Highway Patrol jobs in the United States

Highway Patrol patrols assigned geographic area and makes note of unusual or suspicious events. Resolves disputes and enforces traffic laws. Being a Highway Patrol may require a bachelor's degree in a related area and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Must meet physical and personal requirements. Additionally, Highway Patrol has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a manager. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)

  • California Highway Patrol
  • Job Description and Duties

    Under the direction of a Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor, the incumbent will operate radio consoles for four area offices, resident posts, scale facilities, and Freeway Service Patrol; answer 9-1-1 cellular, allied agencies, and general public telephone lines suing the Vista telephone system; document information from the calls and/or Officers in the field using a computer adied dispatch (CAD) system. Please review duty statement for further job details.

    You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

    Working Conditions

    El Centro Communication Center 625 is located in Imperial County. Dispatchers work 3/12 AWW.

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Public Safety Dispatcher
    $5,101.00 - $7,023.00
    Work Location:
    Imperial County
    In Office
    Job Type:
    Permanent, Full Time

    Department Information

    California Highway Patrol
    El Centro Communicaitons Center
    2331 Highway 86
    Imperial, CA 92251

    The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security. The California Highway Patrol offers challenging and exciting careers in the field of law enforcement. If you are interested in diversity, challenges, and opportunities, the CHP invites you to apply to become a part of our professional organization. We remain competitive and current with training and technology, keeping the citizens of California safe. We have many employment opportunities, and we invite you to look into the California Highway Patrol for your future.

    Department Website: https://www.chp.ca.gov

    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
    • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
    • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
    • The position(s) require(s) Psychological Evaluation clearance prior to being hired.
    • Incumbents currently in the classification who are eligible to transfer shall upload a completed and signed CHP 220N, Request for Transfer-Nonuniformed, form to this job control. The most senior same-class transfer applicant who responds by the final filing date shall be selected. CHP 220N link: https://chp2go.sharepoint.com/sites/Starpoint/Forms/shared documents/loadforms/Chp220N.pdf
    The CHP utilizes their own PSD certification list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for the PSD classification to be eligible to take the examination. To obtain certification list eligibility, please view the examination bulletin link at https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=3HP40
    and follow all instructions. In addition to applying for the examination, applicants MUST submit an application to this Job Control in order to be considered for the position.

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 3/31/2024

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    California Highway Patrol
    Attn: Esther Prichard
    097/Classification & Hiring
    P.O. Box 942898
    Sacramento, CA 94298-0001

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    California Highway Patrol
    Classification and Hiring
    601 North 7th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


    Public Safety Dispatchers/Operators are members of Bargaining Unit 7 and are eligible for excellent medical, dental and vision benefits as well as a great state retirement with additional options of 401K/457 plans. For more information visit: https://dispatch.chpmadeformore.com

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

    Department Website: https://www.chp.ca.gov

    Human Resources Contact:
    Esther Prichard
    (916) 843-3820

    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Darrin Preuss
    (760) 482-2558

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
    (916) 843-3190

    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Additional Application Submission Requirements

    Interested individuals shall submit a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire with their application. Hard copy applications must also include the classification title, job control number JC-423269 and/or position number 388-622-1663-049 on the application package.

    Do not include any confidential information on any documents you submit for this job vacancy, such as your state application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, the Equal Employment Opportunity page, your Social Security Number, birth date, driver’s license number, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. The job application packet checklist is not required to apply for this position. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application not being considered for this position.


    Although the intent is to fill this vacancy as soon as possible, the exact duration of the selection process can vary and is unknown at this time.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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Income Estimation for Highway Patrol jobs
$45,144 to $68,208

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