PROTECTIVE SERVICES OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
Protective Services Operations Specialist (5 vacancies)
NATURE OF WORK
This is responsible professional work assisting with providing threat management, protective intelligence, continuity of operations, and security services for the Office of Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Continuity (OSEPC). Work includes developing, coordinating, maintaining, and monitoring OSEPC policies, guidelines and procedures in such areas as threat management, response and recovery, and security. The incumbent responds to specific requests regarding open source research and assists in understanding threat assessments and intelligence products to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. Senate. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Risk and Threat Management.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
(This list is not absolute or restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)
• Engages in proactive threat discovery through research and analysis of security-related material in order to maintain situational awareness of adverse information, and to identify threat content against Senators, their families, staff, and associated locations.
• Reports on security risks/concerns/persons of interest involving possible or actual threats to Senate Members, staff, the Capitol, and/or offices, and provides regular updates and applicable advice regarding these incidents.
• Implements outreach efforts, security assessment initiatives, and law enforcement coordination to ensure Senators and their Chiefs of Staff receive the necessary guidance, tools, and support when planning and attending public events as well as conducting outside travel.
• Reviews publicly available information and conducts open source research to identify trends, patterns, and relationships that provide insights into threat and security issues.
• Delivers comprehensive in-person Security Awareness Briefings to Senators and their staff.
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the Intelligence Community, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and public safety and force protection entities while serving as a principal liaison on behalf of the SAA.
• Represents the SAA during major events involving the Senate through operational security planning, comprehensive action plan documentation, and on-site event presence.
• Produces Security Travel Assessments for travel of a Senator outside the continental United States.
• Operates as a U.S. Capitol Police Command Center Duty Representative (CCDR) as needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in an office environment and is essentially sedentary, with occasional walking, standing, bending, safely carrying items less than 25 pounds such as books, papers, files, etc., and may require extended periods of computer use.
Work requires a Bachelor’s Degree and formal intelligence and/or threat assessment training from an accredited law enforcement, federal, or military training facility, and at least five years of experience in conducting intelligence and open source analysis, threat management, or protective services within law enforcement, military or federal agency; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
● Knowledge of, or ability to learn, protective intelligence analysis, vulnerability assessment, threat analysis and security assessment processes.
● Knowledge of, or ability to learn, principles and current planning methods for continuity and recovery operations, and emergency management.
● Ability to conduct open source searches.
● Familiarity with commercially available open source software.
● Ability to develop effective working relationships with Senate staff and senior government officials.
● Ability to organize and coordinate resources to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
● Ability to work independently.
● Ability to proficiently write executive summaries of threat and intelligence information.
● Ability to exercise tact and discretion with others regarding sensitive and confidential issues.
● Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and make recommendations for action.
● Ability to conduct research and prepare analyses and reports.
● Ability to communicate effectively.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance.
This position may require work outside of normal hours of operation due to Senate floor schedule, emergencies, and high-profile events.
The incumbent may be required to travel in support of the SAA OSEPC mission on a case-by-case basis.