Hiring Information


Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a Port of Entry (POE) Officer?

Hiring Pay Rate

Anticipated to be $4,236 per month at the time of hire.


The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. More information can be found by visiting https://dhr.colorado.gov/state-employees/state-of-colorado-employee-benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

  • State of Colorado residency is required at time of application AND possession of a valid State of Colorado Driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree (not required)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and be receptive to training
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to operate computer systems
  • Ability to multi-task

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to attend and successfully complete the CSP Port of Entry Academy.
  • Applicants must be able to effectively communicate fluently in English verbally and in writing.
  • Applicants must be able to meet and maintain the Colorado State Patrol Port of Entry grooming standards upon employment; at time of appointment, which includes body markings, body modifications, jewelry, piercings, cosmetics, and hair.
  • Applicants must meet the standards of the Colorado State Patrol Drug-free Workplace Policy including passing a drug screen.
  • Applicants must be available to work 24/7 as needed. This includes weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, and must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Applicants must be willing to be able to successfully complete a background investigation, a polygraph exam, and a drug screen.
  • The background investigation is based on the following criteria, including but not limited to: driving history, criminal behavior/history, alcohol use/behavior, drug use/behavior and integrity.
    • If you omit any material fact on your application, testing materials, or during the background interview or polygraph, you may be disqualified.
    • If any disqualifying information is discovered at any stage of the selection process, you may be removed from consideration.
    • If you fail to follow instructions during the background investigation or polygraph interview, you may be removed from the process.