TROOPER EG – 01132022-26414

State of Tennessee, 403 7th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
Job Description :

Job Information

State of Tennessee Job Information
Opening Date/Time
Thur 01/13/2022 12:00AM Central Time

Closing Date/Time
Wed 11/23/2022 11:59PM Central Time

Salary (Monthly)

Salary (Annually)

Job Type

City, State Location
Nashville, TN

Safety and Homeland Security

This recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the applicants best interest to apply as soon as possible.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
  • Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation
  • Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority
  • Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority
  • Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check
  • Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces
  • Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position
  • Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position
  • Have visual acuity of 20/100 in each eye, separately without glasses, and each eye corrected to 20/30 or better with corrective lenses
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operators license at the time of appointment in some positions
  • Upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction at the Department of Safety Training Center or have successfully completed the equivalent of the prescribed course.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for highway patrol work of average difficulty or highway patrol-related staff work of routine difficulty and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-working class in the Highway Patrol sub-series. An employee in this class is assigned to perform public assistance, public protection, crime prevention, state/federal law enforcement, defendant prosecution, and related Highway Patrol work in an assigned Highway Patrol district, or is assigned to perform Highway Patrol related staff work of routine difficulty. This class differs from Sergeant in that an incumbent of the latter performs supervisory Highway Patrol work in an assigned Highway Patrol district or is assigned to perform Highway Patrol related staff work of average difficulty.

Work Activities

Communicating with Persons Outside the Organization:
  • Provides dignitary and public protection.
  • Participates in legal and due process proceedings.
  • Communicates with federal, local and other state agencies.
  • Provides public service announcements on hazardous road and conditions, enforcement initiatives, safety related messages.
  • Provides roadside assistance for stranded motorists.
  • Communicates with the media in a professional manner.
  • Facilitates safety education programs.
Documenting/Recording Information:
  • Presents files and court exhibits for legal proceedings.
  • Provides testimony in civil/criminal/administrative proceedings.
  • Conducts CMV Compliance Reviews.
  • Conducts CVSA commercial motor vehicle inspections.
  • Prepares and submits case files.
  • Writes reports, memorandums and departmental reports as required.
  • Clearly maintains chain of evidence utilizing property receipts.
  • Documents violator contacts by issuing citations/written warnings.
Getting Information:
  • Investigates potential criminal acts under highway patrol, including, but not limited to, traffic crashes and vehicular homicide.
  • Asks questions and records statements from but not limited to witnesses, victims, suspects and other law enforcement personnel.
  • Collects evidence and information obtained from witnesses.
  • Reviews stolen vehicle reports.
  • Receives both written and verbal information from not limited to dispatcher, peers, citizens and supervisors.
  • Compares vehicles and documents against motor and commercial vehicle.
  • Operates and utilizes the mobile and handheld radio.
Interacting With Computers:
  • Operates I-Mobile retrieves and examines drivers license, NCIC and registration data in a confidential manner.
  • Utilizes and searches state and federal law enforcement databases.
  • Operates computer to access departmental databases and web portals to write reports and receive and enter data in order to accomplish daily tasks.
  • Utilizes Microsoft Office including, Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Sends and receives emails.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
  • Uses force, up to and including the use of deadly force.
  • Takes law enforcement action, including, but not limited to, issuing citations and physical arrests.
  • Follows and adheres to the chain of command and departmental policies and procedures criminal, traffic and civil law.
Operating Vehicle, Mechanized Devices or Equipment:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in emergency vehicle operations.
  • Operates departmental issued vehicle, including, but not limited to, marked and unmarked patrol vehicles, motorcycles, helicopters, fixed wing aircrafts, boats, ATVs, armored vehicles, and commercial motor vehicles.
  • Operates all departmental vehicles in compliance with laws, policies, rules and regulations in due regard for public safety.
  • Ensures all departmental issued equipment are well kept and in a constant state of readiness.
  • Maintains the required maintenance/certifications on all departmental issued vehicles/equipment.
  • Ensures the departmental vehicles and equipment are not damaged due to negligence or neglect.
Performing for or Working Directly With the Public:
  • Performs essential law enforcement functions, dedicated to safeguarding lives and property.
  • Interacts with the general public in a variety of potentially dangerous, stressful or emotional situations.
  • Performs emergency response functions, including, but not limited to, SWAT, EOD, Riot Squad, Aviation, Strike Team and K-9.
  • Provides specialized unit assets, included but not limited to Crash Reconstruction, Motorcycle Unit, Honor Guard Unit and Dignitary Protection.
  • Provides crowd control.
  • Administers basic first aid.
  • Investigates potential criminal acts and assists the Criminal Investigation Division and other federal, state and local agencies.
  • Enforces and adheres to all state and federal laws fairly, professionally and impartially.
  • Provides training and safety inspections for drivers and buses regulated under pupil transportation.
  • Observes violations and conducts violator contacts.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies with police related duties.
  • Secures and safeguards personal property.
  • Exemplifies the core values of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
  • Provides roadside assistance.
  • Provides area information to motorists and other citizens.
  • Gives presentations to public groups.
Training and Teaching Others:
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of firearms and other intermediate weapons for self-defense and the protection of others.
  • Participates in specialized training opportunities, including, but not limited to, drug recognition, crash reconstruction, radar instruction, firearms instruction, field training officers, dignitary protection, hazardous materials, commercial motor vehicle enforcement, canine, DUI, CRD, EOD, Aviation, SWAT, scuba diving, instructor development, advanced crash investigation, interview and interrogation, criminal interdiction, officer survival, active shooter, operates weapon and driving simulators, etc.
  • Provides training to the public and to federal, local and other state agencies.
  • Prepares and administers law enforcement related training, including, but not limited to, lesson plans and power point presentations.
Processing Information:
  • Works with confidential and law enforcement sensitive material and information.
  • Prioritizes daily activities to insure more important tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Manages and facilitates Federal and State Grant and research projects.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  • Adapts to advances in technology, equipment upgrades and departmental requirements.
  • Adapts to changes in laws and policies.

Competencies (KSAS)


1. Ethics and Values
2. Integrity and Trust
3. Problem Solving
4. Decision Quality
5. Time Management
6. Written Communications
7. Command Skills
8. Timely Decision making
9. Composure
10. Standing Alone

  • Knowledge of clerical word processing
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and software
  • Knowledge of basic math
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Basic Reading Comprehension
  • Coordination (adapting to constant person and situational events as appropriate)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision and judgment making skills
  • Instructing (skill of giving instructions to public)
  • Learning Strategies
  • Persuasion (ability to defuse/deescalate/stressful situation)
  • Self-monitoring skills
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Writing free from major grammatical errors
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic memorization
  • Number facility
  • Oral comprehension and expression (formulating thoughts and sights into speech that is understandable)
  • Written comprehension and expression (formulating thoughts and sights into writing that is understandable)

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Handcuffs
  • Handguns
  • Computers
  • Cameras
  • Surveillance video or audio recorders
  • Police Vehicles
  • Two-way radios
  • Biological evidence collection kits
  • Weapons or explosives detectors

TN Driver Standards

State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:

  • A valid drivers license
  • For the past five years, the candidates driver record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations.

**Agencies may allow an exception based on other factors.

Last Date For Apply: 2022-04-18 10:04:43 Job Type : Full Time, Employment Type : PermanentExpired