New Job Trooper I In Wyoming

Trooper I
Trooper I

Trooper I

Company : State of Wyoming
Salary : $20.04 - $23.76 an hour
Location : Wyoming

Full Description

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


Join the Wyoming Highway Patrol and enjoy a rewarding career as a Wyoming State Trooper.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) is seeking motivated applicants for the position of Trooper I to fill vacancies across Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper I enforces the laws of the State of Wyoming through primary contact with the public and has statewide jurisdiction.

WHP Troopers must:
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Possess care and compassion for others.
  • Approach daily activities with confidence, passion, and sincerity.
  • Be truthful, ethical, accountable, consistent, fair, and predictable.
  • Maintain a positive outlook while demonstrating patience and understanding of others.

WHP candidates must be able to complete the Wyoming Highway Patrol training academy and field training program. The length of these programs varies based on previous experience and/or certifications. Successful Trooper I candidates must be willing to live and work anywhere in Wyoming; assignments are based on the needs of the Department.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4104

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Assist with traffic law enforcement, crash investigations, citizen assists, executive or dignitary protection, safety awareness activities/promotion, and public speaking

  • Ensure excellent communication skills with the public, peers, chain of command, internal and external stakeholders in all situations
  • Anticipate and adapt to changing situations and maintain self-control under stressful situations continuously. This includes working alone while making sound decisions at a moment’s notice.
  • Administer first/medical aid
  • Other duties include court appearances, criminal interdiction, commercial vehicle enforcement, education, and other tasks as assigned.



  • Basic research and understanding of the job duties of a Wyoming State Trooper.
  • Understand the challenges of Wyoming weather.
  • Healthy physical fitness and nutrition habits.
  • Comprehension of Wyoming Highway Patrol testing process.

Associate's Degree (typically in Law Enforcement)
1 year of work experience working with the public
Education & Experience Substitution:
High School Diploma or Equivalent plus 2 years of work experience working with the public
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Troopers must be able to work shifts, holidays, and weekends.


  • F.L.S.A.: Non-exempt
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of hire.
  • Have a visual acuity of, or be correctable, to 20/20 or better.
  • All applicants must bring a photo I.D. (driver's license).
  • We are not accepting walk-ins at this time.
  • Scheduled testing starts May 25, 2022, at 8:00 am in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (Most successful applicants are finished within three (3) days.)
  • Applicants are required to successfully pass the Public Safety Testing process before attending the testing in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • To sign up and take the Public Safety Testing:
  • Applicants can find locations to take the test:
  • Applicants must complete a program of initial training at the State Law Enforcement Academy and pass a series of tests to include a written, oral, physical, psychological, polygraph or equivalent examination, and drug test, as provided before the appointment.
  • To see if you qualify under P.O.S.T. regulations, please contact the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards & Training Commission directly at 307-358-8213.
  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.
  • E-Verify: W.Y.D.O.T. uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
  • For questions and clarification, please contact the Wyoming Highway Patrol Safety and Training Division at 307-777-4306 or 307-777-4303.

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT-Highway Patrol - Safety and Training

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.