The California Highway Patrol will accept applications online this month from individuals interested in careers as CHP officers.
"The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state," CHP officials in Sacramento said in a statement distributed Sept. 3.
"Applications will only be accepted online during a three-day period beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013," CHP officials said.
The brief application period marks the second time in three years the CHP has accepted applications, Highway Patrol officials said. Anyone interested in applying, or seeking additional information, should visit www.chpcareers.com.
"CHP is recruiting highly qualified men and women for the position of cadet," CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. "Broad based, inclusive recruitment efforts are underway to attract a workforce representative of the diverse communities we serve."
Minimum qualifications for candidates include:
- Must be 20 to 35 years old, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions, and be a high school graduate.
- Each applicant will be required to complete the entire testing process including a written test, physical ability test, appraisal panel interview, background investigation, medical/vision evaluation, and psychological evaluation.
- Applicants who tested after January 1, 2013, and passed the written exam will be eligible to waive the written examination for this testing cycle. Applicants who are eligible to waive must still apply during the three-day application period.
An applicant study guide and practice test can be found online at www.chpcareers.com. The CHP has a recruitment page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chp.recruiting.