U.S. Capitol Police Technical Security Specialist (Telephony & Computer) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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

Opened Monday 9/26/2016 (148 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 2/27/2017 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. 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 Technical Countermeasures Division (TCD) of the Security Services Bureau (SSB), United States Capitol Police (USCP). The SSB is responsible for the supervision and delivery of security surveys of congressional offices; design, installation and maintenance of physical security systems; and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) inspections. The TCD provides TSCM services for the Legislative Branch, including the office space on the Capitol Complex and Congressional state and district offices. The purpose of this position is to identify and neutralize technical penetrations and vulnerabilities facilitated through the use of telephones and computer systems that could potentially be used to compromise sensitive and national security information for the United States Congress.


The incumbent of this position performs advanced Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TSCM) functions to secure telephone instruments, computers, and associated hardware and infrastructure within a secure TSCM environment.

Researches, develops and evaluates the fabrication, manufacture and installation of telephone and computer security equipment and systems in order to detect or reduce the possibility of unauthorized modifications and vulnerabilities. Works with project managers, contractors, managers and others to analyze and design components and requirements. Manages projects necessary to facilitate technical security functions. Designs and develops new state-of-the-art tools or modifies existing general purpose tools to enhance productivity. Makes recommendations and provides input regarding specification requirements and evaluation of new telephone and computer technology, equipment and related systems.

Provides support and assistance to stakeholders to ensure the proper operation of telephone and computer security test equipment and interprets test results. Plans, assesses and independently performs testing and evaluation duties for unusual technical security projects. Develops new technologies for performing technical security to phone and computer systems. Develops and implements hardware software to implement these technologies. Applies electronics engineering theories and practical concepts to search for technical vulnerabilities associated with telephone and computer security systems.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 days per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Successful completion of a full field background investigation is required.
  • Must obtain and maintain Top Secret, SCI and "Q" clearances.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Direct Deposit is required.

CP-10/GS-12 Minimum Qualifications Requirements

Qualifying experience for the CP-10 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CP-9/GS-11 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position being filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience that includes work which requires the applicant to detect unauthorized modifications that could compromise sensitive and/or national security information. Specialized experience may also include experience which requires the applicant to provide advice and guidance to others regarding telephone and computer security work in a Technical Surveillance Countermeasure environment.

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

There are no education requirements for this position.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the date the candidate is referred to the selecting official.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the completed online assessment questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your application materials is complete, 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. They 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 might 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 has several on-site state of the art gym and locker room facilities with access to personal trainer consultants. 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: $97,358.00 to $122,677.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: CP-0080-10/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens - This vacancy announcement is opened continuous for 6 months. 1st cutoff will be (14 days after posting date). Cutoff dates will re-occur in 30 day increments after the initial cutoff period.

Control Number: 451508500

Job Announcement Number: USCP-16-10001544-CC