; public speaking and public and community relations; police ethics; history and organization of criminal justice system and department rules, regulations and orders; upon successful completion of academic training is assigned to a troop to receive under close supervision on the job training and practical application of academic training in the full range of law enforcement activities; as knowledge is achieved, techniques mastered and maturity and judgment develop, is assigned increasingly responsible duties with latitude for independent judgment; performs related duties as required; following satisfactory performance of the one (1) year training, is reassigned to a position of State Police Trooper.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to learn and retain information; ability to analyze facts and make decisions; ability to solve problems; ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; reasoning ability; ability to deal effectively with others; ability to understand and communicate oral and written instructions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and training which would have given the knowledge, skill and ability listed above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Applicants for this class must have reached their 21st birthday.

2. Applicants must have received a high school diploma or GED before becoming a sworn member of the Division of State Police (PA 91-12, Sec.48).

3. Applicants are required to pass a Physical Ability test prior to appointment.

4. Incumbents in this class must establish residence within Connecticut just prior to completion of the State Police Training Academy.

5. Incumbents must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license during employment.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references, a thorough character investigation of each candidate may be made before names are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Comprehensive medical and physical examinations will be required of all candidates upon a conditional offer of employment. In addition to general good health, candidates must have and retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility, endurance and eyesight and hearing to perform the duties of a State Police Trooper.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(28)-Police-Protective Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(05)-STATE POLICE (NP-1)

EEO

(4)-Protective Service

SALARY INFORMATION

SP 01

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class State Police Trooper Trainee in Salary Group SP 01 approved effective January 14, 2000. (Revised to modify Special Requirements and change Job Class Designation to Non-Competitive) Action No. 19-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/1/2019

ADDENDUM

SPECULATIVE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Job analysis results have shown the following to be among the most frequent job demands for State Police Trooper positions which will need to be satisfied, unaided or with minimal assistance: Using spoken words in English; using written words in English; using lightweight highway vehicles; being responsible for the safety of the general public; using sight to see details of distant objects; being exposed to physical dangers from people; using numbers; dealing with people who are distressed or upset; using sight or hearing to notice changing events; using sight to see extremely small details of close objects; observing the behaviors and actions of people or animals; being responsible for the safety of other employees in the organization; using sight to see differences in colors, patterns, or shapes; dealing with people who are in highly stressful or difficult situations; using office equipment; using pictures, drawings and patterns; tolerating adverse weather conditions; dealing with people who are ill, hurt, or mentally disabled; working where one is distracted or interrupted by other people; using the sense of smell; making personal sacrifices to accomplish the job; dealing with people in situations that are highly stressful or difficult for one; using displays, gauges, meters, and measuring instruments; using the sense of touch; using hearing to listen for differences in tones or patterns; working under tight time pressures; dealing with people whose job goals or personal values are in conflict with one's own; tolerating exposure to too high or too low temperatures; working in situations in which one cannot express their true feelings.


CLASS: 7961SP; EST: 9/29/1972; REV: 4/4/2019;