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Law Enforcement - Duty Desk Officer (Reemployed Annuitant)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

Successful applicants re-employed with the dual compensation offset waiver granted by the USCP are able to earn their full salary and their full annuity without penalty.

Dual Compensation Offset Waiver for Approved Rehires:
Work full time
Maximum age limit (under 60 at the time of appointment)
Receive overtime
Earn full annuity and full salary
Earn annual leave and sick leave
Term appointment up to 4 years

A Law Enforcement - Duty Desk Officer staffs the duty desk within the Investigations Division, Protective Services Bureau (PSB). Receives referral of telephone calls or electronic mail messages and reviews them to determine if they pose a potential threat of harm or danger to Members of Congress, staff, employees, and visitors within the Capitol Complex and/or within districts where Members of Congress maintain offices and official residences. Obtains essential information related to these incidents, such as the identification of the caller, caller's contact information, and the nature of the threat or concerning communication/incident. Accurately, quickly, and courteously receives incoming non-­emergency telephone calls on a regular or rotating shift.
Performs investigative case management functions, such as, completing computer and file searches for suspect background information, criminal history checks, assembling case files, and contacting other police agencies. Updates database records capturing essential information related to each incident, including targets, specific Members, nature of the threat or concerning communication/incident, and other relevant information.
Initiates follow-up calls to USCP personnel, Members of Congress and their staff, and the general public to receive information concerning non-emergency incidents and/or processes information received via internet applications used by the Department.
Provides supporting information to PSB Command officials, partner agencies and Capitol Police Board members, as may be required. Keeps logs, prepares forms and records, and prepares daily reports.


Conditions of Employment

Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Your completed application and required documents must be submitted by the closing date of this Vacancy Announcement to receive further consideration. Your online application and answers to the attached assessment questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated. As a result of this initial review, qualified applicants will be required to submit additional biographical information and supporting documents. A list of these documents will be provided to you during the selection process. For further consideration, qualified candidates will be required to submit an Authorization for Release form and additional information via a Personal History Statement (PHS) for further pre-employment screening. The information provided, along with a review of a candidate's credit, criminal history, and their driving record, will be reviewed. The Peace Officer Background Investigation Tracking System (POBITS) is an automated system used by investigators to efficiently manage background investigations. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the POBITS system, where they will be instructed to provide their PHS.


Must possess 52 weeks of law enforcement experience post-training at the time of application.
Initial Assessment Phase
Following the pre-employment screening, candidates may be invited to participate in the Initial Assessment Phase of the USCP hiring process, all facets of which will be conducted virtually at a location of their choice. This phase consists of an Orientation. It provides the applicant with an overview of the USCP and its hiring process.
Examination Phase
The Examination Phase consists of psychological, medical and polygraph examinations. This will be a candidate's first required visit to our office in Washington, D.C. during the hiring process. Efforts will be made to schedule these examinations consecutively to eliminate return visits to complete the examinations.
?Psychological - Candidates complete a battery of psychological assessments and a clinical interview. The psychological examination will last approximately four to six hours. Candidates are encouraged to be well-rested and eat prior to the examination.
The psychological exam will occur online and require the use of a desktop or laptop computer, camera, and microphone.

?Medical - The medical examination will determine if a candidate is medically qualified to perform the functional requirements of the job. Candidates will be required to fast (abstain from food) prior to the medical examination.

?Polygraph - The polygraph examination is used to confirm information obtained through the selection process.
Background Investigation

The final phase of the selection process requires candidates to undergo a full background investigation that will include a thorough review and verification of the candidate's employment history, employer, residential, and personal references, in depth criminal and credit history, and academic records.

Must be a United States citizen.
Must meet position age requirements.
Must possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver's license.
Must show evidence of responsible driving in the last one year.
Male applicants must be registered for Selective Service.
Travel for hiring assessments and training is at applicant's expense.
Must successfully complete a full field background investigation.
Polygraph, medical assessment, criminal, credit, and tax check required.
Must successfully complete all required training.
Must successfully complete a probationary period.
Must have completed any of the following: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Uniform Police Training Program (UPTP), Mixed Basic Police Training Program (MBPTP), or Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP); Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) accredited military police training program; or U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) training programs: United States Border Patrol Integrated Training Program (USBPI) or the Field Operations Academy
Must complete use of force training, authority and jurisdiction training, and weapons qualification prior to carrying a weapon.

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be minimally qualified for this position:

U.S. Citizenship -- Only United States Citizens will receive consideration. Qualified applicants will be required to provide proof of citizenship early in the selection process. Naturalized citizens must be able to participate and complete a holistic and verifiable background investigation of their personal and professional background.

Age Requirements -- Applicants must not have reached the mandatory retirement age of 60 years of age with waiver as of the time of application.

Education -- High School diploma or GED certificate is required.

Valid Driver's License -- Applicants must possess a valid U.S. driver's license that has not been revoked or under suspension for the past one (1) year.
Criminal History Check -- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years.

?A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants.

?USCP Police Officers are required to possess a firearm and ammunition. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition and are ineligible for the position.

Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans.

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.

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.


High School diploma or GED certificate is required. Must have completed any of the following: FLETC UPTP, MBPTP, or CITP, FLETA accredited military police training program, or CBP training Programs (USBPI or CBPOPT).

Additional information

Benefits Highlights: The USCP offers a competitive starting salary of $132,391.00. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision care, life and long-term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, and an employee assistance program. Student Loan Repayment Program Incentive up to $10,000 annually with a maximum of $80,000 per employee and is subject to budget availability. Previous creditable Federal service is used to determine the appropriate leave accrual category. Transit subsidy benefits for your commuting costs may be provided to you as a tax-free benefit. USCP has several on-site state of the art fitness centers with access to personal trainer consultants and locker room facilities. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The USCP is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations. FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: This position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act provisions

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