Supervisory Electronics Engineer

Washington, D.C
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 25, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
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This position is located in the Technical Countermeasures Division (TCD) in the Security Services Bureau (SSB), Chief of Operations, U.S. Capitol Police (USCP). TCD is responsible for identifying and neutralizing technical penetrations and vulnerabilities that could potentially compromise sensitive and national security information for the U.S. Congress. These include threats to personnel, information and property located at congressional facilities nationwide.

This incumbent serves as the full deputy to the Associate Director (AD), Technical Countermeasures Division (TCD), assisting the AD in directing the activities of the Division, and achieving the organization mission, which is to identify and neutralize technical penetrations and vulnerabilities that could potentially compromise sensitive and national security information for the U.S. Congress.

Supervises a group of Technical Security Specialists. Provides administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to subordinate staff related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Analyzes, formulates, develops and recommends long-range technical security resource requirements and related support requirements for the Division. On an overall basis, directs Division staff in conducting a continuing program of inspections and evaluations to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) controls in place at the Capitol Complex and recommends necessary changes related to the enhancement of the Divisions's TSCM program.

Establishes security standards for program effectiveness and plans for Congressional TSCM efforts. Analyzes existing security program evaluation criteria procedures and guidelines and develops innovative new procedures. Evaluates, modifies, and improves existing technologies including methods, concepts, and procedures. Develops and implements test initiatives and test technologies that address program effectiveness. Participates in inspections for quality control and evaluation purposes.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete a one year supervisory probationary period.
  • Must have Direct Deposit.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret(TS)/Sensitive Compartment Information(SCI) and Q security clearances.
  • Must be obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain a nationally recognized TSCM certification.
  • Must be able to work in an confined area, work from heights, and move objects up to 50 pounds.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below.

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree: Professional Engineering -- To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

- OR -

B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
    Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions; or Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; or Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A; or Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

CP-12/GS-14: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the (CP-11/GS-13) grade level. Examples of specialized experience include the planning, execution, and instrumentation of electronics engineering tests; providing engineering support for tests, assessments, experiments and system evaluations; coordinating and directing the activities of engineers in the operation and maintenance of advanced hardware and facilities assessing the vulnerability of systems and subsystems; and developing analytical methods, tools, standards, and models and simulations used in electronics engineering and test planning.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (10/30/2019) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: )


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Evaluation Factors

Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the HOW TO APPLY section and click on the link Application Preview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
3. Other supporting documents :
- College transcript(s), or other documentation to prove possession of the basic requirement for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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