Washington D.C.
May 06, 2022
Jun 10, 2022
Full Time



The U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA) Office of Security, Emergency Preparedness and Continuity (OSEPC) requires a law enforcement and security subject matter expert to primarily support the SAA Command Center Duty Desk. This is professional work responsible for emergency preparedness, continuity of operations, security planning, and police coordination. Work includes developing, coordinating, maintaining, and monitoring policies, guidelines, and procedures in areas such as emergency response, and security. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director who is responsible for establishing and maintaining a work environment focused on excellence that fosters learning, respect, communication, collaboration, integration, and teamwork.


(This list is not absolute or restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)

● Implements policies and procedures; manages and maintains projects, plans, and programs.

● Identifies problems impacting the Senate community’s ability to evacuate, shelter in place, decontaminate, and execute other emergency responses; develops and implements solutions; reports the status of corrective actions to management.

● Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff of Member offices, Committees, and Congressional counterparts in the development and implementation of short- and long term security policies.

● Provides security assistance to the Capitol Police and the Capitol Police Board, participating in various taskforces and working groups with Congressional counterparts to resolve security-related issues.

● Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Capitol Police, local and federal law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence agencies. Works closely with these agencies to bring coordinated group projects and incidents to a successful resolution

● Works closely with USCP Command Center officials to maintain situational awareness and collect pertinent information relating to ongoing events, including emergencies.

● Develops and delivers training; ensures that Senate staff is properly trained on Senate security awareness protocols and procedures Assists in the development of security needs for the Capitol, Senate office buildings, and grounds in the Washington, D.C. area; implements security plans for contingency relocation of the Senate Chamber, both on-site and off-site.

● Provides advice and technical assistance to Senate offices and Committees on issues of physical security and personal protection.

     • Assists in planning, directing and executing projects; assists in the development of the annual Security Planning and Police Coordination report and SAA strategic plan. This position also assumes responsibility for oversight and review of messaging from the USCP Command Center of the Joint Emergency Messaging and Notification System (JEMNS).

Represents the SAA organization in meetings with t he U.S. Capitol Police, Secretary of the Senate, House Sergeant at Arms, Architect of the Capitol, and other stakeholders and working groups.


Work is primarily performed in an office environment with no exceptional physical demands.


Work requires a Bachelor's Degree in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, or a related field, and three to five years of experience in law enforcement, security operations, or program management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of project management, security management, including budgeting, scheduling, staffing, risk management, and requirements analysis. 

The applicant must demonstrate successful experience executing operational plans that utilize various modes of communication to generate real-time public information and direction during emergency events to a select community from a law enforcement command center.

• Knowledge of vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and security assessment with a primary focus in the Legislative Branch.

• Knowledge of life safety practices, including fire safety, emergency action planning, evacuation, relocation, and shelter in place.

• Knowledge of emergency equipment to include breathing devices (e.g., escape hoods), communication devices, and emergency supplies.

• Ability to conduct research and prepare clear and concise analyses and reports.

• Ability to develop and implement both short- and long-range project plans.

• Ability to develop effective working relationships with Senate staff, local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies at all levels.

• Ability to effectively interact with staff representing all levels of the organization, as well as with outside vendors.

• Ability to communicate, multi-task during stressful/intense situations of varying durations, and collaborate effectively. Attention to detail is required.


• Must possess or be able to obtain a top-secret security clearance.

• This position requires the incumbent to be available at all times for sudden recall in response to emergency events affecting the Senate  campus/ community, and to potentially deploy to alternate sites in support of the Senate’s contingency operations.

• The support will be performed primarily through continuous monitoring and tracking of security events and incidents occurring within the National Capitol Region and those impacting Senate offices nationwide.

• This position will work both independently and in a team environment with the U.S. Capitol Police, Senate offices, Military organizations, and SAA staff to coordinate access for special arrivals such as vehicles, oversized equipment, materials, or educational displays entering the Senate perimeter.

• This position requires shift work and will include weekends, holidays, and extended evening hours.

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