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The Uniformed Division’s mission is to protect facilities and venues secured for U.S. Secret Service protectees. Throughout its history, the Uniformed Division has accomplished this mission through a tradition of honor, integrity, and a commitment to excellence. The officer position starts at a salary of $64,610 (LE-0083-01, step 1) in the Office of Protective Operations, Uniformed Division. For more information on the Secret Service click here.
The Uniformed Division’s mission is to protect facilities and venues secured for U.S. Secret Service protectees. Throughout its history, the Uniformed Division has accomplished this mission through a tradition of honor, integrity, and a commitment to excellence. The officer position starts at a salary of $64,610 (LE-0083-01, step 1) in the Office of Protective Operations, Uniformed Division. For more information on the Secret Service, click here.
During the course of their careers, Uniformed Division officers carry out assignments in protection. Duties include:
- 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. area.
- 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.
From comprehensive retirement plans to family-orientated health benefit solutions, the U.S. Secret Service offers extensive assistance to it valued employees.
- Competitive starting salary
- Overtime is compensated at the rate of time and one-half, or through compensatory time off
- Uniforms and equipment are furnished at no cost
- Low-cost life insurance
- Low-cost health insurance
- Annual leave earned at the rate of 13-26 days per year, based on length of employment. Prior federal civilian or military service is credited, as authorized
- Paid Federal holidays
- Comprehensive retirement benefits, Retirement credit granted for prior military or federal government service, as authorized
- Flexible Spending Account
- Paid parental leave
You qualify for the LE-01 grade level (starting salary $64,610) if you meet the following requirements:
- Possess, at a minimum, a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency.
- Be the age of 20 at the time of application. Must be 21 at the time of appointment.
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 here.
You 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.
- May be subject to an Applicant Physical Abilities Test;
- Interview; and
- Credit check
- Security interview;
- Polygraph examination;
- May be subject to a psychological assessment;
- Medical examination; and
- Background investigation (a top secret security clearance)
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- Possess a current valid U.S. driver's license.
- 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-3 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 hearing aid.
- 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 experimentation.
- 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 13 weeks of intensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA or Artesia, NM and 16 weeks of specialized training at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Laurel, MD. Failure to pass the training program 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 proposed excepted appointment which is limited to 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.
This position is being advertised via CareerConnector which is an automated staffing system. To begin your online application, click here, then the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, complete the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. You must complete the application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Talent and Employee Acquisition Management Division, Uniformed Division Support Branch at email@example.com OR by calling (202) 406-5271 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis.