Assistant Sergeant at Arms for Police Services/Law Enforcement

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Washington D.C.
Oct 20, 2017
Oct 28, 2017
Full Time

The Division of Police Services/Law Enforcement (PS/LE) is the Law Enforcement Division within the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. House of Representatives. The Division coordinates with the United States Capitol Police (USCP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms (SSA), the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and other legislative branch entities to ensure the safety and security of the Capitol complex, Members of Congress, Congressional staff and visitors. PS/LE staff oversees the daily security operations pertaining to the Capitol and House Office Buildings and administers several programs to ensure the safety and security of District Offices and District Office staff. The Assistant Sergeant at Arms supervises and directs all activities and administrative and operational functions of the Division. In coordination with internal entities to include the Senate Sergeant at Arms, Architect of the Capitol, Congressional Leadership, Congressional Committees, and external entities to include the D.C. Metropolitan Police, FBI, US Secret Service, US Park Police, Military District of Washington, and other local LE agencies within the National Capital Region , the incumbent provides oversight over the USCP and assists with the planning, assessment, coordination and implementation of security for events involving Members of Congress. In addition, the incumbent supervises the development and implementation of oversight security projects throughout the Capitol complex and in Member district offices throughout the United States. Responsibilities include the daily management of Division operations and program requirements to include intelligence and threat updates, Member security on and off Capitol grounds, and tracking of security projects and initiatives. The incumbent will actively contribute to the strategic planning process and the successful completion of high level projects assigned to the Division.

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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.

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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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