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Physical Security Specialist Design Installation

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US Capitol Police

$102,457.00 to $129,102.00

Washington, DC

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$102,457 to $129,102 per year

Pay scale & grade

CP 10

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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Open to US Citizens

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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.

We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel here to see democracy in action. We also protect everyone who visits the Capitol, who can see first-hand how we work to represent the best of America's spirit and diversity.

As a Department, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, national origins, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential.

We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.

This position is located in the Project Planning Section (PPS), Physical Security Division (PSD), Security Services Bureau (SSB), United States Capitol Police (USCP). PPS is responsible for long-term planning and coordinating the installation of physical security systems on the Capitol Complex and other facilities under USCP jurisdiction. The position serves as the planner responsible for the design and management of physical and technical security projects under USCP jurisdiction and the design and integration of physical security into renovation or new construction projects.


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Serves as project manager or assistant project manager for centrally managed projects, responsible for the planning, design, engineering, and management/coordination of electronic and physical security projects across the Capitol Complex and other facilities under USCP jurisdiction. Develops and maintains project files and work packages. Assists the section supervisor in the development of work priorities. Inspects completed work and recommends acceptance/rejection. Informs supervisor of project milestones, status, and problems. Works independently on complex and large projects.

Maintains a large project portfolio that includes the largest and most technically complex projects.

Designs, engineers, and develops engineering specifications for complex physical and electronic security systems. Adapts existing systems to perform new or unique functions. Develops requirements documents in order to identify new products to replace or integrate with existing security systems.

Analyzes, formulates, develops, and recommends short and long-range electronic and physical security requirements for projects that are coordinated with other organizations and entities. Conducts research and evaluations of new security equipment and techniques, maintains contacts with counterparts in other law enforcement organizations and consults with operating personnel and other security specialists to recommend security systems and solutions.

Establishes security standards for program effectiveness and plans for multiple program or broad subject area evaluation. 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 compliance with all applicable regulations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0080 Security Administration

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Managers, All Other



Conditions of Employment

You must be 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 and maintain Top Secret Clearance

This position is FLSA Exempt


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for the CP-10 level: You must possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the CP-9/GS-11 level.

Specialized experience is defined as experience performing facility security inspections; directing security equipment installation activities; drafting, interpreting and applying physical security regulations and policies in order to resolve security problems; and delivering high quality written and verbal reports on technical subjects.


All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (03/26/2018) of the vacancy announcement.

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


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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


Required Documents

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.



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How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire (

) and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,

, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Yetreta Lomax Yetreta Lomax


(202) 593-3370



SSB - Physical Security Division

119 D Street NE

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Once your completed online assessment questionnaire is successfully submitted on USAJOBS, you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your application materials is made, you will be notified of your eligibility status. If you are referred to the hiring official, you will receive further notification. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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