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Cadet State Trooper

Salary: $48,732.32 - $55,754.40

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website at azdps.gov/careers. 

Job Summary:

This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for current and future Cadet State Trooper vacancies.  Cadet State Troopers participate in Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ P.O.S.T.) Basic Training Curriculum and other training designated by the Department of Public Safety to learn general duty police work.  Performs related duties as assigned.  Upon successful completion of training and certification as a peace officer by AZ P.O.S.T., the incumbent is reclassified to State Trooper.  This is a competitive classification.  

As a reminder, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) places Troopers in various locations throughout the State, depending upon the needs of the Department.  You must be willing to accept an assignment anywhere in the State if you are offered a position as a State Trooper.  Duty assignments will not be made until after successful completion of training and certification as a peace officer by AZ P.O.S.T.

Candidates successfully completing all portions of the testing process will be placed on an 18-month eligibility list which will be used to fill vacancies in future academies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a U.S. citizen and a high school graduate or have a GED.  Must be at least 21 years of age at the completion of AZ P.O.S.T. BASIC TRAINING CURRICULUM.  By the starting date, must be a resident of the state of Arizona and possess a valid Arizona driver license. 

Employees who are hired into the classification prior to the start of the training academy will be placed at step 1 of the salary range.  All employees in the classification will be placed at step 2 of the salary range while actively assigned to the training academy. 

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


The Arizona Department of Public Safety is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees in cooperation with the State of Arizona.

•           Accrued vacation pay and sick days

•           10 paid holidays per year

•           Deferred compensation plan

•           Top-ranked retirement plans

•           Affordable medical, dental, vision, life, and short & long-term disability insurance plans

•           Employee Assistance, Peer and Family Support Programs

•           Bus Cards (Subsidized partially by the State)


This classification participates in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

To learn more and see a complete list of the job openings at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, visit our website at www.azdps.gov. You may also contact us at (602) 223-2290.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.