Apply for State Jobs

1.  Position Announced

When a position becomes available, the position is announced via the CoJobs site. 

2.  Application Accepted

Each applicant must list their education and experience on their application to demonstrate how it meets the minimum qualifications listed on the job announcement.  If the education and experience does not fully meet the announced minimum requirements of the job announcement, the application will not be considered for the position.

If you are a veteran or eligible spouse or mother, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points.  Make sure the appropriate DD214 is attached to your application so the eligibility can be determined.

Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to be considered for the position.

3.  Applications Screened  

Each application is screened to determine if it meets the minimum requirements necessary for the specific position.

4.  Comparative Analysis

The selection process for each position will consist of a comparative analysis to determine the top applicants in a pool of qualified applicants.  If you fail to appear for a required exam, you will not continue in the selection process.

At the end of the comparative analysis, the top six candidates on the eligible list will be referred for an interview with the hiring manager.

5.  Review and Consideration

CDPS performs pre-employment screening that may include any of the following, based on the duties of the job:

  • criminal history
  • employment history
  • credit history
  • drug screening
  • polygraph
  • fingerprinting
  • verification of education credentials
  • pre-employment suitability Risk Assessment Profile (RAP)
  • Life History Questionnaire (LHQ)
  • physical agility
  • psychological suitability assessment and interview
  • medical physical
  • Additional screening tools (approved by HR)

6.  Job Offer

After the rigorous evaluation, the top candidate(s) will be offered the position.  

The Colorado State Patrol is an Equal Opportunity Employer.