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Police Officer

Company: U.S. Capitol Police
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


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.
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  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      11/01/2021 to 11/30/2021
    • Salary

      $64,815 - $64,815 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      LP 1
    • Help

      Many vacancies in the following location:
      • Washington, DC
      • Telework eligible

      • Travel Required

        Not required
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

      • Appointment type

      • Work schedule

      • Service

      • Promotion potential

      • Job family (Series)

        0083 Police
      • Supervisory status

      • Security clearance

        Not Required
      • Drug test

      • Announcement number

      • Control number

        This job is open to
        • The public

          U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agency

          United States Citizens who are at least 20 years and 6 months. This position requires a USCP full field background investigation. This vacancy announcement is open continuously for the month. Applications will be considered in the order of receipt. Apply here:


          A United States Capitol Police Officer LP-0083 performs a full range of police duties and responsibilities:
          • Enforces Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations, and enforces USCP rules and regulations relating to law enforcement.
          • Physically protects the U.S. Capitol complex (buildings and grounds), Members of Congress, visitors, and staff from threats of crime and disruption; preserves law and order; and serves as a deterrent to crime and other violations of laws, rules, and regulations.
          • Takes charge of accidents and crime scenes, restricting access to crime scenes; observes, stops, and questions suspicious persons.
          • Prepares reports and testifies in court.
          • Performs protective services, safeguards Federally-owned buildings and property, and protects government equipment and property.
          • Upon successfully completing training and a probationary period, time-in-grade requirements and all experience requirements, future competitive promotions are available to advance to other duties-a higher rank or an officer assignment within a specialized area. USCP specialized areas include, e.g., Special Operations Division, Canine Explosives Detection Team, Containment Emergency Response Team, Dignitary Protection Division, Intelligence Section, Criminal Investigations Section, Threat Assessment Section, and Hazardous Incident Response Division. Help

            Conditions of Employment

            FLETC will accept and train only COVID-19 fully vaccinated students. Fully vaccinated students are those who are 14 days past their final dose of a two-dose regimen, or 14 days past a single dose regimen of the COVID-19 vaccination. FLETC will require all students to remain on the FLETC campus for the duration of their training evolution with limited exceptions in order to remain in a training status. Your completed application and required documents must be submitted by the closing date of this Vacancy Announcement to receive further consideration. COVID-19 vaccination proof will be required prior to the completion of the hiring process. Your online application and answers to the attached assessment questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated. As a result of this initial review, qualified applicants will be required to submit additional biographical information and supporting documents. A list of these documents will be provided to you during the selection process. Further Evaluation of Qualified Candidates Pre-Employment Screening Candidates will be required to submit an Authorization for Release form and additional information via a Personal History Statement (PHS). The information provided, along with a review of a candidate's credit, criminal history, and their driving record, will be reviewed. The Peace Officer Background Investigation Tracking System (POBITS) is an automated system used by investigators to efficiently manage background investigations. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the POBITS system, where they will be instructed to provide their Personal History Statement (PHS). Initial Assessment Phase Following the pre-employment screening, candidates may be invited to participate in the Initial Assessment Phase of the USCP hiring process, all facets of which will be conducted virtually at a location of their choice. This phase consists of an Orientation and Police Officer Selection Test (POST). The Initial Assessment Phase measures a candidate's initial suitability for the position of Police Officer. It also provides the applicant with an overview of the USCP and its hiring process.


            The Initial Assessment Phase consists of two components:

            Orientation Session - An overview of the USCP mission, hiring process, training, and employment opportunities.

            Written Exam - The Police Officer Selection Test (POST) will test the candidate's knowledge of basic math, reading, and grammar. A passing score of at least 70% (seventy percent) must be obtained in each section.

            The Orientation and POST will require candidates to use a video conferencing system.
            Note: All online portions of the hiring process require the use of a desktop or laptop computer. The use of cell phones and tablets will NOT be allowed for video conferencing. It is highly recommended that all candidates become familiar with the use of their computer's webcam and microphone.

            Applicants who successfully complete the Initial Assessment Phase will be issued a Conditional Offer of Employment and will enter the Examination Phase of the hiring process.

            Examination Phase

            The Examination Phase consists of psychological, medical and polygraph examinations. This will be a candidate's first required visit to our office in Washington, D.C. during the hiring process. Efforts will be made to schedule these examinations consecutively to eliminate return visits to complete the examinations.
            • Psychological - Candidates complete a battery of psychological assessments and a clinical interview. The psychological examination will last approximately four to six hours. Candidates are encouraged to be well-rested and eat prior to the examination. The psychological exam will occur online and require the use of a desktop or laptop computer, camera, and microphone.
            • Medical - The medical examination will determine if a candidate is medically qualified to perform the functional requirements of the job. Candidates will be required to fast (abstain from food) prior to the medical examination.
            • Polygraph - The polygraph examination is used to confirm information obtained through the selection process.
            • Physical Readiness Test (PRT) - The PRT consists of three events: a timed 300-meter run, push-up test, and a 1.5-mile run. Background Investigation

              The final phase of the selection process requires candidates to undergo a full background investigation that will include a thorough review and verification of the candidate's employment history, employer, residential, and personal references, in depth criminal and credit history, and academic records.

              Must be a United States citizen.
              Must meet position age requirements.
              Must possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver's license.
              Must show evidence of responsible driving in the last three years.
              Male applicants must be registered for Selective Service.
              Travel for hiring assessments and training is at applicant's expense.
              Must successfully complete a full field background investigation.
              Polygraph, medical assessment, criminal, credit, and tax check required.
              Must successfully complete all required training.
              Must successfully complete a probationary period.

              Candidates must meet the following requirements to be minimally qualified for this position:

              U.S. Citizenship Only United States Citizens will receive consideration. Qualified applicants will be required to provide proof of citizenship early in the selection process. Naturalized citizens must be able to participate and complete a holistic and verifiable background investigation of their personal and professional background.

              Age Requirements Applicants must be at least 21 years old at time of appointment and not older than 37. Currently, as a result of critical mission requirements, the maximum entry age is up to 39 years of age at the time of appointment (or 40 years of age if the individual turns 40 in the same month of their initial appointment), with required mandatory retirement after 20 years of Federal law enforcement service (e.g., employed at 39 years of age and retire at 59 years of age).
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