How to Apply for a Port of Entry Position

Current Process

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Hiring Pay Rate

$3,390 monthly

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.  More information can be found at this link:

Minimum Qualifications

  • State of Colorado residency is required at time of application (exception for the Loma work location) AND
  • Possession of a valid State of Colorado Driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older is preferred

  • High School Diploma or GED is preferred

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree (not required).

  • Good oral and written communication skills. 

  • Ability to follow instructions and be receptive to training.

  • Excellent customer service skills. 

  • Ability to operate computer systems. 

  • Ability to multi-task. 

Conditions of Employment 

  • Ability to attend and successfully complete the CSP Port of Entry Academy.
  • Applicants must be able to effectively communicate fluently in English verbally and in writing.

  • Applicants must be able to meet and maintain the Colorado State Patrol Port of Entry grooming standards upon employment; at time of appointment, which includes body markings, body modifications, jewelry, piercings, cosmetics, and hair;

  • Applicants must meet the standards of the Colorado State Patrol Drug-free Workplace Policy including passing a drug screen.

  • Applicants must be available to work 24/7 as needed. This includes weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, and must be able to work in all weather conditions.

  • Applicants must be willing to be able to sucessfully complete a background investigation, a polygraph exam, and a drug screen.

  • The background investigation is based on the following criteria, including but not limited to: driving history, criminal behavior/history, alcohol use/behavior, drug use/behavior and integrity.

    • If you omit any material fact on your application, testing materials, or during the background interview or polygraph, you may be disqualified.

    • If any disqualifying information is discovered at any stage of the selection process, you may be removed from consideration.

    • If you fail to follow instructions during the background investigation or polygraph interview, you may be removed from the process.

  • Potential Disqualifications

Please contact CDPS Human Resources with any questions regarding the application process by calling 303-239-4427 or via email at
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