Police Officer

Washington, D.C
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time


This is a full-time position with the Police Force of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

$61,991 - Entry level, non-certified
$64,164 - With documentation of graduation from the UPTP at FLETC or after completion of training (six months)
$71,945 - After 30 months (Private First Class)
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Serves as a uniformed police officer with the Supreme Court of the United States. Responsible for providing a full range of police services. Supreme Court Police Officers are primarily responsible for protecting the Chief Justice, Associate Justices, building occupants, and the Court's building and grounds. Additional responsibilities include Courtroom security, dignitary protection, emergency response, and providing assistance to building visitors.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
00 - Promotions are based on time-in-grade until 30 months of service, after which promotions are awarded internally based on competitive evaluation as vacancies arise.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
  • Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See: www.sss.gov


  • A Bachelor's degree or prior experience as a sworn police officer is required (either is required, not both).
  • Applicants must be mature, reliable, skilled in oral and written communication, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Applicants must have no record of felony convictions, and must not currently be involved in any pending criminal charges.
  • Applicants who possess prior military service must have been separated under honorable conditions (honorable discharge).
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age, but not yet 37 years of age at the date of appointment (this position is covered under federal law enforcement retirement provisions, which stipulate mandatory retirement at age 57 after at least 20 years of service). The maximum age may be waived with prior qualifying federal law enforcement service under the same retirement system.
  • Applicants must be licensed to drive and have an excellent driving record.
  • Employment is subject to successful completion of a medical exam, which includes rigorous fitness standards and a background investigation.


  • A high school diploma is required.
  • A Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Prior experience as a sworn police officer with a thorough knowledge of law enforcement techniques and practices may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.

Additional information

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States Police Force offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, premium pay, and eligibility for retirement with 20 years of service at age 50, or 25 years service at any age. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required:
  • A resume
  • A cover letter
  • OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  • Police Applicant Pre-Screening Questionnaire: https://www.supremecourt.gov/jobs/Application_Pre-Screening_Questionnaire.pdf
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