Dignitary Protection Division Special Agent

Washington D.C.
Aug 01, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Full Time

The results of this vacancy announcement selection process will be used to fill the Dignitary Protection Division Basic Agent Training Program (BATP 17-02). BATP 17-02 is tentatively scheduled to begin September 18, 2017

Note: Many vacancies exist. The number of Dignitary Protection Division Special Agent positions will be determined by the needs of the Department.

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds 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.

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. We also protect everyone who visits the Capitol, who can see first-hand how we work to represent the best of America's spirit and diversity.

As a Department, we are 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.

  • 50% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • Must be a current USCP Officer below the rank of Sergeant.
  • Must have successfully completed your probationary period.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain a government issued travel card.
  • 1. Must be a USCP Officer below the rank of Sergeant; attained the rank of Private with Training and have successfully completed your probationary period by the closing date of this announcement.
    2. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    3. Must not be in restricted leave status as of the closing date of this announcement.
    4. Must be in a full and unrestricted duty status as of the closing date of this announcement.
    5. Must be available to work flexible hours, rotating shifts and possible midnight assignments.
    6. Must be able to travel on commercial, military and private airplanes, helicopters and trains.

    The following selection process will be used to further assess candidates who have met the initial eligibility factors. Candidates must qualify under each phase 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. In consultation with OHR, a review of all candidates' personnel jackets will be conducted by an appointed assessment panel.

    Phase II: KSA Assessment - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities will be evaluated by an appointed assessment panel.

    • Ability to analyze a situation, obtain facts and take appropriate action is a stressful situation.
    • Knowledge of protective security concepts, principles, practices, and techniques.
    • Ability to interact within a team or group to promote a professional goal oriented team environment.
    Phase III: DPD Physical Ability Test (PAT) - The DPD PAT will be conducted prior to a candidate continuing in the DPD selection process and will be held inside the PAC Building at the Cheltenham Training Facility. A complete description of the DPD PAT is located under the "What to Expect Next" section of this vacancy announcement.

    Phase IV: Structured Interview - Candidates eligible for Phase IV 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. The Office of Human Resources 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.

    Q - Sensitive


    This position is located within the Dignitary Protection Division (DPD) of the Protective Services Bureau (PSB). The Dignitary Protection Division is responsible for carrying out protective functions and operations.

    DPD Special Agents:

    • Provide protection of congressional leadership, including the coordination of security arrangements for domestic and international travel through advance security surveys and on-the-ground protection.
    • Provide personal security of Members of Congress and their families; visiting officials of foreign, Federal, state, and/or local governments, and other congressional visitors.
    • Provide protective coverage for congressional events such as congressional hearings and sessions, official functions, and other events identified by the respective Sergeant at Arms and/or Chief of Police.

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