Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
- Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
- Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
- Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure
This position is covered by Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) and additional compensation may be paid at the rate of up to 25% of the base salary.
- Occasional Travel
GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level performing duties such as: analyzing complex fingerprint cases; imperfect and partial latent fingerprint impressions that contain only the minimum number of points necessary to make an identification; conducting methods development projects to improve latent fingerprint examination capabilities; serving as a team member for a team dispatched to crime scenes; conducting research projects to devise new methods and techniques to enhance latent fingerprint examination capabilities; assisting with training for developmental level specialists; preparing written laboratory reports based on examinations; testifying as an expert witness in the area of latent fingerprint examinations.
GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $94,796) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as: analyzing complex fingerprint cases; imperfect and partial latent fingerprint impressions that contain only the minimum number of points necessary to make an identification and partial latent fingerprint impressions; conducting methods development projects to improve latent fingerprint examination capabilities; serving as a team coordinator for a team dispatched to crime scenes; planning and coordinating projects to improve latent fingerprint examination capabilities; coordinating and conducting training for developmental level specialists; preparing written laboratory reports based on examinations; and testifying as an expert witness in the area of latent fingerprint examinations.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Undergo occasional travel.
- Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary, but requires standing, bending and carrying of light items such as papers, files, and packages. At crime scenes, heavy lifting of objects (i.e., printing presses, equipment, packages, etc.) may be required.
- Work Environment: The work is performed predominately in a laboratory setting. Special safety precautions such as the wearing and use of protective devices (goggles, dust and mist respirators, rubber or plastic gloves, and laboratory smocks) are often required. Some work is performed in the field.