Requisition No: 330847
Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Working Title: FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER - 76011527
Position Number: 76011527
Salary: $38,034.24 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 09/11/2021
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
COURTESY * SERVICE * PROTECTION
This is a continuous, statewide, advertisement for the
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper position.
WHO ARE WE?
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is a nationally accredited
state law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the laws of
Florida and ensuring the safety of the motoring public.
Our vision is a safer Florida through Courtesy, Service and
Protection. Utilizing a comprehensive education and enforcement
plan, along with state-of-the-art training, equipment and
technology, FHP provides professional law enforcement services to
Floridas 21 million residents and 110 million annual visitors while
patrolling the states highways.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Upon graduation, Troopers are assigned to patrol operations.
Primary functions consist of enforcing the States criminal and
traffic laws, regulating the flow of traffic, assisting motorists,
performing vehicle inspections, detecting and apprehending impaired
drivers, apprehending fugitives from justice, investigating traffic
crashes and assisting other agencies upon request. Duty assignments
are based upon position availability and agency need. Recruits may
receive a duty assignment anywhere in the State of Florida.
WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED?
The FHP Training Academy is in Tallahassee, Florida. Recruits
are challenged physically, mentally, and academically during their
training to ensure they have what it takes for a career in law
The Academy is a live-in training facility. All recruits will
stay on academy grounds during the workweek but may leave most
weekends. Recruits receive pay, benefits, meals, and lodging while
attending the FHP Training Academy.
New recruits without law enforcement experience or without a
Florida Law Enforcement Certification must attend the basic recruit
course, which is approximately 29 weeks of training. Applicants who
are Florida certified law enforcement officers and/or have a
minimum of two-years of law enforcement patrol experience, may be
eligible for abbreviated training courses. Out-of-state law
enforcement officers must obtain their Florida Law Enforcement
Certification to be eligible for one of the abbreviated training
$38,034.24 annually ($3,169.52 monthly) while enrolled in the
$41,917.56 annually (3,493.13 monthly) statewide, upon Academy
$46,917.36 annually ($3,909.78 monthly) if working in Broward,
Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach county; or if living and working
in Alachua, Baker, Brevard, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Duval,
Escambia, Flagler, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Nassau,
Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Johns,
or Volusia county
$49,917.36 annually ($4,159.78 monthly) if living and working in
- Education Pay up to $1,560 annually
- Uniform Allowance and other Perquisites $1,300 annually
- Specialty Position Incentive Annual Monies generally $2,000 per
incentive and incentives can be combined and are stackable
- Overtime Opportunities rate of 1.5 times the members hourly
- Take-Home Patrol Car approximately $10,000 in savings
Note: Employees are paid once a month on the last workday of
each month. All state employees are required to participate in the
direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.
Your benefits are a significant part of your state compensation!
Depending on your benefit selections, your total annual
compensation could be equivalent to $60,000 - $70,000 upon
graduation from the Academy.
Our Benefits Include:
- Annual and Sick Leave Package
- Nine Paid Holidays
- State Health and Life Insurance
- Supplemental Insurance Options such as Disability, Dental and
- Contributory Retirement Plan
The Florida Highway Patrol has an established career progression
program. We recognize and reward educational achievements and
Troopers with two years of service are eligible for specialty
positions with incentive pay such as K-9, Motorcycle Unit, Traffic
Homicide, Quick Reaction Force, Instructor and many more! Troopers
with two years of service are also eligible to promote to Law
Enforcement Investigator I (Corporal) and Troopers with five years
of service are eligible to promote to Sergeant.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Applicants must meet one of the following:
- One year sworn or non-sworn law enforcement experience.
- Two years of active and continuous U.S. military service.
- Two years of employment with public contact experience.
- Thirty semester-hours or 45 quarter-hours at an accredited
college or university.
Applicants must also meet all the following:
- Age: 19 years of age or older.
- Citizenship: You must be a United States Citizen or Naturalized
Citizens. All Naturalization documentation must accompany
- Vision: Applicants must pass a thorough visual evaluation and
meet the following requirements: Unaided vision not less than
20/200 in each eye and corrected to 20/30; Field of vision must be
at least 140 degrees; Must have the ability to distinguish primary
colors and have binocular vision; Must not have double vision, lack
of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that effect
normal vision; Any visual disability, which prevents the
performance of essential functions of an applicant, for which no
reasonable accommodation is possible, shall disqualify the
- Education: High school diploma or a general equivalency diploma
- Drivers License: Applicants must possess a valid drivers
- Criminal History Check: This position is subject a Level 2
background and CJIS security clearance, to include a
fingerprint-based check of the criminal history records of the FBI,
as a condition of employment pursuant to Chapter 10.1127, 435 and
943, Florida Statutes. As an applicant for positions requiring CJIS
security clearance, you are required to disclose criminal records
that have been sealed or expunged.
- Relocation: Applicants must be willing to serve anywhere in the
state of Florida.
- Height/Weight Standards: An applicants weight must be
proportional to height and within the established height/weight
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
Selection is a three-to-six-month process that consists of the
- Completed State of Florida Employment Application.
- Successful completion of the Florida/Criminal Justice Basic
Abilities Test for Law Enforcement (not applicable to applicants
who possess active Florida law enforcement certification.
- Completed FHP Supplemental Application.
- Successful completion of the Physical Abilities Test.
- Polygraph Examination.
- Psychological Examination.
- Medical Examination.
- Vision Examination.
- Drug Testing.
- Background Investigation.
All out-of-state applicants may be required to make multiple
trips to Florida to complete the selection process.
For additional information about pursuing a career with the
Florida Highway Patrol, visit www.BeATrooper.com or contact the
Recruitment Coordinator by telephone at 1-850- 617-2315 or by
E-mail at BeATrooper@flhsmv.gov
The Florida Highway Patrol is a division of the Department of
Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate
discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by
the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring
authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735).
Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to
allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All
employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in
accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace
VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes,
candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference
in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to
apply. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach
supporting documentation with each submission that includes
character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4)
along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7,
Florida Administrative Code. Veterans Preference documentation
requirements are available by clicking