Associate Director Physical Security Division

Washington, D.C
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the U.S. Congress, the legislative process, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism. The USCP protects and secures Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure, and open environment.
Learn more about this agency


The incumbent oversees the overall planning, direction and timely execution of security programs; approves long-range work plans developed by section supervisors and subsequently manages overall work of PSD to achieve SSB goals and objectives. Integrates strategic goals and critical success criteria for the division into the SSB and USCP strategic plans, and develops and recommends resource requirements for the successful implementation of the Bureau program. Plans and manages several large and complex security programs with national impact. Directs the formulation and execution of comprehensive plans covering agency-wide activities, the development of security plans, and the prevention of security failures.
Determines which security programs should be initiated, dropped, or curtailed, and when such action should occur. Submits and justifies requests for major expenditures or program changes to higher levels of management. Selects and promulgates preferred management actions based upon the most current approved security management and long-range resource plans. Evaluates past management decisions and institutes changes. Leads the agency's management team in setting coordinated program goals and priorities based on an understanding of various security activities. As an expert authority, resolves critical problems or issues concerning several phases of security policy development and implementation of a variety of programs in physical security. Work involves overlapping, conflicting, or difficult-to-resolve security objectives and requirements. Serves as a member on interagency committees or in national security organizations involved in reviewing, analyzing, developing, and issuing national policy directives and drafting legislation affecting security policies and programs throughout the Government and private sectors. Analyzes, plans, schedules, and coordinates the development of legislation and security policy issuances that direct the course of physical security programs across organizational lines in Federal agencies, industrial organizations, academic institutions, or others involved in sensitive and secure work performed in or for the Federal Government. Directs subordinate section supervisors and Physical Security Specialists in developing, directing and administering the SSB program for the installation and maintenance of security systems on the Capitol Complex. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Ensures integration of security considerations during acquisitions and construction stages, and establishes and develops procedures against security penetrations and vulnerabilities during the development process.
Analyzes, formulates, develops and recommends long-range SSB resource requirements and related support requirements for the Bureau.
On an overall basis, guides Bureau in conducting a continuing program for the installation and maintenance of security systems on the Capitol Complex, and recommends necessary changes for the improvement of the protection of the property and national security information of the Legislative Branch. Delivers reports and presentations for mission critical program planning and evaluation. Designs and conducts a wide variety of comprehensive studies and detailed analyses of complex functions and processes related to long-range planning. Identifies and proposes solutions to management problems which are of major importance to planning program direction. Prepares recommendations which impact the way in which planning is carried out.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen. Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required. Must complete a one year probationary period. Must have Direct Deposit. Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI security Clearance.


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

For the CP-13 level you must have one year of specialized experience at the CP-12/GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience at the next lower grade level leading individuals and teams involved with providing expert technical advice to senior management in the area of physical security and electronic security systems; forming strategic partnerships to successfully plan, implement and manage security systems and programs; and managing physical security acquisition projects and budgets for a large environment, and identifying user requirements and developing new business cases to advance mission objectives.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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


There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment with USCP: Criminal History Check -- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years. A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants. Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification. Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration. Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record. Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation. There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluation Factors Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. 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. Failure to successfully pass a full field background investigation and all segments of the pre-employment evaluation process will result in disqualification from further consideration under this Vacancy Announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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. Other supporting documents: - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable. - College transcript(s), or other documentation to prove possession of the basic requirement for this position.

Similar jobs