Washington, D.C
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time

This position is located in the Technical Countermeasures Division (TCD) of the Security Services Bureau (SSB), Analysis and Projects Section (RFAS), Office of the Assistant Chief of Police for Protective and Intelligence Operations, United States Capitol Police (USCP).

The SSB is responsible for the supervision and delivery of security surveys of congressional offices; storage of national security information; design, installation and maintenance of physical security systems; and technical security countermeasures inspections. Additionally, the Bureau addresses matters ranging from the protection of national security information to the protection of life and property.

The purpose of this position is to identify and neutralize technical penetrations and vulnerabilities that could potentially be used to compromise sensitive and national security information for the U.S. Congress. The position would be responsible for managing and implementing the larger and more complex technical security systems and equipment designed to counter terrorists and other security threats against Members of Congress and their respective facilities.

The incumbent of this position ensures the performance of advanced technical security of the radio frequency (RF) environment to detect the potential presence of unforeseen and concealed transmitters. Designs, maintains and operates the In-Place Monitoring System (IPMS) and portable RF equipment.

Specifically, plans, coordinates, monitors, assesses or independently performs testing and evaluation of unusual and highly complex projects. Evaluates, modifies and improves existing test technologies. Develops and implements test initiatives and test technologies that address the design, development, verification, certification and operation of systems or hardware.

Conducts security assessments and makes recommendations for security upgrades to deter terrorism and espionage. Identifies technical vulnerabilities that could compromise sensitive and national security information and briefs Congressional staff on findings.

Monitors the radio frequency environment and interprets risks and positive detection responses and notifies the appropriate authorities of a possible threat. Determines enforcement or search methods and the need for additional law enforcement support. Initiates corrective action to the detection and search responses to the threat involved.

Ensures that protective systems provide maximum security with the least interference to Congressional missions and functions. Evaluates and oversees the protection systems and devices that ensure that sensitive information, equipment, technologies and other materials are not compromised, sabotaged, stolen or misused.

Establishes security standards for program effectiveness and plans for multiple program or broad subject area evaluation and ensure compliance. Analyzes existing security program evaluation criteria procedures and guidelines and develops new innovative procedures.


Conditions of Employment

- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
- Must complete a one-year probationary period.
- This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain active Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access and a "Q" clearance.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government Technical Security Certification.
- This position is Exempt for the provisions of FLSA.
- Applicants must have a valid driver's license.
- Must have Direct Deposit.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

At least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the CP-10 (GS-12 equivalent) grade level is required.

Such qualifying specialized experience must have been directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as research and development of new technological enhancements to identify and neutralize technical penetrations and vulnerabilities that could be used to compromise sensitive and/or national security information.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (02/10/2023) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications )


There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment with USCP:

Note: As per the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) and the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019, criminal history information will only be collected following a qualifications review and a tentative offer of employment has been made. A criminal history does not automatically exclude an applicant from employment with the USCP.

Criminal History Check -- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years if offered employment. A criminal history check will be performed on applicants who accept an offer of employment.

Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification.

Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration. https://www.sss.gov/Registration/check-a-Registration/Verification-Form

Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record.

Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation. There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.