despp: Employment Opportunities
Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

Please read all information on this page to ensure your application is properly received and processed.

This agency is currently seeking to fill positions listed below with “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” listed in the Agency Name column.  Please note application requirements and time deadlines.

Employment Opportunities:

Attention: Test Scores for State Police Trooper Trainee / Protective Services Trainee

DESPP has been notified by the Department of Administrative Services that the test scores for all applicants who sat for the written examination for the State Police Trooper Trainee and Protective Services Trainee between the dates of April 20, 2017 and May 6, 2017 has been delayed until further notice.

A future posting date will be determined shortly.  Please check the
DAS Law Enforcement Recruitment Website in the coming weeks for updates.

  • Application for Employment (CT-HR-12) and Criminal Conviction Addendum (CT-HR-13)
  • Positions requiring an exam list: You must have taken and passed an examination for your name to be placed on a certification list.  NOTE: You must still submit an Application for Employment to DESPP in order to be considered for vacancies.  Please be advised that you may reapply for any future vacancies.

General Application Instructions:

For all applicants:
You must indicate the Position Title, listed on top of each job announcement (see Employment Opportunities List) on the first page of your application (CT-HR-12) and also fill out the criminal conviction addendum (CT-HR-13). All Applications for Employment must include the applicant’s Social Security Number for tracking purposes.

Applications received without a Position Title will not be processed.

For external applicants who are not DESPP employees:
You must submit a Cover Letter, a completed State Application for Employment
(CT-HR-12), a completed Criminal Conviction Addendum (CT-HR-13), a resume, and two (2) current letters of professional reference.

For internal DESPP employees:
You must submit a Cover Letter, a completed State Application for Employment
(CT-HR-12), a completed Criminal Conviction Addendum (CT-HR-13), a resume, and your last two (2) Performance Evaluations.

Applications should be sent to the attention of the Human Resources Associate/Specialist listed on the job announcement.


Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Human Resources
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT  06457

The recruitment and selection process may take up to six (6) months.

Background Checks:
  For all new hires, DESPP requires the verification of the accuracy of information presented on the employment application and during the interview process. 

In addition, the following checks will be required: a motor vehicle records check, a criminal fingerprint check (both Connecticut and FBI), as well as a State Police Background check will be conducted.

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The filling of our vacancies will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC and transfer rules. The State of Connecticut - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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