Title:  Vermont General Assembly - Capitol Police Officers

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online see instructions below
Req ID:  49463
Department:  Legislative Offices

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate: 

How to Apply

Please do not apply through the portal. To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter by e-mail to: HRApplications@leg.state.vt.us.  Please put your name and “capitol police officer” in the subject field of the e-mail.

Our hiring process consists of the submission of a cover letter and resume, an initial screening interview, a formal in-person interview, as well as a complete background investigation and polygraph. This is in addition to the entrance requirements for the Vermont Police Academy, if attending.


The Vermont Capitol Police Department is Hiring!  Have you ever thought “I really want to live in New England”? Do you consider yourself an outdoorsperson? Do you love beautiful scenery, clean air, and small-town life? Come join the Capitol Police Department in Montpelier, Vermont! Our mission is to provide police services to the Vermont State House, members of the General Assembly, dignitaries, visitors, and staff. We understand the importance of work life balance and we value your time with family. Capitol Police Officers work limited night, weekend, and holiday hours.

We are seeking to hire multiple Officers.  The Capitol Police Department offers up to a $5,000 retention incentive. Vermont Level III certified police officers, as well as Level II and out-of-state certified officers, as well as any prior applicants, are encouraged to apply.

The Advantages

  • Overnight shifts are very rare.
  • Work/Life Balance: flexible schedules, a generous leave plan, and 11 paid holidays each year.
  • Training: training opportunities all over the country (you will attend a minimum of 3 weeks out of state in the first two years). Potential training opportunities include training to become a Firearms instructor, Taser instructor, Defensive Tactics instructor or Less than Lethal Munitions instructor.
  • Opportunities you don’t always get in other Law Enforcement Agencies, such as inter-agency teams.
  • Time allotted during your workweek for exercise.

The Benefits

  • 80% State-paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families (after 6 months)
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Retirement Plan, including a state pension plan
  • Low-cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program

Minimum Requirements

Basic requirements for admission to the Police Academy can be found here: https://vcjc.vermont.gov/training/three/entrance-standards

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier