OBIC Recruitment Officer

Washington, D.C
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time

****If you have applied to the original Vacancy USCP-21-10963430-LM dated 12/20/2020 - 12/21/2020, you not need to reapply to this vacancy. The two vacancies will be combined.

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) Police Officer Recruitment Program is designed to meet the goal of attracting, selecting, and hiring the most qualified candidates and to ensure that applicants understand the qualifications required for employment with the Department. Serving as a Recruitment Officer provides an additional creative outlet for sworn employees to contribute to the Department's operational and workforce success. The Recruitment Officer position is assigned to the Office of Background Investigations and Credentialing, Employment Suitability Division. This opportunity is open to all USCP sworn employees who have attained the rank of Private First Class, Technician, or Detective by the closing of this announcement.
NOTE: Three (3) selections may be made from this vacancy announcement, with varying selection dates. This position is designated as a two-year assignment and may be extended up to two (2) additional years to a total of four (4) years. An extension of the initial period will be determined by performance in the position and the needs of the Department. The selection
list will be active for a period of one (1) year from the date of approval of the selection memorandum unless an applicant withdraws in writing his/her application.
As a Recruitment Officer, you will:
  • Attend and represent the USCP at job and career fairs.
  • Interact with potential applicants at recruiting events to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Police Officer careers, benefits, and the hiring process.
  • Participate in college and university career fairs and visits to interact with and attract the interest of potential applicants.
  • Give presentations to college and university students, professors, and career service centers.
  • Assist with presentations, activities and questions during the Assessment Phase of the sworn hiring process.
  • Contact candidates currently in the process to assist in scheduling of assessments and exams.
  • Develop itineraries for recruiting initiatives.
  • Actively seek out new recruiting contacts while on official travel, before and after scheduled events.
  • Complete appropriate travel paperwork.
  • Coordinate shipments of required recruiting items for scheduled events.
  • Communicate with established contacts regarding vacancies for the department, both sworn and civilian.
  • Conduct the online Orientation several times per month.
  • Proctor and administer the Police Officer Selection Test (POST) several times per month.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current USCP officer below the rank of Sergeant. Must have attained the rank of Private First Class, Technician, or Detective. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must be able to travel Must be available to work flexible and/or additional hours. Must meet all USCP grooming standards as stated in Directive 1072.001


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.
1. Must not be in restricted leave status as of the closing date of this announcement.

2. Must be in full and unrestricted duty status as of the selection date unless otherwise authorized by law (e.g., performance of duty injury, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment
Rights Act (USERRA)).

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: Note: As per the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) and the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019, criminal history information will only be collected following a qualifications review and a tentative offer of employment has been made. A criminal history does not automatically exclude an applicant from employment with the 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.

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