Deputy Chief

Washington, D.C
Feb 02, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The Deputy Chief reports to the Assistant Chief of the United States Capitol Police (ACOP) or the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and is responsible for directing and managing bureau operations to ensure the protection and security of members of Congress, congressional staff and visitors, and the continuation of government. All Command Officials are expected to work together as a team, demonstrating a strong commitment to the mission of the USCP.

Serves as the primary Department advisor on various programs and events. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the USCP and senior staff at other federal, state and local government agencies on agency matters. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.

The Deputy Chief is charged with the administration and management of Department-wide policies and plans that guide daily operations, assessing threats and risks, estimating resource needs, and charting future Department strategies.

Leads a diverse workforce of law enforcement officers and civilians towards successful achievement of the Department's vision, mission and goals. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Develops a work environment where workforce diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the Department.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers and various stakeholders, including high-level individuals including Members of Congress, their staff and other legislative and executive agencies. Maintains effective communication with the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Committee on House Administration, and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, in coordination with the ACOP/CAO.

Oversees strategic planning, programming, and budgeting-executing resources (human, financial, material, and information) with a demonstrated understanding of the concepts of resource/cost/risk management within a business environment.

Promotes the spirit and practice of diversity and equal employment opportunity programs, ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin is carried forward in all aspects of Human Resources management.


Conditions of Employment

o Must be a current USCP Inspector and meet the qualification requirements. o Must complete a one year probationary period. o Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI level clearance. o Must be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.


All USCP Inspectors who meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply.

1. Candidates must not have been in a non-duty status for more than 30 consecutive days in the past 12 months prior to the closing date of this announcement unless otherwise authorized by law (e.g., performance of duty injury, FMLA, USERRA).

2. Candidates must not have any Departmental documentation that specifically limits his/her eligibility to participate in the promotional process by the close of the vacancy announcement.

To receive consideration for this position, you must attach your resume, the Assessment Questionnaire and the narrative responses addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs), with your on-line application on the closing date of this announcement. The narrative responses should be no more than two pages per question, for a total of 14 pages. Attach your responses in a separate document and upload it into the on-line application system.

Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative in response to the following ECQs. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your significant experiences, accomplishments and results. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. Applicants should prepare the ECQs in a Word document and upload it into the application system. The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at
1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organization goals. Inherent to the ECQ is the ability to establish an organization vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilities cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalition internally and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following MTQs. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. Responses to the MTQs must not exceed 4 pages.
1. Describe your experience in successfully leading, managing and directing a technical or operational organization with a varied and complex mission. Include experience in organizational administration, oversight of subordinate programs and leaders, and coordination and interaction of activities with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders.
2. Describe your experience in evaluating and implementing organizational law enforcement policies and programs that improved the operations of your command or unit.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement. A Bachelor's degree is preferred, preferably in a law enforcement related field.

Additional information

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. The selection list will be active for consideration for a period of one (1) year from the date of the approval of the first promotion by the Chief of Police. An applicant must maintain eligibility to participate in the process throughout the list eligibility. An applicant may request to be removed from consideration by sending a written request to the Office of Human Resources. The promotional process may be revised at the discretion of the Chief of Police consistent with applicable law, rule, and regulation. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provisions. This position is not included in a collective bargaining unit.