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, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • Requires State of Colorado residency at time of application.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.  
  • High School Diploma, GED or Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's or higher level degree. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Speech clarity - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Eagerness and capacity to learn. 
  • Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Self control- Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Cooperation- Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Integrity- Job requires being honest and ethical.

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.