Ceremonial Unit (Police Officer)

Washington D.C.
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a current USCP Officer below the rank of Sergeant.
  • Must have attained the rank of Private with Training.
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects over 50 pounds.
  • Must work flexible hours to support short notice acttivations.
  • Must successfully complete all required training.
  • 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 the 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.

    • Knowledge of ceremonial/drill concepts, principles, practices.
    • Ability to interact within a team or group to promote a professional goal oriented team environment.
    • Ability to perform work in stressful situations while remaining conscientious about attention to detail.
    Phase III: Ability and Knowledge Exercises - A structured selection process will be administered consisting of a Ceremonial Ability and Skills Test (CAST). The "What to Expect Next" section of this announcement describes the CAST tasks.

    Candidates must pass each part of the CAST successively to continue to the oral interview.

    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 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, or pending investigations internally or externally.

    All applicants must meet the following eligibility factors in order to be considered for the position as a member of the Ceremonial Unit:
    • Must be a United States Capitol Police Officer in the rank of Private with Training, Private First Class, or Technician.
    • Must project a neat, well groomed, professional image, and maintain uniforms and grooming according to standards set forth by USCP Directives/SOPs.
    • Must be able to maintain composure and have the ability to overcome stressful and challenging circumstances (e.g. standing in a ceremonial position for twenty minutes or more, performing in extreme heat or cold, participating in funerals for officers who were killed in the line of duty, etc.).
    • Must be able to communicate, work well with others and follow directions of the Ceremonial Unit Commander, the Officer in Charge (OIC), or designee.
    • Must be available to work flexible and/or additional hours on short notice.

    Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    This position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provisions.

    Your bargaining unit status will not change if you are selected for this position.

    Note: Multiple vacancies exist. The number of Ceremonial Unit positions will be determined by the needs of the Department. The selection list will be active for a period of one (1) year from the date of approval of the selection memorandum. An applicant may request to be removed from consideration by sending a written request to the Office of Human Resources (OHR).

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Failure to comply with any of the following retention factors will be grounds for removal from the Ceremonial Unit.

    • Must successfully complete the USCP Ceremonial Unit Training Program and complete a one (1) year probationary period beginning the date of completing the training.
    • Must successfully complete all required training programs.
    • Must maintain proper care of the ceremonial uniform and abide by the Department's standards on uniforms and grooming.
    • Must abide by the protocols of the Ceremonial Unit.
    • Must be available to work flexible and/or additional hours on short notice.
    • Must be able to travel outside the Washington metropolitan area as required.

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