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Now Hiring Highway Patrol Troopers

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is accepting applications for trooper positions until Wednesday, December 3. You must test in Bismarck if submitting an application after November 12.

The positions are statewide with most in western North Dakota. Starting salary is $4,075 per month while in training and $4,434 per month after completion of training. Start date for the Highway Patrol Academy will be May 18, 2015.

Education Requirement - You must meet ONE of the following requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Associate degree and 2 years of work experience working with the public
  • Associate degree and 2 years of military service
  • 60 semester hours may substitute for an associate degree
  • Education must be from a college or university listed as regionally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. To verify accreditation, go to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation or contact the registrar’s office at your school.

Applications will ONLY be accepted online through the ND PeopleSoft System. 


  1. Click here
  2. Select the position “HWY PATROL OFFICER 1
  3. Review the job description and click apply to begin your application.

Applicants who experience technical difficulties during the application process should contact recruiter@nd.gov or 701.328.3290.

 Applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial college transcript through the ND PeopleSoft System

For more information check out the NDHP employment process page at or contact us with questions.

Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

The NDHP’s administrative services division commander coordinates compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations. Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the ADA coordinator.