Technical Security Specialist (Component Detection)

Legislative Branch, U.S. Capi...
Washington D.C.
Oct 04, 2016
Apr 05, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

About the Agency

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, its legislative processes, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.

As the United States Capitol Police

We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel here to see democracy in action;

Every American who visits the Capitol, as well as those visitors from around the world, is a member of our protected community and sees first-hand how we are the best of America's spirit and diversity;

As a Department, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, national origins, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential;

We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.

This position is located in Technical Countermeasures Division (TCD) of the Security Services Bureau (SSB), United States Capitol Police (USCP). The SSB is responsible for the supervision and delivery of security surveys of congressional offices; design, installation and maintenance of physical security systems; and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) inspections. The TCD provides TSCM services for the Legislative Branch, including the office space on the Capitol Complex and at Congressional state and district offices. 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 United States Congress.

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 to 5 days per month.

  • No

  • You must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Must obtain and maintain Top Secret, SCI and "Q" Clearances.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Must obtain and maintain a certification in TSCM work.
  • Qualifying experience for the CP-10 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CP-9/GS-11 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position being 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 experience that includes work which requires the applicant to identify and neutralize technical penetrations and vulnerabilities that could be used to compromise sensitive and/or national security information; and to perform advanced technical surveillance functions utilizing a wide variety of component and tamper detection equipment and devices. Specialized experience may also include work which requires the candidate to select, design and maintain component detection equipment and/or develop processes and procedures for its use.


    There are no education requirements for this position.

    All eligibility requirements must be met by the date the candidate is referred to the selecting official.


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