Lead Investigative Protection Officer

Washington D.C.
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Frequent temporary travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Must qualify with and carry a firearm.
  • Applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Maintain a top secret clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
    • Submit to random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Undergo frequent travel.
    • Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.
    • Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory.
    • Must have a current qualifying medical exam on record.
    • Candidates should understand that, in order to convert to this Lead IPO position, he/she must satisfactorily complete (or secure an appropriate waiver for):
      • Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
      • Mixed Basic Training Course (MBTC) at the Agency’s James J. Rowley Training Center (RTC).

        Please note: UPTP is approximately 12 weeks and that MBTC is approximately 8 weeks. Candidates must be willing to undertake these training requirements or, if possible, secure appropriate waivers.

    GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11 level (starting salary $68,036) you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-9 level performing duties such as: participating in protective services and investigative activities; gathering information/evidence; assisting with surveillance and securing physical facilities; responding to detected threats; assisting with conducting investigative law enforcement activities; preparing reports of investigations and drawing conclusions; providing recommendations to team members; providing routine technical advice and guidance regarding protection and law enforcement operations.


    Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively high level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related;


    a combination of specialized experience and education.

    GS-12: To qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $81,548) you must possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level performing duties such as: providing guidance and direction to team members; assigning and monitoring work performance; implementing appropriate protective instructions and procedures; planning logistics for protective services and transportation; handling cases, surveillance, searching of physical evidence and clues; conducting seizures of contraband, equipment, and vehicles; securing and serving warrants and making arrests; leading a full range of difficult and complex investigative law enforcement activities.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Mandatory Suitability Statement:

    Pursuant to an exception granted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), your application must contain a completed Optional Form 306, Declaration of Federal Employment. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to update your OF-306, and to again sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

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

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered. If the one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not qualified. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:

    • Knowledge of the missions, functions, operations, policies, rules, regulations, and procedures of the agency sufficient to independently handle complex problems in performing protective activities, investigations, inspections and other law enforcement activities.
    • Knowledge of a wide range of physical security concepts, principles and practices.
    • Ability to brief senior-level management and other stakeholders on complex issues in protective services and investigative activities.
    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points will be assigned.

    The open period will be until May 29, 2018 and will have cut-off dates of May 4, 2018; May 10, 2018; May 17, 2018; and May 29, 2018. Cut-off dates mean that applicants who have applied by the dates identified will be considered for the certificate of eligible applicants that will be presented to the hiring manager(s) to begin the selections.

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