Make a difference in the lives of millions of Michigan motorists with a career as a Motor Carrier Officer.
No degree or law enforcement experience required – pay and benefits while in training.
Motor Carrier Officers are members of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED). They specialize in commercial vehicles and duties include traffic enforcement, crash investigation, driver and vehicle inspections, criminal interdiction, hazardous material transport, regulatory compliance, weigh station operation, infrastructure protection, as well as general emergency response. Motor Carrier Officer’s patrol is self-directed and encourages proactive and independent decision making.
On receiving a conditional offer of employment, an applicant will be asked to submit their post assignment preference. Every effort is made to fulfill their request while balancing the personnel needs of the agency. Applicants will receive their post assignment when they are appointed to a recruit school.
Motor Carrier Officer recruits complete training at the MSP Training Academy in Lansing, Michigan. They receive hands-on, lecture, and scenario-based instruction in firearms, patrol techniques, first aid, criminal law, precision driving, water safety, defensive tactics, report writing, ethics, FMCSA regulations, cultural diversity and implicit bias.
The following attachments are required to be submitted with your application (unless not applicable to you):
EMPLOYMENT: You are required for this application to include any (full or part-time) employment you have ever had.
Possession of a high school diploma or GED Certificate.
No specific type or amount is required.
Applicants MUST take and PASS the Entry Level Law Enforcement exam and MCOLES Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test to apply for this position.
Willingness to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to measure the applicant’s suitability for police work.
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be a resident of the State of Michigan before graduation from the Academy.
Must be at least 21 years of age by recruit school graduation.
Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license by recruit school graduation.
Must possess a satisfactory driving record.
View the job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MotorCarrierOfficer_12870_7.pdf (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)
More information at: MSP – Motor Carrier Officer Careers (michigan.gov)
State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and can be worth 25% to 50% of salary depending on wages and benefits.
This page briefly explains some benefits provided under Civil Service rules or union contracts.
Motor Carrier Officers receive a starting salary of approximately $46,000 and reach top salary in six years of over $67,000.
Full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year and 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.
State employees receive 13 scheduled holidays each year, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day, just to name a few. State employees also receive Election Day off every other year.
Insurance and Other Benefits
Eligible employees can choose from a variety of health insurance plans, including a PPO, HMOs, and a High Deductible Health Plan with HSA (effective January 1, 2021). Other coverage includes vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, as well as tax-deferred Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health, prescription, dental and vision eligible expenses, dependent care expenses, and Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits (QTFB). Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, and long-term care insurance, auto/home insurance, identify theft protection, and legal services.
Paid Parental Leave
Provides eligible individuals up to 12 weeks of paid leave immediately following birth or adoption of a child.
Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount deducted from their paychecks.
Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match up to 3%. The Office of Retirement Services administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC). New hires can also receive up to a 2% employer match into a Personal Healthcare Fund and a lump-sum credit to a tax-deferred account if eligible. More information is available at the Office of Retirement Services.
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