U.S. Capitol Police Administrative Officer in Washington, District Of Columbia

U.S. Capitol Police
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (14 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/20/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency with 2100 employees. The USCP safeguards the Congress, its legislative processes, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities 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.

As the United States Capitol Police -

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;

Every American who visits the Capitol, as well as those visitors from around the world, is a member of our protected community and sees first-hand how we are 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 Office of Facilities and Logistics (OFL). OFL provides uniforms, equipment and vehicles to the Department; oversees all administrative, support, operational and storage space assigned to the United States Capitol Police; establishes and maintains a comprehensive safety and health program; maintains a high level of accountability for Department assets; develops internal controls to prevent damage, loss and theft of Department assets; develops standard operating procedures and provides training in these areas.


The incumbent of this position serves as the office manager for the Director's office and ensures that the practices and procedures used by administrative personnel in subordinate offices are consistent with those of the Director's office. On own initiative, recommends changes in administrative policies. Devises and installs office procedures and practices to be used by administrative personnel in subordinate offices.

Prepares agenda for and conducts periodic training sessions for all administrative personnel supporting divisions and units. The agenda includes training in all phases of personal assistance and administrative work such as correspondence, telephone procedures, publications, directives, reports, public relations, and customer service responsibilities.

Responds to inquiries and administrative problems brought to the Director by members of the staff and officials; Member's staff; House and/or Senate Sergeant at Arms staff; the public; and other Federal agencies. Receives all correspondence for the Director. Replies to mail not requiring the leader's direct attention; routes matters requiring action by other senior personnel and follows up to ensure that actions are completed.

Analyzes support processes and performs program liaison duties to support budget formulation and execution activities for a budget of administrative expenses involving different funding sources. Provides administrative support, to processes such as budget formulation and execution.

At the request of the senior official, contacts the appropriate human resources staff to address human resources administration issues that require assistance and/or expertise from human resources practitioners. May serve as a liaison to the human resources office concerning personnel-related matters.

Performs other official duties as assigned. Due to the nature of a police force and emergency operations, civilians may be called upon to perform emergency operations duties outside the realm of their expertise.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit is required.

Applicants may qualify for this position in one of the following two ways: 1. Meeting the specialized experience requirement and/or selective placement factor; and/or 2. Substituting education if applicable for the grade.

Grade 8 BASIC Qualifications: Qualifying experience for the CP-08/GS-10 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least CP-07/GS-09 level work 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 includes performing a range of administrative functions and services and providing personal assistance to support operational activities of a bureau or office within the USCP; OR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement may be met by two and one half years of progressively higher level graduate education, or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree and 6 months of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

(INFORMATION ON QUALIFICATION & EDUCATION ARE PULLED FROM OPM https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications)

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (10/20/2016) of the vacancy announcement.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.


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Other Information

This position is within the Legislative Branch of government. It is not a general schedule (GS) position. Civilian USCP employees are paid in accordance with an established pay schedule.

USCP employees are covered by the same benefits as other branches of the Federal government including: health and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to "401K" plans), disability, leave programs, flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, holidays, etc. Civilian employees are covered under Congressional retirement.

Upon receipt of proper certification, sick leave balances will be transferred from other branches of the Federal government. While previous credible Federal service is used to determine the appropriate leave category, annual leave balances will not transfer.

USCP offers a wide array of benefits: USCP employees are eligible to join the United States Senate Federal Credit Union and/or the Congressional Federal Credit Union. USCP employees are eligible for participation in on-site childcare center through the US Senate Child Care Center and/or the US House of Representatives Child Care Center. USCP reimburses covered employees up to an annual limit of $150 for Professional Liability Insurance.

Salary Range: $76,383.00 to $98,565.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: CP-0341-8/8

Promotion Potential: 8

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: FOR U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Employees Only

Control Number: 452814200

Job Announcement Number: USCP-17-10001831-GB