Construction Security Specialist (Police Officer)
THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE (USCP) is a law enforcement agency in the Legislative Branch of the Government. Our mission is to protect the Congress, its Members, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption or terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional responsibilities in a safe and open environment.
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 an agency, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce derives from almost all 50 states and territories, with some representation from other countries. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, where we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential; and
We represent the best in American policing. 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. 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.
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All applicants must meet the following eligibility factors in order to be considered for the position of Construction Security Specialist:
1. Must be a current USCP officer below the rank of Sergeant who has successfully completed his/her probationary period and attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC) by the closing date of this announcement.
2. Must be in full and unrestricted duty by the closing date of this announcement.
3. Must not be in a leave restriction status by the closing date of this announcement.
4. Must have received a minimum rating of "Meets Expectations" or higher on their most recent Performance Evaluation and Communication System (PECS).
5. Must possess a valid driver's license.
6. Must be available to work flexible and/or additional hours.
The following selection process will be used to further assess candidates who have met the initial eligibility factors. Candidates must qualify under Phase I and Phase II to be considered in subsequent phases.
Phase I: Initial Qualification - The Office of Human Resources (OHR) will conduct an eligibility factor review as outlined in this vacancy announcement. In consultation with OHR, a review of all candidates' personnel jackets and unscheduled leave will be conducted by an appointed assessment panel.
Phase II: KSA Self-Assessment - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) will be evaluated by an appointed assessment panel.
Ability to actively participate as a member of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Ability to work independently with attention to details.
Knowledge of the laws, regulations, practices, and procedures of law enforcement and police work.
Phase III: Structured Interview - Candidates eligible for Phase III will be scheduled for an oral interview. Results of this selection process will be used to recommend candidates to the hiring manager who is the final selecting official. OHR will conduct a disciplinary action review. The hiring manager at his/her discretion may elect not to select a recommended candidate for reasons such as: substandard performance; serious sustained misconduct; and/or pending investigations internally or externally.