Secret Service Police Officer
Company: United States Secret Service
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 21, 2023
At their core, those who join the Secret Service are courageous,
intelligent, strong and determined. A diverse team capable of
balancing our investigative mission and fulfilling our protective
legacy. Proven to be worthy of trust and confidence. Be tomorrow--
- -s Secret Service.DutiesDuring the course of their careers,
Uniformed Division Officers carry out assignments in protection.
- Providing protection for The White House Complex, The Vice
President's Residence, The Main Treasury Building and Annex, and
foreign diplomatic missions and embassies in the Washington, D.C.
- Traveling in support of the Presidential, Vice Presidential,
and foreign heads of state/government missions.
- Enforcing mandated protective responsibilities as described
under Title 18, United States Code, Section
3056A.RequirementsConditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- Possess a current valid U.S. driver's license.Conditions of
Employment you will be required to:
- Be at least age 20 and less than age 37 at the time you receive
a conditional offer of employment, unless you have previous service
in a Federal Civilian Law Enforcement position covered by special
law enforcement or firefighter retirement provisions, including
early or mandatory retirement. Applicants with veteran's preference
must receive a conditional offer of employment prior to reaching
age 40 to continue in the application process.
- Possess uncorrected visual acuity of no worse than 20/100
binocular. Possess corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better in
each eye. (Note: Lasik, ALK, RK, and PRK corrective eye surgeries
are acceptable eye surgeries for Uniformed Division Officer
applicants. Applicants will be considered eligible for the
Uniformed Division Officer position provided specific visual tests
are passed. The following are waiting periods for visual tests:
Lasik-2 months after surgery, PRK-6 months after surgery, and ALK
and RK-one year after surgery).
- Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 25
decibels (A.S.A. or equivalent I.S.O.) in either ear in the 500,
1000, and 2000 Hz ranges. Applicants must be able to hear the
whispered voice at 15 feet with each ear without the use of a
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug
testing while you occupy the position.
- Disclose any prior drug use, attempted use, and/or
- Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is
also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if
at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of
domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction
was expunged or set aside.
- Complete 12 weeks of intensive training at the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA or Artesia, NM
and 17 weeks of specialized training at the James J. Rowley
Training Center in Laurel, MD. Failure to pass the standards on the
first attempt may result in separation from the Secret Service.
- Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service
System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male
applicant born after December 31, 1959.
- Be appointed to this position under a limited-term Schedule B
excepted appointment which is 3 years and 120 days. Upon completion
of this period, you will either be converted to career status or
separated based on the expiration of the
appointment.QualificationsYou qualify for the LE-01 grade level
(starting salary $66,562) if you meet the following requirements:
- Possess, at a minimum, a high school diploma or certificate of
- Be the age of 20 at the time of application. Must be 21 at the
time of appointment.All qualification requirements listed above
must be met by the cut-off date of the month in which you
applied.This is an open continuous announcement. The first cut-off
date for consideration of applicants will be October 7, 2022.
Thereafter, the cut-off for applications received will be every
Friday of each month until the job opportunity announcement
closes.Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are
considered in the following order: (1) preference eligibles having
a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more; followed
by (2) other 10-point preference eligibles; (3) 5-point preference
eligible; and (4) non-preference eligibles (i.e., non-veterans).
For information on veterans' preference, please click
will be evaluated based on the minimum qualification questions that
are in the vacancy questions.National Service Experience (i.e.,
volunteer experience) Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual;
community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical
competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable
training and experience that translates directly to paid
employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience,
including volunteer experience.Applicants must successfully
complete Phase I (see below) to be certified to receive a
conditional offer of employment notification. In addition,
applicants must successfully complete Phase II (see below) in order
to receive final consideration for employment.Phase I:
- Uniformed Division Entrance Examination (UDEE)
- Applicant Physical Abilities Test
- Conditional Job OfferPhase II:
- Security Interview / Credit Check
- Polygraph Examination
- Medical Examination
- Background Investigation (a top secret security clearance)The
Applicant Physical Abilities Test (APAT) evaluates an applicant's
ability to perform the physical tasks required on the job by
measuring muscular and dynamic strength, endurance, flexibility,
aerobic capacity and other factors related to physical aptitude.
The standards are anticipated to be the same regardless of age,
gender or position. Prior to testing, applicants must obtain at
Certificate of Wellness from a certified physician to be eligible
to test. It is recommended that this certificate is completed as
soon as possible. Please click
for the Certificate of Wellness.To view the entire application
process, please click
and click on the red arrow to move through the process.The Secret
Service follows stringent guidelines relating to illegal drug
usage. An applicant's history is reviewed and a determination for
employment is made according to our guidelines. For more
information regarding the U.S. Secret Service drug guidelines
please click https://secretservice.gov/careers/drug-policy.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive
awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points
will be assigned.For definitions of terms found in this
announcement, please click
Medical Requirements:As determined by the Office of Personnel
Management, the duties of this position require moderate to arduous
physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms,
and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with
comparatively free motion of fingers, wrist, elbows, shoulders,
hips and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs and feet must
function sufficiently in order for applicants to perform the duties
satisfactorily.Since the duties of this position are exacting and
involve the responsibility for the safety of others under trying
conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability.
Any condition that would hinder full, efficient performance of the
duties of this position or that would cause the individual to be a
hazard to himself/herself or to others is disqualifying.There are
also specific medical requirements for this position, and any
chronic disease or condition affecting the respiratory,
cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, digestive,
nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, genitourinary, and other
systems that would impair full performance of the duties of the
position may also be disqualifying.
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