U.S. Capitol Police Assistant Chief of Police 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 Monday 9/26/2016 (24 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (11 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.

The Assistant Chief of Police (ACOP) reports to the Chief of Police (COP) of the United States Capitol Police. Under direction of the Chief, the ACOP is responsible for directing and managing operations to ensure the protection and security of members of Congress, Congressional Staff and visitors, the daily business of Congress, and the continuation of government. As the senior operations commander, the ACOP has responsibility for leadership and supervision of all operational bureau and office commanders. This is an "at will" position and serves at the pleasure of the Chief of Police.

  • Directs and manages operations to ensure the protection and security of members of Congress, Congressional staff and visitors, the daily business of the Congress, and the continuation of government.
  • Formulates objectives and priorities in concert with the COP and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Implements plans, policies, and procedures consistent with the short- and long-term interests of the Department.
  • Shares and builds upon the COP's vision and acts as a catalyst for Departmental change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
  • Leads a diverse workforce of law enforcement officers and civilians, many of whom are represented by authorized bargaining units, towards successful achievement of the Department's vision, mission, and goals. Serves as the deciding official on grievances and appeals presented by bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit employees. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Ensures accountability and adherence to Department rules and regulations of subordinate employees. Develops a work environment where workforce diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the Department.
  • Effectively communicate and update members of the Capitol Police Board and their representatives to ensure an open relationship is maintained, in furtherance of the Capitol Police Board's and USCP's initiatives.
  • Ability to understand and explain complex staffing requirements, forecast manpower requirements, manage operational appropriations and to work collaboratively with members of the Office of Administration.
  • Ability to apply and develop defensive countermeasures based on actionable intelligence. Ensure the operational integration of intelligence led policing.
  • Manage the efficient integration of the day-to-day various operational elements to ensure the safety and security of the Capitol Complex.
  • Represents the Chief of Police in his/her absence at an array of events including Capitol Police Board and oversight committee meetings, law enforcement conferences, and media sessions. Ensures stakeholders are informed of any new or critical changes to policies.
  • Regularly communicate and brief various committees including the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Committee on House Administration, and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, law enforcement executives, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.
  • Build and maintain working relationships and liaison capabilities with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Promote the USCP on a national and international level as the premier agency in security policing.
  • Serve as a change agent for innovation and modern security policing practices.
  • Advance training and education standards for leadership development and professionalization of the Department.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Successful completion of a full background investigation.
  • May require medical, psychological, and polygraph examinations.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.

Candidates must possess 5 years of sworn law enforcement executive and management experience at or above the senior command level.

A Bachelor's degree, preferably in a law enforcement related field, is desirable. A Master's degree is preferred.

Must successfully complete Application and Assessment Questionnaire.

Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative in response to the following ECQs. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences, accomplishments and results. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. It is recommended that applicants prepare the ECQs in a Word document and upload it into the application system. The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

  1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organization goals. Inherent to the ECQ is the ability to establish an organization vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilities cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalition internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQs. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. Responses to TQ(s) must not exceed* 2 pages per TQ* for a total of 6 pages.

  1. Describe your experience using strategic, operational, tactical law enforcement, and emergency management concepts to lead a multi-disciplinary law enforcement organization.
  2. Describe your executive law enforcement experience with setting goals, directing large-scale operational programs through subordinate supervisors, and evaluating the work of a law enforcement organization. Provide examples of innovation and progressive policing practices.
  3. Describe your experience leading law enforcement and security operations in a variety of environments in accordance with the practices and laws governing homeland security, emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and/or continuity of government in the National Capitol Region, or in other geographic locations that require coordinating efforts with other law enforcement or security organizations.

Candidates will be evaluated for selection based upon their background experience, education and employment history.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (10/31/2016) of the vacancy announcement.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When you submit the completed online assessment questionnaire and all required documents, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your application material is completed, 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

Salary Range: $170,500.00 to $170,500.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0083-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States citizens; Current USCP sworn employees at the rank of Deputy Chief and Inspector and qualified sworn senior-level law enforcement executives; and candidates without serious disciplinary actions, to include suspensions without pay and/or demotions, within the previous 36 months of the application closing date.

Control Number: 451665200

Job Announcement Number: USCP-16-10001778-KP