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Missouri State Highway Patrol
Commercial Vehicle Officer Trainee

Position Title: Commercial Vehicle Officer Trainee
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Missouri State Highway Patrol
Address: 1510 EAST ELM ST
City: Jefferson City
State: MO    Zipcode: 65101
Contact: Caitlan Elley
Phone: 573-526-6336
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Several Commercial Vehicle Officer positions are available within the Missouri State Highway Patrol. These positions are classified as non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Applicants selected for these positions are required to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Working hours vary by location and will be explained in detail at the time of the interview.
Under close supervision, this individual participates in an extensive training program in order to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be certified as a Commercial Vehicle Officer (CVO) with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The employee must be able to accommodate shift work and working outdoors in extreme weather conditions.


Must be at least twenty-one years of age at the time of appointment.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver license at the time of appointment.
Must obtain and maintain a valid CVE commission.
Must successfully pass CVO Physical Agility Testing (PAT).
Must successfully pass a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, and a medical examination after a conditional offer of employment.
Must possess and maintain a Missouri Class A POST license; OR must successfully graduate from a Department of Public Safety approved law enforcement academy with a POST Class A license, or meet the requirements to obtain a POST Class A license through the veteran officer exam process.
Must be able to successfully complete the first available Basic CVO training course, and the required CVO field training program, as approved by the Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Must be of good character and have never been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude, or have any pending indictment for any offense involving moral turpitude.
Per General Order 26-07, uniformed civilian employees will not have tattoos or brands on the head, neck, wrists, or hands. Tattoos and/or brands on any other part of a member or uniformed civilian’s body, which would be visible during movements in the performance of their duties while wearing any official uniform or civilian attire, will be completely covered and not visible while on duty. Pursuant to the federal Gun Control Act, any person who has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence is prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition. The law defines a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as an offense, under either state or federal law, where the crime has “as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon; committed by a current or former spouse, parent or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.”

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/03/2022

Application Period Ends: 07/31/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 27

Yearly Salary: $45,696.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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