Assistant Sergeant at Arms for Police Services/Law Enforcement

Washington D.C.
Oct 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Minimum of 15 - 20 years law enforcement experience with a major city Police Department, Federal Law Enforcement Agency or Military with a minimum of 5 years at the command level, field grade officer, or at the SES level. Experience interacting with high-level city and/or Federal officials. Significant supervisory/management experience.

Current or previously held Top Secret Security Clearance required.

Highly qualified candidates will possess the following Knowledge/Skill/Abilities: Ability to provide oversight of a large, politically diverse, culturally ingrained, hybrid police department (mixture of traditional police, coupled with campus security and executive protection), where line officers interact with stakeholders which pose challenges to traditional chain of command processes; Experience in security event planning for major security events at the Federal and/or State level, preferably events of similar magnitude to Presidential Inaugurals, State of the Union Addresses, State Funerals, and other major events pertaining to Congress, state legislatures, or state capitals (or other high profile public events); Knowledge of all facets of executive protection at the Federal level; Ability to provide oversight over law enforcement programs for sworn and administrative personnel; Knowledge and experience in physical security protocols for a large, high profile, historic setting which draws large numbers of visitors, general public and tourists (such as the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings), and experience in dealing with public screening, perimeter security, as well as the detection of conventional and non-conventional threats while maintaining an open environment for the conduct of business; Knowledge and experience in dealing with intelligence, homeland security, federal and state law enforcement agencies (to include D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and military entities in an area such as the National Capital Region or similar demographic area to the Washington, DC metropolitan region) for law enforcement, security operations, and intelligence matters; Knowledge and experience in emerging and critical issues in policing and demonstrated ability in the areas of resource management and strategic planning, performance management and internal controls; Knowledge and experience in counterterrorism best practices at the federal and/or state level, including but not limited to, threat management, crisis response and incident management at the senior command level.

Ability to develop a working knowledge of all aspects of the Division, as well as a broad understanding of the rules, policies and procedures of the House of Representatives, the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, and the USCP.

Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.

The Sergeant at Arms is the Chief Law Enforcement and Protocol Officer for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Office of the Sergeant at Arms provides premier security, safety and protocol services to Members, Committees and the staff who serve them. To accomplish our mission, we have an extremely dedicated team whose diverse strengths provide the highest level of professionalism and expertise in each of our divisions: Police Services and Law Enforcement, Protocol and Chamber Operations, Parking Security, House Security, Information and Identification Services, and Emergency Management. These offices collectively and collaboratively ensure and enhance the safety and security of House operations.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check and pre-employment drug screening. The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Veteran’s Preference Information:
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Highly qualified candidates will be evaluated based on a structured interview.

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