OSP Recruit Trooper Hiring Steps

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We are pleased you are interested in joining the ranks of Oregon’s finest. These steps will help you understand our process. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and communicating with you along the way. For more information visit: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/jobs/Pages/Recruitment.aspx

The hiring process for recruits is extensive. The time from application to appointment can exceed several months. There are 10 steps in the hiring process. Read and review all steps and become familiar with the different tests and systems you’ll need to access before you begin.

There are some steps you can take even if we do not have an open position. The sequence changes when we are accepting applications and when we are not.

  • When we are accepting applications:

Step 1, a passing NTN Frontline National Law Enforcement Entrance Exam is required before moving on to Step 2.

Step 2, a passing the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)

Step 3, a job application, must be completed a few days (3-5 days) before you take the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) with Step 2.

  • When we are not accepting applications:

Complete Step 1, Step 2, and parts of Step 3 any time. It doesn’t matter what sequence you finish these. However, read our details below. Some have time frames around them. For example, Step 1 is only valid for 12 months from the date you took the exam.

National Testing Network (NTN) is a service provided to conduct testing in a standardized professional environment. https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/index.cfm

Step 1- Pass the NTN Frontline National Law Enforcement entrance exam

Step 2- Pass the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)

Step 3- Complete an online job application and any supplemental information found at www.oregon.gov/jobs

Step 4- Complete a pre-offer psychological exam and risk assessment

Step 5- Initial Interview

Step 6- Background Investigation

Step 7- Command Interview

Step 8- Conditional Offer of Employment

Step 9- Medical screening and post-offer psychological evaluation

Step 10- AppointmentContact Information: Oregon State Police Training and Recruitment Section 503-378-4474 OSP.Trooper@state.or.us

Mindy McCartt

I am the Communications Director for the Oregon State Police.

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